Before & After: Transitional Teen Bedroom by Nicole Lanteri
In this teen bedroom, designer Nicole Lanteri welcomed the challenge of adapting the space to better serve the needs of a college-age student and also ease the transition for the room to function as a guest bedroom…
Our main goal was to functionally transition this bedroom from a pre-teen/teenage girl’s bedroom to her college/post-college graduation bedroom, with flexibility to be easily used for a guest bedroom. We removed the built-in desk, which wasn’t being used anymore, and created a fun dressing area (shoes are hidden in the storage ottoman!) that is also a great place for guests to unpack and get settled.
We kept the Honolulu Blue paint color from Benjamin Moore – there are some things that you just aren’t ready to part with quite yet! – which against a crisp white, gray and black color scheme kept the room youthful and still reflected her personality.
In terms of style, we were carefully balancing modern and classic, chic and timeless, and west elm is great at designing products that strike that balance. The shapes of the Turned Table Lamps and Chamfered Nightstands are classic but the larger scale of the lamps and the chic gray lacquer of the nightstands make for a fun take on these classic shapes.
There’s nothing better than white bedding in a guest room to give a welcoming, crisp and clean feel. The Square-Tuck Duvet adds just that little bit of texture that makes the classic white bedding a touch more modern and young. The Deconstructed Rose Pillow and Mongolian Lamb Pillow are great accents for the bed — they add a lot of texture while still keeping it easy-to-make and stylish.
This room is just one of many in a house that Nicole has been working on — see more rooms of home at Nicole’s site On My Agenda | A Re-Defined Home. You can also see Nicole’s own home! Check out her Home Run | Nicole + Aaron’s Patchwork Dresser as a Bar.
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Nicole Lanteri creates unique, functional and fun spaces for real people who might have thought they didn’t have the time or the budget to work with a designer. Learn more about her design work at On My Agenda. Check out her blog and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Images: via On My Agenda