Thursday, 17 July 2008

Little Boy Blue

My baby has moved into a big boy bed and I have finally finished decorating his room in the way I have always intended - two years on!

I painted the room a lovely pale blue (please don't ask for the colour, I mixed it myself) and I got the first coat on one evening, at about the mad hour of 5:30. And the other coat at 5:30 the next morning. Oh what crazy efforts I go to when I finally decide something has to be done then and there.

I wanted the room to be fresh and light; pale blue, red and white with touches of navy from the airplane quilt and brown from the cowboy quilt.



I actually managed to find a quilt cover that matched the quilts and I liked. But it was only available in a double bed size, so I trimmed it down and had a bit of extra fabric to play with. I love the style of the large cushion that I made and have since made one for each of the girls beds. It covers up the messier pillow behind and because it is quilted and has the flange/border it sits perfectly.



This little outfit was a very special present from one of my best friends.



I love the red frames on blue walls I have had these little Rupert prints since I was about fifteen. The trucks were Steve's when he was little.





The little kitchen was a recent find at a second hand shop. A very popular addition to our home.



And I am happy to say that this room actually looks like this most of the time. The bed is easy to make, boys toys seem so much easier than girls toys to pack up and the storage is fabulous. I know as he gets older it won't always be this tidy, but for now I am enjoying it.

18 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You have done a great job Tamara - love the wall colour, the doona cover, the airplane quilt, the cushion - everything looks so fresh and inviting! Perfect for a little boys room.

Cass said...

Great room. We are about to move our 20 month old into a big bed so I need to do a bit to her room too.

Christie said...

What a fantastic room! I need to find a nice doona cover for my son's bed at the moment he has a white on & it won't be white for much longer!!

Kristine said...

Tamara it's perfect. I love the colour palette you used. Ice blue and red is one of my favourite colour combinations. He's a lucky boy.

Kelly McClorey said...

it's such a lovely room! the colour combination is perfect and i love all the bits and pieces too. and i totally understand the early morning 2nd coat of paint thing...when i eventually do get going with something it has to be done! x

Jodie said...

It looks great - fresh and colourful but kind of calm as well.

Pennie said...

What a great room, love the colours and simplicity of design.

Eva's House said...

If I were a boy I would to be in that room, it's lovely, and I feel he loves it too!

one little acorn said...

It's a beautiful room. Great colour combinations and all the little details. Love the little kitchen - what a fabulous find.

Hannah said...

I love the room. I love the color and the bedding! They go together perfectly. What a lovely job.

leslie said...

absolutely perfect! the combination of colours, patterns, textures... all so, so wonderful.

gkgirl said...

the bedroom is adorable...
and regarding your post
about the girls sewing,
it gave me hope
that maybe i can sew, too...
:0)

LittleWhiteDove said...

That is one awesome little boys room! You've done a wonderful job, it looks like the perfect room for relaxing, playing, imagining...

Garden Girl said...

what a lovely room- your little boy is so cute! But I think you're right-fast forward ten years and there will be smelly socks everywhere!x

h&b said...

My God !
Are you a stylist ? Photographer ?
Has this room been featured in a magazine - did you LIFT these pictures from a magazine and pretend that's your room/your son etc ??

I'm absolutely amazed, inspired and gobsmacked at your beautiful, beautiful work !!

wow !
really.

la la Lovely said...

Hi.. I have ventured over via Absolutely Beautiful Things... your site is lovely. I LOVE your little boys room....so sweet. And all the photos of your home are very inspiring....I'll be back to visit again!

Trina
la la Lovely

la la Lovely said...

Oh...forgot to mention that I have an Ella too. And if I ever have another little girl Kate has always been one of my favorites! Sooo cute!

Corrie said...

wow it looks straight out of a home magazine! well done

Corrie:)