Wednesday, October 28, 2009

#94...kid's room for two

I recently helped my client Hilary decorate her kid's room. The room is shared by sister/brother duo Reese and Matson, and Hilary wanted to give it some personality, color and a pulled together look that worked for both kids. She already had all of the furniture in the room, the chocolate brown drapes, the crib bedding, and an idea that she wanted a bold green for the walls. We chose Hep Green by Sherwin Williams for the bottom of the wall, and Limelight for the top. The furniture arrangement stayed close to how she originally had it, except we swapped the bed and the crib to create more room in the play corner, and to fit the kitchen. We added Ikea Lack wall shelves above the existing Ikea Expedit to display frames, and treasured items, like the adorable ceramic lion clock that their grandmother painted for them. Below are a few of the hand-made items in the room. You can see more room photos right here on my flickr photostream.
Including the beach ball pillow from my last post, I created a number of personalized, easy to make decorative items for the room that I think really add to the room's cute factor. I created monogram wall art to hang above their beds. For Matson's, I used wood letters that Hilary already had. They were white, so I spray painted them orange, and glued the "D" to a 12x12 inch gallery canvas that I wrapped in an Amy Butler fabric that we used in the room.
For Reese's initials, I blew up a Microsoft Word font to 450% and cut the letters out of coordinating blue card stock, and mounted them on fabrics used in her beach ball pillow. They are framed in square frames from Ikea that Hilary already owned.
Reese's quilt and brightly colored sheet set are from HomeGoods and her bed skirt I made using striped pink/white fabric that is simply hot glued to the underside of the metal bed rails. When they want a change, it will be easy to pull off with no damage to the rails.
They already had this Ikea lamp, which simply got a face lift with the orange fabric trim.
In lieu of closet doors, we went with some white shower curtains that I embellished with fabric to create a one-of-a kind closet closure.
This charming lion is the elementary school artwork of Reese and Matson's Dad Matt. It was previously framed, but it did not quite match the new room colors, so I gave the frame a face lift with orange paint and added fabric to the mat to make the lion really shine. In the playroom corner of the room, there is a water color flower also done by Matt that received a similar framing face lift, which you can see here.


Vanessa said...

Christie I am simply gushing over this nursery/big girl room. It's just beautiful!

Teri said...

So fun! Almost as cute as the cuties who sleep there :)

jessica said...

i stopped by your blog and recognized the room! it looks great! you did an awesome job!

Anonymous said...

So cute…. what a lovely post on Kids Bedding !! I too have recently shopped at Spacify for them

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Great room!!

SarahSews said...

I just found your blog from another on my reader and had to stop in and say how much I love this room. My son is finally ready for a big boy room and it needs an update. We have a lion theme going in his orange room already and this gives me a few great ideas to look into.