week 6: one room challenge | reveal day

welcome to the final week of the calling it home one room challenge.   if you have followed along, i worked on transforming my teen daughter, alexandra's room.  she is edgy, built her gaming computer, loves harry potter and dr.  who, and is quite the individual.  this design contains some of my design influence with plenty of her design choices and requests weaved in.  it is bold, bright, and full of energy and edge, just like her.   this was done on a tight budget, remember the salamandre zebra fabric i chose?  you will see the $80 less per yard version in the custom pillows on her bed.  i opted to invest in the zebra rug instead.  

modern jungle funk final reveal  

these are my amateur shots of the room all styled and accessorized...



for the before photos, click here.  the area is large and had to include a desk/computer/gaming area, a reading nook, a sleeping/bed area and a place to store her gaming and youtube video designing supplies.  



in lieu of ordering art from minted, one of the  one room challenge sponsors, i opted to float frame two of alexandra's pastel feather art pieces.  these are hung above her chest of drawers (she also wanted to keep her childhood bedroom set).  check out the minted site, you can get high-quality art prints frames or not at really good prices...i plan on ordering minted art for my next room/project.  

 her desk!  i painted this one from world market in a black, industrial paint that takes on the look of lacquer.  i've found a source for a campaign style, gold drawer pull but have it hasn't come in yet.
 this mirror was graphite before i sprayed it gold.
 love, love, love this all white wall to the entry of her bathroom (another project for another time!).
 some of her favorite books styled on this ikea bookshelf...

just a tiny sample of her book collection and a dr. who tardis she sculpted from clay.  


the reading nook and the chair she found at marshall's...and, my sloppy "i am tired of styling and photographing" writing on the blackboard wall.  


a styled side table.  vintage, brass vase with a vintage blue willow dish full of her coins from all over the globe and a gold target sunburst sculpture. 

 the replacement salamandre print zebra fabric all crafted (the wonderful upholsterer at snip/tuck) into pillows.  the owner is amazing, she grew up sewing, it's her passion and she can do just about anything you wish.  the bedding set we bought long ago from ikea and alexandra wanted to keep it.

 a little nook...found this awesome table at a resale shop and these stools (they open and solve my storage issue for her gaming/computer supplies) at target!!!
 a monstera leaf (i guess they are named this because they are huge...this was the medium size).


the major purchase was this zebra print rug from joss & main.  we layered it over a sisal rug trimmed in black that we had from our old country house.  those shoes...aren't they great?  alex is taking a trip to hawaii and will wear these through the airport...comfy and she can just slip them off and on again through security.  

lastly, thank you to linda at calling it home and all the bloggers for the support and kind words.   here's to all the fun and countless hours designing our spaces; and on to the next project.  much love, dana 

p.s.  i'm on instagram...i have yet to figure out how to code the darn gadget into this blog.  


















42 comments:

  1. Such an amazing room for a young lady...very chic!! I love the desk and mirror...such great pieces!

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    1. Thank you Traci! Your Crew's Quarters bathroom is lovely...from the Serena and Lily shower curtain to the Sea Salt paint color. Dana

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  2. What a gorgeous transformation, Dana! Alex must be so thrilled (and my son would be so excited to meet her; YouTube video maker is his dream job!). I love how the bedding and other accents reference the HP poster. :) Great to know about Snip/Tuck; the pillows are magnificent! Xoxo

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    1. Thank you Carrie. We can get together over the Summer, I am sure Alex would be happy to help him get started. Yes, if you ever need upholstery done, Cheryl at Snip/Tuck is the lady to see. xoxo, Dana

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  3. Wow! love it ...so mature and stylish! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! I am in love with your beautiful laundry room...it's so fresh, clean and uplifting The wallpaper looks really nice in this space. Dana

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    1. Target really impresses me...the stools were such a bargain and open for storage too! Thank you, Dana

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    1. Thank you! Ditto to you...your dining area looks amazing. Dana

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  6. GREAT JOB!! Like the look of the paint on the desk and the mirror above it. Now can you breathe a sigh of relief?

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    1. Thank you, yes...breathing and sleeping. Dana

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  7. What a super fun space. I love it!! Now you can relax. It's beautiful. Well done.

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    1. Relax I did...so much so that I am now just getting back to blogging! Thank you for all your comments over the last six weeks. Now, can I come relax at your pool? Dana

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  8. Such a fun space! I am a huge fan of zebras and elephants, and I adore the fun, bright colors!! Congratulations!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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    1. Thank you Andrea...your blog and designs are way cool. I covet that vintage, elephant console you have!!! It's fantastic. Dana

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  9. I am in love with the mirror over the desk! I hope your daughter loves the new room because it looks great!

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    1. I found the mirror months ago, it sat in my hallway gathering dust and I almost sold it! It evolved into this design with a fresh coat of Rustoleum metallic gold spray paint. Thank you for the kind words, Dana

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  10. What a fun room, love all of the touches and without knowing your daughter, seems you have perfectly captured her in this space, bravo!!!

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    1. Thank you Cathy. Your bedroom design stayed true to your original design board and is lovely as well. Dana

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    1. Thanks so much Elizabeth. Your bathroom is amazing, the marble tiling on the floor down to the blue and white dish with soap...love it all. Dana

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    1. My daughter wanted to keep the IKEA bedspread...it worked out and gave me a little more funds to work with. Here's to surviving ORC!!! Dana

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  13. Love this fun room. The colors are great and just enough. I am especially digging the desk and mirror!

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  14. What a fabulous room! Love the zebra head! Your daughter is one lucky lady.

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  15. What a fun space! Love all the details and color.

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    2. There is certainly a lot of color here! Thank you for visiting. Dana

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  16. It all looks so beautiful!!!! Great job!

    XO,
    Krista
    www.goodwillglam.com

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    1. Coming from you, this means a lot! You are a design maven, the table setting in your final reveal should be in a magazine...truly awesome! Dana

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    1. It is a bold room, not for everyone...thank you! Dana

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  18. This room seems perfect for your daughter - great job! I love the zebra rug! Good place to splurge!
    Shelia
    www.houseofhighlands.com

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    1. It always tough to pick one or two things to splurge on! But, I felt the zebra rug was a good investment piece and could be used in another room or design when she moves out; or, she can take it with her. Dana

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  19. I love the colors and the zebra rug! Beautiful job!

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  20. You are so sweet, and my daughter would love a room like this. The balance of personal touches with design is fantastic. Great job. I looked for those monster palm leaves and could not find them in NJ, Pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much Linda...you have such a great eye for designing yourself...I'm truly flattered by your words. Our local florist carried the monstera leaves, but Home Depot had some of the potted monstera plants. They are still green and alive...good in my book!

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  21. Yay!!! I love your daughter's room...and more importantly, I'm sure she loves it. I cannot get over all the details in such a large space! I love all the colors and textures you've weaved thru the space! You nailed modern jungle funk! Well done!

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