Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Teenage Dilemma

The title of this post says it all, my son will be entering his senior year in high school, and he really wanted his room to reflect his laid back, carefree personality, but it also needed to provide an area for his friends to gather, as well as a place for him to study.

However, before the transformation could begin we needed some inspiration....

The inspiration for the room update came from Pottery Barn Teen  
I really love those wooden pendant lights, and the low profile bed.

Surf's Up Patchwork Quilt & Sham

But since we could not replace everything in the room we started with new bedding and some art work.

After the bedding arrived it was time to shop for accessorizes, 
I added this orange Ralph Lauren pillow to contrast with all the grays in the quilt, and because you can never have too many pillows....

We changed out the lamp shades to a more guy friendly barrel shaped shade from Target.

Mr. SB moved all the furniture around to give him more floor space, and to allow us to use this entertainment unit that we already owned and weren't using. It worked out great for holding all his video equipment and games.

This footlocker serves as a table/foot rest....

The university ave. sign was purchased from Pottery Barn Teen as well as the large canvas print of the wave.

I picked up the letters from Hobby Lobby to spell out SURF and use velcro tape to attach them to the wall.
What do you think about adding a curtain rod and two small panels? I think it would soften that window area, just not sure about covering the wooden shutters. Let me know what you think!

Yes, that is a jar of candy!

On this wall we located his desk, I would love to replace that chair with a smaller one, maybe one day soon..... like tomorrow!

Conrad 2-Piece Set Top Grain Leather Club Chairs in Rustic

The next thing on our list to replace is that brown futon with two leather club chairs and a large area rug kinda like these, and then we might have a real dilemma...like he may never move out! Yikes!

Thanks for stopping by,

P.S. Sorry for being absent for a few weeks, Mr. SB and myself have been sick and the house has been a real task to get back in order, however I did manage to drag my sick body to a few stores and make some fall purchases;)! I can't wait to show you what I found!

linking up with Susan at: Between Naps on the Porch
and Kim at Wow Us Wednesday


  1. His room looks fabulous. Love the shutters and I think it looks fine as is, but a panel on each end would look nice, too. You are right he may never leave especially after he gets two leather chairs.

  2. Karen, It looks great-You did a wonderful job and the inspiration from PB has been carried out beautifully. I really kind of like the windows bare. If I did anything I think I would add a type of a sailcloth roman shade that pulls up into neat pleats. (only if it will clear the shutters though). GREAT job- xo Diana

  3. what a beautiful room! I love the shutters look. Looks masculine

  4. Note to Karen: With a room this nice, you are NEVER getting rid of this kid!!!!! :-) This young man has every reason to be perfectly content in this fabulous room! I love the entertainment center you added!!! That really helps to give it an upscale "man cave" feel. I'm with the other ladies...I would probably opt to keep the shutters as they are. They have a manly (but not TOO manly, as in overpowering) look. I love the idea of using Velcro to put the letters up. Oops! Too late for me with my billion holes in the wall for all the letters! LOVE the burst of orange on the bed. Nope....NEVER sayin' bye-bye to this young fellow! :-)

  5. I love it, my three boys would be lucky to have rooms that nice when they are teens! I found you via HomeTalk, I'm just over in Southern Pines so we're practically neighbors! I think I'd leave the shutters uncovered...it may crowd the wall to put panels up.

  6. I do love this room. Would love a link to Wow added, please.

  7. I like the idea of the club chairs when he moves out. For now, I'd keep the futon incase a friend stays over. Or, if you never do that, go for the club chairs. Also, desk chairs need to be comfortable for the user, or they move to a new location. If he really needs to use the desk for long periods of time, make sure the desk chair fits him. Blogless Peggy, mother of 3 grown children who were picky!

  8. wow! this is an amazing room for a teen! fabulous job in here!

  9. Another picture perfect room! Love those amazing shutters too. I think I'd have a hard time covering them at all.



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