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This navy and pink room belongs to the youngest daughter — who was 3 at the time. Keim wanted to design a space that would reflect the girl's sweet and energetic personality and fit the style of the rest of the home. Keim and the girl's mother both fell in love with the wallpaper, which dictated the rest of the room's style and color palette.
Bed: Seabrook Classics; lighting: Capiz Pendant, Pottery Barn
The client trusted Keim, so she was given a lot of room to experiment. While she played around with color and pattern, she carefully choose the furniture so that it would last each girl into her teens and beyond. "I would use those pieces!" she says.
Bookcase: Bungalow 5; rug: West Elm; window coverings, bedding: custom
The family's 10-year-old daughter loves turquoise, so Keim chose a complementary shade of peachy-orange to help it stand out. "As with most jobs, I take their favorite color and make it the accent color," says Keim. "It usually pops more that way." A custom headboard, grass cloth wall covering, patterned pillows and classic lamps add visual texture and depth to the vibrant space.
Bedding, bed, curtains: custom
The tree bookcase was especially exciting for the daughter, and she also loves the special pencil set on her desk. The vintage chair was reupholstered in scraps from Keim's showroom for an eclectic, one-of-a-kind piece.
The girls share a large study, a playroom and closets outside of the bedrooms, so Keim didn't have to integrate a lot of storage or play space into these rooms.
Bookcase: Nursery Works; wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries
To stay on budget, Keim veered away from expensive upholstery and had pieces custom made or reupholstered by her seamstresses. She did quite a bit of the installation work herself, and her husband, an artist, repainted a few pieces of furniture.