Making it Yours (MiY)

Teenage Bedroom (MIY: Borghese Dresser)

Making it Yours (MIY) is a new feature for Making it Lovely. I’ll be following one piece of furniture through several stages in an imagined life and presenting a mood board for each. The first item I’m designing around is the Borghese 3-Drawer Dresser.

The dresser was last seen in a little girl’s nursery, obviously decorated by her parents. Except now the little girl has grown up a bit and she wants little to do with her parents’ style. The chandelier and the rug are still there, but everything else has changed.

Teenage Bedroom

There’s a new bed, and she’s picked out hot pink bedding with guitars all over it. The walls have gone purpley-pink and a string of butterfly lights are strung up haphazardly. There are posters and pictures all over the place, including an awesomely cheeky Rock Out With Your Cock Out print. Her initials are hung over the dresser, which is at this point covered in CDs, lip gloss, and who knows what else. The rest of her stuff is shoved into pink plastic drawers. The room is a study in controlled chaos and girlie style.

The dresser will next make it’s way to this young girl’s first tiny apartment…

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  • J
    September 25, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I love this one! I’m definitely not a teenager but I’d still love to live in it.

  • K.Inez
    September 25, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I love this new series!

  • Pamela
    September 25, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    This is so cute!

  • Liz
    September 25, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Love this! I may need to get those butterflies :)

  • Kiona
    September 25, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    This is great! Definitely beats my teenage room. I am in love with the rock out print.

  • Beycah
    September 25, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    This new series is such a fantastic idea! And very well executed, at that… I’m loving it.

  • Gràcia
    September 26, 2008 at 3:28 am

    Hahaha the print is sooo great!
    And do you think the dresser will make its way to my apartment? I’m in love with it! :)

  • Gràcia
    September 26, 2008 at 3:29 am

    By the way, thanks to your twitter I’m trying the genius playlists… let’s see what comes out!

  • Jennae @ Green Your Decor
    September 26, 2008 at 7:44 am

    The Rock Out print is awesome! My teenage bedroom was a study in lack of style…lol. And it definitely wasn’t controlled chaos…just chaos!

  • Little Paper Dog
    September 26, 2008 at 7:56 am

    What a fresh idea. I can’t wait for more more more!

  • Room Envy
    September 26, 2008 at 8:35 am

    What a brilliant idea to get a mood board going, really inpsirational & it’s great to see this creativity on show!

  • amy purple
    September 26, 2008 at 10:18 am

    My niece would adore that duvet cover. Too bad we’re trying to cut back on overspending this holiday season.

  • Emily
    September 27, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Monograms are definitely not just for teens! I have to have that letter from Delia’s. I haven’t shopped that store/site in YEARS.

  • patricia
    September 28, 2008 at 5:02 am

    Have you seen the pottery barn kids “Amelia” room, it is all pink loves brown and my daughter is coveting this for her room. I love it too and immediately thought of you when she showed it to me. What thinks thee- take a look on line. PB kids.

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