Thursday, October 3, 2013

Linking participant in the One room challenge. Guest room for the college student


I am so thrilled that this opportunity coincided with my plans to makeover my son's (aka Mr. DMM) room while he is away at college. Thank you Linda
Let's get down to business.
My idea is to create a cozy, eclectic guest room that my son can also use on school breaks.
Many of the furniture pieces I already have but are in different rooms. The idea is to use classics along with mid-century and funkier items to create an "undecorated" look  with lots of layers and interest.
I put together a Pinterest board for the room.
Here are a few of my inspiration photos.




 Here is what I started with...

photo when we moved in in 2010
This lavender did not last long with a teenaged boy and he requested white walls, so that is what he got along with a mish-mash of furniture that was functional but that's about it. I waited patiently knowing hoping that he would venture off to college after high school. He did.


The first thing to do was to empty the room and start painting. I was hoping to get  help from my husband and get this done in one day but he works a lot, so I moved everything to one side and started anyways.

I chose Sherwin-Williams Naval as the wall color.


Here  is the mock-up with my slapdash use of the SW color visualizer.
Why not photograph the actual room? Because it is currently full of paint trays and furniture all over the place.
Tune in next week to see progress. That means you too, Mr. DMM!

82 comments:

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love the dark wall color you have chosen. Inspiration pics are amazing so I am sure you will do a fabulous job.

Cathy Wall said...

I too made over my off to college son's room. Unfortunately he won't be enjoying it for a while since we have an exchange student living in there! Can't wait to see what you do and love the color choice!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I just hopped over from Linda's, I'm linking up to!! So glad she opened this up to everyone. Your inspirational pics are amazing! I can't wait to follow along. Cheers!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

LOVE that color!!!!! Is it too early to get excited about my girls going off to college? :)

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Such a rich color! Can't wait to see more more more!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

thumbs up to that color!

Kim said...

Loving the navy vibe. I need some boy room inspiration for my son's room! xo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love the manly student's room. Come on, show us the paint cans :). Thanks for joining in, this will be great!

Kristen Alcorta said...

Awesome color choice!
I LOVE that inspiration photo of the room w/ the portraits!!
Looking forward to seeing the changes you're making!

Elizabeth Day said...

I love your inspiration pictures and can visualize some of your own paintings in groupings in the new room. Can't wait to see more.

Raina Cox said...

1. Adore the blue you chose.

2. Still cannot believe you have a college-age child.

pam {simple details} said...

What a gorgeous color, Kerry! I'm in good company, I'll be knee deep in paint supplies today, too! :) Love the collected look you're going for!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great plan and great color

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the navy...great choice! Cant wait to see your room transform into your inspiration pictures...love the look of gallery art...

Stacey {steward of design} said...

I love the navy! Looking forward to seeing what you do!

Vel Criste said...

Love that color already! I'm using Peaceful night by behr on mine, I love all the art collage on the wall and aI bet you'll put a lot of art in this room! Can't wait Kerry!

An Urban Cottage said...

I love wall with all the portraits. That's very cool.

Also love your naval...er, I mean your wall color.

charmaine said...

Love the navy! Can't wait to see your transformation.

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

LOVE your inspiration photos! love that eclectic art wall gallery look! I've been trying to create that for years! love that we're both doing navy guest rooms! can't wait to see more!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

What a lucky boy! You can't go wrong using those gorgeous inspiration pics as your guide to transforming his room!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I am doing the same thing for my boy...don't you miss him? Can't wait to see what you do.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Love dark rooms - they are so cozy. Can't wait to see what you do!

Jessica said...

Great color! We have a navy boy room too, and I love it. The finished room is going to look awesome!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

fantastic, and love the things youve collected for a little boho look. He will be blown away when he comes home!
xo Nancy

Stacey said...

Ooh, la, la! I'm loving that colour! Great inspiration pics too!!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Kerry, I'm so excited you're particpating. Love the naval walls and I'm dying to do navy something somewhere at the Dollhouse.

Jessie said...

Great inspirations! Love the wall color you picked!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

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