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It’s Spring Break and my 13-year old son is gone on his class trip to Washington DC. Time to surprise him by giving his room a much-needed update. And what color does nearly every boy in the world want their room?
I’ve evolved. Both as a mother and as a designer. No way was I going to let my kid have a black bedroom. “What, are you gothic now?” And, for a long time, the thought of a black room seemed so dark…so depressing. I’ve come a long way baby, and boy am I glad I did.
First we painted the woodwork white. That took a while to justify in my head since I was the one who stained EVERY. LINEAR. FOOT. of trim this *!!@# house. And then the black. It looks so clean…so crisp…so not depressing! Very invigorating, actually! My son’s a guitar player and loves that rock-n-roll vibe (although not too much…just enough for me to not really know how far is too far.) I’m accenting the room with an acid green in just a few spots. I’ll post more pictures when it’s all completely finished. White and grey keep it fairly monochromatic and it looks awesome!
We have a few other surprises to make the room extra special, but the black is something I’m sure is to be a hit! Dramatic, yet restrained. Hmmm. I wonder if those qualities will rub off on the room’s occupant? (We can only hope.)