Amy Coe clothing sold at Babys-R-Us really inspired this room. I pictured my son in rock and roll and punk clothing and got carried away as I constructed this custom musical Rock and Roll Star nursery.
We used grey Sherwin Williams paint that matched grey colors in the border drums and guitar border we selected, also from Sherwin Williams.
We used a lot of decals instead of paint for effects to make it unique.
We bought a Stanley Young America nursery furniture set including a transitional crib, armoire, book case and dresser/changing table.
Our bedding is completely custom. It was made by a lovely gal in Texas after she and I went back and forth for weeks via the internet to create the perfect design. It consists of guitars, wings, friendly/smiling skulls and bones and stars, which are all continued through out the room in different decorating ways.
The valances and diaper stacker are custom made and match the bedding. The curtains are these amazing black out curtains with silver stars that match the bedding. The rug is a tattooed heart that reads "LOVE"--totally rock and roll.
There are three lamps including a drum on the wall and two smaller boxes: one that reads "recording" and another that reads "applause." They offer the nicest, soft light--perfect for those 2 am feedings and diaper changes.
His letters for his name are big mirrors and are probably my favorite aspect of the room. The mirrored letters and lamps are all from Pottery Barn Teen. My husband and I spray painted wooden craft stars in black, white and red and glued them on the wall in a random pattern around his name to highlight that wall.
We also spray painted a mini-fridge bright red, attached music note decals and glued a record to it for an extra touch. Finally, we found a trunk very cheap and spray painted it, added more painted stars and decals to it to make it look like a concert music trunk. This will serve as his toy chest!
Finally, we had made a bright
red custom red rocker with black piping/lining on the edges. The red is a great POP in the room.
My husband redid our son's closet to make it more efficient with added shelving and hanging bars. We also sprung for extra furniture considering this will be our son's furniture for the next 18 years. A lot of stuff is in the furniture itself and I am also a big believer in nice baskets for storage.
This was a wonderful creative process that came together piece by piece over the period of 5 months. Everyone was afraid of my vision at first but once they all saw it coming together, many of our loved ones were quick to call or email when they saw something in a magazine or at a store that would go great in the room! My husband had a lot of great ideas, as did my mom! I LOVE the room as a whole but his name and the stars around it and the bedding--the fact that its' custom and all my design...are probably my two favorite parts of the room.
My sister found the rug and called me. Luckily I ordered it when I did because it was literally the last one available in the entire U.S.! My mom contributed a lot of the wall art (music plaques), bought us the furniture as a gift and had great ideas about spray painting the fridge bright red and gluing the record to it.
I found the lights and mirrored letters and my husband completely transformed the toy trunk into what it now is. It was a great group effort all around!
I just LOVE the room and that it's totally unique in design and custom. It was really made with a lot of love and excitement for his preparation. No one else will ever have anything exactly like it and I love that! I also look forward to it being a "transitional" room; one that my son can grow into over the years. I am hoping he loves it for years to come!
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