Turquoise Teen room and organized desk/craft table

May, 07, 2015

Guest Bedroom/ Craft room

I took a bight lower level bedroom and brought life with a craft table, sleigh bed and cheery decor.Over the past 7 years I have been fortunate to have a wonderful working relationship with  two outstanding builders (Pride Mark Homes and Morrell Builders) designing and furnishing their model homes. They are run by a father and son team and the other by two brothers. They often team up their building empires and call me in for my creative design juices. This years model located at Wilshire Hill in Pittsford, NY we named “The Newport”. 

white daybed and colorful teen room

 Trundle Bed

A large ranch home with a wall of windows walk out basement.  For the past several homes I have used one of the bedroom in the lower level as a craft /guest room. This model was no different but my theme was geared more towards a teen girl. When I proposed the wall color as a dusty mauve they all questioned my choice.  But after the roller hit the wall it all made sense to them. I chose Sherwin Williams Breathless SW 6022 and with the large picture windows letting in all the afternoon light it was a perfect backdrop for my all white furniture and color palette of turquoises, watermelon and lemon yellow.

Home Sweet Home and Enjoy the Little Things pillows on a daybed with watercolor artwork on the walls

Craft Table Writing Desk

The white sleigh daybed is made by LEA. It has a middle storage locker underneath and two storage ottomans that can be pulled out as needed. A light blue matelasse bedspread, cotton, velvet, and metallic threaded watermelon colored and embroidered lemon yellow accent pillows with the sayings “Home Sweet Home” and “Enjoy the Little Things” were all purchased at HomeGoods. For over the bed, I feel in love with a turquoise and green abstract canvas art also from HomeGoods. I knew one would be too small for the space so I bought two and hung one upside down creating the overall look of a larger painting. It adds a horizontal balance over the bed. Oh, the versatility of abstract art! A turquoise and and white chevron large square pouf rounded out the vignette.

Teen craft/desk with turquoise accents

Organized in Style

For the other side of the room I purchased a white writing desk and paired it up with a upholstered turquoise patterned and nailhead chair from HomeGoods. Flanked in between two Freemont metal turquoise and crystal scones light from Murray Feiss I created a gallery wall of chalkboards, a clothesline memo holder, bulletin board and a wooden DREAM cutout found in the dollar bin at Target. Fun desk accessories, note books and a modern white shelf and wooden letter “A” leave my mark. To shop for Turquoise office accessories, click here.

Teen desk gallery wall

A bright cheerful space-and a perfect room for a teen or young adult to hang out or study in.  This craft table is ready to be creative! To shop turquoise bulletin boards click here.

Dollar store oversized pencils get a fresh look by covering them with scrapbook papers.
Dollar store oversized pencils get a fresh look by covering them with scrapbook papers.

Now go out and follow your dream and create your perfect day! Thanks for stopping g by




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    June 6, 2015

    Love this! Could you name the paint color and brand, please?

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      June 8, 2015

      Hi there! Its is called Breathless Sw 6022 by Sherwin Williams. Its a dusty mauve color.

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    June 10, 2015

    Hi, where exactly did you get the bed from. Thank you

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      June 11, 2015

      Hi Marilyn- I called the store that I purchased it from and the manufacturer was named LEA. They told me that they are no longer in business. You might find one online though…. Its a cute one!

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    May 9, 2016

    how did u make the chalk board with the stuff that u can hang on it? would love to buy or make
    something like that. thanks

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      May 10, 2016

      Hi Kathleen- You can purchase chalk board paint at any craft, paint, or big box store. You need to apply several coats but works great.

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    July 28, 2016

    Hey! Where did you get those 2 turquoise ottomans from?

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      July 29, 2016

      Hi They were purchased at HomeGoods but over a year ago. You could try and see if they have any. Ive seen them in navy and cream lately there.

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Amie Freling

"Life's too short for white walls .." Amie Freling-Brown, a Rochester, NY-based designer and artist who transforms ho-hum spaces into works of art. Her creative designs can be found in many fine homes, restaurants and businesses. Her work has been featured in national magazines, on HGTV and has been sold through retailers nationwide from True Value Hardware to Nordstroms. She proudly offers such professional services as design, staging, color consultations and fine art.

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