Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Burton's Big Boy Room by Liz Carroll

As promised here is the second room designed by Liz Carroll of Driftwood Interiors. As you all know through reading this blog, I am biased towards turquoise and basically love almost anything in the color. And combined with orange...don't even get me started, ...so a design after my own heart, may I present Burton's Big Boy Room:

1. What was the inspiration for your room?
My son and I sat down with some color blocks and I let him pick out his favorite colors. He chose orange and blue, so we started there with the design for his room.

2. What was the first piece that you purchased for the room?
The first piece we purchased for the room was the bunk bed with captain's drawers underneath. I wanted to maximize floor playspace, keep the option of an extra bed for friends and guest with the top bunk and add extra storage anywhere I could, so the bunk bed was the perfect option for us. Plus, what kid doesn't love a bunk bed?

3. What is your favorite aspect of the room?
The bean bags. I had someone make the slipcovers for the beanbags with a tough, but comfortable indoor/outdoor fabric so they could stand up to a 3-year old boy. It is where we sit, read books, and play together so I love the time that we spend on them.

4. Now that your room is complete, what would you change or do differently if you could?
Bunk beds are not easy beds to make (especially the top bunk!). I'm not sure what I can do except not worry about having a messy bed in his room since it's almost impossible to try and make it up everyday.

5. Please share and brand names, paint colors, fabric sources...etc for our readers if they want to get the same look.
Bunk Bed - Stanley Young America
Bean Bags - inserts: The Company Store, Fabric: Trina Turk for Schumacher: Sonriza Print
Bedding - Serena & Lily
Area Carpet - Robertex, Natural Spaces
Rug - Shaggy Raggy Rug
Wallpaper - Thibaut
Window Treatments - Outdura Fabric (Aquatic and Natural White)
Orange Lamp - Home Goods
Giraffe Lamp - Jonathan Adler
Room Photography - Allison Breiner

Thank you again Liz for sharing your children's rooms with us at Nursery Notations!


  1. That's one lucky boy! I just adore that room - the turq and orange is perfect with all the crisp white.

  2. So great! Going right into my inspiration files..thanks!

  3. I agree with Gramercy, this is one luck boy! I love how the colors compliment the furniture. Very modern, love it!

  4. Having a boy AND bunk beds of one type or another and being major OCD on the room looking neat.
    Bunk beds are HARD to make and can get messy.
    How I tackled the dilemma & got my toddler into helping straightening up.
    I am not real handy when sewing so I had a friend do the sewing for me.
    I made pull over covers for the beds. they just go over the mattress and cover the sides. Like a slip cover of sorts. It had boxed corners that just pulled over. (Similar to the ones like in a camper) If he made a mess I pulled them off and threw them in the wash. Making the bed was a breeze and soo easy that he soon learned how and could pull the corners down and straighten it himself.
    But they were so easy and the beds always looked orderly & very neatly tailored.