Jacy Painter Kelly has designed many children’s bedrooms over the past decade, but a recent project for a 12-year-old girl made her aware of an emerging design trend among tweens and teens. “She wanted her bedroom to have lots of wallpapers for TikToks and Instagram,” Kelly explains, “so we used three different wallpapers.” The daughter’s suite was part of a new build at The Ridge in Fort Mill, a community of custom homes on one-acre wooded lots. The owners wanted to give their daughter a space where she could sleep, study and welcome friends. “She wanted it to be a really fun space to grow up in as a teenager,” Kelly explains. “This room is really like an apartment.”

“The different wallpapers really bring the ‘wow’ factor,” Kelly says. “If the whole space was painted white, it wouldn’t look so cool and put together.”

SUITE LIFE
Kelly worked with the owners and their architect to design this suite while the house was framed. They provided two queen-size beds, a sitting area with sofa and television, a built-in desk that can be used as a make-up station, and a full bathroom with a walk-in shower. “She also wanted to have a hanging chair,” Kelly says. “Fortunately, we had the perfect spot for this tucked away in the skylight, as these can take up a lot of space.”

HIT THE WALL
To make the room Instagram-ready, Kelly chose an arrow print wallpaper by Katie Kime for an accent wall behind the bed. A moving black and white pattern of Livette’s Wallpaper adorns the study and make-up station. In the bathroom, Kelly opted for a painted lips peel-and-stick pattern from Tempaper. “We wanted it to be cheeky but not too feminine,” she says. For another personalized (read: Instagrammable) touch, they spelled out the word “hey” in black and white tile on the shower floor.

THINK PINK
For the beds, Kelly chose gray velvet upholstered headboards from TOV and pale pink bedding from Hygge & West. The blush velvet sofa, also from TOV, contains a mix of pillows from Lacefield Designs, Design Legacy and Surya. A multicolored Loloi rug complements the patterned pillows, and two Regina Andrew feathered chandeliers add another touch of glamour. “She’s a girl who loves makeup; she’s super girly and a little edgy,” Kelly says. “Mixing up all these textures and patterns is so much fun, and she won’t outgrow it anytime soon.”