My children have grown up with my penchant for constantly re-designing and decorating our rooms and have adjusted quite well to the never ending furniture re-arrangements. At this point, I do believe they have turned it into a game called…Let’s Stump Mom!
My daughter approached me one day and asked if I could design and furnish a green and purple room for her birthday. Whoa…green and purple…together?!? I ask because I am a little uncertain if she is serious…it turns out she was serious and a little curious if I could manage to make these very particular colors work together.
So I pull out my “Home Pallet Book” (which is a sketch book with all my decorating thoughts and paint swatches) and I ask myself am I currently using green or purple? Hmmmm…no purple, but we do have a small amount of green, and I begin thinking hey…I might be able to pull this off. So we head over to the local paint store. On the way we discuss how she wants her room to look. I get the typical teenager response, I just want it to look really, really cool.
That’s not a lot to go on…so I decide to focus on just her color selections first. To my surprise, we settle on a brilliant yellow green that compliments the soft yellow that is predominate in our home. As we are moving the furniture away from the walls, inspiration strikes. My daughter’s furniture was handed down to us from a grandmother and is circa 1960 in styling. I start thinking retro, then Woodstock, and hippies…out comes the sketch book and viola! Two coats and many assurances of “trust me”, we completed the paint job. With less than a month to go before the big “B-day” I start searching online for all the accessories I need to bring the vision to life. One black light, a new bed set, beaded curtains and some groovy lamps later…we had one cool room for a teenager.
I am happy to say that my daughter was pleased, and that I have future orders to come decorate her home when she is all grown up.