Name: "Tiger" and "Allday-Everyday" (6)
Location: United States
Over the summer we played musical bedrooms. My twins needed a larger space to share a room, and my older son was excited to move into a new room with a clean slate, even if it was a bit smaller.
We were tight on budget trying to make-over two rooms at once, so we took it slow and spent the summer sourcing pieces from yard sales and estate sales, Craigslist, and even a side-of-the-road find. Honestly, I think this made it so much more fun and allowed me to involve my kids in the design as well.
This room has great light for most of the day, and I wanted it to feel both bright and cozy enough for a kids' space, while still keeping in line with my aesthetic. The painted walls were definitely inspired by hours spent on Pinterest, and I love both the brightness and whimsy that they give the space.
Almost every piece of furniture were things that I found via thrift stores or on Craigslist or things we already had. The rattan chair was a $15 Craigslist find that fit the request for pink from my son Milo AKA Allday-Everyday. My other son, Luca, calls himself Tiger. The painted dresser was a side-of-the-road-find that I found early on. I brought it home and repainted it, and it quickly became my main source of inspiration for the room. The mid-century dresser was a local vintage shop find. The beds we already purchased from Ikea, as well as the shelving, planters, lighting, and frames.
The rug was the last purchase. I was actually looking for something a little different, but as the summer started to dwindle I was eager to pull the room together. And full-disclosure: I've long wanted a Moroccan shag rug, so I went with this knowing I could happily swap it pretty much anywhere in my house later on down the road if I found something for their room in the future. Being a designer I made all of their bedding so that I could not only create exactly what I wanted but so that I could also splurge on linen bedding. In the end we came in way under budget and found pieces that we really feel in love with (and agreed upon!)
- Rug: Rugs USA
- Prints: Plumed on Etsy
- Cushions : Plumed on Etsy
- Grey Paint: Benjamin Moore, Comet
- White Paint: Benjamin Moore, Vapor
Thanks, Christine! Readers, you can see more of Christine by visiting her blog, The Plumed Nest.