(For my first blog post, I asked my friend, Jamie Hoemann, who is a real writer, to take over. Following is what she calls “A Fairy Blog”.)
Once upon a time there were three little girls and they each wanted their own little room.
“I want a big girl bed,” the littlest one said.
“And some lellow.” She meant yellow, the designer knew.
(The designer had done the rest of the little girls’ house, she knew them pretty well by now.)
“I want all pink”, the second little girl said.
“With a big pillow.”
“Blue, please,” said the third little girl. She was the oldest little girl.
“With fish. I need some fish in my room. Please” She was very polite.
“And I need each room to have sleeping areas for two and a study area,” said the mom. She was very wise.
After everyone agreed on everything the designer showed them, the second phase began. It is called The Installation.
The wallpaper lady, Elsie, is an amazing installer – this is a vent in the ceiling!
Of course the upholsterer, Andy, had to be amazing as well – this chair was old, it was the mom’s grandmother’s.
Notice the channel tufting!
When they were finished, the three little girls were all so happy with their rooms.
“Two big girl beds!”, the littlest girl exclaimed.
“And Snow White is thudying!”
“You’ll be studying soon, too,” the designer said.
She knew what the littlest girl meant.
“Oh, it’s so pretty,” exclaimed the second little girl.
“And look, Sister Parish wallpaper!”
(She didn’t really say that, but the designer wanted to point out the sophistication present in these children’s rooms – rooms to grow into, as the magazines say.)
And the oldest girl’s room turned out to be the best of all, even though it was hardest. The Toe-to-Toe beds (the mom’s idea!) were divine.
The attic ceiling, incredible. All the patterns together, superb.
“And now I even love homework, “ said the oldest little girl.
“And the fish. I love the fish.”
Of course, they will all live happily ever after.
And who wouldn’t, in their own little perfect room?