Below is part of a series of kids room makeovers that Kids Haven has done in partnership with Groom my Room. It showcases kids taking charge of their own stories and their own rooms, within a budget and a timeline, with the help of a lively host, professionals, and their own family and friends. Watch the full series here.
Have you had a hobby when you were young that leads to your ambition as you grow? Meet Sandra, a 14 years old girl, who enjoys drawing since young and hopes to become an Interior Designer in future.
Sandra has been looking towards for a chance to put her creativity to use and design her own room to the one she always wanted. She hopes to prove to her father that she can do it, and at the same time, to learn more about being an Interior Designer while working on this room grooming challenge, so let’s go!
To get things started, Sandra met Carmen, the Interior Designer, through Charmian the host. Carmen will help to turn Sandra's room into a work of art! Sandra shared with that she wanted to declutter her room, make it more spacious with a minimalism art gallery feel. She is interested to work with the colours, black, grey, white and little bit of yellow. Sandra got to know more about being an Interior Designer while discussing the ideas with Carmen for the room.
With the design direction fixed and budget credited, Sandra is all set for her shopping trip! Sandra got her bed with storage space, a study desk and a rug at Kids Haven, the furniture store. She did faced some difficulties in selecting, but with Charmain and Carmen around, there is no big issue. After which, she went to get her DIY materials.
Sandra got help from the room groomers to clear the room and paint the walls according to the colours she wanted. She also picked her trick eye mural and discussed with the wall muralist, how to go about it. While the wall muralist works on the mural, Sandra proceeded to work on her first DIY project, an abstract image. She got her dad as her first lifeline to help. While Sandra gets her dad to help complete the remaining part of the painting, the furniture arrived!
Our art director, Sandra is not only decisive but also willing to get down and help! After giving instruction on the placement of the bed, she proceeded to help with the bed assembly.
After checking on the wall muralist, hanging up the DIY painting and shelf, Sandra moved to work on her second DIY project with the help of her second lifeline, Carmen. They used Sandra’s old artworks and recycled it to an art pieces; paper Mache bowls.
While Sandra was checking the progress of the room, she felt something is lacking and that was when Carmen surprised Sandra with a painting to add on the museum gallery feel. As the final touching up is done, it is time for the reveal!
From cluttered and uninspiring to modern and artistic, in Groom my Room, no hurdle is too difficult to overcome.
Sandra’s dad is really very impressed with what she did and that she managed herself very well, even without his help. He enjoyed time painting with her which is priceless. While Sandra’s mum didn’t expect that Sandra will be able to complete the challenge in time, as Sandra was so nervous, but in the end Sandra did it and her mum is very happy for her.
Sandra shared that she was quite nervous at the beginning and worried she might not complete the challenge within 48 hours. And also the uncertainty on how to go about, but with the help from Carmen, she managed to do what she did. After this journey, Sandra is more confident in pursuing her career in Design or Architecture. All the best to you, Sandra!