I get to do some pretty cool things through my day job, like meeting famous people and flying interstate, but this one takes the cake because it gives me content for my blog, and I get to design a whole room!
When we were brainstorming how to design the new styling room at Rockingham Shopping Centre (my employer), we simply didn’t have the budget or time to hire a professional. So I stepped up and said ‘I’ll give it a go.’
(Kidding. I was the kid standing in the background yelling ‘Pick meeee!!’)
Local stylist, Robyn Paterson, was on board to host styling sessions from the designated room, so the first part of the design process was choosing something that worked for both the Centre and the stylist.
I immediately opened my stack of Real Living magazines for inspiration. To me, going to a stylist is a treat, but also a little bit daunting. I wanted the room to have a professional, permanent feel. I also wanted it to be plush and comfortable.
The March 2014 issue had just the right look, with a violet colour vibe and neutral accessories:
*Photos scanned from the March 2014 edition of Real Living Magazine.
To start with, I chose the paint, Taubman’s Fuchsia Flock and Muted Fuchsia (half). The next step is to go on the hunt for the staple items of furniture that will provide the basis for decorating.
Here’s some photos of the ‘before’ state of the room. It’s currently used as a bit of a store area for items used in the Centre’s fashion campaigns. Once the clutter is moved out, the walls will be clad, windows will be put in and a laminate floor will be laid.
It will make a great before and after shot!