Location: Stockholm, Sweden
We know that when it comes to room decor and clothes, boys often get the fuzzy end of the lolly pop. As the mother of a boy, when we found Wille's room we took notice and made mental notes for future reference. What a great teen room!
Wille's mom, Benita, put a lot of thought and effort in his space. It is a laid back cool room that reflects his childhood, while embracing his teendom. Wille's space is a place where Simpson Pez collections can feel at home next to an Eames chair. Several clever DIY items round out the look. Benita tells us more...
Inspiration: We wanted a world map so all three of us could all mark with pins where we've been in the world. Wille's room had a good spot for it and the rest of the travel and map items just accumulated in there after that, they were originally in other places around the house.
Favorite Element: The Eames shell chair, definitely!
Biggest Challenge: Working around the existing built in wardrobes. It's a good spot for the bed but doesn't really allow for many options when it comes to rearranging furniture.
What Friends Say: Wille has a lot of great stuff in his room but I don't think it's the décor his friends are interested in, it's the gadgets.
Proudest DIY: Wille needed a new desk and he was very much involved in the design and function of the desk we ended up building for him. He loves it and we're pretty excited that it turned out so well.
Biggest indulgence: Again the Eames shell chair. It's worth every penny, good looking and comfortable!
Best advice: Ask your teen what he or she needs and likes, provide lots of storage and a comfortable bed. Take an afternoon and purge out grown stuff; toss, donate and safe keep.
Dream source: No source in particular but I'd love to add more classic designer pieces which Wille can continue to enjoy later on in life, such as an Angelpoise lamp, hang it all hanger etc.
• Sultan bed and Expedit bookshelf from IKEA,
• Self-built desk, entertainment unit and cube shelves
• Eames shell chair.
• We recovered the old ceiling lamp shade with a souvenir map.
• Home made NY pillow and map pillows.
• The map pillow cases are made from Muji handkerchiefs.
• The NY pillow [is made] from a T-shirt
• The London tube pillow [is made] from a tea towel.
Thank you for sharing, Wille and Benita!
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