Hey guys! Thanks SO much for all your sweet comments on Girly Glam dressing room and bath. Some of you are seriously going to give me a big head. I heart you and your design preferences.
Today were talking about the Boy. His project was much different- it sort of started as a few things and turned into a whole room. After all with a sharp new bathroom (see below), he really needed a bedroom that was at least put-together. I was the putter-togetherer.
We worked on a much tighter budget for this project and I enjoyed that. There are so many great bargains out there! I relied on a few key sources, plus etsy and thrifting to get him done. We worked off the blue, white and red color scheme of the bath, added some camel tones in and just translated it a bit differently. Here is Mr Boy…
The first thing we did was paint the walls Benjamin Moore “Van Deusen Blue.” My client found this Lands End bedding for her son’s bed. At first we considered the red and blue version, but I felt it would be too themey. The camel plaid is much more subdued and allowed us to go for it with a leopard rug on the floor. Real men rock leopard…RAWR.
I LURVE this driftwood mirror above his new headboard. I found it on Etsy here. I sorta see it as a twist on the typical starburst mirror over the bed look. I like that this ikat brought in some more red and I think it plays nice with leopard and plaid. The blue piping of the pillow ties it all together for me.
I’m a big believer in keeping pieces with good bones. We gave their existing armchair new life with Greek key and red piping. Chairloom did a great job reupholstering this chair.
Mr Boy uses his desk more for video games than homework. Since storage wasn’t a big priority and space was tight, we opted for this sawhorse desk to keep it feeling open. It’s from World Market and its a steal.
We found this vintage rattan chair and had Chairloom paint it BM Ladybug Red and upholster the seat in our ikat. It’s such a fun chair and it reminds me of his bathroom mirror.
Just a little detail of the new upholstered bed, nighstand and lamp. I really dig the geometric shape of this West Elm lamp.
I’m really happy with how his bathroom turned out. I think bookshelves are so great in a bathroom- you are able to stow away lots of items in the closed base storage and display towels and small things in baskets on the open shelves above. I still love those fabric-backed shelves!
The blue penny tile with white border floor was another fave for me. See how we carried the design into the shower?
I’m so pleased that a little red got added into the bathroom. This same space without the red bamboo mirror just wouldn’t be as vibrant!
And there you have it- 2 days, 2
kids tweens, 2 baths, 2 bedrooms, 2 totally different styles. I had a fun time on this project going more masculine but maintaining a colorful and eclectic edge. If you loved either of these projects and are considering a renovation for your kid OR adult space, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me- firstname.lastname@example.org
Want more of this bathroom? See the whole construction progress HERE.
ALL IMAGES BY THE TALENTED AND LOVELY COURTNEY APPLE