A Big Boy Room Update with Holly + Martin

It’s been awhile since I’ve given you an update on Little Sam’s bedroom makeover. His big boy room is coming along! The boys’ rooms are something that I have been working on behind the scenes.

Just to recap…I sat both the boys down for a “design consultation” a few months back. They both have such distinct tastes and interests. It has been so much fun working on their rooms. I feel like by giving them these unique spaces I am helping to mold them into the people they are supposed to be. That’s just my cheesy take on it all, I guess.

Big Boy Room Update

As you may know, Sam is my very active 5-year-old. He is such a cool kid. Way cooler than me, that’s for sure! His design plan is very specific. He wanted black, whites, and grays. Specifically, white walls and black trim…gotta love that! On his must-have list is a teepee, a place for his buddies (a million stuffed animals!), a hanging basket chair, a guitar and a place to have a club house and read. He is also drawn to clean spaces. His tastes pointed towards Scandinavian design and Mid-century furniture. I found that really interesting and surprising. I totally love his style!

boy bedroom design plan via Bliss at Home

His room is quite tiny so we are making the most out of every inch. The teepee is quite the space sucker but it does check 3 things off of his list: the teepee (duh!), the club house, and the reading space. I wanted some book storage next to it for him. I found the perfect shelving unit for his room. When I say perfect, I mean it!

Ottico 3-piece table set from Holly + Martin

I found a 3-piece shelving unit at Holly + Martin that has a modern design and guess what– black, gray, and white cubbies!!! The Ottico 3-piece tables set can be used as a shelf or separately as tables. They stack together which is so clever! Can we say design kismet?  It also has the lighter wood legs that go great with the Scandinavian design aesthetic Sam likes and it works seamlessly next to his teepee.


Holly + Martin Ottico 3-piece Tables

I am loving how this room is coming together for him. I was trying to find a rug for his space, right now he has inherited our old living room rug which is the right size for his room and the color works. We have so much more to do and share, but I thought it would be fun to give you guys a progress report today.

I have my eye on some bedding, we plan to DIY some lighting for him, I have a cool built-in toy storage idea I am tweaking, and then all the little details that will make his room super special. A lot of it will have to be put on hold since we are spending the summer on the East Coast.

I’d like to thank Holly + Martin for the furniture featured in this post. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.

*Also, I am over at Mohawk Flooring’s blog Creative Home today sharing how I made the DIY Triangles Banner. Come for a visit! I love their blog and they have a great line up of contributors. Endless ideas!!

DIY-triangles banner

Now I am going to go hang out with a boy in his teepee…

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19 Comments on A Big Boy Room Update with Holly + Martin

  1. cassie
    May 29, 2014 at 5:16 am (12 months ago)

    love it- it really is the perfect addition to his room!

      May 29, 2014 at 7:01 am (12 months ago)

      Agreed. I couldn’t have designed a piece more perfect. Holly + Martin nailed it! xo Kristin

  2. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    May 29, 2014 at 5:20 am (12 months ago)

    Oh I love the teepee, how fabulous is that and I love that he has an opinion about his room. Can’t wait to see more.

      May 29, 2014 at 7:00 am (12 months ago)

      Thanks Marty :) He loves his teepee so much. He loves to play and look at books in there. Every little kid should have a teepee. I’ll have to share more when we get back from our summer rental in August. xo Kristin

  3. jlhoneyman
    May 29, 2014 at 6:36 am (12 months ago)

    Such an interesting piece! Looks great in his room – you’re right, it’s totally perfect!

      May 29, 2014 at 6:58 am (12 months ago)

      I love that it is such a unique style and I think it is so clever how you can stack the tables or use them separately. I was doing a happy dance when I saw that it came black, gray, and white with light wood legs!! Perfect for him. Just perfect. xo

  4. Mimosa Lane (@MimosaLane)
    May 29, 2014 at 6:56 am (12 months ago)

    I love that shelf unit! So very cool. And that campfire light is just perfect. It’s so clever. This is one lucky little boy!

      May 29, 2014 at 7:21 am (12 months ago)

      Thanks Albertina :) This kids has some cool style ;) That campfire light is one of my favorite things on his list. xo Kristin

  5. Carmel Phillips
    May 29, 2014 at 7:29 am (12 months ago)

    What a cool piece – love unique items like that – cool kid – cool room~!

      May 29, 2014 at 8:04 am (12 months ago)

      Thanks Carmel :) I was so happy to see find this furniture. It really is the perfect thing for his space :) xo Kristin

  6. Kim@NewlyWoodwards
    May 29, 2014 at 8:03 am (12 months ago)

    That shelf is really rad. It’s looking great in there. Those boys are two lucky guys.

      May 29, 2014 at 8:06 am (12 months ago)

      Thanks Kim :) I think designing these rooms for them is one of my most favorite projects ever :) xo Kristin

  7. Katrina
    May 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm (12 months ago)

    This little corner of his room is so cute!! I’m sure in time Avery will want a teepee too — they look like so much fun! :)

  8. Julia@Cuckoo4design
    May 29, 2014 at 7:05 pm (12 months ago)

    The shelf looks perfect for his adorable room. Couldn’t be any better!

  9. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    May 29, 2014 at 11:35 pm (12 months ago)

    Wow, that is some taste for a five year old! LOVE the new bookshelf. My almost four year old is quite into stuffed animals right now, too. Trying to find some stylish ways to keep them all wrangled. Great progress—can’t wait to see the rest of the room : ]

  10. Bethany @ Dwellings By DeVore
    June 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm (12 months ago)

    That shelf is perfect in there! I bought a teepee for my daughter for Christmas and she loves it!

  11. anu
    June 2, 2014 at 8:36 pm (12 months ago)

    The shelf looks great! Love that it’s modular and you could use it in different ways if you wanted to!

  12. Kenz
    June 4, 2014 at 5:02 pm (12 months ago)

    What a fun room! Can we make an adult version for meeeee?!

  13. Giselle
    November 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm (6 months ago)

    Great room! Where did you get the teepee? I’ve been looking for one exactly like that. Sorry if I missed that detail…


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