NYC Apartment Interior Designer in Long Island

From Tween to Teenage Dream

We love when we receive a call from a past client looking to revamp or refresh a space we previously designed for them. After all, change is good! It’s so much fun to grow with our clients while challenging ourselves as designers to meet their changing needs. Trends in NYC Apartment Interior Design, Hamptons Interior Design, and Interior Design Long Island are ever evolving – as are our clients’ children! For one of our latest projects, we transformed our clients’ daughter’s and son’s room, taking it from “tween” to “teenage dream”!

When these rooms were previously designed, whimsical hand-painted murals covered the walls from floor to ceiling. Though beautiful at the time, for a young boy growing into a man, we knew we had to make some changes! In their son’s bedroom, we replaced the murals with a sophisticated navy and white pinstripe wall-covering, and accented the headboard wall with a navy stripe wallpaper, in a much larger scale. We updated the window treatments using coordinating navy and white fabric in a houndstooth pattern, and created a box pleat valance to give the treatment a structured, masculine feel.

We accented all of the navy and white used throughout the room with pops of green. We selected a solid green fabric for the shades of the window treatment, and chose a printed fabric to create some fun and fresh new bedding!


We re-worked his furniture pieces, and updated his area rug to tie everything together! Stay tuned to see what accessories we selected to complete the look!

For their daughter’s room, we decided to expand on the whimsical design of the murals, and designed the beautiful “star-studded” window treatments you see pictured below! We selected three coordinating fabrics in pretty patterns of pale pink and green. We used these same fabrics to create beautiful new bed treatments with an undeniable charm.



Again we utilized the room’s existing furniture, and replaced the existing area rug with one that coordinates with the new fabrics.

A room refresh doesn’t require starting from scratch! You can re-work existing pieces to fit new needs, and update only what’s necessary to create the look you desire. We love how these spaces turned out – leave us a comment if you do too!

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