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My first design decision…

  1. I had a white formica set with mirror handles growing up. My mom was the designer on that, but I have vivid memories sketching out rooms as young as 7. I was always into space planning and am a very visual person. I moved furniture around a lot when I was a kid, liking to change things up. Maybe I should have gone in to architecture.

  2. Chelsea says:

    When I was little I redid my bedroom with a french theme. I had french phrases (j’taime, ooh lala) painted along the top of the walls and we reupholstered my chair in fabric with the same phrases, AND THEN added a blue and yellow plaid ruffle. Chic? No, not really. I think I had denim bedding at the same time.

  3. hah! I had a sunflower-themed room with white wicker furniture. I had sunflower EVERYTHING. it was nuts.

  4. A Laura Ashley patchwork quilt for my dorm room bed, freshman year. Ugh. No wonder that bed wasn’t used for much more than sleeping. Nothing says sexy co-ed like Laura Ashley, right? 😉

  5. what a fun post! I had to have sponge-painted walls, I would say that was my frist big DIY! How funny to think back!

  6. i had that in baby blue!!!! just sold it on craigslist last year and was sad to see it go.

  7. Formica, that is too funny! I have my dad build me a Formica desk area! How exciting to make room for a baby!

  8. Kate Collins says:

    Ooh – what a great question. My first design decision was the color of my bedroom walls. I shared the room with my brother at the time (we were very little) so it had to be a collaborative decision. We discussed the topic for hours on end until we decided on yellow.

  9. I also picked out a light pink formica set! I cannot believe how pink that room was…haha

  10. Sara says:

    Love that you shared this! So fun!!

    When I was a kid, I loved my little Crayola interior design kit, and my favorite stencils were always the modern ones :).

    When I started high school and wanted to change my room from my childhood rainbow obsession, I chose this oversized multi-pastel-colored paisley design that was oh-so-chic for the late ’80’s ;). I remember hunting high and low for peach colored crates, comforter, and accessories. So funny!

  11. Meredith says:

    In elementary school I got to pick out my own bedding. I chose a comforter from the Domestications catalog that looked like it had been splatter-painted with pastel colors… so pretty! Around that time I started rearranging my room every few months and drawing up lots of imaginary floor plans. So funny to hear these stories!

  12. kelley says:

    what a fun post! I picked out pink and white checked wallpaper, a white canopy bed and a horrible faux crazy quilt bedspread for my room as a child. What’s worse, is a chose it twice as we moved and my mom said i could change it up but i loved it so dang much i kept with what i had. funny because now i could change up every room in my house yearly if i had the $$!

  13. Heather says:

    convincing my parents to let me paint my room teal in grade 5. a LOT of begging went into that one!

  14. My dad says I rearranged furniture as a young child but my earliest design decision was that same as Liz! I sponge-painted my room two-tone pink on white…it was BOLD! But I didn’t care- I loved it and I did it all myself at the age of 16….

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