Designing a room that can grow with a little boy can be a challenge. Eventually the stuffed animals get stuffed away and the legos and electric guitars take their place.
Using black and white as a base for my son, Carter, enables me to introduce ANY color into the room as an accent. Note, the world map, the watercolors above the bed (by our neighbor in Charlotte, thanks MC!) and the lego creations.
Carter’s bedding is from Leontine Linens. This could be considered a splurge as their custom bedding is an investment. However, after 6 years and many times through the washing machine and dryer, they have held up beautifully. An example of “price per wear”, in my opinion — my husband would just call it “rationalization”! But, they worked when he was 2 and they work now at 8. I plan on them being on the bed when he goes to college! (We still love the Super Hero sheets from Pottery Barn Kids underneath! And they’re marked down right now!!).
The more your child creates, the more storage you have to create. This lucite shelf from Container Store was perfect for keeping the lego masterpieces out of reach of a certain little brother, while not calling attention to itself.
Desk and chair from Pottery Barn kids, give Carter a place to write or create art. Personalized, zebra print notebook from Dabney Lee at Home. Eiffel tower drawing and USA spaceship – by Carter.
Poufs aren’t just for girls, thanks to John Derian.
Sweet dreams, Carter!
xo, Elizabeth (aka Mom)
ps: What’s your favorite item or design element in your child’s room?