Decorating the Boy’s Rooms

Been really thinking about decorating a lot lately. Luke has just about outgrown the bunkbed in his room, and since moving it to Kell’s room is out of the question, we’ll move Luke instead! I’m painting the room a pale yellow, and it’s going to have a nautical theme. I’m using this tutorial to make rugby striped curtains like the $90 a panel ones in Pottery Barn. Also going to make a Mariner’s Compass quilt for his bed. I’ve always wanted to do a Mariner’s Compass. As you can see, it’s a piecing challenge. I love hand-piecing.


Kell’s room will be blue, with an aeronautical theme. I’m making this quilt for him.


Now if only I could lone myself to get all this done.

The Living Room

This room, from Candice Olsen, is actually the design inspiration for TWO rooms in my house. I plan to do the wall of blue curtains behind my bed. That will be so pretty and will help with warmth and noise reduction. I love the bookcase wall as well. We don’t have a TV in our living room, it’s going to be my office and a library. Those stainless steel trunk/chest of drawers are from Restoration Hardware and cost more than my mortgage so you know they won’t be happening no matter how hard I beg. I do like the idea of a chest in a wall of bookcases to break things up, and you can never have too much storage. My mind is whirling, but at least I have this fab picture for inspiration.