The past couple of weeks have been pretty amazing. It seems like things are falling into place, I’ve been working on getting my head space right, and I’m getting the opportunity to work on some really dope projects.
I’m still extremely overwhelmed by the amount of work on my plate. Turns out juggling a full-time job and a demanding passion-turned-second-job is not as easy as I thought it would be; I don’t remember the last time I took some time off to rest or had a free weekend; I feel like my mind is always spinning and half the time I feel like I might have bitten off a lot more than I can chew (even with my big mouth); but you know what? My heart is full, and I’ve got so much to be grateful for, including all the love and support I’ve been getting on my interior styling projects. Who knew that spending time on Pinterest and interior décor blogs and vlogs would get me here!
This week I’m grateful for friends who trust me with their spaces. I recently had the chance to make over my friend Frankie’s bedroom after months of telling him we had to do something about his mirror selfies, which he loves to take. I’ve known this guy for about eight years now and I know his personality: it wasn’t matching his space.
So one afternoon while at his place for a party, I casually mentioned to him that it was time we worked on his room. Two days later, he hit me up and asked me to send him a budget and we could do it, and because I don’t play with my money or the chance to make something beautiful, we got started.
This is what we had before.
I immediately knew that I wanted to change the room layout, add colour and light and some fun elements to the room: something that would complement his personality. This guy is loud, he’s fun, he’s the life of the party, he stands out. He has presence, he commands your attention, and he can kill you with laughter.
So we decided to go bold with a feature wall painted in Plascon Atlantic Ocean (B2-C1-1), paired with a more subtle light grey in Antique Petal (43). I don’t usually work with bright colours – I’m more of a neutrals girl – so I knew that picking such a vibrant hue was going to be a challenge for me, but I knew that I wanted something that would make a statement.
I was also a little nervous about whether the colour would work with the furniture that Frankie had already picked out, the wallpaper I wanted to try out, and how we were going to accessorise the space without it looking like we tried too hard. A few sleepless, anxiety-wracked nights later, this is what we have.
I promised Frankie that I was going to give him a bedroom that looked like a boutique hotel room. Do you think I nailed it? It’s definitely my boldest work yet. I feel like I really pushed my boundaries by incorporating so many colours in one room, but we’re both very happy with how it turned out.
Now I’m getting excited about working with more colour, but I pray that nobody asks me to paint their walls orange or lime green. I wouldn’t know what to do with that.