• Reem Hassaballa

Update on college girl's room: Adding a collage of art and repainting

Updated: Mar 12, 2019

So, in my last post about this room, I just was not happy about this color that we chose 4 years ago for this room. You can see it here. And since I was planning on adding gorgeous art, I thought that a plain white, like Benjamin Moore, Simply white would help the art stand out. So, I did what any insta-blogger would do and I put a call into my amazing painter.


I let my 18 year old have a major voice in choosing the art for her room. She has plenty of personality and she really has been coming into her own since starting college. I knew that the amazing artist at Chambersaustelle would have something that would catch her eye.

She has amazing art that portrays the power of women and her art is so inspiring and colorful. We found a piece right away and we worked around that piece for the rest of the collage. Before I went out and spend money, I wanted to get a visual for how it would look, so I used my handy dandy pic collage app and did a collage on there. Here are some of the examples I put together! After choosing "Layla", I hoped onto Society6 to choose some pieces that would complement and not take away from the showstopper in the room. I also knew that I would need the perfect, high-quality frame for "Layla" and I was so honored to get the help of Frame It Easy for this. I chose their amazing metal Style 93 in Satin Gold. What I love about Frame It Easy is the website does the work for you. You plug in the size of the art, and the color of the mat and they figure out the final size for you. It really takes the difficulty out of choosing a frame. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the quality of this metal frame. It turned out just perfect! And below are some of the examples that I put together to get an idea of how this collage would look!!!

We still felt like it looked kind of busy, so I only ordered two black and white pieces of art and a powerful, inspiring message using the same colors that are in the main piece, "Layla" by Chambersaustelle. I started by hanging her on the far left side of the bed and it did not feel right to me.

After viewing this several times and contemplating, I decided to move her to the center of the wall right below the window and center it with the gorgeous chandelier from Anthropologie.

After hanging the large print in the center of the wall, it really made an impact and became the center of attention!

Now, you when I look at the old paint color without the art, I know I really made the right decision. What an impact a can of paint and some affordable art can do! www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog

Hope you enjoyed this update!

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