The plea came in all caps.
HELP ME IF YOU CAN, I'M FEELING DOWN
Susie was tired of her boring Burien bedroom. She was tired of looking at the paneled walls, the old blinds and pine dressers. She wanted a space that spoke to her and her musician husband. Something that reflected their love of music, of rock and roll and the Beatles.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, SO MUCH YOUNGER THAN TODAY
I NEVER NEED ANYBODY’S HELP IN ANY WAY
Susie had done her homework. She had Pinterest boards, she had clippings from actual magazines. She had even purchased some prints of Richard Avedon’s Psychedelic Beatles portraits that she had hoped to use someday. She just wasn’t sure how to put all these ideas into a design that looked, well, designed, and put together.
BUT NOW THESE DAYS ARE GONE AND I'M NOT SO SELF-ASSURED NOW I FIND I'VE CHANGED MY MIND, I'VE OPENED UP THE DOORS
She knew what she wanted but she was not so self-assured… Is there such a thing as boho-shabby-rock-and-roll-chic? There is if that is what speaks to you! Using my designer’s brain and tricks of the trade, I would find a way to connect those seemingly unconnected components and make it work.
AND I DO APPRECIATE YOU BEING 'ROUND
I headed out to see the space and take measurements. Susie had a king sized bed she didn’t want to have to replace. She was also thinking about purchasing a reclaimed wood cabinet that she loved. While touring the rest of her house, I found artwork with the lyrics to a Beatles classic that would be perfect in the space!
BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN I FEEL SO INSECURE, I JUST KNOW I NEED YOU LIKE I'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE
Taking cues from the Avedon prints, I developed a color palette. I sourced fabrics with a graphic pop art vibe, adding some faux fur for the luxe rock star experience. We talked about paint and selected “November Rain,” (another Rock and Roll reference…Guns n Roses) as a neutral back drop for all the color and texture of the fabrics and furniture.
HELP ME GET MY FEET BACK ON THE GROUND
I found colorful and funky night stands, fun lamps, a cozy boho chair for perfect for chilling out, reading and listening to music. And to ground it all, a vibrant, bold multicolored rug.
The fabrics have been ordered, the furniture is on it's way! Stay tuned for pictures of the completed space. And if you need a little help from a friend...Drop me a line.