Glamorous Teen Girl's Room
Designer Courtney Blanton combined five-star hotel style with old Hollywood glamour to create a sophisticated bedroom this 14-year-old fashionista won't quickly outgrow.
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November 25, 2014
Design to Suit Their Interests
Fourteen-year-old Sarah Kane loves acting, dancing, singing and fashion. She wanted a sophisticated look for her room that captures the glamour of old Hollywood style. Designer Courtney Blanton delivered with luxurious fabrics and glitzy touches.
Add Furniture That's Multifunctional
Mom and daughter share a moment at Sarah's sleek Parsons desk, which does double duty as a vanity. Desktop fabric bins are a handy place to stash school supplies and makeup.
Maximize Architectural Features
Floor space is tight in the 154-square-foot bedroom, but the 12-foot-tall barrel ceilings offer an opportunity to decorate vertically.
Bring On the Glitz
This modern-meets-traditional chandelier fills the room with soft light and is a dramatic focal point.
Add Reflective Surfaces
A mirrored bedside table provides handy storage and adds a glam touch to the room. This is a timeless piece that Sarah will treasure for many years to come.
Steal Style From Boutique Hotels
Sarah's monogrammed bed linens add a personalized touch while the tall tufted headboard and polished silver sconces flanking the bed are boutique-hotel chic.
Old Is New
Soft yellow ginger jar lamps are a vintage find that bring in more color and work with the room's old Hollywood style. Check thrift stores, garage sales or flea markets to inexpensively find a matching pair.
Add Quirky Touches
The whimsical mirrored shield and plaster ram's head are hung high over the bed. Centered on a backdrop of iridescent roses, the shield fills the space between the room's 12-foot ceiling and upholstered headboard.
All in the Details
This raspberry velvet chair was formerly used in the dining room. Re-covered in a rich fabric and embellished with nail-head trim, it now serves as Sarah's desk chair.
Use Mirrors to Visually Expand a Small Space
A flea market find, this Venetian mirror adds another touch of glitz, reflects light and helps the small room feel larger.