Anders and Oliver’s room part 1: sleeping nook

I am thrilled to share with you part 1 of Anders and Oliver’s room tour.  When Sage (mother to these darling twin boys) asked me to design their room I was delighted.  I was even more excited when I saw their beautiful period craftsman home and saw that their room was spacious and empty.

Here are the before pictures.

Sage and her husband Tim love design that is simple and utilitarian with a vintage feel.  The boys are also very active and needed a lot of space for creativity and play.  I decided to divide the room into different sections:  a sleeping nook, storage and art display, a reading nook, and a play space.  Today I will be sharing with you the sleeping nook in their room.  The inspiration for Anders and Oliver’s room came from the outdoors, particularly vintage Boys Scouts mixed with bright colors of greens, reds and blues.

The beautiful wood doors were already painted an odd cream color from the previous owner, so we decided to paint them with a kelly green chalkboard paint that we made.  The instructions on how to make your own chalkboard paint can be found here.  The chalkboard gives the boys a way to express their creativity (hopefully just on the doors).  The green also adds a nice pop of color.

The beds I designed to look similar to a vintage cot bed.  I had my wood worker build them for about the same price as an Ikea bed.  To keep the price down, Sage painted them herself a straight white from the can in a satin finish.

The Marimekko Bo Boo quilt was Tim’s as a child.  Sage found another one on ebay and sewed a second quilt to match it.  I think it is so important to include pieces that are personal and nostalgic in your children’s spaces.

The map was a vintage piece that Sage’s mother had in her classroom and gave to the boys.  You can find something similar here.

The metal industrial side table I found thrifting.  The color is a perfect grey/blue and is just the right size to fit under the window.  The beautiful lantern nightlight is from The Land of Nod as well as the O and A Pillows.  The enamel mugs are from Best Made.  The blankets are vintage Pendleton and Hudson Bay.  You can find something similar here and here.

The beautiful photographs were taken by the wonderfully talented Carolee Beckham.  She did such an amazing job capturing the boys and their room.  She has such a talent for capturing people in their spaces, my favorite kind of photographs.

Aren’t Anders and Oliver just the cutest?  They have the most delightful and fun mom too!

Next week I will be showing you part 2 and 3, stay tuned!

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