I'm finally sharing a few photos of Will's room! It has been a work in progress and I've been collecting and putting things together over the past year. I probably could have finished it much quicker than I did, but if you've ever designed anything for yourself you know how hard it can be. It's much easier to design for others. Because we moved a lot over the past several years, I've never really completed a space for Will so I thought it was time. I knew I wanted a space that could grow with him and reflect his personality. I also wanted a space that felt light and bright with a bit of fun. He is a four year old boy after all! I think spaces for kids don't have to feel too childish and themed, but should have some elements of playful and fun. While there are still a few things left to finish like window treatments, brass knobs for the dresser and I would like to eventually get a headboard, but for now I'm happy with how it came together.
One of the first things we did was paint the room a light gray. I ended up going with Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray which is a cooler gray, but I like how it plays with the blues in the room. I wanted something fairly neutral in case we decide to change rooms down the road. Once Lucas gets a little older, I plan on the boys sharing a room. I also came up with this very generic moodboard to give me a jumping off point.
The poster I found at my favorite antique shop here in Minneapolis, Hunt and Gather and is a reflection of Will's love for books.
starry pillow is from my shop, and the little fox I got on amazon.
The gallery wall is composed of things I liked, but also that have some sort of meaning to Will. The elephant print from Creature Comforts is called "William Rides a Bicycle" and brings a bit of whimsy to the space. The red painting was made by Will and is his favorite color, the "Pretzel Print" and "Be You" prints I designed and the hot air balloon picture I took when Will went to watch his dad take a ride in a hot air balloon. The ledge is actually a picture ledge from Ikea and I found the perfect size animal figurines from diapers.com.
Land of Nod is perfect for coats (we have a lot here!) and backpacks and adds the perfect little pop of color.
The Container Store. When styling kid spaces I like to use toys for the accessories.
This lamp is from Ikea and is such a find at $40 and the metal letters are from my days of working at Anthropologie.
I'm happy to call it "complete" for now:) Stay tuned for Lucas' room coming soon.