Mateo’s Bedroom Reveal

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Eva Amurri shares her son, Mateo's, bedroom reveal

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!

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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.

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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!

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Design Credits:


Wallpaper: Discontinued Bug Wallpaper by Katie Kime and Serena & Lily in Star Wallpaper

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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Photographs by Julia Dags | Copyright © 2023 Happily Eva After, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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  1. Mel G says:

    Love it! How is he coping with his Big Boy Bed?

    12.15.23 Reply
    • He loves it! If we hadn’t bed-trained him with the toddler alarm clock, though, it may have gotten dicey there!

      12.19.23 Reply
  2. Erin says:

    Mateo’s room is absolutely amazing! It fits his little spirit and personality so well! I love all of the details and the curtains 🤍

    05.27.24 Reply