Lately I have felt like a contestant on one of those HGTV decorating shows.
I've been given a room, budget and client to work with.
The room is my son's bedroom. The budget is basically non existent.
And the client has a list of wishes that's a mile long.
Let's just say that designing a room for Martha Stewart would stress me out less.His list includes the following:
A Big Bed - he prefers the Thomas bed from Pottery Barn (did I mention the budget?)
The Madras Quilt from Pottery Barn (really who raised this kid)
A Bean Bag Chair
Framed Map of the animals of the world
His favorite Phillie's Jersey framed for display
A School locker
Desk with Chair
A Rug of his choosing
A Rug of his choosing
(he has been leaning over me the entire time I was Internet shopping rugs)
And last but not least a Temper Pedic Mattress
(I'm so removing his TV from his room)
We are currently in debates on the color of the bed. Dark wood or white, I prefer white.
And let's be honest, since sweet husband and I are paying the bill I'm gonna guess it will be white.
Since the Pottery Barn bed is out of the budget I spent 3 hours yesterday trying to find a similar one online. And HALLELUJAH I think I've found one! I'll keep you posted on that after I call and confirm availability.
This is his room currently, and it was fine when he was smaller, but now he barely fits in the twin bed. Did I mention the entire top bunk is Lego Land, good luck finding a spot for all those!
Silly decorator....who signs up for this sort of challenge?
Oh and by the way, he does have pillows, they were just being used as walls for a tent in my living room at the time I was taking these pictures...gosh don't you just love summer break!
Hmmmm...perhaps some sort of storage with doors would be a good idea.
We will be keeping the curtains and rods, so I would really like to see him keep the Nautical look.
I think I'll make the husband tell him NO to the framed jersey. Not that I'm afraid of my little client or anything, nope not at all!
We have reached a compromise on the green color,
he picked out two and I gritted my teeth and let him choose his favorite.
Yeah I'm not sure where the compromise comes in either.
(top two pictures from Pottery Barn Kids)