Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Vintage Modern Room Reveal

This room was styled for a very cool, 15 year old girl. She wanted the room to have a vintage modern feel. She began collecting a few antiques when her great grandmother passed away, and these special pieces were the inspiration for the room. 
(We started with the blue quilt, the fan, the rooster canisters, the green floral chair, and the cat door stop.)
 We spent a few weeks this summer scouring antique shops to find unique pieces for the room. 
We replaced the knobs on her existing furniture with these from Anthropologie. We really focused on finding unique, quirky, and interesting pieces for her room.
 Her family loves to travel, so a vignette of vintage postcards from locations they visited was installed over her bed. 
 She is an artist and photographer, so I was able to pick most of these cameras up for her while I was on vacation. Two came from her grandparents after they saw her collection (how special!) Honestly, it was a little hard for me to part with this collection, especially since many of them still work. 
 We knew we wanted to find glove molds to display her jewelry. The window seat cushion was recovered with an antique table cloth. I made the pillows, some from old barkcloth. 
 We weren't able to paint the room, so the yellow, stationary curtains add a much needed pop of color. An eclectic combination of pillows helps the room look relaxed and inviting. 
 The chair fabric was original, but we painted the arms and legs to give it a modern look. We painted brass lamps for the bedside and the table to match the red, floating shelf.
I made this pinch pleat shower curtain for her bathroom to tie the rooms together. She painted the carrot seed pack on the right.

Here are a few before shots:


  1. Ashley!
    How adorable! GREAT job!!
    Steph Henderson

  2. Fabulous Ashley, what a really great room. Unique and warm and interesting.
    I love it.

  3. This is incredible! What a lucky girl to have this room :)

  4. I love the Lucy & Ricky lamps - they are my favs....then again, there are way too many things about this room that I LOVE to pick just one thing, Great job to you both!!

  5. Fantastic room, and what a transformation! I especially love the grouping of vintage postcards above the bed and the camera collection - such fun, personal additions.

  6. Ashley, this looks amazing! What a fantastic update! That color combination is awesome… and I love all of the little vignettes (especially all of the old cameras). This room has so much character now.

  7. What a beautiful room! I love the bright yellow and red together, so fun!


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