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A room with a girl-power vibe

Michael J. Lee for the Boston Globe

Newton-based interior designer Heather Vaughn worked closely with the 12-year-old hockey goalie who claims this room to choose styles that would reflect her girl power vibe, like the PB Teen zigzag duvet, along with pieces she could use through adulthood.

Vaughn papered the alcove, which was initially a closet, with a metallic geometric print by Schumacher and added custom molding.

The bronze finish of the Grange furniture lends a fun twist to a traditional style.

The sturdy (and colorful!) Robert Allen Quarterpath Mandarin drapery at the bay window looks luxurious, but won’t fade or stain.

A Lucite hanging chair with paisley cushions over a custom dyed sheepskin rug is the room’s “oh la la moment,” says Vaughn.


A beaded crystal ball pendant was a compromise for the desired chandelier.

Vaugn says, “This creates a similar effect without eating up gobs of space. Plus, the facets reflect all over the room when the light is on.”

The grid of vintage artwork by children’s illustrator Joan Walsh Anglund hung in the mom’s childhood bedroom, complete with original hand-painted pink and yellow frames.

Marni Elyse Katz blogs about design at