Client Project: Sweet Dreams & Crafting

June 25, 2018

One of our favorite recent projects was designing a 9 year old girl, Ashley’s bedroom & adjoining room. We loved how these 2 rooms were transformed into a special retreat for her. When our client called us in to help, they knew that they wanted their daughter to have a very special room, and they wanted to utilize the adjoining bedroom as an extension of it for her favorite hobby- crafting. They had originally thought that they wanted a blue color in the bedroom and pink in the adjoining craft room, and had a few swatches of color to test already on the walls when we came in.

[Bedroom Before]

[Craftroom Before]

After spending some time pinpointing concepts for the rooms with Ashley, we decided to do pink in the bedroom, and blue in the craft room. The first step was to pull loads of concept photos and fabrics. We narrowed down to a beautiful collection of bright and cheerful fabrics by Lilly Pulitzer from Lee Jofa. They were perfect for our color pallet.

After selecting the concepts for the fabrics, we could then work on selecting paint colors. We decided that wide pink striped walls would look so cute in the bedroom with the floral prints, so we picked the 2 main walls to do this on. We selected Sherwin Williams Paints- Light Chiffon Pink and Extra White for the bedroom and Quench Blue for the craft room, all with Extra White trim and ceilings.

Here are the renderings for the design concepts for the rooms:

[Hand drawn renderings done by Ashley Dotson]

Before the painting could begin, we wanted to improve the storage and the organization capabilities in the room by adding in some built in cabinets, a shared crafting table, a pull down crafting counter and a built in window seat bench. We also changed out the closet door to a mirrored barn door to allow for easier access.

[Bedroom Built-in Process]

[Craftroom Built-in Process]


After the built-ins and painting were complete, it was time to let the organizing & final touches to begin! A hand tufted back was added to the built in window seat to provide support for pretty pillows and for being able to sit comfortably. A washable white matelassé coverlet from Pinecone Hill makes the bedding very functional. A custom polka dot gathered dustruffle and stuffed pink geometric footwarmer add the finishing touches to the bed.

The mirrored barn door reflects the custom upholstered headboard. A chandelier light kit added a touch of sparkle. Mirrored inserts were placed behind the wood detailing on the desk built in & the desk chair was custom painted to match the floral Lilly Pulitzer fabric for the seat.


The craft room shared table is stocked with rolls of paper, paints, tape and every kind of crafting supply you would imagine! Polka dot baskets hold extra supplies as well. Wipeable faux leather desk chairs make for a comfortable & functional spot to sit for hours and craft.

A roll of paper on the desk makes creating a new masterpiece a cinch, and a crafting counter is complete with spools of ribbon on a dowel rod, markers, stampers and more.

The craft room window valance has mirrored diamond medallions that allow the valance to follow the shape of the arched window, and custom wall art was created for the craft room by our talented summer intern Ashley Piontek. (Yes there are 3 Ashley’s involved in this project!)


Summer break is a fantastic time to work on your kid’s rooms- it is so great to have them involved in the decision making process so they feel like they are a part of the project. Let us know how we can help you this summer, we look forward to assisting with your project!

Interior Design- Nancy Charbonneau & Charbonneau Interiors Team

Contractor- Ralph Velazquez/ Paint Tech

Carpenter- Toby Fernandez

Drapery Hardware- Designers Hardware

Art & Renderings- Ashley Piontek & Ashley Dotson