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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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Recently, I was asked by the amazing woman who runs our children’s ministry at our church if I would be willing to help make over the kid’s church room. It is sadly void of all color, and let’s face it, is a little prison-like! Carolyn has a great vision for the program and wants the room to represent that and be a place where kids are excited to come and learn. Monica and I are committed to using our gifts and talents to bless other people as much as possible, which is why we started Design it Forward, and helped makeover a few rooms at the women’s recovery center.
Of course, I told her, I would be more than happy to help!
So here’s the situation:
It doesn’t scream “Welcome Kids!”, does it?
And here’s my plan of attack:
My first step was to figure out my color scheme, so I headed to Joann’s Fabric for some inspiration.
I decided to go with classic colors instead of something really trendy so that the room/colors would always be in style and appropriate for kids. I was kind of wishing I could keep the fabric on the right, because it’s adorable! I actually switched out the yellow fabric for one that is a little bit more goldenrod-looking because it matches better, and because the yellow polka-dot fabric was out of stock!
I pulled the paint colors straight out of my favorite fabric,
bought a few fun accessories,
and it’s off we go!
(I don’t know why my crazy self thought painting stripes on a cinderblock wall would be a good idea. Crisp, clean lines are almost impossible! Bah!)
We’re hoping to finish this room by Sunday and I can’t wait to show you the big reveal. 🙂

The comments +

  1. so much color! can’t wait to see how it turns out!!

  2. Tease! Can’t wait to see how this room turns out. Love what you’ve done so far.

  3. I can’t wait to see the end result! I love to see kids’ spaces re-done. How fun!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The room is going to look great! Can’t wait for the big reveal. The kids are going to love it!

  5. Jenna says:

    What bright fun colors. I’m sure it’ll make a big difference to the kids and how they learn. Can’t wait to see it!

  6. Christina says:

    so fun!! We just re-did our children’s church room (in Skippack) – and it looks SOOO good!! so much more welcoming!!

  7. Janelle Speca says:

    did you ever post pictures of this room once it was finished??

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