Hey There . . .
I love having Betsy at the office. She and I get each other, and we go way, way back. We have kids the same age and we both have a wanderlust. We have gypsy soles. I am helping her with her daughter Mary's room. I remember Mary as a baby, but it's time for this rising sophomore to have an updated room (plus it's a Lucy and Company employee perk). Something that will take her through high school, into college (and guests will feel comfortable when she gets the boot - ha ha).
I, of course, pulled in some of Mary's requests, well one anyway - orange. She also loves animals. Betsy took home a new book of fabric from Romo's Black Edition and this one fabric Mary loved as much as Betsy and I did. So the ball is rolling.
On this design board frenzy weekend (working on new jobs for 5 new clients so in major creative mode), I finished Mary's Room.
After plugging in the window treatments - our floral fabric, I started pulling furniture, other fabrics and wall treatments. I wanted to give Mary a big pop of orange, so behind the bed, I plan on painting this graphic treatment. One of Kelly Weastler's wall coverings was foremost in my mind, but I wanted a different color and a larger scale . . . so I plan on creating a version using paint and tape !
Centering Mary's vintage bed, but recovering in a faux off white fur. Two lacquered grey side chests and great new gold lamps.
The bed is finished off with a moroccan wedding blanket, an ombre velvet bolster and new skirt. We can re-use the poufs we got for her last year.
In the window, the gorgeous curtains that started it all. A Shine, green lacquer buffet and two chairs.
Over it all an antique mirrored ball fixture.
Opposite the bed, a new dresser with a great wood drawer detail. and in the weird corner a wood and metal corner shelf (to house girl stuff in maybe some pretty baskets. We'll do the same wall treatment on that wall with a mid tone grey on the other two.
In love with the mix of fabrics, colors and textures !!!
Mary is an animal lover . . . plan on finding the perfect piece over the bed. I love the horse, but maybe we'll find a piece by family friend Josh Brown (charlotte artist). Does his work seem familiar to any of your Charlotte women? Megan Orrell, owner of Scout & Molly shows his work at her store. Megan and I met recently and am thrill be to helping another gypsy at heart with her the store and pulling together her whole new home in my hood !
Stay tuned, with Miss Mary and my Lucy's are doing a little part time work at the studio this summer, I will put those two to work on this great space and show them how it's all done.