“Butterflies are the Heaven sent kisses of an Angel”
Recently I had the opportunity to design a room for an adorable toddler that was graduating into a ‘big girl bed”. I have said it once and I’ll say it again, I LOVE decorating nurseries and kid bedrooms. My client knew she wanted me to paint some flowers on the walls and she asked me if there was any way to add in some butterflies to the mural. She said that her aunt had passed unexpectedly and butterflies were a representation of her.
The best part about murals, is that they are 100% custom. I always say, even if I try to create a similar mural, not one will ever be the same. That’s the beauty about art. The original design of the room was just going to have pinks, greys, and touches of gold in the room, however I decided adding the butterflies with a toned-down orange would actually be perfect! Not only were the butterflies a huge sentimental piece, it was now another accent color that complimented beautifully with the pinks.
I used a white base for the wall color and painted the flowers and butterflies. These murals are really an alternative to wallpaper and they cost a fraction of wallpaper itself! When Mia first walked into her room and saw the wall, she had a combination of a gasp and then a squeal. It was probably the sweetest reaction I’ve seen yet!
The next week my client and I went shopping for the décor in the room. We had a good idea of what we needed so going through the list was a breeze. We got most of the shopping done within the day, minus a few structural pieces that needed to be ordered in first.
The bed was purchased from IKEA and we changed out the knobs to some gorgeous diamond ones. The bedding was found at Bouclair and most of the rest of the décor was purchased and found at Home Sense and Jysk. The large area rug was a few days late after the design was complete, but this was purchased from Bed Bath & Beyond. The bookshelf and floating book display were also purchased at Ikea and was made to be a functional space for the room.
All in all, this was such a great experience. I always give my clients the option of how much control they want in a design. Sometimes they want a full surprise and other times they want to be a part of the excitement. I actually had so much fun shopping and building this room with my client, and in the end, I feel like I made a new friend.