This pretty pink palace is fit for a princess.
Designer Jenifer Glover transforms the greyish blue room of her daughter Gabriele into a teen escape that packs a whole lot of punch in fuchsia.
When Jenifer’s daughter Gabriele, 15, told her that she wanted her recently renovated grown-up room to be pink, Jenifer gave her three paint chips to choose from. “She picked this strong fuchsia, and I couldn’t believe how much it livened up the space,” says Jenifer. Because of its exuberance, however, she restricted it to a feature wall.
Since the entire home was undergoing a renovation, Jenifer opted to raise the ceiling in Gabriele’s room, add a second skylight and extend one wall by two feet to accommodate built-in storage. The shelving units on either side of the bed perfectly fit the tight, sloped space.
Jenifer chose to furnish the room with simple white pieces. “Kids tend to have a lot of things – a lot of bright and colourful things. It can be really overwhelming to the eye, so I wanted to make sure the furniture provided a clean backdrop.”
Jenifer's decorating advice
"Invest in pieces that will offer the most flexibility, as well as ones that will grow along with your child. This way, you’re not having to buy new furniture at each stage.”