To make the room sophisticated and fun, designer Jill Sorensen recommends investing in furniture that will last, accented with inexpensive accessories.
Play with patterns. The comforter’s Greek key design and the rug’s geometric print spice up the space.
Floor-to-ceiling curtains make the room feel taller. Wider curtain rods let in more light.
Include accessories that will last through the years. A chess lamp adds a touch of sophistication to the playful room.
Don’t be afraid to mix textures, such as a capiz shell pendant lamp and a fluffy sheepskin rug.
Green and white paint is fresh and gender-neutral. Walls are Seafoam Green, trim is White Dove, both by Benjamin Moore.
Use bookshelves to display a variety of items, such as flowers, photos and games.
Sorensen, of Marmalade Interiors (703-984-9293, www.marmalade
interiors.com), is based in McLean.
Furniture: Billy bookcase in white ($40, www.ikea.com); Grace headboard ($450, www.zgallerie.com); Madeline chair in orange ($350, www.urbanoutfitters.com).
Lighting: Mila pendant lamp in turquoise ($340, www.poshliving.com).
Accessories: Rens sheepskin rug ($30, www.ikea.com); turquoise key duvet cover ($185, www.livelikeyou.com); Chess Knight lamp by Cyan Lighting ($200, www.amazon.com); Regency curtain ($135 for 25 by 84 inches, www.livelikeyou.com); Fauna poodle mini-cushion ($40, www.allmodern.com); Fauna ostrich pico pillow ($28, www.allmodern.com).