Room to love

Newton bedroom designed to grow with young girl

The design for this room has everyone seeing green.

The color primarily was the inspiration behind this bedroom, which was styled for a young Newton girl who loves a limey green, said designer Jill Litner Kaplan, whose firm, Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors , is based in West Newton Hill. The walls, however, Kaplan said, are “a neutral shade of green that works as a soft backdrop against the more vivid hues of lime, orange, pink, and yellow.”


Almost everything was green in the girl’s old bedroom, so the palette for this space was created to add more color, Kaplan said. All of these hues are captured in the drapery, ottoman, and chair fabrics and echoed in the hand-tufted rug.

“The objective with the design was a room to grow into — one that felt young, girlie, and fresh but at the same time was sophisticated and grown-up,” Kaplan said. “The inspiration for this design was taking the young lady’s love of the color green to a whole new level and make it more sophisticated.”

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“All told, [it’s] a layered story with great texture, color, warmth, and energy for a lovely young lady.”

Scroll below the photo to see more details about the room.

Michael J. Lee for The Boston Globe


The fixture, made of papier-mâché over iron, is from Stray Dog Designs . “It reminded me of intertwining branches of a tree and brings the outside view straight into the room,” the designer, Jill Litner Kaplan, said.



The paint is “Pale Avocado ” by Benjamin Moore.


The drapes were custom made from a printed-linen fabric by Kathryn M Ireland Textiles & Design .


The two tolelamps are from Worlds Away and came with the matching green shades.


These Lucitepieces with the polka-dot cutouts were custom made and sized for the room by Acrylic Specialties Inc. “They are fresh and young and fun, yet very durable,” Kaplan said.


From Lee Industries , this loveseat is upholstered in an Osborne & Little chenille fabric.


These embellish-ments were made for the loveseat out of an Osborne & Little woven fabric featuring little flowers.


This piece by
Kravet Inc.
is custom upholstered in a Boussac -striped fabric just like the Pottery Barn desk chair.


Custom designed and colored, this hand-tufted piece is by Niba Rugs.

Eileen McEleney Woods is the editor of Address. E-mail her at
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