Preppy Young Men's Rooms: Before and After
I had so much fun working on this project!
My aunt and her three boys happened to be my “clients.”
Their home is a fun California style 2-story stucco ranch built in 1947.
The house has a lot of charm and character, much of which is original to the house.
The boys share the front part of the second floor – all of which is paneled in original heart pine. The wood is absolutely beautiful and provides a fabulous backdrop for their rooms.
However, they needed some updating, and I was happy to help!
Here’s a bit of a before picture collage: see the wood paneling, the old window seat cushion, and the wooden cornice over the window seat, as well as the inspiration colors for the spaces
And here’s the front of the house:
The boys share the front part of the upper floor – the two rooms are separated down the middle, and you can see the two window seats and new pillows in this image.
Two sons share one side of the space.
A color palette of crisp blues, grays, and white was used here, and two chic upholstered headboards were installed.
The window seat got a new cushion in charcoal gray with a few toss pillows for comfort. The beds are now dressed in white and stripes. So fun!
The new white valance hanging over the old wooden cornice is super clean. The white fabric with charcoal gray trim, along with the gray headboards and chrome trim, reminds me of a good-looking suit.
New white spreads keep the look fresh, and striped rugs underfoot keep this room soft.
The older son’s room is on the other side of the space. His color palette was a preppy mix of pink, cream, white, and blue. A madras plaid coverlet was the inspiration.
The old window seat cushion got a maja makeover with new blue upholstery. A few fun toss pillows make it inviting. The new valance is in cream linen with a nice blue trim.
I love this bedding!
The man of the space chose the preppy madras plaid himself, and it’s fun mixed with the heart pine paneling.
Loved this project and love these boys!
Hope you enjoyed the updates too!