May 12, 2016

one room challenge REVEAL: gradys bedroom

it's here! week 5 of the one room challenge, hosted by linda at calling it home. 

this room was such a pleasure for me to design for my 12 year old son. i tend to gravitate towards cleaner, more masculine lines, and so pulling this room together for him was really fun. as with all kids spaces that i design, i ask my pint size clients (or their parents) what they want. 
what they like. what they dislike. what their hobbies are. what colors they want to include.

grady's list was pretty simple:
black walls.
NO color.
a place where he could play vidoegames.
an extra seat for friends, reading and guitar playing.
a fluffy duvet.

check.

welcome to gradys grown up BOY CAVE:


wall color is onyx by benjamin moore.



i saved a TON of money by purchasing the large items on sale and clearance. the bed is from jc penney (purchased on clearance about 2 years ago for $320), and the dresser is from west elm, but found last spring at downeast home for just under $240. the nightstand was also a downeast home purchase--i have had it for close to 8 years and i paid about $70 for it. these savings allowed me to spend a bit more on items like the custom pillow and the large round mirror.





duvet cover and pillow shams are from west elm.  the plaid pillow is custom made from a ralph lauren  fabric (found on eBay for a fraction of the retail cost).  the leather pillow is from wayfair (purchased over 6 years ago).


the framed print was purchased at west elm forever ago---like close to 10 years. i adore the subtle color it brings into the space, and the movement of the single figure on the horizon.


the custom bolster pillow has a flanged edge, which feels masculine and tailored but adds a bit of softness.












the lamp is from west elm. the head figure was purchased at wisteria and the petrified wood slice is from home goods.






you can see how i made these shadow boxes to display grady's collection of pressed pennies in a previous post. i decided to make this arrangement all about the pennies---the black walls and frames and mats really allow the pennies to the the star.






the curtain panels and plant pot are from ikea and the curtains rods are from target. the mirror is from wisteria.







 
this entire wall cost less than $400. (minus the tv and gaming components of course) the bookcase and desk are from ikea, the ottoman is from home goods, and the frames are from ikea and target. the art was purchased from art.com. we have had the aeron chair since 1999.




accessories were gathered from travels, or purchased at home goods, hobby lobby, west elm or ikea.






the hobby lobby faceted wood knobs were added to the ikea micke desk.

 


light fixture is from z gallerie.



ahhh! the lounge zone! 
grady often sits here to practice guitar and read, and also pulls it over the the desk when he has a friend over playing video games. the chair is from overstock, the acrylic shelf is from cb2, and the side table is from home goods. the pillow is from etsy seller spark modern.






























just a reminder about where i started---here is the design plan that i created as a visual guide for the finished room:



and who doesn't love a good BEFORE!!




and AFTER:




another BEFORE view:



AFTER:




thanks for stopping by!



i know i promised that i would have the laundry and mudroom done by now, but....uh, NO. 

it is still not done. 

i do have a little peek that i will be posting in the next day or so...there are still a lot of projects to complete, but i am more than halfway done, and i am really happy with the way it is coming along:

a TINY little peek:








29 comments:

  1. I love your style! You are, by far, my favorite participant. The look you manage to achieve, on a tight budget, always makes me grin. Ikea, Ebay, clearance bins... nothing is beneath you. The tiny blue office is something I still drool over but his room... THIS ROOM is great! I induced a friend of mine to buy that bed a few years ago and he (55 years old) loves it. The mood, the shot of green form the print above the bed, the deep wall color, the (budget) wall of Ikea goods...Fabulously done! One lucky kid gets to call this his own!

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    1. thank you!! oh my goodness, what a nice think to say! i love that someone else is enjoying this jc penny bed....it has nice lines, and was SO affordable, and i really can't believe that it is discontinued. thanks again for your enthusiasm! :)

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  2. Grady's room is so, so good. But. OH my lord...that door handle....can not wait for mudroom reveal. Have really missed your blogging.

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    1. ahh! the hardware for the laundry room really IS spectacular. i waffled back and forth about splurging on it, but in the end, it is my FAVORITE thing about the laundry room. i am still working on getting the project finalized, but i will be sharing some more photos in the next day or two!

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  3. Love this room so much Autumn!! The graphite and tobacco colour palette is sophisticated and rich and manly. It will last him for years to come. So great that you could save on a few items and spend the budget elsewhere. With a room this good, Grady might never want to move out of the house!

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    1. ha!! ha!! i read your comment on my phone when i was walking through the grocery store, and i totally laugh-snorted! yes! it was all i could do to stop from dropping my phone! anyway, i certainly hope that he does indeed move out one day, but in the meantime, he will have a dark little cave to retreat to!

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  4. Dang this room is cool. The gray/black plus the wood tones and the touches of green. I love it!

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  5. SO GOOD. everything you do is SO GOOD. I love the desk handles too!

    www.dwelleffects.com

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    1. thank you!! wow! i really appreciate the support! :) and those desk handles were under $5 if you can believe it! hobby lobby has really upped their game in the hardware department!

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  6. I totally agree with Jen. Who would ever want to leave this room?

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    1. ha! so sweet! and i have big plans to paint the room hot pink right after high school graduation! that should get him to move on...;)

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  7. This room is amazing. Most grown men would love to have a room this cool. I love all of your design choices. Great job!

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  8. You are always my favorite participant and this may be one of my favorite's yet. Those black walls! What a lucky guy. And I want to live in (on?) that door handle. I can't wait to see the rest.

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    1. you are SO kind! thank you! for real...i just about tear up when i read your comment. thank you, thank you! i love designing, but it is also really great to know that there are actual people 'out there' being inspired b my work! *hugs!*

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  9. this is glorious! love the mix and love that dresser against the wall!

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    1. thank you!!
      PS. i love the word glorious. what a great word! i'll take a compliment with the word glorious in it ANytiME!!

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  10. I'm sorry, I thought I was clicking to see your son's room reveal. Instead, I seem to have found the page of a suave new boutique hotel room. It is so so good Autumn. xo- celine @ aquahaus

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    1. ha!! well, thank you milady! hmmm...boutique hoteelllmaybe i should start charging grady to sleep there?? ha!!

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  11. Love all the details , you have glorified the room !

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  12. Autumn! This room came out so beautifully! You are amazing. Love your attention to detail like how the pennies pick up the wood tone and the art you chose. Such a masculine and mature space for your son through the years ahead. If any of my kids' rooms were this orderly I would happily leave their doors open. As it is I close all their doors as I walk by so I don't have to see the chaos!

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  13. Oh Autumn -- you never diappoint! Love, love, LOVE the final product. I have tons of great ideas for my home too, but I never seem to FINISH anything -- love the whole 6 week race to the finish -- hhhhmmmm, maybe I need someone to hold my feet to the fire . . . .

    Excellent all around!

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  14. Love this moody space, Autumn. I'm dying to do dark walls! Great job!

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  15. I see the direction my son's room will be headed with this one! Love the cool, clam, and musculine chic style of this space Autumn! Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!

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  16. Amazing space! I love the wall color and the sleek and modern furniture choices! Wonderful job!

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  17. One of my favorite rooms!
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  18. You did an excellent job- bravo!

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  19. You created an amazing and sophisticated space for your son that will grow with him for a long time. Well done!! P.S. We have a 12 year old Grady as well. :)

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