I've made a little headway on the oldest boy's room. Do you want to take a peek?
If you don't remember the general feel I was going for, I made a basic design plan here.
Then I bought the bed and pillow here.
Bedding is difficult for an older boy. His pirate sheets totally didn't work anymore. A comforter? Hurl.
I found this charcoal grey cashmere blanket at the thrift store yesterday (it's from that brief period of time when Banana Republic made some luxury home/gift items and cashmere baby clothes). It was new, the right size, and $12.95. The antique bed means I have to walk a fine line between granny and hip/young. The bedding looks masculine and kind of vintage militaria to me. I think it works.
We're going for a dark grey-blue wall and tested out some big swatches. The darkest one got the thumbs up.
But my most favorite addition is the brushed bronze starburst lamp. We had to have an electrician punch holes up the wall and across the ceiling to put it in. Our 90-year old house is almost completely timbered...there's only a couple inches between each framing beam, whereas most homes have one beam per wall and one across the ceiling. Thus the zigzagging holes.
Now we need to get the rest of the furniture (I'm thinking industrial) and art (some cool art posters from Poster Cabaret?)
This vintage Kevi chair would look delish in here, right?