This weeks before & afters cover the two kids rooms at Project Holly- starting today with their son Houston’s room.
Houston is a month older than Grace, and the sweetest most beautiful little boy ever and it was a blast working on his big boy room.
The room as seen in the listing photo was a little overcrowded, with one spooky can centered in the ceiling for light.
Natalie had seen this Battle of Valmy wallpaper in a little boys room in D Magazine and had to have it. I was happy to oblige.
We added red wood tassel trim to Restoration Hardware window panels they already had, and brought in a snappy Jonathan Adler sputnik flush mount. I love embracing a theme in a kids room, but I always aim to make the room seem more like a set than a shrine. Does that make sense?
What I mean by that is I want the room to feel like an kidded up version of an actual Generals room in this case, rather than an assemblage of all things Battle themed. Or using a sports theme, I would want the room to feel like a basketball players room rather than the room of a boy who loves basketball. I think it makes it more fun and empowering for the child to have that agency, and for me it protects a theme from getting too cheesy.
So besides the wallpaper, the rest of the elements we brought in reminded me of something a French General might have in his fancy barracks. The burl wood chest, rug and brass elements all felt gentlemanly and give a nice foil for the sweeter more childlike accents.
Natalie found this awesome vintage ship lamp thrifting, and it could not be more perfect. I love when magic happens like that!
The wallpaper is is incredible- but the unique coloring proved a little tricky when bringing in other elements into the room. Especially a rug!
Everything we brought in was either too green or too blue and clashed with the greeny blue in the paper. UNTIL I found this rug on Lulu & Georgia- which of course was backordered.
We waited months for it to arrive, and when it did it really…tied the room together.
Wallpaper: Brunschwig & Fils (Battle of Valmy 1792) | Light Fixture: Jonathan Adler via Biscuit Home (Jonathan Adler Sputnik) | Chest: Well Appointed House (Burl Wood Chest) | Trim: Samuel & Sons | Rug:Lulu & Georgia | Headboard: Custom via Biscuit Home | Bedding: Biscuit Home – Jamie Blue duvet,Jamie Blue Sham, Cornflower Blue Sham | Throw Blanket: Biscuit Home | Lamp: Vintage