When I was younger, my little sister and I would rip out pages from the Pottery Barn Kids & IKEA magazines, tuck them away in our caboodles, and devise plans to make our bedrooms look exactly the same as the bedrooms in those catalogues. My sister and I spent a LOT of time in our bedroom, and took immense pride in it being our space. We would play with dolls and barbies in there for (I am not exaggerating) hours upon hours. Important meetings, secret plans, playing, fighting… our bedroom saw it all.
As I think back on those years, and look at my two little boys who are entering into a stage where there is more independent, imaginative play, the word that keeps ringing in my head is: magic. Childhood, though confusing and frustrating at times, is such a magical thing. When designing a room for a baby, toddler, or kiddo, the idea of creating an environment that will cultivate and foster magic is always at the forefront of my mind. This is what I always wanted as a kid, and I love that I have the opportunity to do this for others.
When Max’s mom told me that he was graduating from Nursery to Big Boy Room, I was so excited and honored to be part of this process! They had a camping theme throughout his nursery, so we decided to carry that into his big kid room and run with it. I especially loved the idea of using colors and materials that you would see in nature. His bedroom was pretty much a blank canvas (you’ll see this in the before photos), so this project was extremely fun and fulfilling. Enjoy. <3