One of my favorite clients, “Family H”, is expecting their second bambino which means we’ve been working on a ‘Big Boy’ room for their older son. The H’s are a sophisticated family who are all about every day style with a little yee-haw punch. The ‘Big Boy’ is only two years old but we are styling a room for the lenghth of his childhood. No Pooh Bear here – it’s going to be all about investing in his future. Here are some of the big ideas for a little cowpoke’s room…
- We started with the BED
Twig Log Bed – This striking bed from BlackForestDecor.com (BTW – Free shipping for all orders over $89. Use Coupon Code CJ56 when ordering) may seem grand for a little guy but remember – they only want to do this once and a race car bed is just not an option. Another consideration was that the room will occasionally be used for guests…
- For the rest of the FURNITURE we looked for something that was not too ‘matchey-matchey’. I love to combine painted rustic furniture with log furniture so here are the nightstands and dresser we chose from LaFuenteImports.com‘s Southwest Collection along with the color sample that will be used to paint the furniture.
- For BEDDING we went with the basics… Neutral Comforter & Sheets (below from Target) + Camp Blanket (below from Pendleton) + custom Bedskirt & Shams (in a rust red cuordoroy maybe).
Woolrich Chocolate Alternative Down Comforter and Tan Bamboo Seets from Target.
Cherokee Basket Blanket from Pendleton-USA.com.
Swatch of fabric fromFabric.com
to represent the custom bedskirt & shams we’ll have made in this rust color.
Just for kicks here are some fun sheets from TheCompanyStore.com. These should keep things from getting too serious!!
- For WALL ART we turned to one of my favorites – Art.com. My favorite look for a large wall next to the bed were these Buffalo Bill images.
These prints complimented one another – they are large and also classic cowboy images. Above they are pictured with red mats and frames – they can also be printed on canvas (pictured below).
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, Sells Floto Circus
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, Bucking Bronco
Here is another idea for filling some wall space… This sign can be custom ordered with any name. There are others to choose from HERE.
- Finally we needed a new solution for the CEILING LIGHT. I’m sure that NATE BERKUSwould be aghast but I encouraged the family to go with a fan – sometimes you have to choose practicality over ‘decorating rules’. I love this fan from FantasticFans.com – it is the John Timberland Seville fan. FantasticFans.com has a good, comprehensive selection of Rustic ceiling fans…