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Gabriel’s Room Tour

October 6, 2022

teen room design - plaid curtains

Gabriel is our oldest son — and an old soul at heart. He is so good-hearted and easygoing. He has never asked for much — including anything to do with his room. Maybe this is the reason why I was so excited to work on this space for him.

Photos by Joseph Bradshaw

cane bed

farrow and ball light blue - cane bed - teen room

(Before and after)


We pulled everything out to start with the carpet. We worked with the same furniture pieces, but the room really needed new flooring and paint. We ripped up the old original carpet and said goodbye to the old musty smell! Gabe used the Earlax spray station to paint all of the doors at one time in a semi-gloss finish.

best paint spray gun

In an unusual turn of events for me, I decided on the first sample I tried! Quite the opposite of my kitchen cabinet experience. Farrow & Ball Light Blue: It is the perfect blue-grey with a slight hint of green. We wanted to test and compare F&B with other paints we have tried, and this was a good opportunity to go for it!

Paint finishes used:
Walls – Farrow & Ball Light Blue – Emulsion finish
Trim and doors – Farrow & Ball Light Blue – Semi-gloss finish
Ceiling – Farrow & Ball color-matched at Benjamin Moore with 50% reduced saturation – Ultra Flat finish

lvp flooring - dura decor

We chose to use DuraDecor LVP flooring — rigid core in Golden Glow. (We have a whole blog post on this coming up soon!) It is easy to install, it’s made of a family-friendly waterproof material, and it’s a more cost-effective option than hardwoods. Highly recommend the 5.2 mm thicker wear layer option!

LVP flooring - farrow and ball light blue

This room felt like a new space after those big changes. The warmth and light that the floor and paint reflect is incredible.

cane bed - farrow and ball light blue
telescope corner
olive green desk cane office chair

vintage movie poster wall - olive green dresser

Star Wars Trio
Fellowship of the Ring
The Great Escape
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Magnificent 7
Vintage map
Atlanta map

Constellation poster

Gabriel loves movies, and I wanted to surprise him with a wall of posters from some of his favorites. This is the start, and he has room to add more down the road.

teen room design - farrow and ball light blue
bean bag chair
farrow and ball light blue - bean bag chair

We got this furry bean bag chair during the prime day sale. I love the size and that it doesn’t lose shape! The cover is removable and washable, and the inside converts to a bean bed. For reference, this is the full size.

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vintage poster wall - teen room design

Gabe and I worked on this room for a few weeks straight, and the rest of our home may have looked like a neglected mess as a result. Always the scenario! This was such a fun project for us to work on though. Gaber is so thankful and happy with his room — which, of course, is the best part. I tried to list all of the sources below, but let me know if I missed anything.

Thank you Joseph Bradshaw for capturing the space so well!

Room Sources:
LVP flooring
Rug – I used a 6′ x 9′
Ceiling fan
Woven blinds
Plaid curtains (green)
Bed (old from CB2 – similar here or here)
Fleece comforter (sold out but similar here)
Foam pillows
Plaid throw pillows
Mountain Coast Print
Nightstand – sold out, but similar here or here
Alarm clock/CD player
Chair – FB marketplace
Desk lamp
Convertible bean bag chair (Full size)
Paintable outlet plates
Closet knobs

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