Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Zack's new room

As we completed Allie's room, Zack stepped right up to begin the planning of his room. He was more than ready to leave behind the nautical nursery in favor of a "fancy" room. His favorite colors have not wavered since he first learned his colors: black, white, and gray. At first, I thought maybe he might be color blind, but he is not. He simply loves the classics. When asked why, he will tell you that they match everything.

As we searched through magazines and online sites searching for ideas, he was drawn to rooms in these three shades but with pops of bright colors. He debated between red, lime green, and orange finally selecting orange. When I mentioned it to Drew, he rolled his eyes and said incredulously, "a Halloween room?" I assured him that we could make it less than scary.

We started with painting horizontal lines just like Zack's favorite shirts (yes, that was with an s) keeping black around the window as a feature. With a strong neutral base, we were able to have fun with the orange pops--and can easily change them out if his color changes later. My favorite is the layered rugs with round oranges on the black and white stripes. Here is the view from the doorway:


We did a good bit of "recycling" in the room. I recovered this chair in black cord and repainted the bookcase from my office. We still need to merchandise the shelves, but I just couldn't wait to share! This is his reading nook:


Wall art for a mere $20. I used postcards from Ikea; each one has little squares of numbers on them in colors that coordinate with the room. Zack loves his numbers! They alternate with mirrors which appeal to his desire for a bit of sparkle in everything. They decorate the wall above his bed.

The last wall is his new built in desk. I used two shelving units (which used to hold my scrap papers until I got a new closet unit for my own birthday) and one piece of coated wood cut by the friendly folks at Home Depot for me. Two extra brackets keep it safe and a smidge of caulk made it look finished. I am still working on desk accessories, but the magnetic strips and board are a great start. There is a rolling office chair (just like daddy's) tucked in there. Allie gave it a test drive with her homework today and declared it perfect.

There you have it. A room simply perfect for my boy. And arguably the best decorated room in my entire house. He definitely has style!

13 comments:

  1. omg it's fabulous!! so grown up for such a little guy, it will grow with him for years!

    So modern and chic! Zach has some serious taste!

    You Outdid yourself Dora, it's really perfect!

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  2. loving you! I am worn out, but so happy!

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  3. is super!!! I will have to do some bling though - you do realise that don't you? giggle!!

    KTBoo

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  4. OMG! So loving it! That desk is "to die for!"

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  5. This room looks great!! I love the desk idea and I am totally stealing it when I finally have a house of my own and my kids have rooms to themselves!!

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  6. WOW! I want a room like that too! You did a fantastic job Dora!!!

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  7. His room turned out amazing!!! I'm right in the planning stages of redoing my kiddos rooms!!! You've given me some inspiration :) Great job!!!!

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  8. dang!!! wanna come over to my house? It's beautiful!!! You are so creative!

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  9. Awesome boys room! Lovin the wall art - so cool!

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  10. OMG your kids' rooms are too nice to be true.you are a good mommy;) and thanks for your encouragements in my work -jaz

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  11. WOW...this turned out amazing Dora! Now...you do travel to Colorado right ;) LOL

    I bet your son loves his new room

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  12. this looks ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!!

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