The older boy’s outfits are @shopharbour code: elizabetha15 + the baby is in Wee Mondine

Ford’s room was the last room I designed in our home. There are a few things I still want to do which includes painting the ceiling a warmer white, adding shiplap 1/2 to 1/3 way up the wall and painting it the color of the trim (BM Blue Spruce), and adding bunkbed lamps. Other than that I think this might be one of my favorite rooms! A few of my favorite things include the art center, stuffed animal wall, the $299 bunk beds, amazon light fixture….ok, I kind of love it all, but especially the fact that the room is mature enough that it would fit any teenager, adult, or even an office with some minor changes.

I actually built the decor around the plaid sofa below which was the first thing I purchased. I found it at the Adirondack Store in New Canaan which seemed extremely fitting since we have been traveling to the Adirondacks including Saranac Lake and Lake Placid for the past few years now and hold it near and dear to our hearts! The Adirondack store is trying to add the items below to their website but for now any items with (ADK) next to them you can call 203-920-1122 to order.

CHAIRS (COLOR BRITISH TAN) / WORKING HURRICANE LANTERN / TABLE (OLD WEST ELM) / PRINTS / ANIMAL HEAD PLAQUE (ADK)

I spent a lot of time looking for cork boards to display fun things for all of the boys’ rooms. I thought it would be large enough to take up a great amount of space but way less expensive than a large piece of art. I soon realized I did’t love the look of cork boards and Moore House Design shared a wonderful DIY on making your own but using burlap vs. cork. I loved the way it turned out. It is sound board wrapped in burlap with 4 pieces of wood as a frame. I found everything at Home Depot and will share a step by step DIY guide in the near future.

I grabbed the little patches on ETSY and had photo files printed at Artifact Uprising. I love the thick border which kind of replaces the need to use a frame when you use them on the wall. I bought some nice tacks to hold them in place. I rounded out the board with the animal plaque from the Adirondack store in New Canaan.

The butterfly camping chairs are from Steele canvas. They come in many colors and are available in adult size as well…I LOVE the company Steele!

GEORGE AND WILLY PAPER ROLL

I wanted to make an art center in one of the boy’s rooms and it worked well here. It’s a free fall! No worries if the markers or crayons get on the wall. I love that they have a little center for creativity right in their room. The paper roll is from George and Willy. I actually bought it in black and spray painted it the same color as the trim. The paint store actually can match paint colors to spray paint and convert it into a spray can. They even have paint that sticks to metal.

LIGHT FIXTURE / BUNK BEDS / GRAY PARACHUTE CLOUD QUILTS / DWR WHITE AND GRAY STRIPED BLANKETS / DWR GREEN PILLOWS/ TRUNK (OLD IKEA) / DWR RUGBY BLANKET / SHEEP (ADK)

The bunk beds! Walmart for $299. Does it get any better? I grabbed the bunk bed mattresses locally at Klein Sleep in Norwalk. The best! you need a specific depth for the top bunk mattress. We have Parachute quilts at the bottom of the beds and the blankets draped over the mattresses are a favorite of mine from DWR. We used Parachute Home for the bedding in the nursery and the master plus the boys’ rooms. They are incredible quality and absolutely timeless. I also love Design within Reach throws and plan on keeping them forever.

DWR SHEEP SKIN THROW / SOFA (ADK) / STUFFED ANIMALS (ADK) / BASKETS

AMAZON BASKETS / STUFFED ANIMALS (ADK)

I got an assortment of the cutest stuffed animals from The Adirondack Store. They were too pretty not to display. I found these $13 baskets on amazon. They were perfect!

SOFA (ADK) / PILLOW (ADK) / SNOW SHOES (VINTAGE)

Love this incredible sofa and pillow from Adirondack Store which rounds out the room, beautifully. The custom one of a kind pillow and Saranac Lake hold a special place in our hearts. The Point at Saranac Lake was the first getaway Ray and I took together after we had Ford. The snowshoes were a vintage antique shop find that was a perfect addition to this fun room.

ANNIE SELKE RUG

We have Annie Selke rugs throughout most of our home. This style is in three of our rooms. If you are looking for a super soft rug this is not it, but it works well in high traffic areas. We have it in our mud room and living room as well. It is a beautiful natural fiber option. Love their Jute!!

Ford’s Big Boy Room

March 19, 2021