It has come up in conversation a few times this past week that when I first became known in my regional design community it was for the kids bedrooms I had published locally.
The “punchline” of this conversation always ends up being how, though I still like to design bedrooms that kids will LOVE, my signature style is very polished and tailored, so it naturally surprises many people that kids rooms were my hook. It’s funny to me, too, looking back, in some ways. But it also makes me realize that I almost ALWAYS try to incorporate at lease one playful punch into each project. Whimsical details are NOT just for kids rooms! I enjoy the reputation of having a VERY distinctive style (and I know no one is going to accuse me of being an eclectic or bohemian-inspired designer any time soon), but color is not, as you might guess, the ONLY way I know to let my hair down!
These adorable critters greeted me each and every day when they stood in my entry! Fine paperwork AND adorably lovable!
There aren’t many homes with a curvaceous, fabulous lamp sitting in the middle of the kitchen island, right? I was very pleased with this fun detail.
Stripes painted on hardwood? Feline chair legs? Beaded chandy for breakfast? Yes, please!
If this doesn’t shout fun and frisky, I just don’t know what does!
This master bedroom is part of my MOST whimsical project to date. The family is just lots of fun, and they encouraged me to get flirty and fun with their interiors.
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my MOST playful design moments! Enjoy your weekend, and no matter how polished you are as a rule…don’t be afraid to occasionally get quirky!