Instead of my normal Obsessions Post today I thought I would switch gears and go ahead and show you Sterling's Big Boy Room. I have hyped it up so much now you are all probably sick of hearing about it. I knew I wanted to create a space that was not babyish and had no theme (ugh I hate themed rooms). I wanted it to be a space he grow into for many years.
I am pretty darn proud of the space and how I transformed it. I had more fun designing this space than his nursery. Best part is I really didn't spend too much money on anything. I worked with alot of pieces we already had and just moved things around in our house. One thing that is still not complete is the overhead light. I am saving to get a Sputnik and when I do I will post pictures (so just use your imagination its gonna look fab) but it may be awhile what with the holidays right around the corner, mama needs to be saving for gifts.
Photographing a small room is hard as heck. It was impossible to get good angles, but here we go!
The bed was Matt's grandparents and worked perfect because it was low to the ground. I was originally going to paint it decided I loved all the dark wood for a little boy room and he can totally grow into it and use this furniture for years. The frog was a gift from my mom before Sterling was born and he insists on sleeping with it everynight!
The ottoman was my parents and I just had the top recovered. It is awesome because the top comes off and I can store toys inside. Sterling also uses it as kind of a step stool to climb into his bed!
This is the view directly across from Sterling's bed. His room is super small but the space works perfect for him.
The wood cabinet was a piece that was in our guest room. I decided to move it because I liked the wood paired with his bed.
I have come to realize that bookcases are impossible to arrange or maybe I just suck at it. I will never be totally happy with how these look but for now this works.
Sterling is still not potty trained so I decided to leave his changing table in his room for now. I removed the top pad and just change him on the bed now but I still use the inside for diaper and health care storage. I moved the snakeskin mirror from our foyer because I loved the idea of it in a little boys room. Eventually I would like a small Campaign dresser for this space or a Lucite desk that he could use as he gets older and has homework.
So there you have it, a masculine yet playful room that hopefully Sterling can grow into for years to come!
Paint Color: Benjamin Moore: Toasted Walnut
Rug: HomeGoods (Similar Here)
Whale Sheets: Pottery Barn Kids (no longer available)
White Coverlet and Shams: Homegoods
Monogrammed Pillow: Monogram done at O'Connor Monogramming
Ottoman: Hand me Down
Abstract Art: Sally King Benedict
Animal Art Prints: Estate Sale Score, Frames from Micheals
White Lamp: Homegoods
Eames Rocker: Consignment
Love You Pillow: Purchased in Pawleys Island at store called Breathe
Bookcase: My dad made
Curtains: Restoration Hardware Baby and Child
Changing Table: My dad made