Teen Modern Glam Room Reveal

Ahhhhh the day has finally arrived!  This room has been in the making for quite a while, I can’t believe I posted the design plan all the way back in October.  Honestly, it didn’t take that long to complete this room.  It’s just took a while to get the ball rolling.  I guess that’s just life, right?

Let’s take another look at some before pictures of the space:

Dah dah dum….. How do you like it now?


Liberty is my youngest sister and will soon turn fourteen.  She is growing up and maturing so fast and I knew we needed to design a room to fit her blooming personality.  No more little kid stuff… but still fun and pretty and lighthearted.  I wanted the room to be refined, glamorous, and pretty while still be simple and functional.  Liberty is a dancer and so I knew a ballet bar just HAD to happen in this room.  Her bedroom is pretty large with a wood floor, the perfect space for a dance area.  I added a large mirror to the wall opposite her bed and incorporated the ballet bar on the same wall.


Overall, I am so happy with how this space turned out.  I stuck to the color pallet of deep royal blue, blush pink, gray, white, with gold and brushed nickel accents/hardware.  The walls are painted “Agreeable Gray” by Sherwin Williams– made 50% lighter.  So really it’s a custom color.  I love it!


The tufted headboard is my baby!  I’m so in love with how it turned out.  I will soon be posting a DIY video (my first one) with some instruction on how to tuft your own upholstered headboard!  I’m pretty proud of how it turned out, it honestly looks more professional than I thought it would.

For the nightstands I turned once again to the IKEA Rast because of the great price.  I also love how they come unfinished… a blank canvas just waiting to be made into something spectacular.  I was inspired by campaign dressers I saw in lux and glam styled spaces and knew this was the route I wanted to go for the nightstands.  Much different than the IKEA rast makeover for Shelby’s Teen Modern Desert Reveal.  That is the great thing about the Rast… you can make it your own!

This cute little armchair is from Homegoods and so perfect for the space!

The picture ledges are from IKEA.  I’ve seen picture ledges at other places and none are ever priced as good as the ones from IKEA.  I purchased these same ledges to use as book ledges in Nash’s nursery.  I styled the ledges with simple art and kept everything pretty neutral.  I love the picture of Liberty doing her straddles on railroad tracks and decided to incorporate it into the design of the room to go along with the dance bar.

I found this modern art print on Etsy by DanHobday Art.  I then glued stripes of wood to the top and bottom of the print and hung it with some simple string, similar to the art print I hung in my entry way.  I needed something blue to tie the entire space into the headboard and when I saw this art print, I knew it was perfect!  I think it looks like abstract rose petals.  But hey, it’s up for interpretation right?

This is the original desk painted white, doesn’t it look amazing?  The small knobs are original, just spray painted gold.  The lower knobs were updated to an elegant crystal knob.  Okay, isn’t that little stool to die for???  I love the fur and the hairpin legs are absolute perfection.  It’s from Hobby Lobby.  We made the curtains with some fabric from Wal Mart, which is where we happened to find the perfect color after searching everywhere for it.  Often times, making your own curtain panels is much less expensive than buying curtain panels.  I also love being able to customize the size.

I moved the pillows to show a better view of the entire tufted headboard.  This was quite the project, but I love how it turned out.

Let’s enjoy a bunch of photos now… enough talking!

What do you think of the space??  SO different.  The light gray paint really lightened up the space and I love how much the rug adds.  When you don’t have the option to change the flooring, large rugs can really do wonders for a space.

The best part of all of this is how much Liberty loves her bedroom.  I think any 13 year old girl would be absolutely smitten with this space.  I love seeing how excited she is!

Let me know if you have any questions.  And keep checking the blog… I will soon post about how to make your own tufted headboard.  Because you know you want one.. am I right??




A Roundup of Great Tufted Headboards

Who doesn’t love a tufted or upholstered headboard?  They make such a statement and can really make a room amazing.  I have found great tufted and/or upholstered headboards in many styles.  Some are elegant and some are a little more edgy and cool.  The tufted headboard is not tied to just one design esthetic, that’s for sure!  The variety available is endless.  I wanted to feature some of my favorite tufted/upholstered headboards in preparation for the teen glamour bedroom makeover I will soon be revealing that may or may not include a tufted headboard.  Here are some of my favorites floating around the internet!

