Monochrome Teen Dream Bedroom
Lisa Mettis presents the room she created for a sophisticated miss called Izzy.
Photographs by Anna Stathaki
Meet Izzy, a sophisticated woman who works in marketing and travels frequently for work … not really! Not yet anyway! Welcome to the room of 13-year-old Izzy. I would be lying if I said the kids I meet, particularly the tween/teen stage never fail to surprise me (read impress me). Their taste level is so sophisticated at such a young age. It could be the constant exposure to the world of social media, with inspiration at your fingertips 24/7. Or maybe it’s confidence and knowing exactly what you want.
The process from start to finish was very simple as Izzy was very clear in her brief. Prior to our first consultation Izzy had collated a Pinterest board with a few select images that specified the look and feel she wanted for her new room. I translated her ideas into a cohesive scheme marrying Izzy’s wish list with the practicalities of the room and the budget.
The room is very compact but houses everything a gal needs. The floorspace is around 3m x 3m. Izzy needed a comfy bed to chill on that doubles as both storage and an extra bed for sleep overs, desk/dressing area and oodles of built in storage. We laid wooden floors and painted the boards white to create the illusion of space and light. We followed this through to the windows which were dressed with white slatted blinds. The wallpaper is an amazing faux white brick pattern, with copper highlights throughout for Izzy to display her pics and personal mementos. Warmth was added through textiles: sheepskins on the floor, mixed textures in the scatter cushions and bedding. Fun styling pieces included cacti, new stationery and fun pots and bottles for her stationery and cosmetics.
“Izzy had collated a Pinterest board with a few select images that specified the look
and feel she wanted for her new room“
As Izzy chills in bed, she can see her framed collection of Vogue. She got the idea after attending the Chanel exhibition at the Saatchi gallery. Did I mention what a stylish, sophisticated young lady she is? Inspirational style lessons to be had for all ages in this teen room!
Enjoy and be inspired!
See more of Izzy’s Family home here.