Room For Improvement: Portsmouth Princess
Designer Linda Tobin of Tobin (re)Decorating walks in and says, "Hi LeeAnn, we're here! Are you ready?"
Linda is ready to make LeeAnn Riley's Daugher Maeve feel like a princess.
LeeAnn says, "Maeve is 4. She loves barbies, she loves princess everything, she loves all colors, she loves pink especially."
Her room now isn't fit for royalty.
LeeAnn explains: "not finished, not put together, I had nothing on the walls, very bland."
The goal: turn maeve's bedroom into one that's bright, imaginative & sticks to a central theme. The inspiration: frogs!
Linda Tobin of Tobin (re)Decorating says "they made me think of the story "The Princess and the Frog," and that's really where I got the whole theme and the color scheme for the room."
With Nancy Parkinson and Kate Bangs of Nashua's Periwinkle Painters on the job, purple gets swapped for key lime green.
"It's a lot darker, the purple. Tthis is very cheerful and bright, and I think it's going to look great for the accessories," Periwinkle Painters' Nancy Parkinson says.
"Very princess looking!" Linda exclaims.
Next comes furniture: a new headboard and bookshelf, plus a sofa from another room.
"She's going to love this!" Chikage says as she pulls out a new pink comforter.
Add fun bedding, pretty curtains, and a hot pink chandelier.
"It's whimsical, it's beautiful, and it really gives that princess look that I wanted for the room," Linda explains.
And it feels like a castle with faux-painted windows on the walls.
Some final touches: fairy hooks, fanciful wall art, and a big "M" that stands for "Maeve, maeve the princess."
So will she live happily ever after?
"Oh wow!" says LeeAnn when she and Maeve walk into the new and improved room.
Maeve's speechless when she sees the changes, but not for long.
"I love it!" Maeve exclaims.
The budget for Maeve's princess room was $650 dollars and our Design Team spent every penny to make sure her fairy tale came true.
7 Hansom Drive
Merrimack, NH 03054
Owners Kate Bangs & Nancy Parkinson
Interior painters & faux finishes & wall art
Walls: Benjamin Moore Wales Green
Trim: California Paints Linen White
ACCESSORIES & FURNISHINGS:
Bernie and Phyl's:
White Iron Headboard $149.99
Comforter, Shams, Dust Ruffle $89.99
Stuffed Frog $14.99
Frog Bookends $12.99
Flower Print $16.99
"M" Print $6.99
Fairies Print $12.99
The Company Store:
Fairy Hooks $16.50
Pottery Barn Teens:
Hot Pink Crystal Chandelier $89.99
White Bookcase $59.99
Hot Pink Throw $12.99
Linens N Things:
Dresser Scarf $24.99
Light Green Pillow: $19.99
Window Treatment $36.50
Hot Pink Crystal Lamp $12.72
Clear Crystal Lamps $12.72 each
Custom Bedside Shelves and Faux Painted Windows $40.00
Are you looking to redesign or improve a room in your home or office? The 7News Design Team will work within your budget to help you transform that space into your ideal area. We'll provide you with the professional design service and labor.
Send a photo of your space to RoomForImprovement@whdh.com and tell us why your home has "Room For Improvement."