Our move from NYC to California was a really big deal and life changing in so many ways. Our horizons were expanding at the same rate as our square footage, and just in the nick of time! We invited The Land of Nod into our home virtually to design a shared boys’ room for our oldest and youngest sons to share.
I’ve always loved their keen eye for playing on the whimsy and joy that comes with childhood, but their ability to create it without falling into the standard “boy” themes was surprising and fantastic.
Beau received his very own big-boy bed, and Jack has his own nook with a desk and the amazing Radial Wall Shelf for his treasured Legos. The Knighty Night and Super Hero themes of the bedding are awesome and perfect for both of my boys—Jack is a lover of stories, while Beau actually thinks he possesses super powers.
With their new beds came new organic and hypoallergenic mattresses from Naturepedic. Jack’s allergies and accompanying asthma made the addition of these mattresses not only preferable but necessary. Peace of mind for me, as a parent, is everything, and I feel good knowing they are spending some of the most important hours of their day in the best and safest ways possible.
There is a bean bag and small acrylic book cart right at Beau’s level. This was hugely important to me, as I think a child’s bedroom should invite curiosity, imagination, fun and comfort. I personally remember everything about every single bedroom I had growing up, and that space was always my safe zone, my happy place. It feels great as a parent to know that my children have a clean, organized yet vibrant place to call their own.
The boys are over the moon for their new room. While Jack often sneaks away to read a book in bed, I’ve also found them reading and doing puzzles together and even playing basketball with their new hoop. This is a monumental transition for them, and I see their relationship as brothers blossoming into something incredibly special already.
We are so grateful to The Land of Nod and their design team for creating an incredible space for our boys as well as making this such a fun part of this transition for our family. We couldn’t be happier.
Check out more of the details about the items in the room on the design board, and to see more of how this story began, read Jessica’s Before post. Stay tuned to see how Zoe’s new room turns out!