Peek at the Boys' New Room & Plans

Our boys are now sharing a bedroom and so we've been doing some rearranging.  Christian moved into Justin's nursery and we reduced the closet so we could fit two beds.  I loved Justin's dark navy nursey while it lasted, but with two in the room, it needed lightening up.   Here's a pic of Justin's nursery as it it was.  Dark & cozy & perfect for sleeeeeeeping:

I had the walls & ceiling painted in a soft gray-green-blue.  (The color's called 'Contemplation' by Behr and we had it color matched in Benjamin Moore Aura paint.)

With these pretty blue walls, I want to be sure that the room doesn't get too sweet and I want to bring a bit of an earthy- curious vibe into the space.  We have a lots of cool collected artwork & Christian (my 4 year old) and I picked out a few of his favorites for above his bed.  It was so fun laying in bed afterwards, telling him stories about the pirates in the ships & the monkies that turned into men.  (yeah, I'm pretty sure he'll get a much better explanation in science class one day ;)

The black trundle bed is going to my new office so I'm having custom twin headboards made out of Filigree Chevon, one of my new fabrics, for the boys as soon as Justin's ready for a "big boy" bed:

Up-close you can see that it's a rusty red with olive green leaves:

It's one of those very "off" fabrics that isn't at all what you'd call "pretty," but for some reason I just love it.  (Especially mixed with the blue-gray-green, which shouldn't work, but does.)

  I'm doing big Euro shams on both beds with a mossy fern star placed right in the center:

And we're doing these are going over the beads in antique brass:

{Visual Comfort}

Anyway, I'm off for the day.  We're presenting a plan that I'm so excited about to a new client for her condo!!!  Will keep you posted.

xoxo, Lauren

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The Glamorous Housewife said...

Very sophisticated! And I am loving the red chevron. Where did you find those fabrics? They are both wonderful.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

decoratica said...

Oh, It's a pitty to learn the navy-nursery is not there anymore, I loved it!
Can't wait to see how this new room turns out, but I wonder if it is not too vintage for so young children... I'm longing for some bright and bold pictures for your little Christian!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

oh, I loved those navy walls but the new color is equally gorgeous. One of the things I love about your style is the offbeat accessories you choose, and that art is no exception. Really well done!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

GORGEOUS! So fun and not cutie campy "boy".

Lovin' your fabs! Always love a peek into your life!

LiveLikeYou said...

L-O-V-E your new chevron print. Genius. Where can I order these? xoJill

daninotes said...

LOVE it! Can't wait to see the finished pics.

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Dear Lauren,
It has been such a treat to see your fabric line evolve. Did I remember hearing you say you aren't an artist?'s a beautiful collection. I hesitate to use the word "organic" because it's so overused, but your designs look like they're part of a natural evolution that's very real. (not like the monkeys!)
Best to you and yours!

kristi.w. said...

Wow, I LOVE that paint color. And great art choices too.

Erin said...

Wow!! Loved the nursery, but love this new situation just as much! The colors, fabrics, art... it all somehow comes together and does more than just "work"... it's fabulous! Perfect for to young boys...your son has very sophisticated taste in art! I think if I asked my son for input we'd have Spiderman and Lightning McQueen everywhere... =)

We're about to do the same, retiring a nursery and combining our two boys into one room. Lots of beautiful inspiration here. You're probably not located anywhere near me, but will you share some of your favorite places to find accessories?

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The house That Can said...

Can't wait to see it all done. Live your style. Ps. Saw you in the Christmas ideas magazine bhg today. Pretty cool!

Camille said...

Oh my goodness, but the rusty chevron DOES work with the blue-grey-green. So well. Complementary.
I predict that their new room will be a blockbuster.

Jenny said...

im a newbie at blogging but have been following you for a long time! i love everything you do. your interiors are beautiful, your family is darling and your textiles are all gives me inspiration. thank you

Stacy said...

love both fabrics! can't wait to see it all pulled together. have also been looking for a wall mounted, plug in task lamp. where did you find that one?

traci zeller designs said...

Oh, your sweet, sweet boys are getting a new look for their room! I love having my twinnies together. It's so cute to hear them talking before bed. You are such a good mom, too, Lauren. My poor boys have pretty blue walls *and* toile curtains. It's a rough life! ;-)

Windlost said...

I enjoy seeing how much thought and love you put in all you do. The boys are lucky to have a Mom who is so curious and enchanted with the world as you are! They will love the outdoors and nature and all things beautiful because of you.

The new fabrics are stunning. I am in love. The photo below of that stack of fabrics is dreamy - so professional and such intelligent, beautiful designs. I love all your patterns and colours. Great job Lauren!!

xo Terri

Windlost said...

I need me some of that Queen Anne's bouquet. I always picked that for my mother. :D
I also love the filagree chevron - brilliant. You are a naturalist's dream designer...
xo Terri


How exciting!! Can't wait to see the finished product.I love how much character and stories the new piecs on the wall bring.I bet your boys are excited ! :)))


Blue Turtle said...

Your boys has entered another stage in their young adult life. Their room should fit to that changes.

J. Harp
writer @ Interior Design Pro

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Lauren, loving the new fabric. Enjoy decorating their rooms. They grow up so fast. By the way, we posted a post with your DC decor on it and linked you back. Check it out.

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Lauren,
Do you still have your moss green couch? It's just charming, I've seen it in two different Better Homes mag's! congrats!


Kathysue said...

It looks like a grown-up boys room, great job!! It is fun to follow along while your little guys are growing up. It makes me think of all the stages I went through with my 3 son's!! Happy Week to You , Kathysue