My dear friend Fee has been sharing with us some tips for children’s spaces, and this is our latest instalment. It’s totally gorgeous and I hope it gets your inspirations flowing for a perfect boy’s bedroom.
As we live by the sea, a nautical theme overtook my little boys world on his arrival, as it did and still does the boy’s collection of mini-la-mode – I love an anchor, although Laszlo remains obsessed with farm machinery & tractors, so they are allowed in here and there!
For my son’s room he was moving from a cot to a bed to make room for his little sister in the nursery, so I focused on the bed and its painted theme. The Junior Sleigh bed is from Sandman Planters with a trundle bed underneath for sleepovers, all hand painted by the brilliant Tini Tiger.
I had the nautical curtains with chrome eyelets and Union Jack pom poms in my head for years before doing them. The ticking fabric is from Jane Churchill and my mother made the bedspread and applique pillow to match from leftovers, and he snuggles up with our Mini-la-Mode starry blanket for stories The wallpaper by Sarah Hardaker is a big feature on one whole wall – as we live by the sea I love to imagine it even when you cant see it.
Most of the toys are antiques and were my husbands when he was a child, including the hanging aeroplane, which he made as a boy. The bi-plane wall shelf is from the Great Little Trading Company and his little vehicles wall clock is from Notonthehighstreet.com. A totally essential part of his room is the Growclock (Amazon) – which means strictly no waking unless the sunshine is up!
Fee Drummond, founder of baby & childrenswear brand Mini-la-Mode lives in a family home in the New Forest, on the Solent shore with her property developer husband and two children, where refurbishing dated old rooms is a requirement and passion for the designer.
Photo Credit: www.stephanieosmond.com