Starry, starry night
In this bedroom for a young boy obsessed with all things space, O’Dowd designed a mini-universe above his headboard. It’s an impactful but easy DIY project: Just make a template, tape it to the wall, and string white yarn between roofing nails (painted white to resemble stars). “It’s a perfect simple accent to fun, vibrant bedding that has a lot of pattern,” says O’Dowd.
The mother of this child fell in love with this bohemian Hygge and West wallpaper. “She wanted a funky vibe but to still include all the things little boys love,” says Gick. The duo delivered, building a gallery wall of playful, quirky prints. The letter C (the boy’s first initial) “gives the right amount of color without competing with the wallpaper,” says Gick.
The wall behind the bed, this room’s natural focal point, is a great place to experiment with different treatments, say the designers. Here, they created stripes by painting the wall navy, then applying 12-inch-wide reclaimed-walnut planks. The effect brings to mind summer camp as a kid but is sophisticated enough to grow up with the young boy.