See, our third bedroom is a combo of office and boys’ room. However, other than the fact that there’s a stapler in there, no officing actually takes place. So I moved the desk out, moved the bookcase in and broke up my trundle bed “sectional” for two single beds.
Remember this lamp? I covered the shade of its twin sister, but never got around to doing this one. Hooray procrastination! Because the green shade works perfectly in here. And I still love the artichoke base.
So does the robot.
The bookcase totally works in here. It’s like it wandered onto the island of misfit toys and found a new home.
It took us a bit to land on a color scheme in here. Originally, it was yellow and gray. Then I put some bright art in there and the green started to come out. So I threw in the campaign nightstands, some orangey-red accents and the sophisticated yellow and gray scheme was officially out the window. But that’s okay with me. I like where we ended up. It’s a cheery space now. All boy, no office. (And no Lilly Pulitzer quilt either…)
I love the Sally Draper quote on the coaster, “I follow the rules and everybody hates me.” Poor thing. Sidebar: 4 weeks until Mad Men!
I briefly mentioned Taylor’s basement art studio in this post, but he’s been cranking down there coming up with some really cool stuff. (I should preface this with I know nothing about making art.) He’s been creating all these mini-paintings to cut down and collage in order to make these big paintings, which he’s been doing on salvaged doors. Here’s the first completed one. The colors were perfect for this room. The plan is to hang it, but for now it’s just leaning.
A closer look:
I find myself walking in there and just smiling at all the color, especially when the sun streams through the (ahem) paper shades.