I believe in the saying that a house should reflect the personality of its owners. That’s why hiring a professional interior decorator was the farthest thing from my mind. Besides, half the fun in buying a new house is in designing and decorating everything — from the colors to the accents to the lighting fixtures. Why let an interior decorator have all the fun? We deserve to have all the fun. :)
So, it follows that every room should reflect the personality of its occupants. My daughters chose the color schemes for their bedrooms based on their interests.
Sam’s bedroom (above) has two walls in flat white and two walls in flat black. Why a black and white motif? Because she intends to use the walls as backgrounds for her macro photography. If black and white sounds too stark (and I told her that), that door in the photo will be painted red to match the red micro blinds on her windows. Very chic.
Alex’s room (below) has the best window in the entire house. An arched bow window with a view of the neighborhood.
Yellow is her favorite color and the flat white walls will serve as the canvass for her cherry blossoms paintings. She intends to hand-paint the walls herself. She already did a design on her sketchpad and, in the next couple of months, she will be reproducing the design on the walls of her bedroom.
Gotta trust my girls with their own interior design ideas.