Phoenix’s Room Reveal {Awake Photography}

Today is the day! I never dreamed I would get to share Phoenix’s room so soon, but Paige is a rock star and literally drop-boxed me these photos the night she shot his room. Thanks Paige!! As always she managed to not only capture all of the details, but Phoenix looking mighty adorable as well. So let’s go back to the beginning, back to a little mood board I put together about two months ago.

Phoenix's Big Boy Room | Jennifer Laura Design

Quite a lot has changed from this mood board to the final room- a few things that didn’t were the rug, the bed, the pillows, the curtains, and the artwork inspiration. But the nightstand, lamp, planes, and dresser totally did…I guess that might be about 50%… I don’t ever think a mood board is a concrete plan, but it really helps me visualize things and find a direction I can move forward with. I would say the wall color turned out somewhat similar to the color on the left. There was a good reason for everything changing…I kept thinking that this room was a little too Ikea, I mean I love shopping there, but both the bed and the dresser being from Ikea was a little much for me. I like an eclectic look and I love to mix and match. It’s so funny because my mom is from an era where you go into a store and you buy a bedroom set and that’s pretty much how you decorate…and she still to this day doesn’t quite understand this concept of furniture not matching. I think she’s slowly understanding, because while she hates thrifting, craigslist, and Ikea she loves the way my house looks. And I always tell her well it’s pretty much all thrifted, craigslist, and ikea…and target. I’m not proud of that fact per se, as an interior designer in a past life I would love to have everything custom made and ordered from to-the-trade only places…but the truth is that’s just not a reality for most people. I remember one day working as a designer a guy came in and asked if we knew of anywhere he could get a sofa for less than $2000. I was in my first month of working there so I kept my mouth shut, but all of the other designers were baffled… a sofa?? For less than $2000??? Has anyone ever heard of such an atrocity?? Maybe you can find one on sale at Crate and Barrel?

I’m a little more sunk into reality now, thank goodness. But anyways, I’ll try to source everything below and please don’t shoot me that my shopping sources aren’t fancy. :)

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

So the first change I made was to the dresser- Topher and I both liked the dresser from Ikea, but at $250 it was a bit expensive for Ikea. I kept thinking that for $250 I’d rather have something totally unique. So I started searching my little heart out on craigslist, mid century anything is so hard to find because a) it’s very popular and b) everyone selling it knows it’s very popular so they price it astronomically. I got lucky with this little piece, I found it for $300 and it’s condition was not perfect, but nothing a little cleaning couldn’t fix. And yes, this dresser makes me much happier than something mass produced could. I’d love to eventually change out the knobs for something a bit more special.

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

This little bear belongs to my dad, I had to beg him to borrow it for this shoot. This little guy is almost falling apart and threadbare in several places. This was my dad’s childhood bear and since Phoenix and my dad are quite literally best pals I thought his room needed a little bit of this bear.

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Can you believe that after hemming and hawing over this darn wall color for 2 months I’m still not sure it’s the right color. It’s a little more turquoise than I wanted. Picking a wall color is so gosh darned difficult…I do like it, but I still go back and forth on it. It’s dark, but doesn’t make the room feel small at all. There’s just something about it…maybe it’s too loud and taking away from everything else going on in there? I’m not sure, but overall I really dig his room I just like to nit pick everything I do. Please tell me you do that too…

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

The nightstand had to change since the dresser changed, we actually bought the orange table  from the mood board before we got the dresser, but as soon as the dresser came in the orange nightstand brought out all the ugly orange undertones in the dresser so it went back and I actually really dig these simple black nesting tables.

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Phoenix's Room | Jennifer Laura Design | Awake Photography

Hey Phoenix, why don’t you try to not look so disgusted when I kiss you! xo, the woman who birthed you ;-) Thanks for looking!

{Sources: bed- ikea, comforter- target, black and white pillows- ikea, fox pillow- urban outfitters, nesting night stand- target, lamp- ikea, curtains- ikea, geometric rug- urban outfitters, dresser- craigslist, blue script painting- DIY, white play table- ikea, wicker kid chairs- Ikea with a DIY  paint dipped leg, rabbit artwork-etsy, P pillow- DIY, bookshelves- Ikea with a painted DIY, black and white striped basket- Ikea, footprint artwork- DIY}

{Photography courtesy of Awake Photography}

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