I am so happy to be here showing you this shared boys room today.
My friend Charlotte from At Charlotte’s House had this amazing idea two years ago, gosh I can’t believe it has been that long, to partner with Habitat for Humanity to use her powers for good. Her main power, of course, is to decorate amazing spaces but she has another power. She is really good at bringing people together and for two years and 5 houses she has been doing just that.
Charlotte rounds up a group of bloggers, a Habitat family, and some sponsors to make an incredible space that will be loved and enjoyed for years to come. She calls this program Bloggers Heart Habitat. We were so blessed to have Raymour & Flanigan sponsor this project and help us make a lovely space for a fun family. So a great big THANK YOU to them!
I have worked on three houses for Bloggers Heart Habitat and they just keep getting better.
This was the first room I had the pleasure of working on.
Then there was this one.
Today I get to share with you the latest project I am lucky to have worked on with a pretty awesome group of women, for a lovely family. I mean, look at this crew!
For this house, we worked on a shared boys room and an open concept living/dining area. Charlotte, Kate of Kate Smith Interiors and myself worked on the boys room while Lisa (Shine Your Light,) Diane (The Rath Project,) and Carli (Fearfully and Wonderfully Made) completed the living space. I have to say, it really looked magazine worthy. Be sure to check out all these amazing design geniuses!
Let’s take a quick look at the living space and you can click over to Lisa, Diane and Carli’s sites to see the details of how they put it all together.
Here is the before of the open living space.
Then, hocus pocus! They worked their magic with amazing color choices and a totally calming vibe to create a space that is great for entertaining, relaxing, and being together as a family.
Now let’s take a deep dive into the boys room. Here is the before.
Because it is shared by two boys (ages 9&10,) bunk beds were a must. Added bonus, these have storage drawers underneath which is perfect in a small space.
All the furniture mentioned was donated by Raymour & Flanigan.
This red chair may be one of my absolute favorite pieces in the room. It is bold, beautiful and comfy. Nestled into the corner, it gives the boys a great place to relax and read by the window.
Here is a different view so you can get a load of that wall art. It brought some natural wood tones into the space and was the perfect contrast to the red in the chair.
The desk is pretty open and airy so it doesn’t weigh down the space with bulk but still provides the boys an area to do homework, draw or read. We added some DIY shelves for storage and a rug to soften the space.
And finally, we added the dresser which fit perfectly on this wall.
We used every inch of this room to add as much storage as we could for the boys to grow into. Adding this unit into the closet provided some much needed toy storage.
This shared boys bedroom was not a large space but we made every inch of it work!
This space was so fun to put together, but nothing beats the reaction of the family when they come in to see the work we did. It is truly a blessing and an honor to work on these houses with these amazing bloggers, creators, designers, and all around wonderful women.