Over the last few years, we’ve heard the term “man cave” thrown around a lot. Typically, it’s a den or basement, masculine in design, created as a space for the boys to watch football on the weekends. But what about the gals? Sure, there’s been an uptick in the concept of “she sheds” for crafting, but that’s not really our vibe. We were over the moon when Allison Crawford sent us this incredible, over-the-top Glam Room. Her client is a busy physician, mother of two, and all around #girlboss who wanted a room in her home all to herself. A place to read, catch up on phone calls, or quietly unwind. It’s totally fabulous and we wanted to chat with the designer to learn more:
Hi Allison! Tell us a bit about this project. Who is the client and what did this room mean to her?
This client is a bonafide Lady Boss with a strong vision for who she is and how she wanted to utilize this space. My always-inspiring client is a busy physician and female business owner with 2 young children and a husband. The overall style of the family’s home is more contemporary with modern touches. The Glam Room is her sanctuary off the master bathroom where she can relax, work late, or play dress up for date night.
What was your creative vision when starting the project?
Bold, empowering with 70s vintage accents. I wanted to create a working woman’s retreat that embodied a modern twist on the classic powder room where my client can read, work, talk on the phone, and escape from the chaos of a busy household. We merged the avant-garde wallpaper with feminine elegance to reflect the ‘je ne sais quoi’ of my client.
This room has so many unique elements!
The entire space was created around the Lips wallpaper by Voutsa and sourced from Supply Showroom in Austin. From there, we found the marble coffee by Jonathan Adler, a Kartell lamp and the Saarinen tulip table. The zebra hide and 1970s chrome with gold bar cart added more vintage glitz and pattern to the Glam Room.
This is obviously a bold design. What would you suggest to readers who want something similar but are afraid of color and pattern?
We created the entire space around the Lips wallpaper but understand that bold wallpaper is not everyone’s jam. If you want to make a statement but don’t want to invest in wallpaper, consider using removable wallpaper or making a bold statement with outrageous art. Painting an accent wall or the ceiling a unique color is another way to add drama without the commitment of wallpaper. Remember, the easiest and least expensive way to spruce up a space is to change out the pillows, blankets, and coffee table books. At Allison Crawford Design, we advocate that your home should be a reflection of your passions and personality!