It's finally here- time for the final room pics from the One Room Challenge! To see how the room came together and check out my progress over the course of 6 weeks, click here.
Just for a quick recap, my starting point for the room was a rug that my granddaddy brought back from overseas years ago. I layered it over a room-size seagrass rug. I pulled the red and aqua from the rug and used that as the basis for my color scheme.
I had the headboards made with inexpensive red linen, piped in natural linen, and I chose a modern Quadrille pattern for the roman shade and pillows. I trimmed the shade in red grosgrain ribbon.
Sheets are from Serena and Lily, coverlets from Ikea, and the throws are Missoni for Target.
As you probably can imagine, there is no shortage of brass animals in my house, so I used a few throughout the room including these giraffes. The aqua glass lamp is a Homegoods steal!
The MCM dresser belonged to my mom when she was a little girl, and the cowboy wall hangings hung in my dad's childhood bedroom. I added a pair of modern red lamps to the dresser for maximum lighting, since this room does not have an overhead light.
Vintage wooden animals serve as bookends for B's favorite Richard Scarry books.
For art, I framed a large Gray Malin beach photograph to hang on the long wall. Over each bed hangs an Animal Print Shop animal, a giraffe and zebra.
This was such a fun project! I think it will grow with B as he grows up, but it also has some fun touches that make it perfectly enjoyable for a little boy. The colors make me happy, and I love incorporating meaningful pieces from my family into the design. That aspect is special to B, too, as he absolutely adores his grandparents.
Thank you to Katharine Fuchs for taking pictures (when she was sick. I was sick, too. We took turns lying down on the beds to rest mid-shoot!)
AND, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have two things to admit:
1. I finished the room several weeks ago, since this upcoming baby's arrival made me a bit nervous about timing, finishing, etc.
2. One of the twin beds has already been relegated to the nursery and replaced by the crib (with no sides, of course, so functionally it is no different from a bed, but to my little guy, it is safe and secure and his special place to sleep). I also brought his favorite chair and ottoman back in so we have a comfy place to read stories together before bedtime. One day that won't be important to him (the thought of that breaks my heart!), but for now, I wouldn't trade the prettiest room in the world for our special moments in his room.
A huge thank you to Linda at Calling it Home (formerly My Crafty Home Life) for organizing the One Room Challenge (and inviting me to participate!) and to Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda for designing the logos. It has been such a pleasure for me to be encouraged and motivated by the other talented ORC participants, and to make some new blog friends as well!
I'm going to do my best to keep up with blogging over the next couple of months, but I know it may be tricky adjusting to becoming a family of 5.
Be sure to check out the fabulous designs by the other ORC participants here!