Mood Boards


It’s been a while since I’ve put together a random mood board. Last time around, I put together a tween boy’s room (inspired by the 12-year-old version of my little brother). Since then, I’ve had a few email requests for a tween girl’s room, so I thought it would be fun to dig into my inner-tween (Oh yes, I have one. I watch the Disney Channel) and put together a fun, fresh and girly mood board…

Mood Board: Fresh + Girly / 7th House on the Left

What I love about this room is that is can easily grow up. Just take away the One Direction poster and switch out the owl side table and you’ve got yourself an airy feminine room. Okay, keep the owl side table. I love it too. Now, for the 411…

Finishes // Barely there “greige” walls, dark walnut wood furniture with simple lines and navy blue and coral accents.

1 //  Charles White Round Mirror // I’m in love with this mirror. The simple lines will tie in with the furniture but the round shape will add some needed curves to pull off the girly vibe. Look for Less: Try out a DIY version by cutting small white PVC and gluing the pieces onto round, white-framed mirror.

2 // Wyatt Bed with Storage // This simple bed brings a nice streamlined style and soft upholstery to the bedroom and even has a hidden drawer that pulls out from the foot of the bed for extra storage space – something every tween girl can use.

3 // Bulldog Pillow & Ikat Pillow // These two pillows are the perfect mix of fun and class. The bulldog shows a bit of modern personality, while the Ikat brings in a little class that moms will love, too. Look for Less: Search Etsy for affordable and stylish pillow covers.

4 // Mercury Glass Lamp // I switched out the lampshade that comes on this lamp with a plain white drum shade to tie in with the crisp white bedding. The base will add some fun metallic texture and be a nice contrast against the dark wood side table.

5 // Modern Chair // I’m such a big fan of this chair (in every color!). The gray version is soothing and plays as a great backdrop for the bright accent colors throughout the room. Oh, and I “stained” the legs darker to tie in to the side table (thanks to some Photoshop magic). It would be pretty easy for any DIYer to sand the legs down, stain them, and re-apply a thin coat of polyurethane.

6 // Owl Garden Side Table // This little garden side table adds a touch of whimsy and is perfect for a classy tween girly girl.

7 // Heirloom Rug // Adding yet another big pop of color, this yellow rug is kind of like adding fresh tomatoes to a pesto pizza – it adds the perfect amount of acidity to balance everything out. Is it lunch time?

8 // Steppe Nightstand // The solid wood construction of this night stand is made to last through the teen years. Look for Less: This nightstand is made from less durable material, but it has the same lines at a fraction of the price.

9 // Bodega Storage Box Set // These storage boxes tie in well with the color scheme and are a perfect place to stash notes from friends and important keepsakes. Look for Less: Paint a set of unfinished wooden boxes (found at Michaels) with high gloss coral paint and embellish with silver nail heads or thumb tacks.

10 // Be You Print // Fun, modern art and a great motto for a tween girl to live by. The metallic gold text will bring in some glam that every girl needs.

11 // Fetco Cork Board // What’s a tween room without a memo board? A few of these little cork boards lined up over a desk will be great for reminders, photos and notes from mom. And they’re on sale for $6!

So, what’s the verdict? If you were a Tween again, would this room be your cup of tea?

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    May 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

    This is super cute, love that chair!

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    Alexa @ travelmiamor
    May 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

    as a bulldog owner I love that pillow! but not for $90, they are out of their minds!

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      May 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Be sure to search Etsy!

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    May 8, 2013 at 11:01 am

    What a cute little room! I love the owl side table (I may have to make it mine!). The modern chair and nightstand definitely keep it from getting too girly. Great job!

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    May 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I love the Bodega Storage Boxes! I also appreciate that you included a DIY idea to achieve the same look for WAY less!


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    May 8, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I am loving the color combo. Too bad my five year old boy’s favorite colors are pink, aqua, and violet.

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    May 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    LOVE it.

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    May 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Love it!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Michelle Collazo
    May 9, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Super collection, Ashley…one note, I really liked the look of the chair from Urban Outfitters, but when I looked it up, I noticed it got terrible reviews! Many customers said the legs broke within just months of owning it 🙁
    I’m sure, however, one could find something quite similar that is good quality…maybe would spend a bit more, but hey…quality furniture is definitely worth it!

    Thanks again for the mood board! Always love what you put together 🙂

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      May 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

      Sure thing! Here’s a high-end version of a strikingly similar design: link. And the legs are already stained the right color, haha.

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    Michelle Collazo
    May 10, 2013 at 5:26 am

    I LOVE that!! The color is beautiful…must start saving my pennies!

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    May 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    We are on the same wavelength, girl. I’ve got a master bedroom makeover in mind that has this mood board’s name alllll over it.

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    Anna P
    May 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Beautiful. Bright. Fun. Any girl would love it!

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