Monday, October 8, 2012

Design School: Twin Girls Bedroom

I'm SO excited about my latest project for school. We have to design a bedroom (and then draw it, of course) for whoever we want. Usually we're given a furniture plan or a client ahead of time, but this week we have complete freedom. And at first I wasn't sure what to do, but then I thought, "Hey, I've never designed anything for a kid. Maybe I should get on that."

Twin Girls Bedroom


My imaginary clients are re-doing the bedroom their twin 10-year-old girls share. They live in a condo building from the 1920s, so they wanted to bring back some of the historical charm the previous owners renovated out. I'll be adding a window seat and built-in shelving in classic white, using vintage wood beds, and replacing modern duvets with large knit blankets. But to keep it from looking like a museum (and like kids don't live there), it will have graphic pillows and a flowery rug in bright colors.

I love it. I want to do it for real. Somebody find me a room to finish!

Oh! Speaking of finishing things, I'm done with that drawing you saw in the sketching stage:


I liked the process just fine, but again, this newest project will be even better. It's a one-point perspective (which I've done before, so that's automatic bonus points) AND has the coolest grid ever. Vortex, anyone?

That teeny dot on the back wall is my vanishing point.

Who can't wait to work on it? Meeeee!

What have you been making lately? Anybody else doing some drawing? Or room designing? Or grid-making? I get a strange amount of glee from putting those lines on the paper...

17 comments:

  1. wow your skills are impressive!!! I can hardly draw a straight line.. even with a ruler LOL. I love the feel of that room. I'd let you decorate my office anytime.. I am terrible at that kind of thing and it really needs some love. If you do a virtual makeover contest I'm all in! : ) !

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    1. I would LOVE to do a virtual mood board for your office! In fact, I'm emailing you now.

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  2. Oh my! That last drawing really made my jaw dropped!
    What a super talented lady! I always love geometric stuff and perspective is something I can't draw but I love it very much!

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  3. That is so awesome. I did some drawing way back in high school but I really have no talent for it. I really like that kitchen/living room setup.

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  4. What a charming idea for a kid's bedroom, I'm sure everyone will be impressed. :)

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  5. Wow, so cool! I used to want to be an architect when I was a kid and remember making (much lamer) drawings similar to your arial view ones. How fun!

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  6. I'm so glad you're loving your class! This does look like fun! All the cool patterns and girly touches will be fun to add to this room :)

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  7. I love getting my new school assignments! I have to conceal my joy since I know there are 18 year olds around me who are definitely NOT as excited as me... Glad you are loving it!

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  8. You are definitely getting a degree in the right field for you!! Great work. No drawing for me, I've been making scarves lately. :)

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  9. Damn girl, you so professional! Seriously impressed with your sketch work. Love the idea of your kids' room too!

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  10. You clearly are very inspired! Way to go! Room designing is so creative!

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  11. The scenario for the bedroom is great. I'm sure that it will turn out beautifully! Love the other drawing, too.

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  12. Your design school projects look so cool. Your ideas for the little girls room sound really good. Can't wait to see you new sketch.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  13. I love seeing your school work - so cool!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  14. Your imaginary clients are so lucky. Don't forget about your real life friend who will be moving into her new home on October 26th!

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  15. That's bringing back memories. It's been a long time since I did a drawing like that. I designed a couple of kid's rooms in school too, and it is so much fun.

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  16. Thanks, everybody! :-) You're making me all warm and fuzzy.

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