I finally got around to visiting a client in Vestavia to take some pictures of this finished space and it is gorgeous! It says a lot when my seven-year-old little boy looks over my shoulder as I'm uploading these pictures and exclaims, "Whose room is that?!? It's awesome! I wish I had a room like that!" Enough said. Every little boy's dream room come to life!
My client picked an awesome rug from Dash and Albert (one of my favorite companies for rugs, especially for children's rooms!) and got the burlap storage bins from The Good Life in Vestavia.
Olivia Charles Antiques storage bench so the boys can read and mom has another place to store toys and necessities when they're not in use.
The antler pillows on the window seat were made from Lee Jofa's "antlers" fabric in rust. And the box pleated valance was designed to coordinate with the drapes on the other side of the room and hung where the ceiling meets the wall above the window so no natural light was blocked, the window seems even taller, and the backside of the valance can't be seen when looking at the front of the home from the outside.
The narrow space between the beds was the perfect spot for our Olivia Charles Antiques bedside table bookcase. These can be made in any color and size. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The vintage wooden moose dress up the window trim and playfully peak through the drapes when they are closed.
My favorite part about the window treatments is the jute "fringe" trim we used to frame the fabric band. In my opinion, if you are going to pay for custom window treatments they should look just that...custom. Using trims and tapes is a simple and easy way to create something truly unique. If you don't have the money for custom drapes from scratch, adding embellishments in the form of trim or tapes or fabric bands is an inexpensive alternative that will give you a similar high-end and custom look.
For those of you wondering how we managed to hang the oar in front of the drapes, here is a close-up of the double curtain rod we used. By purchasing a double bracket with screws we were able to secure the oar tightly, which was important when you consider the number of boys that will be playing in this room! :)