Linda, from Calling it Home is the brainchild of this endeavor.
Oh Linda! what a six weeks it has been! Thank you for hosting and giving everyone a chance to delve into the fun of the ORC
I wanted to create a dual use room that is an inviting guest room, when needed and a personalized space for my 18 year old son who is away at college majoring in music business . The look needed to be masculine with an eclectic mix of mid-century modern and boho elements yet cohesive.
|Two inspiration pics|
I also wanted a kickin' gallery wall.
The challenges for me were to avoid anything feminine or ridiculously out of place. I kept reaching for candle holders and Chinoiserie elements or a plant (even funnier if you know me). Most 18 year old guys aren't into candles and/or blue and white porcelain and he will be using this room most.
One of the most fun aspects for me, after the artwork (highlighted in week 5), was choosing the lighting. I got really lucky and that story is in week 4.
|Walmart pillow...who knew!?|
Without further ado...
|Ideally, this will be a place for guitars and playing|
|Little glass tray for his guitar picks|
Each area contains a reference to music or music studies.
You might recognize this hat from the painting of my son.
The gallery wall.
I did manage one sort of last minute DIY.
I used a mini foam roller to save time and it worked brilliantly.
Then I fell into styling hell and prayed to Sherry, the goddess of shelf styling but as you can see she did not come to help. LOL!
I must say, I am thrilled with this room and it turned out more 18 year-old son than guest room but that's OK.
Now I think I will christen this room with a cozy nap.
Below is my source list if its not on here I already had it or its vintage.
Round pillow on bed-- eBay
Desk and Shagreen nightstand--Target
Gray lacquer tray--JcPenney
Chrome and Lucite lamp--Homegoods
Round cushion for stool--Target.com
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