As so many of our clients and vendors are families with children getting ready to head back to school, we thought it would be fun to revisit our own school days and the truly stellar childhood bedroom designs that preceded the beauty we strive to create today.
Prepare to be surprised and somewhat amused as we flashback to
Team LFID in the late 90s and early 00s!
Coming into my Sophomore year of high school, my mom had to have a small surgery that required her to stay in the hospital for a couple days. While she was out, I decided to take it upon myself to give my room a “face-lift.”
I grew up with these pale, moss green walls and was ready for some real change! LOL. I know this will be a shock for many, but at the time I was obsessed with bright colors and bold all day every day! So I chose a very harsh, very saturated Magenta and I LOVED it!!!
God bless my poor mom, she let me keep it! Or maybe she just didn’t have the energy to fight it. Either way, it’s still something we have a good laugh about all these years later.
We moved around a lot when I was young so my room had never had much personality until we finally settled in what my parents knew would be our "forever home" when I was 11.
At that point my mom wanted to make sure that I felt like my room was truly mine and took me shopping so that I could pick out the pastel floral bedding set that provided the inspiration for the rest of the room. If you can't tell from the photo, I was the ultimate girly girl as a child.
After nailing down the bedding, we had some quality mother-daughter bonding time as we painted the majority of the walls cornflower blue. The 90s reared their ugly head when we sponge painted a border of cornflower, lilac, and something similar to a Pepto-Bismol pink before topping it all off with stencils of flowers and butterflies. I was so unbelievably proud of my obscenely feminine room that it stayed that way until well after I had moved out of my parents' house.
I truly have to give my lovely mother all the credit here! We were moving into a new house the summer I was going into 6th grade, and I couldn’t decide on a color. I wanted something super girly and fun. My mom saw this in a magazine, and said “I know what we're doing with your room, just trust me!”
So I did. I didn’t know what she was doing. I honestly love surprises so I was pretty excited. However, when I first opened the door to my room with lime green walls and a hot pink ceiling, I think I had a slight panic attack.
I asked to switch rooms with my brother (who had a nice navy room, and quickly said that we were NOT switching rooms). In the end I absolutely loved it and I honestly think my mom nailed it (my next room, however, I selected the color and it was a lovely light blue - SW 9144 Moonmist).
My mom won't let me paint my room. She thinks I'll make a mess. I can't help it that paint looks like fun colored puddles that should be splashed in! If she would let me paint my room I think I would paint it orange like my favorite toy fox. Or maybe gray like my favorite bow tie! Or black like me! I just don't know! I love every color and everything and everyone!
Take your kid's bedroom up a notch with some flashback inspired Fox Finds!
For the Wild Child (Laura): A vibrant magenta floor pillow
For the Girly Girl (Amy): A throw pillow with a purple flower made of purple flowers
For the Kid Who Enjoys a Good Surprise (Monique): A cheerful lime green pillow
For the Kid Who Loves Dogs (or is a dog): A plush doggy doorstop
Notice how much we've been talking about Sherwin Williams lately? That's because Laura Fox Interior Design is getting our very own custom Sherwin Williams paint fan! The fan is personalized with the LFID logo and is full of all of our favorite colors as well as some of the colors that we see trending as we wrap up 2019 and move into 2020.
Win your own LFID-SW paint fan by tagging a friend in the comments on our Instagram post. Bonus entry if your friend follows @laurafoxinteriordesign! Only 3 fans will be given away so make sure you enter now!
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