Friday, June 14, 2013

THE REVEAL: Kiddo's Room {Re}Design

Here it is!

My kiddo's Room {Re}Design Reveal!

**** ALL NEW **** 
We changed it completely! 
See the changes in THIS POST.
Here is a sneak peak of the redo:


and now.... continue...

In all it's AWESOME GLORY....


Since we moved into our Double-Wide in the Sky {what we loving refer to our home} almost 2 years ago, kiddo has called his room "The Awesome Space".


Which surprised me at first because in our previous 3000+ sqft suburban home, he had a bedroom, homeschool room, bathroom and a play area/living room all to HIMSELF.

But, now in our 2 bedroom condo unit, he just has his bedroom and bathroom.
His bedroom now serves as his homeschool and play area.


At least when we initially designed his room we considered all these activities.
And with the redesign, we just optimized... optimized... optimized!


The key added components were these red high gloss bookcases flanking his bed.
They serve as bookcases, storage and nightstands.

Very convenient --- and very much a punch of color and brightness that we needed!


They truly create the focal point of the room. This wall of wonderfulness!

They add balance to a space that commands so much activity and purpose.


When we discussed "changing up" his room, the initial conversations were quite emotional.
Kiddo DID NOT want to change anything about his room!
He DOES NOT like change!
NO!

Seeing how I did not want him to change over to the "Dark Side".... I made sure he had a HUGE say on anything we decided to incorporate and/or do.
He researched with me.
He shopped on-line with me.
He shopped in stores with me.

He was a JEDI.

And he DID NOT join the "Dark Side".


Of course, his main loves and memorabilia had to remain and be on prominent display.
He LOVES looking at things that make him happy.

It helps his creative side... it helps his emotional side....

He gets that from me {wink wink - check out the rest of our Double-Wide in the Sky}.


So, I decided to use the awesome red bookcases flanking his bed as an opportunity to expand the focus to some things that he LOVES.

He sincerely, LOVES.... Elton Brand.

His Brand Jersey was signed for him on his 8th Birthday. 
It has soooooo many reasons to be special to him. 
He loves it with all his heart. 
Truly, one of his most prized possessions. 
We are praying he gets resigned by the Dallas Mavericks. Go MAVS!


Then on the other side, we have his Lamar Odom jersey on display.
Another special memory.
But, he moved on.
We don't need him to come back to the Mavs. But, he holds a special place in kiddo's heart.


Then we have the almost endless supply of Lego Star Wars sets on display.


Some items have traveled with us to our new city dwelling...

These cubed leather ottomans were utilized from our previous home. They are awesome!

We are able to house so many of his toys inside. So, they really add to his storage room.
Plus, the top can be flipped over and it turns into an eating tray for him on those special occasions where he can watch a movie and eat in his room!


So, this is how we pulled everything together.

We added a new color to the mix. ---> RED
We kept an old accent color. ---> GREEN
We kept the original room color. ---> BLUE

We also included more patterns and fabrics to his bed to create a more cozy feel.
And by adding the lighting to his wall, it was a functional way to give him more light with a stylish outcome. Win --- Win!


Now we move over to his work and entertainment area.

This we changed up a little in functionality, as well as, design.

Just a little...


We added this FABULOUS Tulip Base chair with a red cushion.
It swivels!
It's white, bright, sturdy and AMAZING!

We found a Tulip Base lamp to add to the mix and a red clock to balance the red cushion.

We also added one of the filing cabinet pieces that had previously served as a nightstand to his desk area. It gives him more work area. It's just perfect!


He LOVES this space!


Kiddo wants to be a Film Director / Actor / Scientist when he grows up.

Hence all the movie posters. Some are authentic vintage pieces {Like the New York Subway Poster above his bed and the Star Wars Poster above his desk} but, others are replicas of his favorite movies and by some of his favorite directors.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle was a new addition. And can I say.... the color combination works FABULOUSLY with the room?!  S-C-O-R-E! 

We also took the film reels we had found at flea markets and spray painted them a high gloss red.
PERFECT! 



Kiddo is an avid reader and one of his favorite series to read during his summer break are The Hardy Boys. He also loves the hunt of finding new books to add to his collection at flea markets, antique stores, or thrift stores. It gives him something to look forward to when I drag him shopping.



So, this is my Kiddo's Room {Re}Design...


In all it's AWESOME GLORY....

Since we moved into our Double-Wide in the Sky almost 2 years ago, kiddo has called his room "The Awesome Space". I hope he continues to call it that for many many more years to come!

*Featured at Serenity Now and linking up at Remodelaholic and Kid Spaces at Emily A. Clark.

6 comments:

  1. Love it! What a great space. I like the addition of the red bookshelves- they're a great way to display his neat little objects and keep books organized. I also like that he has his own couch! Oh, and E.T. was my favorite!! (coming from a fellow Star wars and ET kid).

    Awesome job, as always!

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    1. Thank you, sweetheart!

      E.T. phone home.....

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  2. Stopping by from Emily's Kid's Room link-up...Terrific space! Way to get him involved in the decision making. I'm sure he enjoys it that much more because of that!

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    1. Thank you, Erin for stopping by and taking the time to leave a sweet comment!

      Have a FABULOUS day!
      -Joanne

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  3. Neat space - love that you got his input! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Emily, for hosting such a fun link up! It has been a blast looking at all the creative and amazing spaces!

      Your time is greatly appreciated by many!
      -Joanne

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