Master O loves the water. The ocean, the lake, the river, the pool. Where there is water, you will find him. Probably helps that he is an Aquarius. Remember his “Fishing/Sailing” birthday party? Yep his choice of theme.
Over the last year I have been planning on updating his room. So naturally we are going for a “Nautical” theme! His current bedroom has been the same since he moved in there, straight out of the cot! But as things often go in this house it has been a long process of planning, collecting and creating.
Then last month a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT reinspired me….
POTTERY BARN IS COMING TO AUSTRALIA!
In fact the entire Williams-Sonoma company is coming! For those new players, Williams Sonoma includes, Williams Sonoma, West Elm, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids. Yep 4 amazing homewares stores all opening right here! Well in Bondi to be exact. So I have featured many a Pottery Barn product before but now it’s time to really start making some “realistic” shopping wish lists! Of course with a quick browse of a catlogue or two (I have been collecting these with previous orders!) I have some inspiration…
This is my inspiration for the first wall of his room. He currently doesn’t have a bedside table. He has a set of MALM drawers from Ikea that is doing double duty as clothes storage and a bedside table. I love the lines of this Hampton Bedside Table (1). More imporantly I love it’s size, perfect for our small space. It’s practical with room for a book basket below and a drawer to keep treasured belongings hidden form a certain little sisters prying hands.
(2) Fisherman Table Lamp: The is ideal for bedside reading. He is now old enough to read by himself a little before going to bed and this lamp is sturdy, cute and looks like its ready to light your way to the shore.
Ok so I already have the oar hooks but you can never have enough hooks in a room. These anchor hooks(3) will be perfect for hanging the next days outfit on, school hat and library/pe bag! I am always looking for ways to creatively organise children!
The bedspread (4) is actually a coverlet. Oh how I LOVE a coverlet! No more doona chasing and lumpy beds. It makes it so easy for the kids to make the beds themselves and always looks neat and tidy. This one was from Spotlight, it’s only flaw was that it only came in a Single Bed size. I usually buy a size bigger to give the bed extra coverage. But I loved the colours and it was a great transition between the “Airplane” bedroom and the “Nautical” bedroom. the BONUS was his Nonna bought it for him for Christmas.
As for the other wall. It is currently big and bare. I would like to transform it into a space to play and display. These are the MALM drawers I mentioned (1). I would love to declutter the top and replace all the knick knacks and abandoned lego projects withhave an elegant personalised sailboat (2). I know that Master O would go crazy over this boat especially as it would have his name on it! This is the kind of item that would outlast any current interior phases. I can imagine it in his room forever! I am just kicking myself it wasn’t in Australia in time for his birthday! Maybe a Christmas present?
I haven’t hung any pictures on his walls! He has a few in frames on top of the drawers but I would love to add three very simple wooden frames on. The ones pictured are Espresso Gallery Frames(3) from PB Kids and they are under $10!
The sailboat bookshelf (4) was another Reject Shop score! I fell in love with this sometime last year and it has been holding little knick knacks of Master O’s. I have had it on top of the Malm drawers (it was too big) in a corner of the room (it kept getting knocked over) and now it just sits there! I have plans of hanging it from the wall as a display area for his little treasures and collections. If you love it I have noticed some Reject shops still have some limited stock and it comes in varying sizes and nautical colours.
I have been searching for a vintage oar (5) for a year. We live on a lake and Master O loves to watch the people rowing by. He begs to go out, but I am waiting until he is a stronger swimmer. Then a few weeks ago on one of many Reject Shop visits I found this little beauty! A vintage styled oar, in great colours and even better it serves a double purpose with its hooks, great for well, hanging things!
LOVE LOVE LOVE these chevron canvas collapsible storage boxes (6). Would you believe they come in aqua?! You know they will be on my list. I can see a playroom expedit full of them in my future! But for Master O’s room a dash of Navy Chevron is in order! We recently removed Master O’s 4×2 expedit unit from his room to use in our Launch Pad. It was too big for his room and wasn’t be used. I would love to replace it with this smaller 2×2 Expedit unit (7). It has just enough room to store lego, books and matchbox cars all containerised in those gorgeous chevron totes!
Speaking of storage…..the large canvas rugby tote (8) is perfect for the bulkier items or even as a laundry basket! I loved the navy and white but am thinking a dash of red will liven up the space.
So the planning, dreaming and wishing has begun! So humour me people, for I can see a lot of decorating and inspiration posts coming your way!
So who is as excited as I am? What is on your Pottery Barn wish list?
I have in now way been paid for this post. I am just super excited about this new store and been dreaming of actually shopping instead of cataloguing! I know you will be too!