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Designing Our Boys Rooms

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As fads come and go and little boys become big boys, its hard to commit to a certain room design when working from a blank slate.   Whatever look you are going for, you always need to start with an inspiration.

For this new home, we truly started with a blank canvas.  I decided to start with my boys rooms and wanted to see how I could design their spaces utilizing some of the items I already had.  I flipped through several catalogues and of course pins on Pinterest and decided on a more Urban look.  I passed down Roman’s baby dresser and put Dylan’s topper on it for a little changing station.

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For right now I cannot put my favorite hardwoods on the second floor until later on this year, so the carpet will have to do.  I have terrible allergies so I prefer hardwoods floor to floor.

In Brody’s room, I wanted a somewhat Tribal space, due to my love for anything Native American.  I started with a modern light fixture from West Elm and we bought LED Edison bulbs.  We complimented one wall with a star marquee light and a faux deer head.   The tee pee was from Restoration Hardware last Christmas and looks perfect in the baby’s space. FullSizeRender copy 13 FullSizeRender copy 20

I scored some really cool tribal wall art at a local store in Del Mar and received one as a gift from my friend in NC.  For the window coverings, I prefer I prefer them to be the same throughout so I chose a rich bamboo shade from Express Blinds.

It still wasn’t complete for me, so I took a wall to another level thanks to the help of Urban Walls.  I chose the stars from their huge selection for my little guy. I wasn’t sure at first if I could pull off a native American theme with the stars, but it actually looks adorable. It was a tedious process lining up the stars and making a pattern that worked for us, but so worth it for the end result.  I highly recommend you check out their site.

For now, I just covered my daughters rocker until we are ready to get a more modern looking one.  This one is so comfy I am just not ready to part with it.  However, I have been looking a few cute ones and I will show you if I decide to upgrade.

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For Jackson & Roman’s room I really wanted a vintage 1950 surfer feel.  I started with a West Elm Light.  I went with a pendant that compliments an Edison Bulb.  There are a few shapes to choose from, and we loved the pumpkin shape one for our space.

We are eventually doing two sets of built-in bunk beds for the kids so all four of them can comfortably sleep in the same room.  For now, they are using Jackson’s bunk bed.  I also up cycled Jackson surfer tin art from his nursery and re-used it.  The modern style chair is nine years old and it still works. (Score)  The boys needed a dresser and I chose another West Elm piece that complimented the space and look I was going for.  The art above the dresser is from my favorite, Blue Hand Home.

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For Jackson & Roman’s bathroom, I chose 8 foot curtains with and 8 foot liner and hung it really high in the nine foot space. I also found some bathroom supplies at home goods and went with an octagon tile for their floor.

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From Lego’s to Superheroes, what little boys are into are always fleeting and ever-changing.  For my three sons, I may have bypassed the superhero theme, but In the end, I try to make our home both a relaxing escape with some sort of sophisticated feel.  As opposed to the walls, toy bins are a perfect place for the kryptonite and ninja warriors.  I am tackling our design room at a time and I am so happy to let you see the process of making our house a home! Have you done any home projects? I would love to hear from you. Comment Below!

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4 comments

  1. As always, I love the designs you choose for your home! It always looks amazing and magazine worthy! I adore the stars you put on baby Brody’s wall. Those look incredible. Can’t wait to see it all in person……someday:) XO

    1. Danielle Lucia Schaffer

      book the ticket book the ticket

  2. You have a natural talent for turning spaces into a canvas for creativity. You really transformed these rooms….stealing! hahaha. Thanks for sharing friend. xoxox

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