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A bedroom goes from girlie to grown-up
When Joelle Hyman, 18, outgrew her taste for pink and green, she made a sharp turn -- into black and white. She also turned to mom Patrisha Hyman, owner of Patrisha Hyman Interiors of Roslyn and Westhampton, to turn her bedroom from girlie to grown-up.
"I like to spend a lot of time in my bedroom and wanted a change," says Joelle, a Syracuse University student. "I had a lot of furniture in my old bedroom, and I don't like a lot of clutter. I wanted my room to also reflect my personal style and what I wear. The pink and green room didn't reflect me. I wear a lot of black and white and leopard print."
Joelle "didn't want a lot of furniture," her mom says. "She's also really organized, so she had to have storage. She also wanted a place for her friends to be comfortable when they came over." Here's how the Hymans made it work. TOTAL: $5,835 (Hyman said her usual fee for a room makeover this extensive would be around $1,750, or 30 percent of the cost) -- SYLVIA E. KING-COHEN