Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Farmhouse: Kids Rooms

It's so much fun decorating kids rooms! And with 3 rooms to play with, it was triple the fun! The plans for the 'Fly Me to the Moon' rooms were created months ago - see this post - and now they're a reality.

I love this cute little nursery.  We didn't make any structural changes in this room, but a lot of the behind the walls work (which is $$$$) makes a huge difference.  We redid the heating system, putting the baseboard heat down at the baseboard level.

We also redid the electrical, removing the sconce and adding an overhead light (I LOVE overhead lights in a bedroom!) and more outlets in the room. 

That let us make better use of the room for furniture and art placement.  Don't you love the string art from Earth Angel Arts??

This moon rug set the stage for the whole room and 

I love how the neutrals could work for a baby boy or a girl.

And the girl's rocket ship room was so much fun!!
I'm still so grateful to the Lamp Repair Shop in Knightville for loaning me this amazing light that they created.  It really set the stage for the whole room.

And with the addition of the Hidden Figures poster and some dolls, accessories and stuffies, it's the perfect room to inspire a future scientist!

The peel and stick wallpaper decals were a breeze to put up and add so much personality (PS - you can customize to whatever colors you want!).

And the glow-in-the-dark rocket ship sheets are pretty cool (and yes, we did climb into the closet to check out their glowiness J!  They exceeded expectations!)
Artwork makes a difference in every room.  This large wooden rocket ship was a nice touch.
But I also love this sconce and the abstract art. ($5.80 on clearance at Target!).
And the third bedroom saw some changes as well.  Like the other rooms, we redid the heating system and electrical.
Look - an overhead light!!!
And we added a large double closet (the old closet wasn't really deep enough for a hanger, plus it stole critical space from the bathroom).

I couldn't resist these coat hooks!

Of course the new buyers don't have 3 kids ready to move in, but it was still fun to create these rooms!  Do you have a favorite?  I can't decide!!

Rug and Bear Rocker - Pottery Barn Kids
Light Fixture - Wayfair
Sheets - Target
Quilt - Zara Home
Original String Art - Earth Angel Arts

Rocket Ship Room
Rocket Ship Light - Original creation, The Lamp Repair Shop
Coat Hooks & Rocket Ship Plaque - Pottery Barn Kids
Bed - Crate & Barrel
Rug & Duvet - IKEA
Wall Stickers - The Lovely Wall Company
Rocket Ship Glow in Dark Sheets - Garnet Hill

Teen Girl Room
Rug - IKEA
Duvet & Pillows - Pottery Barn Teen
Wall Hooks - IKEA
Light Fixture - Wayfair

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  1. These rooms are so much fun. The coat hooks! I'm not with you on overhead lights (except in a kitchen), but i do agree that the ones you installed are sweet!

  2. Looks fabulous as always! And this time around, it's genuinely difficult for me to pick a favorite amongst the kids room.

    Totally unrelated question if you don't mind : I've followed your work for a while and know that you save hardware and doors when they are original to the house. I finally found my old 1920s house to renovate and I am saving the doors and glass door knobs. The GC seems confident that he can save them all without damage and without removing the doorknobs from the doors during the demolition. Of course it's the first time a client has such a request and he probably deep down questions my sanity. I am not so sure if I should have complete faith that things won't get damaged during demolition, or go through the trouble of removing and saving all hardware beforehand?
    Thank you very much in advance, Laurel!


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