Well, it's all done! Almost…(although I'm pretty sure it will never be completely finished). Thanks to multiple cups of coffee, a little help and many sleepless nights, Ryder's room finally has all of the finished pieces to his new "big boy room."
The style? Native monochrome with a touch of love and memories.
To give a little background as to the thought process behind it all…
Ryder is ALWAYS talking about "forts" and we had destroyed my living room one too many times before I thought "why don't I just build a permanent one in his room!" So, I started thinking about ways he could sleep in a fort without making his room look like Bed Bath and Beyond sheets just threw up on it and it hit me- TEEPEE IT IS!
I searched and searched to find the best fit for Ryder and I must say, this thing is AMAZING!! The teepee is from Little Juniper TeePees (@LJteepees on Instragram). From the sturdy poles & ties to the material, this was more than worth the cost ($130 on their Etsy store! plus shipping).
The dream catcher was from Amazon retailer CaughtDreams (they're on Facebook too if you want to see different colors/styles). This is one of the nicest, inexpensive dream catchers I have seen in a long time.
I also wanted to add some sentimental pieces into the room, so I designed the framed artwork hung below the arrow. The one on the left says "More than all the stars in the sky." This is what Ryder and I always say to each other and is now tattooed on my arm as well! The two triangles hold Ryder's first pair of Jordan's and his first pair of Ray Bans (a Christmas present from our awesome cousins).
The "RYDER" letters were painted by my closest friend and my siblings during my pregnancy with Rydeordie. Those letters probably mean the most out of everything in his room and have become a symbol of the love my friends and family have for Ryder (and for me too!).
The wooden bed frame was actually handmade and designed with a little, OK a LOT of help from my handy boyfriend. We wanted to build a frame that would allow the teepee to fit over the bed so, we bought the wood from Home Depot, sanded it and painted the brackets black. This thing is awesome (thanks Nic!). The wooden stump "side table" next to the teepee was given to us from my neighbor. We sanded it then spray-painted it in a silver metallic color.
I found the arrow at Kohl's and painted it matte black (it was red before). It lights up and has an automatic timer so it doubles as a great nightlight for Ryder too! The frames were purchased from HomeGoods and I designed the artwork in Photoshop.
The plant and latern (which we plan to hang next to the teepee eventually) were both found at HomeGoods and the "Live the Life You Love" is from Kohl's.
I'm proud of Ryder's room, the work that went into it and the love and time my family and friends have given to making this adorable monochromatic native bedroom possible.
What do you think?