Illustrations from pop icon Madonna's first children's book, The English Roses, act as the guide for creating a whimsical bedroom for a little girl.
A hand-me-down desk was revamped with paint and a plain bookcase was given some personality with particleboard cut in the shape of umbrellas. Feather boas wrapped around a curtain rod and secured with white cording top the windows.
The unique, whimsical faux armoire doors painted on the closet mimic Jeffrey Fulvimari's illustrations in the book. The oversize doors cleverly hide clothes and storage.
The plain bath was given some drama with sweeping curtains and a large illustration of Madonna to make it really shout "rock star."
Hand-painted squiggles on walls frame the room, giving it the illusion of raised panels. The quirky paintings consist of polka dots, musical notes, and silly British slang.
Large three-dimensional cutouts were drawn freehand and then enlarged up to 500 times on a copier before being cut out, built from particleboard, and hand-painted. The design makes a hip headboard for girls of all ages.
The bathroom was decked out with lots of color to bring the book's playful sense of style to life.
The pink and orange color scheme is emphasized with graphics like the polka dots on the floor and roses on the bed skirt.
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