STYLIST HOUSE CALL

With $1000 to spend, homes+ stylist Fiona brings warmth and per­son­al­ity to a teenager’s bed­room.

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Our Su­per Stylist, Fiona Mich­e­lon, works her magic on a teenager’s bed­room.

THIS ROOM BE­LONGS TO 14-yearold Brydee, who spends ev­ery sec­ond week­end and her school hol­i­days here with fa­ther Chris and step-mum Tracey. When Chris and Tracey be­came en­gaged last year, rather than move house they de­cided to ren­o­vate Tracey’s two-bed­room sub­ur­ban home, where she had been liv­ing with her 13-year-old daugh­ter Re­nee. “We ran out of money and Brydee was the only mem­ber of the fam­ily who missed out on a brand-new room in the ren­o­va­tions,” says Tracey.

Fiona’s brief was to style Brydee’s bed­room with warmth and a teenage vibe. “We wanted to cre­ate some­thing more grown-up for her,” says Tracey.

CLEVER UP­DATES

Keep­ing in mind Brydee’s favourite colour combo of pur­ple and orange, Fiona added warmth to the space with cush­ions in dif­fer­ent tex­tures, a pop of vel­vet and mo­hair, lay­ered wo­ven jute and soft faux sheep­skin rugs, and pieces with tim­ber tones.

“I kept the fur­ni­ture and bed­ding neu­tral so that Brydee can eas­ily change up the ac­ces­sories as she grows up,” says Fiona.

The bed had a qual­ity wooden base but needed a fresh new look, which Fiona achieved with a linen-uphol­stered bed­head and an in­ex­pen­sive ribbed valance. To make the room feel big­ger, she added a large mir­ror – a must-have in any teen girl’s room – and gave the wall per­son­al­ity with a play­ful art­work that’s not too young, so Brydee won’t grow out of it quickly.

THE VER­DICT

Brydee loves her new-look bed­room, es­pe­cially the way the bed has been dressed. “She didn’t want to sleep in it the first night, as she didn’t want to mess it up!” says Tracey. Brydee’s favourite item is the leaning mir­ror, while Tracey says she never would have thought of adding a bed­head.

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