When Raleigh, North Carolina–based designer Jamie Meares was hired to redo 13-year-old
Annie’s bedroom, she knew the real challenge would be balancing this Southern family’s
traditional style with the growing fashion-forward tastes of its teenage daughter.
A vintage chair gets a modern update with a fresh coat of lavender paint and a chic reupholstered cushion.
When working with larger pieces, such as a canopy bed, it’s important that other pieces in the room are similarly scaled.
“It’s about layering colors and prints,” Meares says, “while also mixing styles.”
Artwork is a fast and often cost-effective way to add personality to a space, especially a teenager’s bedroom.