April 2, 2012

✥ Reader Feature: Tween Room ✥

Did you guys have a good weekend? Mine was full of work- blah!
{Aaaannnnd today is kinda a big deal for me- nothin to do with blogging- but somebody cross your fingers for me or say a prayer that I don't get tongue-tied and fall on my face. Of course I'll share more down the road...if all goes well! Ha!}

Today Kelly from Oak House 5 has come to hang out with us! Kelly is a real sweetheart. She blogs about her home- and all things pertaining to it, including:  recipes, design, decor, , and family anecdotes.
Today she is here to share her younger daughter's bedroom. I may be having bedroom envy- this is a far cry from the white box I grew up in... no jealousy though, I swear!
This room is so perfect for a young girl! It makes me want to snatch one up just to I have a reason to make a room look this cool! I am a little obsessed with the black striped curtains, the yellow walls, and a photo gallery wall to rival anything a "real" designer could come up with- Kelly has no formal training, she's just cool like that!!


This is my 11 year old daughter's room. I  don't normally do children's rooms, but I LOVED helping Abby with this room. The yellow is so happy and this is not a "show" room, everything in this room is personal and kid friendly. From the bedding to the art to the ballet bar, karaoke machine and massive stereo, this is my girl's place for reading, dancing, singing and jamming out to her own personal playlists. I couldn't be happier with the project!

Everything on the walls is either old and sentimental or something that just "spoke" to Abby from clearance sales to garage sales. It was all about building a room around Abigail's extraordinary character.

The tween years are hard, she is growing up but still loves her dolls. We came up with a great way to get the dolls off the floor where she can still enjoy them by mounting these floating shelves from Target.

A kids room needs to be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I feel like this room fits my daughter and we like to think of it as understated whimsey on a budget! Whatever your child's personality, let their space reflect it! Happy decorating!


Don't you just love that room? Sigh...I love how Kelly embraced and designed an Anthropologie-ish, vintage-y space. Can you believe she had the items on the gallery wall in her attic?! I think I could go shopping in an attic like that!!

 Since we don't all have teenaged girls- I thought a share a little more eye candy from Kelly's home! 
 Her entire home looks like it's straight out of a magazine! It is so, so beautiful. Check it out for yourself here.
But whatever you do- make sure you check out Kelly's amazing kitchen reno! It is so, completely amazing!! Can you believe that chandy? Ohmygosh! {Shh, I may have already featured this room  a few months ago!}
[PS] I feature YOU GUYS  {my readers} every Monday! Do you have a room makeover- or maybe have a home tour you'd like to share? 
Drop me a email or shoot me a link. Let's see if we can work it out!!  xoxo


  1. Wow, what a fantastic room! I love all the details that went into it. The curtains are just lovely! And the bedding is really beautiful--those pillows, I definitely need!

  2. The picture frames go all the way down to the baseboards - never thought about that!

  3. Thanks so much for the feature!!!

  4. I love this room, what a great mixture and color.

  5. Oh, I love her daughter's room with the vintage collage/wall gallery going on. It's so fun, but still warm and cozy. I'm heading over to check out her site now.

    Good luck today!


  6. What a fun room! I love the bold black and white stripes and the gallery wall! I wish my room was half this cool when I was younger...I'm off to check out the rest of the house, the peak you posted knocked my sock's off.

  7. What a great room! Thanks so much for sharing. New to your blog, looking forward to following along!

  8. Love those curtains! I may need to change my vision for our guest room to something like this...

  9. Thanks for the great feature and link. I'm going to visit now.

  10. Becca,

    I love this room! You always have the best features....hee hee :)

    I am off to visit and tell her hello!


  11. What a great room. You really get a feel for what a cool kid Abby is. I wish my tween stepsons would let me do some designing in their rooms!

  12. Great room tour. So many fun things to look at. Enjoying your blog. Can't remember how I found you, but I'm enjoying looking back at your archives.


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