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Mateo’s bedroom was always going to be the most playful of the bunch. I had such a clear vision of the bright, light, and energetic space I wanted to create for my lastborn! However, there were a few design challenges to overcome. First of all, this was going to be Mateo’s first “big boy bed”, and I wanted to make sure that all of the furniture could grow with him as he gets older. I knew that I wanted to use a lot of the art I already had in this space, particularly the bright and funky spray paint art pieces by artist Casey Gray. I love all of the play with color in those pieces, and they became the inspiration for the rest of the room!
The biggest design challenge was that of the wallpaper. I had some leftover Katie Kime scarab wallpaper I had used in a powder room in my last house. I had quite a bit left, and I had planned to use it on one wall of Mateo’s room. I love the paper SO much, but when I went to see if I could purchase additional paper if I needed it, I saw that the print was discontinued! I had a conversation with Fabricio of Supreme Home Finishes, and let him know that this wallpaper was a MUST. I just needed to see if we could make the amount that I still had work for the room. After measuring a few times, they let me know the sad news that there wasn’t quite enough to do the whole wall. But I didn’t want to give up! I ultimately decided to have them build out a “frame” for the wall, and to put the wallpaper inside of it! I even painted the frame, and the trim of the room in a bright, coordinating color to be able to pull the colors into the rest of the room. That way it almost looks like a huge mural behind the bed! I’m so obsessed with how this turned out, and I’ll definitely think about framing wallpaper again.
I decided to go for a midcentury modern vibe for the rest of the room details, and a really beautiful, painted star wallpaper for the rest of the walls. This room feels like it perfectly encapsulates my bright, funny, and spunky little boy’s personality. And I love that it isn’t so “on the nose” as a Boy Room.
All the design details are below, and let me know if you have any other questions!
Wallpaper Installation and Painting by: Supreme Home Finishes
Curtain Fabric: Pottery Barn Teen
Curtain Shade Installed and Made by: Draperies and Interiors of Greenwich
Curtain Rod: Pottery Barn Teen
Light Fixture: Crate & Kids
Bed: Pottery Barn Kids
Alphabet Pillow: Paynes Gray
Quilt: Crate & Kids
Rug: Frontgate (similar)
Dresser: Pottery Barn Teen
Nightstand: Pottery Barn Kids
Table Lamp: West Elm Kids
Floor Lamp: Crate & Barrel
Chair: Pottery Barn Teen
Bookshelf: Pottery Barn Teen
Faux Plant: Home Depot
Mirror: Joss & Main
Flower Artwork: Casey Gray
Ladybug Artwork: Etsy (similar)
Artwork Above Dresser: Personal Collection
Books: Barnes & Noble
Picture Frames (Green): Target
Picture Frames (Resin & Wood): Target
Dog Statue: Wayfair (similar)
Mushroom Lamp: Thinker Lamps
Red/Orange Vase: West Elm
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