I haven’t written about Luke’s room for a couple of weeks. You might remember all the mixtures of BLUES going on in his room, and Luke’s desire that the only colors be blue, black and white. I convinced him to let me add an additional color like red, since that would go with his previous desire for a flame scheme. (Remember this post?) The hallway in to his room is bold yellow (as you might have seen in Friday’s post), and a third primary color felt cool. So we painted his desk chair red. When it arrived we all loved it…except Luke. So then I got unsure…maybe it’s too feminine? But now Luke might have come around to liking it. So we decided we would ask your opinion.
You might remember his bed as it had arrived in the room…
Lots of blues.
So we added some black fur pillows, black hotel bedding and also a black and white graphic curtain.
Besides all the blues and black and white graphics, there’s also a brown worn leather club chair in the room. So adding some red felt really fun. We started with a cool, red pillow from Jonathan Adler.
Love this Barghello Hazard pillow! It looks great in the worn leather club chair or on the bed. (will show later).
But it needed more touches of red I thought. So…
…we bought this dusty, forgotten chair. It had such a great shape. I added…
…this black and white zig zag fabric and shiny red paint. I’m pretty sure I selected a high gloss red, which I had left over from the chandelier in the dining room. I make my color selections so fast and give to Omar sometimes I forget.
But now it looks like…
Can a guy have a red chair?? Or do men and boys need to stick to browns, blacks and blues? I always get so frustrated shopping for boys. If you look in a Pottery Barn catalog, the boy’s rooms stick to only blues and greens, whereas the girls have a huge array of colors to choose from. Same goes for clothing. Isn’t it time to break away from that?
But then again we don’t want his room to feel “girly”. Perhaps we’ve been brainwashed as to what colors are appropriate for boys? I don’t know…
But if I add this little black shag pillow it definitely is too feminine!! But perhaps if I add a black sweater knit pillow or a leather pillow will bring out the boyish side of the chair?
The fur pillow will be used else where!
Everything else is masculine…
This over sized clock that I picked up at Homegoods hangs on the wall.
We also bought some inexpensive shiny black frames from Kohl’s.
Jenny photo shopped some images of our canine crew and created special effects in black and white, giving them a little edge. If you know how to use photo shop this is a cheap way to add a little Andy Warhol effect to your images. Next time I want to do it in color.
The picture on the right is Bubba waiting for Luke at the school bus.
Since it’s Luke’s favorite thing to see those giant ears stick out of the car as he gets off the school bus.
I wanted an animal head, but not a real one. And lately I’ve seen so many wood ones around, I thought this one in news paper print from Anthropologie was more unusual and sweet.
Here is a quick snapshot…(ignore the pillow).
But what do you think? Should the red chair stay or should it go?
It can also be painted navy…