I am excited to finally be sharing my kids room reveal with you this week! I get so many questions on designing kids rooms because they can be a little tricky. When I am designing any kids' room, no matter the age -- I always want to make sure it is a room that they can grow with. There is nothing worse than spending so much time, energy, and money into designing your kids room to be tailored to them and their interests at that time, to have it all change in a matter of months or a year. While designing my kids rooms, I knew I wanted these designs to grow along with them.
Peyton: First, Peyton's room. This wallpaper stopped me in my tracks when I first saw it! It was love at first sight and I knew I had to incorporate it into her room. It ended up being the inspiration for her entire bedroom design. It's girly, soft, and truly speaks to her personality.
I custom designed her bed and had it made by a local upholsterer. In the bed I incorporated hidden drawers to be utilized for extra stuffed animals and toys to help keep her room organized since it is pretty small. She loves to read, so I wanted to think of a fun way to create a reading nook. I found this swing and knew it would be perfect for her reading area. The swing is fun and adds so much character to her room. Not to mention it's actually super comfortable and she loves spending time reading in it.
There were so many small pieces to her room that made it extra special. Above Peyton's bed is a beautiful art piece I found from a local artist here in Arizona that I admire. I love how the gold frame ties in with the hardware from her nightstands and the lamps. Some of the pillows are from one of my very first vendors I used when I started my company. I still use them and love their fabrics! At the foot of Peyton's bed is a handmade blanket that my mom made for her birthday. It absolutely warms my heart to see it everyday. The blanket was the perfect finishing touch to her room!
Lincoln: Next, Lincoln's Room! My first instinct for his room was to have some sort of trim work. Trim can completely change and enhance a room. We recently shared a blog post all about trim. If you missed it, you can find that here!
I love the look of vertical paneling, but knew I didn't want it to cover the entire wall. We had the paneling stop about a third of the way up and I absolutely love the way it ends right above the headboard(which took a lot of planning to get it at the perfect height). For the color, I chose this gorgeous and moody green color called Green Smoke by Farrow and Ball. It evokes calmness and serenity which is needed after a 7 year old boy is playing all day! We painted the entire room including the trim around the windows. I love how how it creates more interest instead of having it go to the ceiling or the paint stopping on the trim. I had my eye on these sconces for a while and knew they would add the perfect contrast in his room against the green walls. It gives a masculine touch and overall his room is one that he will grow into!
Lincoln's bed also has storage on the sides and foot of the bed. Can you tell my kids hoard stuffed animals? :)
For the pillows I wanted it to feel a little more eclectic so we selected three different pillow fabrics that tie into different elements of his room!
I had so much fun designing a space that we will watch them grow into. Both kids love having a beautiful room and thankfully take such good care of it! I hope you enjoyed a peek into my kids room. Stay tuned for more project reveals and tips from the LWD team next month! Photography by: John Woodcock