Today, I’m sharing the lovely room of Mila, one of the family members presented in How the French Live. Mila is 13, and she lives in Cazaux, a small French town in the bay of Arcachon, near Bordeaux.
Mila is girly, but she also is passionate about sports : gymnastic, skating, surfing, whatever new activity she tries, she excels at. The outdoors is Mila’s true call – after all, Dad is from New Zealand, so the call of the outdoors might just be in Mila’s DNA… However, this doesn’t mean Mila is not like your typical teenager, so, with the help of her mom, Karine, French blogger extraordinaire at Bodie and Fou, Mila decorated her room according to her personality: her “California-laid-back” room features both feminine elements and eclectic pieces reflective of her passion for sports.
I love how mom and teen agreed to update an old wooden armoire with a fresh coat of pastel pink, or the vintage desk painted in a soft shade of aqua blue. Then Mila created moodboards on her walls to personalize the space.
I was very inspired by Mila’s eclectic room and I particularly loved hearing the story of mom and daughter creating a visual moodboard together.
How do you handle decor updates in your kid’s or teen’s room? Do you choose solo, or do you make it a team project? I’d love to know! Xo, Si-
Pictures by me for How the French Live, 2018.