Good morning, friends! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Mr. Bleu and I spent the weekend painting and doing some repairs around the house. I guess you could say we are already in Spring cleaning mode. We have one more project to tackle….cleaning out the attic. I dread that one!
Recently, my oldest son moved into his own apartment. He is working and attending college. I am happy for him, but it is hard when one of your children leaves the nest. My mother has always told me that your children are angels loaned to you for a short time. I know now what this means.
With all of the recent improvements going on around the house, I have been working with two of my most important clients…my youngest two children. I have had so much fun working with them to create their own spaces. It is so interesting to see their different tastes. They make me laugh at how definite they are about their likes and dislikes. Today, I am sharing with you my daughter Caroline’s room. She is one the sweetest and kindest young ladies you will ever meet. She has such a special place in my heart. Caroline was born with a weak immune system. We didn’t realize it until she was 6 weeks old. She was sick with a fever all the time, and we were constantly at the doctor. Mr. Bleu and I were so scared. Finally, her blood tests revealed that 3 of her immunoglobulins were very weak. No matter how sick she was or how high the fever, she always managed to greet you with a smile. That speaks volumes to the person that she is. No matter how bad things are that sweet girl is always positive and never lets anything get her down. She is one of the strongest people I know. Today, I am happy to report that she is a healthy teenage girl. We just have to be careful when she does get sick. We can’t tarry around.
Now for the big reveal….Caroline’s style is a lot different from mine. She loves a more modern, artsy, and contemporary look. There is one thing we can agree on though…we both adore color!
Caroline loves coral. So coral it was for the walls!
She picked this orange and pink bedding. It is from JCPenney, and she loves it. I have to admit, I do too.
Being book ended by two boys, she needs her own special place to retreat to. I created this sitting area in front of her bay window. It is the perfect spot to read a book. She loves to read and has quite the book collection. I surprised her with the chair…ordered from Wayfair. On a recent shopping trip to HomeGoods for accessories, she picked out the pretty pillow. It ties back wonderfully to the bedding.
We also found this awesome side table at HomeGoods. She loves its edgy look.
Her taste in lamps is somewhat industrial. She fell in love with this one. We perched it on some books for added height.
For some added glitz and glamour, Mr. Bleu kindly installed this pretty chandelier.
We decided to add a focal point to the room by painting horizontal tone on tone stripes on the wall the headboard is placed on.
Not wanting to take away from the stripes on the wall, an architectural piece of white iron was hung above the bed.
On a side wall in the room, I hung some of Caroline’s artwork. Not only does Caroline love to read, but her real passion lies in painting. Mr. Bleu and I are working on creating a special place for her to paint and create. Hopefully, we will have it finished soon.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share this special girl with you today and the space that we created for her. I hope that you enjoy your day!!!