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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hugo's New Room

Hugo's room is a triumph of my DIY-ing by design and has been a steady project for me. The linen was made, walls painted, mural designed and executed nicely, I upholstered the chair, hung the romans and re-fashioned the 'speaker-light'. All is finally complete and I can now reveal...
In detail: The Mural
The main wall colour is "Academy Grey" and the white is called "Geisha White", both by Wattyl. I decided to do a tree silhouette, but spent far too long choosing a style of tree which I was capable of doing well.
Inspired by several sources - there are so many examples of well done tree murals (my favourites are here and here). It wasn't until I saw Redmag's beautiful mural for her little boy's room that I decided to just go for it! Then the next day I bought this at Don't Tell Phyliss (in Kingston) which helped me with a direct style of tree to go with. I drew it freehand with pencil, then painted.

Frustrated by a lack of boy-able bed linen which suited my aesthetic, I decided to make my own. The fabrics are quilting fabrics, Wise owl print, Amy Butler full moon polka dot, and Heather Ross Goldfish. (ordered from Duckcloth, Quilt Fabric Delights and Funky Fabrix)

The 'Speaker-light' was made a long time ago, but remains one of my favourite re-fashions to date (details on how I made it will be posted soon).
The room is quite restful with mod clean lines and fresh uplifting colours with fabulous doses of natural light - I love it!


Barbara said...

Looks gorge! Love the tree and the colour is really peaceful. Hooray for Hugo!

Erin said...

Love it, so simple but gorgeous (bunny too). With you on the lack of gorgeous bedding options for boys, you almost...almost inspire me to learn to sew. Lucky Hugo

redmag said...

I love it! Such beautiful details - i esp. love the bunny and the bird in the hollowed bit of the tree.....and I love your bed linen

Nanette said...

Hey there, this look lovely and what an utterly charming blog! I've recently moved to Canberra myself and it's great to connect with people doing creative stuff here! Very nice to meet you.

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