Hey everyone, Ruthie here!
It has been a busy last few months for me here at Ruthie Staalsen Interiors. In between finishing up at the Colleyville Showhouse, miscellaneous installs, and new projects, I’ve been using up all of my creative juices!
That being said, I am so excited to finally share with you my completed “Teen Girl Chill Out” room in the 2019 Fort Worth Magazine showcase Showhouse here in Colleyville Texas.
(coffee table by Wildwoodhome.com)
My inspiration for the room came to me when I walked in for the first time. The room was bright and filled with bright sunshine from the large windows and vaulted ceiling..I wanted to keep this “cheery” atmosphere present in my finished room!
Thanks to Kingstonfabrics.com for making these barn doors!
Perhaps one of my favorite parts about the room are these large yellow barn doors we created. They are leather, and can close all the way over the window! To me, these barn doors seemed more unique and fun rather than traditional draperies. I’ve not seen this done before and thought why not?
ALSO, can we talk about these adorable peacock chairs? Every teen will enjoy these! The hot pink leopard pillows on the peacock chairs are from Wheatonwhaleydesigns on Instagram.
We also can’t forget about this gorgeous rug from Feizy.com, and pulls the entire room together.
I really wanted to add artwork in this room that would give a pop of color. This gallery wall features modern pieces that break up the floral, and makes the room feel more sophisticated. Adding old with new pieces created a collected look and keeps it interesting. Thanks to Uttermost.com for the black and white fashion art.
The small antique rugs I found at an estate sale and had them framed. Adding a variety of baskets to the collection added some texture to the gallery wall too! Don’t you love the eye mirror?
The fun bar cart is filled with perfume bottles and chunky mugs and fashion books.
Speaking of artwork, this beautiful painting of a vogue model was done by local artist Mary Howe, and gives the room some extra pizazz! She actually attached a vintage broach to her ear lobe for a 3D effect.
The emerald green velvet day bed on the far side of the room was custom made, and allows you to put your feet up on the coffee table--a total necessity for a “Teen Girl Chill Out” room! The fabric was donated by Brentwoodfabrics.com and is so soft and cozy with the variety of unique and colorful pillows! The arm floor lamp is from Uttermost.com.
For those of you who have been following me for awhile, you know that my design style is relaxed and collected with a global influence. I just couldn’t help but add this little elephant--it reminds me of my roots!
I also believe every room should feel collected over time with a comfortable vibe. I love to mix a feminine style with some masculine pieces because the mix feels inviting to both sexes.
Bar cart by uttermost.com
I’ve actually been told that my room looks like a Paris apartment! Would you agree?
The wallpaper is all about travel and is the talk of the house. It is so playful and colorful. Thank you yorkwallcoverings.com for your donation, it made my room rock!! The rustic buffet is from ErdosandKo.com and everyone is falling in love with it!
The palm wallpaper in the bathroom is also from York Wallcoverings. I’m in love with it! We just did the accent wall and that added the punch we needed in the bathroom!
I had so much fun experimenting with the mix between florals and modern style in the bathroom. The white cabinetry kept the space feeling light and open, while the wallpaper added a cool pop of color.
The checkered tile in the shower is also a house favorite! I love how the black/white contrasts with the shower curtain and the wallpaper. I created the floral arrangement and wanted it to be free and flowery!
I am so thankful to be part of such an amazing project! This home is FILLED with designs from other talented designers as well, and is open for viewing!
Feel free to purchase tickets and see for yourself!
I so appreciate all of your encouragement and support of me. I couldn’t have gotten this far in the design business without the support from people like you who follow and believe in me!
Until next time,