zird is the word (lizardek) wrote,
zird is the word

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I didn't get my own room until we moved to Belgium, the year I turned 13 but once I did, one of the best things about having my own space was getting to change things around to suit myself. I loved to rearrange my room. I'd move furniture around every so many months, trying out every possible combination of filling the space. I'd move the pictures I had taped or tacked to the walls. I'd rearrange the books in my bookcase and on my shelves. Interior design was an appealing career path. I still feel this way, but having a house means I get to do it on a larger scale. It also means, however, that I have to compromise quite often in deference to the tastes and ideas of the other people I share this space with: my family. Each of whom has a distinct personality and a mind of their own when it comes to how our common space should look.

One of the fun things about having children is watching their style develop and seeing how it reflects their expanding personalities. It's also frustrating, of course, because I'd like to have things a certain way, and am constantly being foiled in that desire by the needs and wishes of the other strong personalities in the household. It's nice, though, when we can make things work out so that everyone is pleased with the result. Luckily, that's what happened with both of the recent room renovations that the kids department underwent. Both rooms very much reflect the personality of the kid who occupies the space.

I posted photos from Karin's room when Anders had finished the major part of the work: painting & wallpapering. This is what the room looked like before it was filled with her new furniture: dragons / red walls & new bed. Then we added a new dresser, a bookcase, and a desk, and hung paintings and posters and curtain, and bought a new rug.

Martin's room was decidedly different, and yet his personality shines through just as strongly. Anders' did a fantastic job of painting the trees on his long wall, and we found the perfect furniture to complement his style as well.

Click here to take a look!*

Bippity Boppity Bootiful Birthday Wishes to ladyvox!

*Hey BP! Notice the photos of the Butterscotch Bunch over Karin's dresser? :)
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