I’m back today with Part II of my house tour. Take a look at Part I here where I gave you a peak into our kitchen, living and dining rooms, entry, and half bath. My husband and I bought this condo as raw space in Frederick, Maryland and then designed and built everything out about 1 year ago. Today, we’re taking a look at the bedrooms, craft room, and master bed and bathroom. I’ve shared the kids’ rooms before on the blog, but here they are again if you missed them.
Just like with my son, I found my daughter Wynn’s room a bit challenging to decorate before actually meeting her. But, for whatever reason, I kept associating birds with her/her name, so I incorporated this element into the room, including these hand-painted watercolor + glitter birds that I made and also embossed with gold lettering. The colors I pictured for Wynn even before she was born were white, gold, and an orange sherbert. This wallpaper I’d had my eye on for a long time–it was designed by the creator of Oh Joy! for Hygge & West and after it went up, I secretly wished I could put it in every room. The hardware on these drawers I introduced in a previous post and just adore. Find more photos of Wynn’s room here.
Here’s the buddy bath in between my son and daughter’s rooms:The shower is tiled with glass tiles that I could put all over the house. The countertop and floor is marble. I still haven’t gotten tired of the mint color in this bathroom. Find more photos of the mint bathroom here.My 3 year old son Judah’s room was the first room I decorated in the house. The theme: Vintage airplane with a color palette of classic red, navy blue, and light grey.Like most 3 year old boys, the core delights in my son’s world revolve around airplanes, firetrucks, and other construction-related vehicles. For the rugs in Judah’s room, I decided to use the individual tiles from FLOR in different colors to create the effect of separate play areas. FLOR started sending me their catalog last year, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to give it a try. For children’s use especially, the tiles are fantastic. Spills and stains come right up, and they wear quite well for the traffic they endure. I was initially planning to do a grey set of carpet tiles under bed, but the little roadway carpet gets so much use (from IKEA), I couldn’t part with it. I also love that breaking up a room into separate carpeted areas allows greater visibility of the beautiful hardwood floors. I’ve been focusing more and more on ceiling decor at home and for my events, whether it’s paint, wallpaper, mobiles, banners, or hanging art. The subtle reminders to “look up”, in my opinion, continuously inspire. Find more photos of Judah’s room here.
Oddly enough, I’ve never shown my craft room on the blog. These photos were from December when Frederick Magazine featured our home in the holiday issue. In general, this room is pretty difficult to photograph because I don’t use a flash and the light is terrible for picture-taking. I found an antique Chinese door/screen, painted it white, and hung it from the ceiling to facilitate with displaying all of my seasonal decor and, of course, white lights. Right now (being February), I have lots of bright red heart garlands hanging from the chandelier.
We kept the floor cement in this room and painted it black to avoid having to avoid getting paint and other messy art projects on the floor. I’ve had my eye on some gorgeous colorful ceramic lately, though, so the floor in here may be changing soon. I also keep the table covered in white paper and, as I sit here writing this, it is completely covered with scribbles, notes from phone calls, and my 3 year old’s crayon drawings. I’ll have to put new paper on, though, for my kids’ Valentine’s party this Saturday. Everything has to be super super organized in this room, otherwise it would become a disaster and I wouldn’t be able to find a thing. So I keep everything labelled, color-coded, and sectioned off by holiday/season/or genre. Oddly enough, I have not been able to maintain this level of organization in any other area of my life.
Everybody always mistakes my craft room for a kids’ art room, but I make sure to clarify, this is a C-R-A-F-T room, not intended for children. I also like that there are no doors on this room, so I can hear pretty much everything that’s going on in the house and witness all of the drive-bys. It’s hard to see here, but the craft room is right off the hallway.
Finally, here are a few photos of our master bath and bedroom. The master bath we did mostly in marble and the shower has two shower-heads, which works great for quickly washing the kids. I also take advantage (almost every day) of this bathtub, which sits on a tiled platform (the tiles are designed to look like wood). We tried to think of every detail in the design, including a carve-out shelf (lit from above) for candles and aromatherapy.
While Judah’s room was the first room I decorated, our bedroom was the last. I just couldn’t get inspired with a theme or color scheme, so ended up doing the drapes first (from a fabric I picked out at Mood NYC), then the paint (Jeff Lewis–Atlantic), and finally the wall hangings (White Faux Taxidermy).
We’ve had a little guest in our room lately (see photo below). Because we have a full-size bed (so we can sleep closer to each other), we told Judah he could sleep in our room only if he slept in his sleeping bag. He’s been doing this about 2x a week. I loved how this photo came out (via Instagram).
Thanks for joining me on House Tour (Part II). Next week I’ll be sharing photos of the kids Valentine’s party I’m having this weekend filled with crafts and cookie decorating!