When Chase’s mom approached us to design a room for her five-year-old son, we couldn’t have been more excited! He is the only boy in the family, and he wanted a space he could call his own. His requests were simple—he loves skateboarding and surfing, and he just wanted a room that was cool.
Well…we can work with that!
We found some really cool skateboards at Pottery Barn Teen for the focal point of the room. The bright orange sconces are the perfect addition to accent the boards, and we love how they pop off of the teal green accent wall. Everything else we chose for the room centered around those skateboards.
We definitely wanted the bed to look inviting and very “California Surfer.” We chose a light gray upholstered headboard and accented it with some fun striped sheets and a gray jersey duvet folded at the end of the bed. We saved the pop of color for the two orange accent pillows and a cheeky “paddle out” pillow. The bed was then grounded with a flat weave orange circle rug that pulled it all together.
Chase needed a spot to work on homework, so we found a fun mid-century desk to handle the task and placed it to the left of his bed. We grounded the desk with a simple light colored map of California for balance. To the right of the bed, we chose a coordinating mid-century nightstand to hold Chase’s books and some fun accessories. Even though the heights are different, it still works because the desk and nightstand are the same style and finish. It also helps that the sconces are mounted at the same height.
The end result is a super cool skateboarding bedroom that can grow along with Chase well into his high school—or even college—years. He is thrilled to finally have a space away from his sisters where he can hang out with his buddies. Now all that’s missing is a handwritten sign by Chase on his door reading, “NO GIRLS ALLOWED!”
Photography by John Woodcock