Pretty in Pink

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This stunning Leawood guest bedroom lets its personality shine through.

Story by Ann Butenas    |    Photos by Matt Kocourek




Not just another room, this stunning guest bedroom in a Leawood condominium has let its personality shine through and just might be the most favored room in this particular residence. This room has a lot to say, and when you tune into its voice, you hear a soft and feminine side with no shame reflex when it comes to simultaneously strutting a bit of glitz and glamour.

“When you walk down the hall and look into that room, you can’t help but smile,” expressed Nancy Ward, interior designer and owner of NJW Design. “It’s the best room in the house.”

And Nancy had some decided help when it came to bringing the client’s original vision for the space to life.




“She loves color,” said Ward, referring to her client, noting that the living room in her former home was quite sophisticated with a lot of purple and white. The client wanted to get away from the purple this time, however, but still indulge her love of color. “She makes everything fun and speaks her mind when it comes to what she wants. I wanted it to be perfect, just like she did, and we achieved that for her.”

Like an ambitious treasure hunter, Ward scoured the city to find the best furniture and accessories she knew this room would embrace. She originally found a bed and nightstand as a set, but that look just didn’t fit.

“The client loved the bed, but she was not in favor of the night stands that came with it,” explained Ward. “She likes eclectic, pretty things, and doesn’t want everything to match.”

So Ward completed her mission and discovered the eye-catching mirrored nightstands with a frosty facade that boast a sophisticated edge.

“These will stay in style, and the padded platform bed softness the room and encourages the mirrors to readily coordinate,” said Ward.




Included in the accessories that work together as a team to pull off this look are the playful silver stars on the wall, the lamps, the mirror, the off white fabrica carpeting, and the splash of lime green in the flowers atop the armoire. Additionally, a fuchsia colored metal accent piece with a pearl overlay situated above the headboard chimes in perfectly.

Despite incorporating fresh new appeal to the room, the client still brought in a voice from the past in the form of her armoire, a designated “keeper” from her former home.

“No matter the space, if it’s something you love, it never really goes out of style,” said Ward, quoting the late Billy Baldwin, known in interior design circles as the dean of indigenous decorators.



Designer:  NJW Design    |    Bed:  Vanguard American Bungalow    |    Night Stands:  Neiman Marcus    |    Bedding Fabrics:  Kravet, Norbar, Westgate, Robert Allen & Huntington House    |    Water Color Artwork:  Art Source    |    Art:  Art and Frame Shop    |    Mirror:  Western Chandelier    |    Carpet:  Fabrica from Madden McFarland

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