It always feels good to take the last final pictures of a project. To see it all come together is the best! I recently finished a project that should have been done months ago but with 6 kids between me and my client, life often got in the way. Luckily she could not be more laid back and awesome to work with. The project was a little boy’s room which needed some updates…
D.W don’t kill me for showing your “before pictures”!!
Everyone is always convinced that their house/room is the worst I’ve ever seen but,
if there is one thing I get as a decorator is what real life looks like.
And in all fairness I didn’t even give her a chance to make the bed!
Her son was outgrowing his little boy room so she wanted to
make some updates that would make it feel a little more grown up.
She was already in the process of assembling the Serena and Lily
bedding on the bed that was actually her’s as a child. I love those sentimental pieces!
When I came on the scene I just suggested we add an
oversized monogrammed pillow and bedskirt.
One thing we did to make the room more grown up was to add in a desk.
This tweak was functional as well, because with two little brothers, this guy needs
a quiet place to do homework.
The dual sconces were a good choice because it left the desk free of a lamp; maximizing workspace
and I also love the nautical touch.
Here is an up-close “before” to show you some of the details that were making
the room feel too little boy:
the sports prints, stickers on the wall, and all his knick knacks.
This dresser was looking a little worn but was still functional so
it got a new coat of paint…
(print found, here)
We were able to work with a lot of her existing pieces to transform this room
into a more grown up space,
but we also left enough sentimental things for the room the feel appropriate for a kid.
I love the bright and fresh feel of the room now!
I will be sharing the bathroom connected to this bedroom later this week,
as well as details on his little desk!