A few years ago I had the privilege of helping one of my lifelong friends design a nursery for her firstborn (See full post here). So when she told me that she and her husband were expecting their second child, and asked me to help create a "Big Boy" room for her son Maddox I couldn't have been more excited! The transition between being an only child to becoming a big brother can be enough for a little guy... so we wanted to make sure that his new room felt like his own.
I absolutely adore these matchbox car prints by Leslee Mitchell - there really couldn't be a more perfect art series for a little boy's room and I was excited to get to use them for this project! I kind of want to buy a few for my own home now! Check out the whole series here
One thing that was important when achieving this design for this room was that it fit their family's style as well as Maddox's personality. When we began brainstorming the design we took care make the space feel sweet and youthful but also not too "baby". We wanted this room to flow with the rest of the house and fit their bright, bold style. By incorporating a mix of patterns in the bedding and draperies, with some of Maddox's favorite books and items on the open shelves we were able to make this space and happy and bright as he is.
We searched high and low for the antique twin beds. Although Kiley and I both loved the idea of doing twin beds, she already had a queen bed on hand and we were having a hard time finding just the right pair. I am glad we didn't give up on our search though, because I think the pair of antique beds absolutely make the room and I love how they anchor the window so nicely. It has been such a blessing to watch my friend and her family grow and I am so thankful to get to play even a small part in helping them make their house a home.