Friday, March 15, 2013

Looking at the artwork for a tween room

The artwork for my 11-year-old daughter's room is something we have chosen together. Each piece has either sentimental value or is special for its subject matter. And yes, importantly, it coordinates beautifully with the new wall color, hazy lilac, by Benjamin Moore .
As the room is going through change, this is an opportunity for me to create new artwork for one of the large walls which will also hold bookshelves - more on that later. We found some fine handcrafted paper at Paper Source. She picked her 2 favorites because of color (purple) and subject (daisies, a favorite flower).

I have on hand some canvases (like below) from Jo-ann which will be used to create simple, inexpensive artwork with the paper above.
This adorable framed print of Disney's Belle from Beauty and the Beast was purchased several years ago at the kids' nursery school art auction fundraiser. It has some bold colors and looks stunning against the newly painted walls. We still love Disney!
For the same wall, we shall have room for the much-shared butterflies, created by the kids some years ago. (And yes, the one on the left is upside-down). We were looking at the colors against the wall.
The line-up as we figure out placement. 

Now that the color of the walls is a little more grown-up the art will look less early-childhood-like, more tween.
Art in any space must be meaningful or evoke emotion. These pieces will do just that. It is great to be able to reuse some old pieces.
Next week I will share the new pieces created with the fine handcrafted paper.
Meanwhile, the desk is being reorganized. Next will be the dresser. We have state tests in April. The room has to be ready for some serious studying by then.
Happy weekend and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
If you require any help with Interior Decorating please click on the tab at the top of my page marked 'Services' or click here for further details.
I would love for you to leave a comment. Thank you for stopping by; please do check back often.


  1. We love Disney too and there aren't any kiddos in our house ... that's part of the beauty of Disney, its ageless :) Belle does look wonderful against the Hazy Lilac walls. Looking forward to seeing what you create with the canvas + paper. I need an art "camouflage" to hang over an oddly placed never used wall switch and determined a while back that an art canvas would work, I just need a way to fill it. Hope all is well with you. Robin

  2. Thanks , I have recently been loοking for informatіon about thiѕ
    topic for a lοng timе and yours is the greateѕt I've discovered till now. However, what in regards to the conclusion? Are you sure concerning the supply?

    Feel free to visit my blog: silkn sensepil reviews

  3. The painting looks beautiful! The gold rim of it really goes well with the purple and gold curtains! The canvas with the wrapping paper is a great and creative idea! They all will look amazing in the room!

  4. OMG your blog is so interesting,You are on fire, girl! You know I love the leather cuff; it's got your signature flowers all over it!
    you can find more beatiful in