There’s something very aspirational about the Restoration Hardware lifestyle that keeps me coming back to them year after year for my personal design choices. When I started this blog way back when, I wrote a blurb on my about page basically stating how I dreamt of an RH life—I guess dreams really do come true. Knowing that a child’s room—as Pam and I have always said—should be an extension of my home and my style, partnering with the team of RH Baby & Child for the redesign of my son Chase’s big boy room was a no-brainer. It is with great pride (and years of dreaming) that I am able to reveal Chase’s Industrial-Vintage Boy’s Room Makeover.
Turning four years old is huge. It’s when suddenly all kids care about is being “big,” which is why our design was inspired by the big boy industrial steel pipe bunk bed. What I love most about this bunk is how spacious it is between the beds. In other words, Mommy or Daddy have no trouble whatsoever squeezing in there for snuggles and story time.
Designer Shay Kos led me to the jersey bedding collection. I confessed to her that I have a love/hate relationship with jersey cotton because, in the past, I’ve found it can be poorly made, and I really wanted to create something that would last with this makeover. Well, Shay was right; Chase’s varsity jersey duvet, vintage-washed stripe jersey sheet set and heathered jersey quilt are best described as “yummy.” I’ve never actually used that term to describe bedding before, but I really mean it—I couldn’t leave the bed, and if it were food, I’d eat it up. Probably not a good thing if you have a sleepy teenager.
The hand-loomed distressed wool rug in denim was yet another pleasant surprise. The super soft texture feels amazing underfoot, while the weathered look complements our relaxed, vintage vibe.
The wall to the left of the bed (formerly a dead zone in the original room) has become Chase’s future homework station, which boasts an over-sized rivet framed pinboard, old school gymnasium clock and cool pipe shelf amongst other cherished vintage elements such as my father’s toys from when he was a boy.
Just maybe Chase will scream, “Yay for homework!” one day—a mother can dream right? In the meantime, he’s digging his vintage plane accessories, and I dig the writing desk, ideal for small spaces and small children.
Taking center stage is the game table. Not only is it wildly functional in terms of storage but really fun with its durable chalkboard top.
We picked up some X’s and O’s at the craft store. With a shot of red spray paint, tic-tac-toe acts not only as a game but added decor.
The illuminated star and arrow add an incredible touch of whimsy and one heck of a nightlight. I am also seriously obsessed with the look of this vintage-inspired locker dresser.
And while I try to limit the amount of toys in my boys’ bedrooms, there’s always a need to store stuffed animals and books. These industrial toy baskets and bins rock.
In fact, the entire room rocks, and we have RH Baby & Child to thank for that. What an incredible design experience and flawless execution. My hat’s off to a great team.