Thursday, May 24, 2012

Henry & Stella

I get a lot of emails asking for my design help and I must say I love it! Recently sweet Tara was struggling with a direction for her little girl & boy's room (which they share). Making a kid friendly boy & girl room (especially for a 5 & 6 yr. old) can be very tricky but I think the challenge of it can be fun fun fun! First let me start by saying this little sibling duo has the most precious names. Henry & Stella. How super cute is that?! So trying to deign a room as cute as they are is tough, but I thought I would give it a try. Here are a few suggestions for Tara since she was wanting to go bold & because I like to try and be a little different.

The above "art"  image was an inspiration pin from Tara which could be transferred to canvas. 

A few thoughts.

His & Her headboards
I thought it would be fun to customize the headboards with their silhouettes or you could do a monogram. I previously did customized silhouettes on canvas, but it would be really cute on a painted headboard. You could paint the actual headboard a fun bright orange or teal or simply use black paint and white silhouettes to look like a chalkboard.

Don't be afraid to personalize and go bold. Even though they are sharing the room don't be afraid to use floral's or even polka-dots or any other pattern they may love. Go funky with the pillows and tie it all together with the same types of colors and unisex duvets like the grey and white stripes.

Have fun
Bright artwork, fun pennant flags, stenciled wall, patterned rug...think outside of the box and leave fear in the wind. It's a kids room so you can do anything you want! That's the best part. Kids rooms = freedom....if you don't believe me look at my latest tween room re-do. Don't forget, this is the one chance for whimsy. Funny art or bookends are a plus!

I hope this helped Tara! And for those of you who are interested I do offer online consultations for a flat rate for those looking for tips and recommendations. Contact me at ccschutz @ gmail (dot)com 

Resource list
stripe duvet West Elm
her sheets Anthropologie 
her pillows Anthropologie & Burke Decor
his sheets Anthropologie
his pillows Bla bla kids & Burke Decor 
whale bookend Jonathan Adler 
H&S pillows Jonathan Adler
blocks (my sons) from
desk lamps West Elm 
***All of these are for inspiration/duplication. Go find items like these from discount stores, DIY them, or check out Homegoods, Target etc.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend! I will be back in a few hours to announce this weeks giveaway winner!


  1. I have started fallowing you, and I have to say I love your stuff. I just started my own blog too, is still on the works, I hope you can fallow me some day.

    Have a great day.

    Yadi B.

  2. This is SO cute! I really like your style...just started reading a few days ago via YHL and discovered that I've pinned a few of your projects in the past (fab stencil-back bookshelf being one of them). Keep up the good work!!

  3. Love it all, Courtney! I hope I can make you proud! I will start with the chevron painted floor...I mean my husband will start with the chevron painted floor. Cheers to your fabulousness and thank you, thank you!

  4. I think I need to take advantage of this online consulting!


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