Teen Girl's Hang-out Design

Earlier this year, I was asked to 
decorate the "bonus room" 
(a room above the garage)for a local client.  
It's for two sisters to play video games, 
relax, entertain friends...and just hang out.
It needed to be pretty, cool 
AND budget friendly.
After reviewing the mom's Pinterest boards, I could tell she liked pops of yellow and pink.
This plan included an inexpensive yellow ottoman from Target and rope ottomans from Crate and Barrel that can serve as as tables or seating.  The wall colors are Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray and Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.  The industrial pub table came from Dovetail, but I think West Elm carries a similar one. They can have snacks or play board games here.

 The metal stools are from Overstock.com. The Gray Sectional is from IKEA.  The Pink Suzani Pillow Cover is from Etsy.  The yellow geometric pillow was also from Etsy but is no longer available. They already owned the black and white rug from IKEA.
Possible additions/alternates:
and the Love poster is from Etsy.  
The Dot PillowCotton Velvet Pillow and 
Metal Floor Lamp are from West Elm. 
The Foo dogs were from C. Wonder.

Here are before photos.

 I emailed the design board and floor plan 
BUT did not hear back from the clients.

Oh no???   What's up???

Turns out the girls don't like yellow!!!  
Just the mom does and it's not her room.


Version II

They said this plan "nailed it."
Hopefully, I will get 
 "after" photos soon...
perhaps when the girls are back in school.

You can see the before and after of this
same family's home office makeover HERE.

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  1. Funny, I like both the colors you chose. Equally too. Great job finding so many fun things for really good prices. They will love it !!

  2. Hi Mary Ann,

    What lucky girls to have such marvelous ideas to choose from! I would have a hard time as I like them both,too!

    A House Romance

  3. Thank you for thinking of my prints in the design, Mary Ann! I love both of the looks you put together -- can't wait to see the finished space!

  4. That is so funny. Every time I think I know what my teen will like, she proves me wrong. Glad the girls are happy.

  5. Fortunately, both options look wonderful and will be a great improvement. It must be frustrating to go to the work and not hear back from a client. Glad it's all back on track and look forward to seeing the 'after'!

  6. Both options are great! Love the artwork in your final design and I also like the The Pink Pagoda giclées. It' whimsical and would have been great had the girls liked the pops of color. The carved wood side table is a great piece! I'm sure they will enjoy their new room:)

  7. I love the pink version, but maybe because I live in a house full of boys I'm a bit starved of pink! Love all your work! x Sharon

  8. I don't like yellow on walls, but somehow I just LOVE it as an accessory color. Hopefully you will be able to use that color scheme for someone else, but I adore the alternative plan you made for them as well….the turquoise with the grey! Lucky girls, this is going to be a great space!

  9. I remember the wonderful office you did in this house and though I love both options, I think the girls will be very happy with the latest blue version. They just need to trust you because your designs are always spot on!!! Can't wait to see it all finished.

  10. Looking forward to seeing their finished project. I love both color variations because I happen to love both colors. I can see the girls liking the trendy turquoise. You and I know it is NOT trendy but the market says it is just now.
    Mary Ann, I am old enough, now, to have seen the fashions come and go. I am waiting now for my brass and my peach tiled bathroom floors to come back in style. I think brass may be making a comeback, not sure those tiles ever should have been created. LOL
    Thanks for your prayers,
    PS My poodle skirt was turquoise!

  11. The girls are so lucky! Great design! Looking forward to see the finished room!


  12. That is so much cooler than the room of my teenage years. Apple green gingham everything.

  13. i gotta do the same thing for a client-im so inspired now!!!! thank you!!!

  14. Mary Ann - I liked the first board -- that shows you how much I know about teens. looks great!!

  15. I love both, Mary Ann! Cant wait to see the room.
    Happy Wednesday.

  16. Great job as always, Mary Ann! It's amazing how color change completely change the look of the room. I know the afters will be beautiful. :) I can't believe that yellow ottoman is from Target! Great find!

  17. Love the yellow and pink accents against the grey. Look forward to the "after". Have a great day! Lauren

  18. Lucky girls!! I'd like that hangout for myself. Nice work, as always!!

  19. Wow, it's going to look amazing...they will love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...


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