This Summer I will be working on two very special bedroom designs. These two rooms haven’t been touched for almost 10 years. So I am really looking forward to transforming these outdated spaces into functional and inviting bedrooms for my “clients”. The first room design is for my 10-year-old nephew, who I am calling #clientdrummer. I wrote about his bedroom makeover last year, and you can see his design board here. The second bedroom design is for #clientniece. My niece is twelve, she loves to perform, loves to sing and likes to wear comfortable bohemian-inspired clothes. So I decided to design a room with some beautiful bohemian elements and mix them with a touch of mid-century style. I want to add lots of geometric patterns and plenty of gold details throughout the room. I also want to mix leather with wool, and wood with metal. The more textures the better. Here is a couple of elements of this gorgeous bohemian design board. Will #clientniece approve?
After a lot of furniture searching, I found the butterfly chair you see above from Urban Outfitters. Sometimes you need a piece of furniture in the room that helps bring the entire room together. And in this case, this gorgeous butterfly chair with golden legs is just what will do the trick.
Bohemian Design Board Sources
Let’s keep things simple for the guests, shall we? I’ve finished this sweet design board a couple of weeks ago and a few of the items have been installed already. When I started this design board for the guest bedroom makeover, I had a minimalist approach in my mind. So, I chose the hive wallpaper as my main inspiration. This wallpaper design adds a subtle pattern to the wall without making the room look too busy.
Then, to jazz things up a bit, gold sconces were in order. After a lot of searching and browsing, I decided the new guest bedroom needed the super sexy mid-century sconces pictured below. The black and white horse wall art photography will be placed above the bed as the focal point. I will be adding some more color with books and other decorative items. But the foundation is done and I am loving it.
Guest Bedroom Makeover Sources
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Hey don’t pinch me, I got green! We have seven gorgeous green picks to inspire you this Friday because today we are celebrating green decor. From the perfect green velvet couch that will instantly transform you into a couch potato, to a very tropical leaf wallpaper that will make your walls smile, we’ve got your green covered.
I have a fun and exciting project in my hands. I just started to brainstorm about a makeover for my nephew’s bedroom. This room has a great size and a huge window, however, somehow this room suffer from poor lighting syndrome. How did that happen? Perhaps the oversized bunk bed is the one to blame. After all, this bunk bed is in fact, kind of large, dark, and too heavy for the bedroom. Or maybe, just maybe, the dated green walls are making this room look darker than it really is. Besides the outdated issues we have to take care of, I also need to address the problem of functionality. Lucas is 10-years-old and needs a desk area, better storage, and great lighting for book reading in bed. Another problem is that most of the décor items in his room don’t relate to him anymore.
So, to kick off this project, I created the mood board below focusing on timeless items. For this first design board, I am keeping things more on the monochromatic side. But once we have all the wall art, trophies, photos, and books, his room will be filled with pops of color. When creating a space for a child, I like to create an excellent base and ideal workflow for the room. The furniture, desk, shelves, lighting should be timeless items that will work for the child now as well as in 5 years. There is no need to get a full bedroom makeover in the near future. When that time comes, I hope to be able to change just decorative items that will relate to a 15-year-old instead of a 10-year-old.
I do believe this little project will take some time to tackle it. But I will keep updating its progress here on the blog.
Here are the sources for the boy bedroom makeover design board:
Shelves. Chair. Pillow. Bedding. Lighting. Night Stand. Drum Sticks. Poster. Acrylic Shelves.
PS: Get to see more behind the scenes here.
I decided to create a couple of design boards to be showcased here on the blog with tips of some great products. This first board is a gender neutral board. It would work well for a little girl or a little boy. I love the classic-chic look of all elements together. And keeping budgets in mind, this one is only $1,039 for the entire room. For the sources and prices see below. So what kind of nursery are you thinking of putting together? Leave me a comment here with your requests or ideas and I can include them in my next design board. Or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEDDING – $74.99
DwellStudio® for Target® Little Dots Crib Set
Includes: Comforter, Fitted Sheet, Baby Blanket, Bumper
PILLOW – $24.00
Fauna Rabbit – Brown on Natural
DwellStudio® for Target®Silver Lake Convertible Crib – $299.99
DwellStudio® for Target® Silver Lake Changing Table 2nd – $249.99
Decoylab Baby Elephant Modern Animal Clock – $48.00
Trendy Peas Elephant and Birdie Canvas (20×20 inches) – $72.00
MOBILE – $40.00
The Modern Baby Company Little Whale Mobile
RUG – $150.00
Thomas Paul Rugs Coral Dhurrie in Cream and Brown (3X5 feet)
ACCESSORIES – $79.99
Clothes Tree – Natural
The 4 feet tree is perfect for nursery blankets to diaper bags.