Simple, industrial-style metal chairs add vintage appeal to this seating area in the Little Boy Blu room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014, which was designed by Shelley Cahan as an upscale retreat for the youngest gentleman of the house.
Featuring a transportation theme, this boy's bedroom includes red hanging letters, graphic bedding and a painted headboard. The red, white and blue color palette is classic and versatile for years to come.
Designer Karen Wolf's client wanted a room that reflected their boy's name, "Jonah" without being literal. This nursery is a perfect example of how a room can rock a theme staying sophisticated, timeless and relevant. This big boy's space will not time out through the use of bold color, dramatic pattern and mature furnishings.
Designers transformed the building's former classrooms into the bedrooms for these homeowners. Instead of splitting the space into five bedrooms-one for each child-designers decided to leave the room open and create a wall with six bunk beds. These bed spaces are given some privacy with curtains to give each boy their own space.
The client wanted a room that reflected their boy's name, "Jonah" without being literal. This nursery is a perfect example of how a room can rock a theme and stay sophisticated, timeless and relevant. This big boy's space will not time out through the use of bold color, dramatic pattern and mature furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. How to Balance a Bold Pattern: Make sure your colors have a weight to it that can hold up to the bold pattern. Designer Karen Wolf used bright mid tones to balance the whales and also showcase them.
2. Why Red?: The black pattern called for a "power pop". The playful and strong red color was able to shine on its own in just right amounts in the room.
3. Sweet and Strong: A great mix for a room to grow. The sweet patterned window treatments are offset by the strong wallpaper.
4. Pattern Mixes: The dense wallpaper was mixed with a small window treatment print and open graphic with white field on the floor.
A black-and-white rhino mural from Wall + Deco makes a fun statement in this boy's nursery, which is grounded by neon yellow floors. A low sofa and contemporary rocker create a space for relaxing and playing.
This little boy's room maximizes storage space by incorporating two vintage-inspired dressers: one tucked in the closet and one next to the bunk beds. Intended for the youngest gentleman of the house, the space pairs classic, tailored elements with nickel accents and distressed furnishings for a look that’s both playful and preppy.
To create a unique space for the homeowners' little boy, designers anchored the space in a bright blue wall color and mural that depicts a map of the world. Then, they added a navy bed frame to add contrast in the space. Finally, they added colorful pillows and the occupant's prized possessions-a statue and a guitar-to give the space a personalized touch to the room.
An Hermes pillow in an orange-and-white checkerboard pattern provides eye-catching contrast against the neutral bedding of the Little Boy Blu room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. The classic blue-and-white pattern in the fabric wallpaper is Pierre Frey's 18th-century ikat Toile de Nantes print.