Kelton is a four-year-old boy who loves camping and being outside, so when his parents approached us to design his new room, we thought it made perfect sense to create a space based on the things he likes to do most. They requested an outdoor feel complete with a reclaimed wood wall, and they already had a really cute plaid quilt set from Pottery Barn that they were hoping to use in the space. We couldn’t wait to get started on Kelton’s great outdoors room.
While we love the reclaimed wood wall look, we wanted to try a new version. Instead of filling the wall with narrow boards, we thought applying larger 12 inch stained boards over a navy blue wall would be really fun. The result is a striped wall full of texture and reminiscent of a log cabin.
To coordinate with the plaid bedding, we used the navy blue in the quilt and brightened it up with vibrant greens, yellows and a touch of orange. The hip gold arrow and orange fox pillows are just beckoning Kelton to dive into bed. The pockets in the cargo duvet are perfect for holding his favorite stuffed animals or hiding his prized possessions from his younger brother, two-year-old Tanin.
We accented the nightstands with some really fun, bright green table lamps and added a yellow clock and fun little suitcase boxes to hide clutter so everything stays neat and tidy. The original nightstands didn’t come with pulls, so we found rustic hemp pulls that look like they were made for the room.
On the opposite side of the room, we created a gallery wall full of inspirational images and quotes. We love mixing cool hipster images with classic ones for an updated look that will grow along with Kelton. The basset hound bookends are a fun touch to display his favorite books.
Kelton and his parents have been thrilled with the finished room, and we couldn’t be happier. We envision lots of warm cuddles with mom and dad on his comfy new bed and sweet giggles coming from his room when he finally decides that his little brother is cool enough to come in.
Photography by John Woodcock