Sunday, May 20, 2012

Boys shared room

I was contacted by a client in Phoenix who lives in a beautiful historic home. Although her home doesn't lack character, it does lack space. It's so common in older homes to have tiny bedrooms but to me, it's worth giving up for an interesting home.

Her boys shared this tiny bedroom. The bunk beds and crib had to stay and the rest was at my disposal. Here are a couple before pictures...

I started with a gorgeous rug and floor pouf. I purchased them at "Found" in Mesa. It is by far my favorite store. I could spend hours looking at all the goodies for sale there. Unfortunately, they are only open by appointment. But it's worth making the appointment and drooling everywhere. And while you're there, head on over to Sweet Cakes Cafe just down the road for lunch. It is SOOOO delicious. 

The paint color is called "silver screen" from Behr. It's a nice, light, gray/blue. The next purchases I made were from Jones Design Co. I ordered 3 prints from Emily. I have been reading her blog forever and was excited to be able to incorporate her art into the design. 

The shelves are antique levels. I found one at the flea market a while ago and purchased the other two at the antique mall on Cave Creek road. 

The next project was finding curtain rods. I wanted to add a touch of industrial metal to this side of the room to balance out the awesome storage bins by the rocker. I saw the plumbing pipe rods on pinterest and knew it was exactly what I wanted to use. They were a little pricey at around $50 but good curtain rods are that much anyways.

Here are the storage baskets I was talking about. When designing kids rooms, storage is a must. But when designing a tiny historic home, the least amount of furniture the better. I moved the dresser into the closet and hung these metal bins for books, toys, and diapers.

Take a look at this map! We purchased it off etsy and it adds so much color and interest to the space. Any time I can add antique whimsical pieces to a room, I am on board.

I had so much fun on this room redo. My client was the best and her family was so cute. Her baby even went crazy when we put him in the crib, he was so excited for the change. It reminded me why I love doing this!

Let me know if you have any questions, I'll try to answer them in the comment section. Thanks for reading!


  1. Luv the room. Thanx 4 the inspiration! Where did u purchase the wire baskets? Also...I noticed the crib was changed...or painted? Great job...wish I lived near you so u could come over to my home. Gina..from Texas

  2. I love everything! It turned out SO good & SO much better than how dreary it was before!

  3. great change to this room. how did you attach the levels to the the look and i have several that i can now incorporate into my decor!

  4. This is my favorite of all your makeovers, I love it!

  5. I love this!! And of course I love me some FOUND too:) great job keeping the charm and character of the old house but updating it as well:) Perf!

  6. Love the room, how did you attach the levels?

  7. makes me want to get pregnant LOL!

    Love the map and baby's excitement :)

  8. I keep coming back to this room and love it each time. Can you tell us how you attached the levels to the walls? Thank you!