Clara may be another year older, but she’s still a long ways off from her tweenage years. Which is why it was fun to live vicariously through Courtney’s makeover of her 11-year-old niece Emily’s room. Having virtually crashed Courtney’s own home last May, we knew there’d be some great eye candy, and we often hear from folks who’d love to see a tween room or two, so here ya go.
Hi guys! I hope all is well in the Petersik house. I wanted to show you my 11 year old niece’s room that we helped her makeover. She would be so excited for her room to be featured! This was an accumulation of four very long months worth of work. We converted an old laundry room…
… into a little girls paradise. We patched holes, rewired lighting, installed ceiling speakers, re-worked the duct work, added FLOR tiles, and painted all of the trim and walls.
Then we added fun touches, like…
… new lighting and furnishings…
… like a brightly colored armoire that we painted a bold magenta color (it’s extra functional for clothing storage).
All in all, it was a labor of love and she’s so happy with her new space. I hope you love it as much as we do. Thanks so much! -Courtney
Thank you for sharing, Courtney! Not that I’ll even pretend to relate to an 11-year-old girl, but I can see why she loves it. It feels like a nice middle ground between all-grown-up and fun-and-youthful at the same time. Bravo! You guys can see more about the makeover here on Courtney’s blog. And so many of the ideas like painting that armoire bright pink and adding some over-sized art and a sculptural chandelier just might inspire some other tween room upgrades (or even a master bedroom reboot if you’re feeling bold). Let’s play the favorite part game. Sherry is in love with “everything in the second after picture” while I’m coveting that old-looking geometric sculpture in the last photo.
I love non traditional girls rooms! It’s so sophisticated while still being young at heart. WELL DONE! :)
That chevron dressmaker’s form is so cool!
Her room looks amazing! I would have died to have a room like that at her age. To think I got excited over teal and purple walls and my very own futon :)
Christina P (NS) says
Oh my goodness that is freaking amazing!!!! I thought it was a pinterest inspiration page when I scrolled to the second photo!!!!
What a wonderful job Courtney! My daughter is not even 2 but I may keep this one on file for the future!
OMGosh I totally thought the second photo was a Pinterest inspiration page, too! I am blown – literally BLOWN – away! I’m always decorating my house and tweaking this and that and my adult bedroom STILL isn’t that cool!
My favorite part is that chandelier. I’m drooling like a teething baby.
That is gorgeous, lucky girl!
I must say I love the white and black contrasting with the bright pop of magenta. Very posh.
Forget tweens- that room is drop-dead gorgeous. I would have loved that when I was a teen, and I would love to live in it now! I love the mix of patterns and the updated traditional items- like the armoire, her desk, and the chandelier.
Wish I had that kinda room when I was 11!
Ahhhh! I might be a little obsessed with this room! The colour! That MAGENTAAA! The chevrons! I can’t take it!
Julia @Chris Loves Julia says
That fun, bold abstract in the first after picture is. awesome. I would love to see where the last photo fits into the room.
If you head over to her reveal post (linked in the last paragraph) there are more pics for ya! Hope it helps!
Kati S. says
Is it sad that I’m 28 and would still love for my bedroom to look like that? Sadly, my husband probably wouldn’t go for it..lol.
Maureen @ This (Kinda) Old House says
I would kill for this room and I am 33. Love it.My favorite things may be that desk, but it’s really hard to choose!
Krystle @ Color Transformed Family says
I would take a room like that now. It is timeless looking. Wish I had had a room like that when I was younger. My favorite piece is the magenta wardrobe. Beautiful!
Oooh! I love the gold lamp in the last picture.
Cute makeover!! I think this one applies to all ages. Very well done :)
I am in love with the desk and the chandelier! GORGEOUS!
i want that room and i’m 33…
Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove says
That room is amazing! I’m dying over that chair!
I’m 30, and there is not a single room in my house that is as chic as this tween’s room. It’s beautiful!
