Designing H.'s vintage, preppy, big boy room has been one of my favorite projects to date. It has been amazing to watch his eyes light-up with every new piece we collect.
Here is the original design board I created:
I started with the antique shade as his ceiling pendant and the framed 'Snap the Whip' by Homer. I bought them both at the Allegan Antiques Market last summer and everything built from there.
The walls are Nimbus Gray by Benjamin Moore. The brass beds were a steal on overstock, but I don't see them there anymore. I think I paid $24.99 a piece. The wool blankets are my favorite. You can find tons of patterns here. His dresser was his white changing table in his nursery, but now has new paint and vintage hardware. Nearly all the art and accessories are antique or vintage. The lamp was H.'s great grandmother's, and the dresser was my husband's from when he was a baby.
He has gone from crib to two twin beds. He was practically jumping up and down when we brought the beds into his room.
I think it's a welcomed changed! You may be asking yourself why I would choose white blankets in a boy's room. There is a simple answer: bleach. It's the same reason I love our white slipcovered sofa. He's had his beds since February and we haven't had any problems yet.
Here are some of the details:
I hope you enjoyed this tour! Once I finish the window and his other wall, I'll do a reveal 'Part Two'. If you have any questions on sources, ask me on Facebook or email me at email@example.com!
*Install custom drapery panels on either side of his window.
*Hang gallery wall opposite the beds. I have nearly all the pieces, but I'm still fine tuning.
*Have the room professionally photographed. My photos don't do his room justice.
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