During my blogging break, I painted Alex's room (I'm doing a skateboard theme, yeah I know he's only two but this kid loves skateboards), so I'm going to share some of my inspiration, though I won't post the actual room until I'm satisfied.
The main inspiration came from the magazine Domino, which I subscribe to and the room included which is pictured above. The walls are painted with Benjamin Moore Calypso orange and Providence Olive. I even purchased the lantern (which really makes the room) at Ikea for a mere $7. When I finished painting, Noah was a little worried about how vibrant Alex's room was (it is very bright, especially for such a small room but when I'm finished, I think it will be really cute).
Currently Alex still sleeps in his crib, but we'll be moving him up to a bed before too long (Ikea has a simple white bed similar to the one above with drawers for $179 that I've got my eye on)
As far as bedding goes, I love the camo duvet cover above (available at PB Teen) that will really bring out the khaki color on his wall, and lessen the orange.
Another thing I'm going to be doing to tame down the walls a bit (and make them a little more geared towards Alex) is paint skateboarder silhouettes, like the one pictured above, on one wall (I'll be painting 3 silhouettes, with the center one just slightly bigger than the other two, it being directly above Alex's future bed). To do this, I'll be enlarging the pictures with a projector (courtesy of Santa), outlining them with a pencil and then carefully painting them in white.
I love these skateboard shelves (available at PB Teen, though I'll probably just be making them myself and save roughly $45 each)
I'd love to put this bed-side table in the room (available in orange, also at PB Teen), but alas at $250, something truly dramatic would have to happen with our budget in order for us to spend that kind of money.
To top the room off, I'm going to have a couple pictures of Alex (on a skateboard) put on a canvas (you can send pictures into Pottery Barn Kids, however I'm sure I can find a less expensive alternative--I'll keep you posted).