Staci @ My Friend Staci says
John, I think you can get that Geo sculpture at Schlobby Bobby! Saw a couple of them there (in a variety of sizes) last week. I certainly am not 11, but I want to move in there!
Niiice! I’m going to have to drag him there in search of one now. Haha.
I love the curtains and the chandelier!! I’m not ready for my girls to grow up but when they do I want to give them an awesome room like that!
I’m 31 and I want that room!
Wow – I’m an adult and I want this room!
Kathryn Humphreys says
Beautiful. My ten year old would love that!
This is ridiculously awesome! I want it to be my room and I am 37! I love the color on the walls. I am so jealous of that ability to pull together the unexpected and do it right. Such a great room, thanks for sharing!
Jess @ Little House. Big Heart. says
Gorgeous! She’ll be able to grow into that room. :)
I’m loving the gold accents… very Emily Henderson.
Haha, thanks! I decided since I was spraying a bunch of things, that I’d leave the wood colored stuff wood, and the gold stuff gold. Haha.
What a room! My faves are the chandelier and the traditional desk/ modern chair combo!!
Wow, very impressive transformation! I admit I’m kind of jealous that my bedroom doesn’t look as good. Haha. Nicely done!
wow, age 34 and i want that room…love the desk as night stand and FLOR tiles.
That room is beautiful and could fit any age group, in my opinion!
So freaking awesome! I wish I had been that lucky 11 year old girl!!
So pretty! Yep that geo sclupture is at Hobby Lobby. I think they had yellow too. I bought a couple of the large ones a few weeks ago with intentions of replacing my light globes in the hallway with them.
Such a cool idea!
Great design here; she will not outgrow this room. I love it!
Umm is it sad that I want that room for myself (ahem…I’m 31…). Soooo wonderful!
Haha, not at all!
Would love to know where you found that chandelier :)
Here’s hoping she’ll drop in with that info!
Heather W. says
Shannon, If you go to her blog she has it all in there. I believe she got it in bronze at Overstock.com and then spray painted it gold. Hope it helps….
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How gorgeous! It can definitely be used far beyond her tween years! Wowie!
Beautiful room! I actually have similar curtains in my own bedroom– I don’t know what that says about me– but these days, from what I hear, 11 is the new thirtysomething… so maybe it’s really true!
Haha, I love it! We totally agree that this room is awesome for any age!
cc, I am 54 and I bought my bedroom rug from Pottery Barn Kids, and pillows and curtains from the Pottery Barn Teen catalog!
Wow, that is an awesome room…lucky girl!
Karen F says
that is an amazing room! I want to live there!
OMG what a beautiful room!!! Better than mine!!!
I am so in love with those carpet tiles.
Laura is Undeterrable says
Oh my gosh – I want that room! So amazing!
Thanks guys you make me beam! It was a project of love & my first time designing a room from 2000 miles away & then having to implement it ;.) the chandelier is an overstock.com score. I talk about how I saved über bucks on it on the blog. Thanks again!
Aw, thanks so much for sending the photos Courtney! I’m so glad everyone’s loving it as much as we are – and I’m especially glad that your little niece loves it most of all!
I just died, that room is seriously AMAZING and INSPIRING! I love it!
Can i move in?!?! NOW?!?!
Even though I’m 24, I’d so love to have this room! So gorgy. Love the mix of patterns- not so sure the bf would like sharing that room though, lol!
WOW! I’m 24, and I would love to have that room. The desk is really great. On the plus side, she’ll love it until she graduates from college.
I WANT that abstract pic in the first after. LOVE.
Annnd the desk chair and the sculpture. These things should live in my house.
SO much to love about this room! I can’t be the only one dying to know where that awesome black chair came from!
I think that info is over on her blog if you hop over! Hope it helps!
Wow, so chic! I’d say that’s definitely one stylish, grown-up 11 yo.