A quick update: L really dug the bedroom design boards I put together yesterday. She loved the Labrador Blue centric room so much she decided to paint both girls' rooms in that blue and work from there. Goodbye pink flamingos. While we were choosing paint colors and generally upgrading her decor we also included the living room and here are my ideas for her.
More blue, I know, but L really loves her blue and that's all good in my book. All we really have to work with is the blue sofa sectional that we are keeping.
Let's paint the walls a serene silvery white. This will continue to the dining room, kitchen, and hall. Create a framed photo gallery wall where the mirror was. With a rustic modern console table below that. We can dress up the sofa with pretty indigo batik throw pillows, a cow hide rug underfoot (L was intrigued and it will go with her current rustic Spanish Colonial vibe), and some more small tables/stools for lack of a coffee table. Better, right?