First off I want to thank all of you who sent me kind words, encouragement, support and comments regarding LIVE LIKE YOU!! And a BIG special THANK YOU and HUGS to the following friends and bloggers who wrote some fantastic posts on LiveLikeYou. All the support is sooooo appreciated!!!! Monika at Splendid Willow, Erica at Studio Ericsdotter, Gretchen Opgenroth, Tanya at Style Studio, and Alena of Oh it’s just Perfect, Angelina Jolin, and if I missing someone else please let me know so I can post your link and a thank you here and on Facebook!! Last week was very intense, and YES I slept a lot this weekend!
I finally want to share some after pictures of Luke’s room….Remember his pale room that was no longer suitable for the big 10 year old he now is? And remember the post about his BLUE BAR inspiration picture? Now how did that all translate in to a boy’s room?
This set up and color scheme had been outgrown. A room for a 4 year old is very different from the kind of room a 10 year old wants.
The soft Scandinavian feel was ready to go Bye-Bye!!
So this room…..got a COMPLETE MAKEOVER…
THE STARTING POINT – this is what the room looked like.
THE CRAZY BLUE BAR THAT WAS LUKE’S DREAM ROOM AND INSPIRATION
All the boy’s rooms I showed him bored him. But when I googled BLUE ROOMS and this bar image came up, he was smitten. How do you create a boy’s room from a bar?
There were a few steps I posted about on the blog. If you care to revisit.
STEP 3 — THE END RESULT!
Photography Greg Powers
A bold blue room with black and white graphics, and the much discussed touches of red!
The red chair is still here because Luke wanted to keep it after all. However in the near future it will be painted BLACK.
This is photographer Greg Powers, who shot the house for DC magazine, trying to get the canine crew to cooperate but to no avail. As soon as he would step away, Lucky would jump down. Bubba however was taking notes below and eager to assist. But the tiny assistant was not wanted for this picture since he weaseled his way in to most of them!!
The chair from the living room was not supposed to be here as we’re recovering a wing chair, but Luke likes how comfortable it is, so for now it stays. It’s his room after all. The zig zag roman shades add plenty of pattern.
Just wanted to show an after picture that feels like real life. I can style the book case all I want, but it takes only a few minutes for it to look like the before picture. But in my opinion AFTER pictures should probably show some real life? That some of his art work from school on the desk.
SO again, it went from a softer pastel room….
…to a bolder, more modern and certainly more grown up quarters!!!
Luke is very happy with his blue room. And that is all that counts!!
For all of you who missed my house tour and appearance THE NATE BERKUS SHOW. I will post it here on the blog on Wednesday!
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