You'll love this Hardy Boys hideout.
Despite building a brand new four-bedroom house, homeowner Remy Lang creates a whimsical room with a nostalgic heart for her son, Max.
“It felt vintage, almost ’70s, to me,” says Remy of the Cath Kidston sailboat wallpaper, the starting point for the decor in her son’s room. “I really loved it and had family bring it back from the U.K.” The retro-style pendant light and classic rib-knit pillowcase continue the nostalgic vibe, while the striped bedding and zigzag rug keep the look fresh and modern.
Remy saved a lot of money by having her builder create a built-in bed frame out of plywood and trimming it with moulding. “I couldn’t find a bed in our price range, and this was a great solution – it only cost me $150,” she says.
The canvas teepee, a gift from Max’s grandmother, provides him with ample fun. “It does double duty as storage for books and toys when he’s not playing in it,” says Remy. She also hung one utilitarian black sconce above the bed, skipping the need for a nightstand and table lamp.
Remy's decorating advice
"Keep it simple – you can always add later. And as soon as your kids are old enough, involve them in a few of the design choices. It makes it more fun for everyone.”