My current house project is redoing my daughter's room for the umpteenth time. She is fickle by nature, and she always seems to wear me down because she knows I love to redecorate. Her bedroom is challenging because it is made up of an attic room and a standard room adjoined by an arch. That means there are quite a few windows, slanted walls, and pieces of furniture that have to be taken into consideration every time it is redone.
Since the moment my youngest inherited the room from her older sister she has been bent on making it stark by removing all color, curtains, rugs and comfort. My oldest didn't care all that much what her room looked like (or if it was ever clean), so she didn't complain when I painted it rosy red and sewed up yards and yards of fabric to make curtains, bedding, and a canopy. Lately I have tried to impress on my youngest that the reason she now finds her room so uncomfortable is that she has removed all the warmth- I seem to be gaining a bit of ground. She is now replacing the cream she originally had, and grew to despise, with the dark grey she currently loves.
The photos below show the results of our first compromise-I agreed to pack away the dormer curtains if she would let me paint stripes on the ceiling. Here are the first shots of the dormer/bedroom, which is still a work in progress.
The dormer with the curtains removed and painted a fresh coat of grey.
I striped the ceiling with a golden wheat color.
My other victory was putting the settee back in the dormer. She had recently replaced it with her vanity and it just felt awkward.
As long as there are no new changes to upset the progress I will try to keep you posted.