The time has come to update my daughters room. She's approaching her teens and her passion for horses has shifted into other interests like school, sports, friends and lipgloss.
Mourning the loss of her horse themed bedroom,
I put on my big girl pants and agreed to re-design her bedroom one last time. To make the design process easy, I started looking for a piece of art to use as my inspiration. It had to be something special that she wouldn't outgrow.
Something large and graphic to replace the horse mural...sniff.
Duh. The love of Hannah's life is our dog, Murphie.
Not only do Hannah and Murphie share the space, but they are truly best friends; she'll never outgrow him.
I contacted the company that created the masterpiece in the Houzz room...
Pop art is only one of the many styles of personalized art they offer. Since this is a teen's space, I wanted the piece to be young, modern and fresh, so I opted for pop art style on a large (36/36 inch) gallery wrapped canvas in Hannah's favorite colors. I followed the instructions on the website to place my order.
I sent them this digital photo...
And this is what allPopart.com created...
It felt like they were just as excited about this piece as I was. Before they shipped it, they emailed me a digital proof to preview. I requested a few changes to get the spirit of Murphie just right. They were happy to tweak it until it was the perfect representation of his personality.
The day it showed up on our porch was a great day at the Macklem house. I can't put into words how excited
I was she was.
We immediately went to town designing her new room. Using the art to define our new color scheme made designing the space a breeze.
Here is the design inspiration board...
We used the graphic design of the portrait as our inspiration for the other elements in the space. Simple black and white drapes, modern graphic floral bedding, striking black chandy and fun accessories mimac the feeling of the pop art.
The new space includes new retail products, thrifted vintage finds and repurposed furniture.
Here are the sources for the images used to create the design board...
Stay tuned to see Hannah's new bedroom come to life. Painting begins next week. Bedding is on backorder until June so it'll be a little while before the final reveal.
I'll post projects and tutorials along the way.
Thank you, allPopart.com. Not only for this amazing addtion to our home that we'll cherish for years, but also for making me a lot less sad and a lot more excited about this right of passage.
***This post brought to you by allPopart.com. The opinions expressed are 100% mine. The smile on Hannah's face is 100% hers.