Monday, August 15, 2011

My Next Project is...

To hang and arrange all the stuff I've been collecting for my son's new and improved bedroom/guest room!

I'm calling it "Explorer Style "

It's a total mess right now because I'm in the throes of the creative process trying to figure out what goes where... on the walls that is.

 I'm thinking butterfly and shell specimens around the window wall and lanterns.

Ship paintings and antlers on the wall at the head of the bed,


and portraits on the wall adjacent to the closet.

I think I'll let the map stand alone.

I've been thinking about the placement of these treasures for a while now and I think it's time to commit.

 I've been collecting vintage cash boxes in homage to my son's career choice in finance.

I love the global, traveled feel of the John Robshaw duvet and dhurrie rug.

I'm considering hanging the boat skeleton above the bed if it's not too much.

I have to tell myself to edit, edit, edit!

 Whatever I don't use can go to the new shop!

As you can see I have a lot of inspiration...

Wish me luck and stay tuned for the big reveal!


jeanette from everton terrace said...

You don't need luck you are full of talent! It will be fantastic. I have a cash box exactly like that top one - been in my family for years and my mother recently gave it to me. My father was a banker :)
Still love that map. Hope the shop is coming along nicely!

Gigi said...

I have one cash box and love it...used it quite often over the years. Looks like the one on top. Love the flavor of the room. You really have a great eye for design. So when shall we get together...soon I hope!

Gigi said...

Gig is Gia of course. Its what my niece calls me!
You find the most amazing things on your buying expeditions!

Angie said...

Very exciting!!! Can't wait to see it!!

Karena said...

Terri I think it is going to be so cool!! How do you find time for it all?

Love the navy touches, the mirror the striped pillow, etc.The bank boxes are great!


Art by Karena

Unknown said...

Neato! The stacked cash boxes are terrific. Love the warm chocolate walls, with the navy accents in the room too. This space is going to be cool :)

Kathysue said...

I see lots of wonderful possibilities in that room. Fun treasures to work with. Kathysue

Blooming Rose Musings said...

It's going to be wonderful. I really love the chocolate wall color. I think you have also shown us some wonderful old ship painting that will be beautiful in that room too. I have a cash box collection it! The room will be great!

The enchanted home said...

Have total faith in you! There is no doubt in my in my mind, your "Explorer" room is going to be fabulous, love the wall color and all the interesting objects will cerainly be the crowl jewel! I look forward to hearing and seeing what you do!

Simple Daisy said...

Ooh how fun!!!! I love the painted sign and the stacked boxes!! So cute:)

Megan said...

How do you edit such amazing treasures? I loved his room when I saw it and these things can only make it better!

I love that he doesn't mind how you decorate it! So did you help decorate his college pad?


Unknown said...

You have so many treasures to work with...the result will be amazing. And, how wonderful to know that whatever doesn't make the cut, gets to head to the shop!!

xoxo Elizabeth

vignette design said...

You have so many wonderful treasures to work with Terri. I know you will pull it all together beautifully. You are lucky your son doesn't mind. Mine would! He has his own collection of stuff like baseballs, movie tickets, movie posters, rocks, shells, sharks teeth and fossils! I would love to organize and redecorate his room.
I'm so glad you are keeping the map. I love it!
When can I come see your new shop!

under spanish moss said...

You have so many wonderful elements to use in the space. They are all so great it would be hard for us to edit. We can't wait to see the reveal!
Angela and Renee

cjsullivan133 said...

I'm diggin the light sea-blue stripes! Love the stripped rugs. Personally- I take inspiration from that gorgeous map! I'm envisioning more white- possibly even black and white in this room! Love the way you have stacked the black boxes. Those are keepers. And you already know I think the Shrimp sign is the best thing ever!

Splendid Willow said...

You are the girl of grand reveals! I am looking forward to them all!

Warm hugs,


quintessence said...

Looking good!! Can't wait to see the final reveal - I'm sure it will be fabulous!

Nutbird said...

Is this room in your house, or his new house at school? Love all the patriotic stuff. But I think I am full. When is the store opening? Ann

designchic said... many fabulous accessories...can hardly wait to see your creativity at work!!

Tamra said...

Love the feel of this room! Nice to see something different. The potrait wall is going to be stunning!! Looking forward to the reveal.

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Terri!
I was expecting to see a comment left from Chris (your son) asking you what are you doing in his room :)

Terri I yelled for Hannah and said do you want to see Chris' room??? She laughed at me and then said why not!!

Tell Chris Hannah was in his room!! :)

Keep us posted on the re-do!
Dore & Hannah

Mary Anne said...

Hi Terri!

I love your posts. I have been by a couple of times and now I am one of your followers.....don't want to miss out on anything anymore!

What a collection you have acumilated for your son Chris! One of my favorite places in the whole world is S.F, the other Paris.

Can't wait to see the room finished.

Mary Anne ox

French-Kissed said...

Can't wait...this is going to be good!


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La Dolfina said...

I don't know what I'd do without you, Anon... and I thought spelling was one of my strong suits!
Thank you!!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

So much fabulous stuff!!! My son would really like the painting of the woman!!!! Your boy is at UCLA right ?(bravo!!). My son's best friend is going there. Freshman. We were high fiving him at dinner tonight.

I mentioned you to the owner at Juxtaposition this afternoon (what a talented blogger you are).

Does you son HATE it that you are calling it his/guest room? My daughter still gets mad even though she lives in NYC. Can't wait for the redesign of the room!

Party Resources said...

I can't wait for the big reveal!! xx

MPSharn said...

The shrimp sign kills me. Looks great Terri -can't wait to see what you do at the shop!!!

PCovi said...

I have a 17 y.o. son and I've done his room similar...I call it the Hemingway room.
I love the bedding you have and the rug and stuffed bench...not to mention all the kind of Ralph Lauren-y things.

Garrett said...

I want to shop this room! ;)

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

You have collected some amazing pieces. I looke forward to seeing some more photos when everything is hung!

Privet and Holly said...

Lucky son, to
be loved so much!
It's going to be
really something
when it's done.
Here's to explorers
and high finance : )!
xx Suzanne