Lena is ten and has been asking me for over a year to redesign her room. She LOVES musical theatre, and she wanted the new space to have theater room decor.
Lena was one of my more difficult design clients. She is pretty opinionated – can you guess where she gets it?! It took a while to get to the end result, but we did it! And, we both absolutely LOVE it!
To begin, I took her to look at paint samples. She left with probably close to twenty colors, but she narrowed it down to four beautiful colors. The inspiration was old performance theatres that are full of sophistication and color.
Trim & Doors:
Webster Avenue by Magnolia Home (available at Ace Hardware)
Casual Elegance by Clark + Kensington (available at Ace Hardware)
Everything’s Coming Up Roses by Amy Howard Home
Once we had a color palette, we got to work designing the room. You can shop her room at the bottom of this post where I give the sources for the rug, bed, swing, and curtains. The bedding is our go-to zip-up bedding (seriously, the BEST), and you can see their full collection HERE.
I dreamed up this marquee sign and knew it had to be the focal point of the room. We have it hooked up to Alexa, so when we ask her to turn on “showtime”, she turns it on and responds with, “lights, camera, action.” It really is the coolest thing. I have a tutorial for this sign, and I will share it soon! It’s made from using a board, paint, and cafe lights.
Lena dreamed of having a stage in the room, so my dad helped me out with this corner circular stage. I’ll also have the tutorial for it very soon, and I added a rounded shower curtain rod with some curtains to complete the look.
The updated design is perfect for my little tween, and now we’ll see if she holds her end of the new room design bargain – actually keeping it clean!