One Tough Client. A 3-Year-Old and Her New Big Girl Room!

I've had some tough clients in my day.  And before my home design days, I worked as an event planner.  Brides.  That's all I have to say about that.  Boasting a hospitality background, I truly feel that it is best to follow the belief that, "the customer is always right".  Even when sometimes they are not.  Even when... they usually are not.  Like this client.  She is 3.  And she is the most stubborn person who has ever walked the face of the earth in pink polk-a-dot boots.

She is not easy to impress.  She has very discerning taste and color preferences.  She does not like when her mom, I mean designer, tells her "no" in a super duper pleasant voice.  She is going to be a big sister.  Yikes.

She is really hard core about her opinions.  I wouldn't mess with her.  Except that I have to.  I am her mother.

This is what happened when I told her that her new walls would NOT be pink and purple...

And as our family makes room for Baby #4, this little miss is moving on up in the world and moving on out of the nursery into her new Big Girl Room.  So, before the serious painting begins, let's destroy our walls!!!!

I swear they were having fun!  I don't know why they look so serious?!  Next was the paint in this color I am kind of obsessed with - Tidewater by Sherwin Williams.


It was a quick transition from her old room to her new Big Girl Seahorse room!  Of course, sea horses are pretty hard to find and I didn't have much time, so butterflies and other girly garb from Michaels helped to complete the look.  We grabbed a little dresser/desk at the consignment store, filled old frames with craft paper, hung some paper decorations from the wedding aisle, and pinned little butterflies to the wall.  Voila!  Big Girl Room in a day!  And of course, she loves it.  Mommy can be right sometimes.

Dude, get out of the way!

This headboard is vintage, as in... it was mine when I was little.  All I had to do was cover up the shiny, old brass with lavender spray paint!

Girl power!!!
— Little Miss Sage Genevieve, Happy Client