Today we are touring the fun shared bedroom of two brothers—three-year-old Lincoln and three-MONTH-old Henrik McKeen. You may follow the McKeens on instagram (@TheMcKeens) where mom Lynda shares the sweetest pictures of their home and their growing family. Lynda wanted to perfect this space for her two boys and even made and eleventh hour crib switch. We love the combination of sophistication and whimsy in this bedroom—just perfect for blending a space for an older brother and baby. We’ll let Lynda take it from here!
What inspired your nursery design?
Of course, the cactus wall inspiration came from Pinterest. I was seeing it everywhere and started to obsess over it! I was so happy to get my hands on some from Anewall Decor. It was my favorite focal point of the room. I based so many things around it.
How did your personal style influence your design choices?
My personal style is super simple. I love black, white and gray clothing. I know the room has super funky designs, but I wanted monochrome. I think having black and white in a room opens up so many doors. You can always add and take away colours because everything matches well with it.
What is that one thing that everyone mentions when they step into this space?
Everyone loves the high ceilings—they are 10 feet. It makes a shared bedroom for our boys feel so much bigger than it is.
What were your nursery must-haves when you started? Has that changed since you started using the space?
My must-haves were definitely a modern rocking chair, a funky mobile and fun colors! I keep finding more things I love and adding them in!
What is the one thing that you would tell other parents to consider when they’re starting their own nursery design projects?
Have a plan and do what you love. Pin tons of DIY ideas on pinterest. Find big bins to hide tons of toys. Keep it simple, but also keep it fun! It is your kids’ space!
Photography by Lynda McKeen