Monday, October 17, 2011


After a very long Sunday, countless command strips and an extremely patient husband...  I can finally reveal the finished room I posted about here!

(My Inspiration)
I have been collecting these various treasures piece by piece over the past few years...

so it was a lot of fun to have so many things to work with in freshening up my college son's bedroom / new guest room.

We have a fairly small home, just under 1800 sq. ft.,  so it made sense to have this room do double duty while giving it a more mature feel.

It's interesting to think back over each find and how they all came together to create this "new space."

I felt like a stylist working with so many great props!

I guess subconsciously I had been creating this look in my head without really realizing it.

 It's a pretty small room as room sizes go...

 and even though I packed quite a bit into it I think it works.

I found this antique Chinese tole tea bin from England that was used to hold loose tea and filled it with  nautical maps and charts.
The dark painting on Academy board behind it is pre-1900 and though it is warped and damaged I love it.

 Here I hung a small butterfly specimen collection around one of the lanterns that flanks the window.
I found the lanterns at Home Goods a few years ago.

I recently came across this antler that was mounted in such a way that I was able to use it as a coat rack of sorts.

Miscellaneous accessories such as vintage rackets and horse trophies.

We did a small renovation on this room a few years ago adding a casement window and bead board ceiling which I think adds to the beauty of the space.

I still need to add a photo to the interesting frame I found on etsy.

 I purchased the John Robshaw duvet cover on ebay last year. I love the Moroccan block print.

I laid several durries and one Chinese wool runner over the wall to wall carpet.

I propped a plaid lampshade atop the existing one in order to decide which works better.  What do you think?

Here's an up-close shot of the gallery style wall behind the bed.  It was so hard to lay out which is the main reason it's taken me so long to get motivated!

A vintage luggage rack and megaphone.
The practical and purely decorative! 

Oh yes... the portrait wall.
Well let's just say we ran out of command strips and energy.  Maybe next weekend!

Here is a shot of the lantern on the other side of the window. I added a vintage shell specimen box to keep the lone butterfly company.

 I still need to edit the tabletop vignette a bit but I wanted to show you the art installation I made for our son last Christmas...

My mom found this wonderful majestic Bruin Bear while I found this vintage Trojan Soldier that just happened to be beat down and was inspired to create this UCLA / USC tribute to the famed college rivalry.  One can dream right?

I attached this set of antlers that I found mounted on a piece of lucite to the top of the mirror and hung an old boater from it.  I just scored this old needlepoint bulldog last week out treasure hunting and love how he looks up on the wall.

I scored these vintage English riding boots at The Alameda Point and the ribbon while visiting relatives in Colorado over the summer.
I picked up this wonderful old trunk which is missing the top at a garage sale and plan on replacing it with a piece of hinged plywood and then covering it with a Persian carpet remnant.  

 One of my prized possessions is this vintage bank bag which was the catalyst that started my friendship with Jordan, one of my partners in the House of Hoarders.

And so there you have it...


I'd love to know what you think!



jim said...

Beautiful Terry, What a lot of work and detail! Your guests won't want to go to sleep for fear of missing something!

Garrett said...

It's amazing! Oh and I'm sooo stealing that bulldog picture!

The enchanted home said...

Terry, its fantastic, its got the perfectly executed look of a well merchandised and beautiful room but instead all the goodies are your own personal pocessions that mean something....truly picture perfect! He I am sure will be thrilled....its really wonderful.

vignette design said...

Your son's room turned out fantastic. So much detail. Love it!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

It looks really fantastic! I vote for the plaid lampshade!

Hill Country House Girl said...

LOVE IT! I am working on the same concept - guest room, but still my daughter's room when she comes home. I can't quite get the vision yet, but think on it a lot! You gathered lots of cool and interesting things, and I love the John Robshaw tied in! The room is just wonderful, Terry.

The Vintique Object said...

You have such an amazing eye, Terri. I love the masculine, vintage, eclectic feel of the is space. So many interesting things to look at, but I think my favorites are the the huge lantern and the mirror you hung over the bed. Brilliant to add the antlers and hat!
So, I finally made it to your store this weekend, but it looks like you were busy doing this. One day, I'll get to meet you!

Kathysue said...

Miss Terri, You have been one busy Mom!! I know Chris will appreciate and love all that you did for him. Go Bruins!! xo Kathysue

Beach House Living said...

I the boring one would never think of butterfly specimens, antlers and riding boots working in the same room.

You manage to pull it off so well.

Karena said...

Oh girl it all works beautifully!! I would use the lighter lampshade because you have a lot of darker tones going on. Fab collections!

I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway, I hope you will join!! (Great source as well)


Art by Karena

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the transformation. My son just moved out and I have a big mess to transform. You inspired me to get going on the whole thing. Thanks

lisaroy said...

It looks great! I love the mix of interesting pieces :)

Unknown said...

What an Awesome Room. I want to stay there. ;)

Great job, All the vintage pieces make that room.
Well done. Truly Stunning!


designchic said... looks amazing. The pieces were obviously lovingly handpicked and put together beautifully!! Your son will be thrilled ~

hong kong property said...

wow! this room looks really amazing and it has a lot of unique stuffs that i really like!

Party Resources said...

What fun!!! Happy weekend! xx

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

That looks stunning - every piece & vintage find looks like it has a story to tell! I love the pop of blue on the UCLA cushion.
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Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Great job, Terry. I think you are a stylist...So many fabulous and interesting things to work with. A real treasure trove but well integrated together. Have a great weekend. Mona

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savvycityfarmer said...

it's SO you ... and for that I love it!

you little miss stylist you

I'm going to call you soon

An Urban Cottage said...

Great room! I love all the vintage pieces. If you ever want to part with that antler rack....

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

He's a lucky boy - and I vote for the plaid : )

Only you could pull together a room like this Terri~

Unknown said...

Wow!!! No one does "collected" as cool as you do! It's such a treasure trove of special finds but the way you've put it together is what's really special!

xoxo Elizabeth