I have been hinting around the past few posts about a family member that was coming to live with us. My teenage nephew named Zack arrived today. We are excited about the opportunity to influence him as he acclimates and becomes part of our family. Isaac just thinks it is cool to have a permanent wrestling partner. I had to convert the pink guest room to a more masculine teen room.
I wanted to create a space for him as a welcome gift. I
wanted didn’t want to go overboard with decorating it. I wanted to give him some creative license in making the space his. Even though creative license to a teenage boy means posters and punching bags.
I broke my cardinal rule. For some reason I really like the bed to be on the wall facing the door. In order to
listen to my husband’s advice create more space for him I had to put the bed on an adjacent wall.
Here is what he walked into when he arrived today. It is a huge 6’ x 4’ wall mural from Pottery Barn Teen. Yep I got the cobwebs out of my wallet for this one and ordered the “Rush the Field” wall mural.
I got his bedding from Target. I liked the colors and thought it would pick up on the blue in the mural.
Can I just pause to say bed skirts drive me crazy!? I am a big fan of the bed skirts being long enough to come to the ground. A big goal of a bed skirt for me is to hide the junk under the bed. The one that came with the set wasn’t cutting it…
“I respect my son’s need to create his own space that reflects him. I respect his need to have a space in our painted, pillow filled, artfully arranged house that makes him feel like a man.”
Thanks AnNicole…love you girl!