Levi’s Room Inspiration

My son Levi is almost four years old. Time certainly does fly! Since he’s a “big boy” now, I want to give his bedroom a makeover.

green wall colour

I’ve been bringing together my favourite images for inspiration for his bedroom makeover. I’m thinking about painting most of the walls a light neutral grey, and painting the wall next to his bed a leafy green. I feel that this shade of green is exuberant yet calming. It reminds me of hiking in my favorite forests, back in Ohio. I’m hoping that Levi will feel inspired by this colour, too. I don’t normally like the accent wall look, but, for a kid’s room, I think it might be a good plan. Their tastes change so much in so little time. This way, if Levi decides he doesn’t like the colour, we can easily change it. Every time I ask him what colour he would like in his room, he gives me a different answer, so we’ll see how he likes the colour green. I love it so much, so I’m just going to do it!

We will be getting a bigger bed for Levi soon, along with the necessary bedding, of course. I totally love the star quilt cover set, pictured below. I think it really suits my son’s imaginative personality.

stargazer charcoal quilt cover set

hexagon shelves

modern geo wool rug

As for the style I’m envisioning for the room, I’d like a collected, eclectic look, with some elements that tie together through their colour, pattern, materials, and mood. Some elements/ ideas I’d like to have in Levi’s room are: nature, adventure, and creating/ building. We love to go on treasure hunts together, around the house. Levi has such a great imagination. He loves to create and build things. He believes in magic. I think he would like to have stars and other cool patterns in his room. He loves maps and globes. I want to incorporate those elements, too.

triangle sticker wall and striped rug

 

globe paper lantern

 

 

SMILA STJARNA wall lamp IKEA

white cube shelves with globe

He also loves Lego, so I want to make a letter “L” with Lego, along with him, to hang on his wall. I think he will really like that.

Lego wall letter on painted wood

I’m going to create an art collage above his dresser. I’ve got a few pictures already. I’ll just need to buy or make one or two more pictures to bring it all together. Over time, I’m sure it will evolve, as Levi grows and changes.

art collage wall

fox with bee on its nose drawing

choose your own adventure wall hanging

I hope my little boy will love his big boy room, and enjoy it for years to come.

{Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12}

 

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My Office Inspiration

Last weekend, we painted a space in our home which I have been referring to as “my future office”. Seeing the space painted a fresh new hue, I’m getting excited about making the space officially my office. Today, I’m sharing some images which are inspiring my designs for the space.

My Office Inspiration

I chose a lovely shade of aqua for the wall colour, one of my favourite colours. I was inspired by the above image, when choosing the colour. I also love the art collage above the desk, surrounded by that massive gold frame. That’s so inventive and pretty.

blue toile antique sofa in swedish home via facilisimo.com

In the space, there is an inherited antique sofa and a beautiful oval antique mirror hanging above it, which we got for quite a bargain at our local Sunday market. I am planning to make a couple of blue and white chinoiserie toile de jouy cushions for the sofa, to make it more comfortable to sit on. I love blue and white chinoiserie decor. I want to add a little of that in my office.

My Office Inspiration

I love to mix old and new things. To balance the antiques in the room, and bring the style into the present moment, I want to have more contemporary pieces, like a sleek white desk, a Ghost chair, and a fabulous lamp. I’d love to have a few golden touches, to give the desk a chic mood.

My Office Inspiration

My Office Inspiration

Adair lamp via domino.com

I’m picturing a pretty pin board hanging above the desk, filled with inspiring images, as well as those random bits of paper that I end up keeping for a while (my son’s drawings, advertisements for things I don’t want to forget about, etc.). I might like to hang some art works around it, too.

My Office Inspiration

For storage, I like the look of tall open shelves and floating white shelves. I’m not sure what I’ll do about that yet. Just getting a desk will be a great start!

white and gold shelves above white desk via pinterest

 

My Office Inspiration

I would love to add a pretty rug, to cozy up the space, and bring everything together, visually. Blue would be ideal.

Ashleigh rug from dotandbo.com

 

I hope to be able to give you a “big reveal” sort of post about my office, in the somewhat near future. Stay tuned!

The Sweet Groove of the Melodies by Yolanda Sanchez
The Sweet Groove of the Melodies by Yolanda Sanchez

I just had to include this beautiful painting, because I love it so much. The colours and the feeling it brings me are so inspiring. I would be very happy to have something similar in my home.

Image sources, from top to bottom: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1011