Finally revealing my childhood bedroom re-design!! This time last year, Conner and I packed our bags for what we thought would be a weekend visit back home to my parents’ house in Indiana. Quite the plot twist when our 3 day visit turned out to be a one year hiatus 😅
I love everything about my parents house. They’ve poured their hearts into making it the coziest and most inviting place to be. But… my childhood bedroom remained an untouched relic from my high school days, and those lime green walls had to go. This room went through allll the phases, but in most recent years it just became a hodgepodge of all my Chicago/NYC furniture as you can see:
I partnered with Kathy Kuo Home, one of my favorite interior design companies, to do a complete makeover of my childhood bedroom. KKH has an incredible collection of classic yet design-forward furniture and decor on KathyKuoHome.com and I had so much fun working with their talented design team to transform this space!
This is a room I’ve spent a lot of time in, and will be a room that Conner and I stay in every time we visit my parents. I wanted it to feel comfortable, inspiring, and like a home away from home for us. My vision was for it to have a modern yet classic vibe with a sophisticated feel. My parents have a modern, Greek-inspired aesthetic going on throughout their house, so I wanted to tie that style into this room that will be their new guest room.
One of my favorite aspects of the entire process was when my designer, Raleene, revealed the two mock-up designs for me to choose from. She pulled my ideas together so perfectly and brought my vision to life better than I could have imagined. I ended up choosing Design A with a few accents from Design B. I absolutely love the final result. The combination of modern and ornate pieces blend together perfectly in this space to create the classic yet contemporary feel I was going for. I’ve linked everything in the room at the end of this post and have a my discount code for you to shop!
I loved finishing up the room with personal design touches to complete the room. That’s always my favorite part of decorating. I left little pieces in the room that have special significance in my life for nostalgic purposes. My wooden ‘Olivia’ stool, a glass heart from my grandma, favorite photos with my family, special books, etc.
I love every piece we picked out, but two of my favorites are: the white slipcovered swivel glider and the Minted figure drawing art pieces framed in gold. The swivel is the most comfortable rocker chair you’ll ever sit in and the fabric is beautiful! The set of art framed in gold hanging above the desk is my favorite art I’ve ever owned. It would truly look amazing in any room.
I’ve been spending so much time in this room because it’s also where I work from home during the day. I can’t tell you how much I love this desk and coordinating desk chair with gold hardware. The space feels peaceful, organized, and inspiring ~ all important aspects of an effective home office! Just add a relaxing WFH playlist on Spotify and I’m in my element.
Be sure to use code OLIVIA for 20% off your next KKH purchase!
They also created this dedicated page on their site with my furniture and more.
Paint Color: White Dove OC-17 by Benjamin Moore
Wallpaper: Tempaper Ombre Blue Removable Wallpaper
Bed: Vanguard Caroline Casey Queen Bed (Custom Fabric: Ira Vanilla)
Center Pillow on Bed: DVKap Home Branches Basil Pillow in 22 x 22
Green Velvet Pillows on Bed: Gwen Modern Classic Green Cotton Velvet Decorative Pillow – Set of 2
White Bedding: Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Sheets, Pillowcases, Duvet
White Euro Shams: 26 x 26 Shams from Macy’s in White
Grey End of Bed Blanket: Soft Corded Throw in Frost Gray
8 x 10 Area Rug: Marcus Modern White Shag Rug
Bedside Mirrors: Averline Modern Classic Frameless Vanity Mirror by Uttermost
Bedside Table Lamps: Clover Table Lamps by Jamie Young
Antique Mirror Above Dress: Racquel French Antique Mirror in Champagne Silver Leaf by Uttermost
White Glider Chair & Ottoman: Cyrus Modern Classic White Slipcovered Swivel Glider and Ottoman by Rowe
Pillow on Glider: DVKap Home 22 x 22 Pillow in ‘Glacier’
Floral Base Floor Lamp: Regina Andrew Devon Hollywood Regency Gold Floral Base Floor Lamp
Round Vase: Crystal Rose Bowl Vase
Water Glass: Sage Green Hobnail Water Glass from Macy’s
April Candle: Scripted Fragrances
Anything not linked I either found in my mom’s house or at Home Goods! This ‘SHOP THE LOOK‘ page includes everything in my room in addition to other pieces that match my aesthetic.
Moving from New York City to Indiana has been quite the change of pace. Getting to spend all of this extra time with my family has been such an unexpected blessing and I love how close my parents have been able to get with Conner. Although most of our lives have been packed away in storage for almost a year now, having a space that felt like our own has been a game changer. There’s just something about an organized, peaceful environment that helps you feel more relaxed, comfortable, and like yourself. It can be as simple as adding plants, changing the paint color, or decluttering. Or if you’re looking for a bigger project to help spark some creativity, KKH’s design services are the perfect way to get started!
Kathy Kuo Home is offering 20% off their design services with code OLIVIA
to any of my readers who want to use their team to help redesign a room (or rooms!) GET STARTED HERE. Thank you for reading this post! I would love to hear your thoughts tonight in the comments on my Instagram 🙂
You can see my feature on the KKH website here!