I just got home from a trip to New Jersey visiting my mom and brother. Since the three of us are going to be on separate vacations for the holidays, we decided to have a mini celebration now. I was very touched by my gift: my mother decided to hand down my grandmother’s prized Bennett Bean bowl with the golden interior.
Boston to New Jersey is a five hour plus trip, so while I drive the dog and I rock out to my shuffle mix on Pandora. Suffice to say, I have a lot of 80s New Wave and Indie Rock on my playlist. Don’t judge. The beauty of Pandora is that they not only play the songs but give you access to the lyrics, band facts, and the album covers. Two in particular caught my attention. The first was International, a New Order greatest hits album; and the second was Passive Me, Aggressive You, the debut album by The Naked and Famous (side note: if you watch HGTV as much as I do, you might recognize their single “Young Blood” from a “Property Brothers” promo that had Jonathan and Drew posed like American Gothic).
Aren’t they pretty? The bright color combos inspired me to create a fictional design for a tween bedroom with tons of personality. The trick to keep the walls and trim white to ground all of that color – in this case I’d suggest Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year OC-117 Simply White. The second is to not go too crazy with pattern. You’ll see what I mean when you check out the mood board below:
The idea is to keep the furniture pieces sophisticated so that if the girl’s tastes change as she gets older, the décor elements can be switched out. The artwork is also a mix of some whimsical pieces and bold abstracts.
Hope you enjoyed this! I am now off to enjoy the rest of my Blue Monday. That’s a New Order joke. Once again, don’t judge.