Patterson Project, Part 4 (Boys’ Room & Study Area)

Today, I’m showing you the fun, fun boys’ room, where two brothers share the same room and bathroom.  We found the aluminum letters last season at the Warrenton Antiques Fair in Texas.  We toyed with the idea of twin beds positioned in an “L”, but our challenge that you can’t see, is on the opposite wall.  There’s a large ladder leading up to a cool play loft for the boys.  (wish I had a pic!)  The loft is their hide out where they have fun Restoration Hardware bean bags, chalkboard walls, etc..   The ladder just kinda got too close to the beds, if we would’ve done the “L” placement.  So, we opted for the twins to be like this, and we’re happy with the way it turned out.  When searching for what twin beds to use, we spotted these very cool iron beds  at Four Hands Home:

We loved their linen panels, nailhead trim and the iron look.  However, they were slightly out of our comfort range for the budget.  Later that same shopping day, I spotted the iron beds we ended up using, at a local consignment store!!  They had just brought in about 5 of them from some lodge that didn’t use them anymore.  The price was a true steal and they are great beds, and gave us the same type of look we were going for.  They’re made of a gun metal iron and definitely boy proof!

I had the workroom, Tabor’s of San Angelo, create the denim roman shades with a top stitching trim of white, similar to how a denim jean hem stitching looks (wish I had a close up pic).
We mounted Pottery Barn sconces for bed time reading and added these wooden stumps for nightstands:

The bedding we chose is the Restoration Hardware Baby & Child bedding in the “ticking stripe”.  It’s a classic print of a taupey/grey, navy, black, and creme stripe:

Honestly I can’t remember if we found the trunks on Joss or local…..but those are easy to find online.

In the boys bathroom, just off their bedroom, we wanted the look to be fun but also classic .  

We had our cabinet designer, The Greystone Farm, create the pull-out stool for the boys to use when they’re little.  Once they’re grown up, the stool can easily be replaced with a drawer.  The fun retro style sink was found on,

as well as the plumbing fixtures.  We planked the walls behind the sink for interest and added an oversized galvanized sconce from Lighting, Inc.  For the tile floors, we used a penny round white tile with a black grout.  Dash & Albert rugs in front of each boys’ drawers too.  The counter is a durable all black Caesarstone.  For a dash of fun, we found the iron mirror at the Four Hands Home outlet.

Next in the boys’ shower, we continued the white/black tiling:

We changed it up a bit, by making the tile floor and the tile ceiling in the black penny rounds with white grout, and the wall tiles placed vertically, in a white over-sized subway tile.

The other day I showed you the girls’ room in the pink & navy.  Well, in the hallway just in between the boys and the girls room, there’s a great Study Nook for two chairs & two desks.  We found these very cool chairs at the Four Hands Home outlet, made of rebar, faded denim & wood….. :

 We had galvanized metal inlaid into the backsplash also. 

 Sometimes, the best details on a chair are on the backside.  Love the denim jean pocket here:

 Along with the plexiglass and wood backrest:

Hope you enjoyed today’s tour and next time I’ll be sharing the Guest Room & Pool Bath.

And you might be wondering how are things progressing here at the “farm”?  We are almost finished with all the work and we started unpacking the PODS on Saturday!  My friends, lemme tell ya it’s been a “biyatch” moving into this house AGAIN!!  But the good news is we love love our new floors and some of the things that had to be changed.  Anyway, on day 6 of moving and this is what I’m digging my way out of:

But it’s all good…Hope your having a great weekend!



Trent Lee Photography  
Schroeder Carpet and Tile

4 thoughts on “Patterson Project, Part 4 (Boys’ Room & Study Area)”

  1. As a mom of 4 boys, I always appreciate seeing great boy spaces. Love what you've done on this project! The beds are awesome, and I love all the materials you used in the bathroom.

    I see that the room has wall to wall seagrass, which I'm considering for my family room. I'm in the midwest where it is not widely used. Any tips on installation?

  2. Hi Carolyn,
    The carpet looks like seagrass in the picture…but it was actually a soft textured type carpet called Smooth Operator in Silver City.
    We used natural seagrass in the master and the guest room of this project though. Seagrass is a wonderful floor product….I used to have it on a staircase in a house we sold yrs ago…today it still looks wonderful and the new owners of that house have 3 small children that "use" it alot….and when we lived there someone spilled red wine on it…came right out with soapy water!
    I don't have any tips on the installation because I leave that up to the installers and they do their thing….just get a reputable installer name from your carpet resource….make sure it is someone that has experience installing seagrass though!!! I've seen great installs and some "OK" installs….cuz it can bubble or raise a tad if installed incorrectly.

    All the best and thanks for stopping by!

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