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Makeover Monday-The Boys are Back

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Summer is upon us and the house is once again full. Those who have flown the coop already are back in the nest for a few months and the rest are done with exams and settling in for a long summer vacation.

It was important to me that all four of the boys had a space to call their own- especially now that they are all teenagers. I simply did not want to subject myself to the constant bickering about who left what where and who forgot to flush the toilet for days. So they each have their own space that they are responsible for (and all but one room was photo ready at the time of this post)

First up is Jack’s room: Since he is away at school now, this room has to do double-duty as our guest room. Lucky for him, it is the largest bedroom in the house, and it has the best view of the golf course, not to mention an en-suite bath and double closets. Thankfully he is pretty understanding the rare times when a guest descends upon us while he happens to be home on break.

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All it took was a new coat of C2 Paint, new carpet, and some black out drapery made with Brook Perdigon “Akan” that helps ward off the sun’s incredibly early appearance during the summer months. The twin beds can be pushed together to make up as a King for guests, the linens are by Coyuchi and Mille et Claire sconces are by Lostine. The abstract art is from John Pope Antiques and vintage Turkish kilim is from Zinn Rug Gallery.

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Next up is Thomas’ room. This space at one point served as a billiards room for the previous owner, so it did not have closets, which we solved with an armoire and large chest of drawers, but it does have a fantastic balcony that overlooks the 14th green.

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One of the best decisions we have made with the boys rooms over the years is to find and give them original art that is personal and meaningful to them. Here we have a encaustic “Fried Egg” piece by Dana Scinto, and a collage by Brenda Bogart from Blue Print Gallery depicting our sweet black lab, Ozzy. The walls were painted with C2 Paint and the rug is from Madeline Weinrib back in the day. The bed linens are from Pottery Barn Kids and desk is West Elm. But the most important element of this room was the addition of the drapery using “Guinea Plaid” by Maresca Textiles -black out lined-of course. Teenagers like to sleep in….late.

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Next we have Henry’s room where we simply painted the walls a lighter shade, added a colorful rug and repurposed the bookshelves and headboard from our previous home.

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The artwork above the bed is a stretched piece of “Wonderboy” fabric from Ardmore Textiles, the hockey silhouette is by Jackson Hole artist John Frechette, and the photograph of our dog Sawyer is by renowned photographer Vince Musi. The sconces and picture lights are from Circa Lighting. The bedding is Pottery Barn Kids and Mille + Claire. The books and Legos are from Henry’s own collection.

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Sadly Charlie’s room was not photo ready at the time of this post, nor do I expect it to be in the near future. This is not because his room is not finished, rather it is in a constant state of disarray and I have chosen to just keep the door closed instead of engaging in a losing battle over his clutter.

Next week we will venture into the Office and Powder Room….Stay tuned!