  1. World Market Midnight Blue Upholstered Headboard

I love how Emily Henderson styled this guest bedroom using the Textured Woven Bryn Upholstered Bed from World Market.  It’s simple but regal.  The simplicity of this headboard allows for a rug with a lot of pattern.  They balance each other out.  This is also a great headboard if you’re into the upholstered look but not necessarily in love with the tufted with buttons look.

2. Anthropologie Velvet Tufted Headboard 

There is nothing quite like a velvet tufted headboard.  This one from Anthropologie comes in eleven different colors.  That’s right… eleven.  So I’m pretty sure they will have the color you want.  This pale blue-gray color above is unique and interesting while remaining neutral and calming.

3.  Roma Tufted Wingback Headboard from Target

This headboard from Target is a lovely neutral option.  It’s available in 4 different colors and one of the things that really drew me to this headboard was the great price point!  It’s very affordable at just under $300 for a queen size.  Which isn’t bad at all.  Tufted headboards don’t have to be pricey and places like Target have some great options!

4. Brady’s DIY Channel Tufted Headboard

Stop.  Just stop.  AHHHH this headboard is EVERYTHING!  The color, the horizontal layers, the way it extends beyond the bed…. I fell in love with this the moment I saw it.  And great news… it’s a DIY project which is always my favorite because you have at least some control over how expensive you will make your version.  I am absolutely convinced that I will make this headboard at some point.  I’m really considering making it for Nash when he is in a big boy bed.  Maybe a twin bed version of this???  You can find the tutorial on how to make this amazing headboard here.  Brady is a member of Emily Henderson’s design team and they are amazing.

5. West Elm Nail Head Patterned Headboard

This headboard from West Elm is really unique with the nail head design.  I think they only have a twin size left and it’s in a lighter color… on sale for $199.  But the thing I really wanted to point out is that this would be a great DIY headboard to build.  It would not be hard at all to use upholstery nail heads to make a pattern like this (or any pattern you desire).

Well, that’s my little roundup of 5 great upholstered headboards.  I can’t wait to reveal Liberty’s bedroom because her tufted headboard is actually different from all of these.  But I love it just as well (or more) than many of these.  I hope this inspires you to consider buying or building your own tufted headboard.  While they aren’t the only great style of headboard, they are definitely a lot of fun and really add to a space.  Check out the design plan for Liberty’s room here, and stay tuned for her bedroom reveal!



DIY Boxwood Wreath

Hey hey hey!  Life is good isn’t it?  Warmer weather is approaching and soon it will be Summer and my little family will be vacationing on the beaches of Mexico.  Can June please come sooner???  Anyway, I love warm weather and sunshine and I love to see everything becoming green again.  What better way to add a little life to your home than a greener than green boxwood wreath on your front door to welcome guests to your world?  Boxwood wreaths are all the rage, but they can be a little pricey.  But the good news is, if you’re willing to hunt down a few simple items and sit down and work on a project for a bit, you can DIY your own for a much better price.

I’ve got some major goals involving improving the curb appeal of our home and I think this simple wreath will really add a lot.  Of course I have some much bigger and more expensive projects on the list, but why not tackle the wreath first for a quick win to jumpstart my plans?

You will only need 4 simple items to make your own boxwood wreath.  So easy!!!

  1. Scissors
  2. Wire wreath form

2. Floral Wire

3. Boxwood garland

I purchased the wire wreath form, floral wire, and boxwood garland at Hobby Lobby.  It was great because the boxwood garland was 50% off and I was able to use a 40% off coupon on the wreath form.  This was definitly cheaper than buying a similar wreath already made.  Here is how to put together your boxwood wreath:

Wrap your garland around the wreath form, securing it on the back with floral wire as you go.  Once you wrap the entire wreath form, cut off the excess garland.

Then cut off all the little sprigs from the excess garland.  I used these extra pieces to fill in my wreath throughout and make it more full.

And just like that it’s complete and ready to hang up!  I really love the way it looks against the color of my front door.  These two colors seem to complement each other very well.  If you would like a boxwood wreath but you don’t want to spend a fortune, then make your own like I did.  It was a quick project that I finished in under an hour while I watched TV.  I hope you like this tutorial!  Thanks for all your support as viewers of my blog!  I appreciate it more than you know!