Meet Asa LeRoy….
He is 15 months old and the most talkative and joyful kid. He loves music, loves to dance, and loves to play. His parents just completely gutted an old, foreclosed home and made it beautiful and new again. (I mentioned before I helped them stain their kitchen cabinets.) They put every ounce of their time and budget into renovating their home and now, a year and a half later are trying to figure out how to decorate it. My friends (Asa's parents) have an urban, functional modern style but they live in the Ozarks…”the lodge decor capital of the world”. There is nothing wrong with lodge decor. The Ozarks is a gorgeous part of the country and lodge decor fits and is really nice, but it is not these home owners style. They both grew up in a big city. They are “city people” and their style reflects this. They would like their home to reflect their background, their style, and their interests. Speaking of their interests…this is a musical family. The father plays bass guitar in a band, the mom sings and Asa is a reflection of this. As I was in their home there is always music being played, songs being sung and practicing being done.
Here are the goals of this room:
- Budget $100. This seems impossible but it makes you have to use everything you have and even call on some friends for what they have in their closets collecting dust. You also have to be creative with what you have as well.
- Maximize Space
- Create Toy Storage
- Urban Modern Style that can transition with Asa. They want it to be a kid room but yet not so “baby” that it can't grow with him.
- Masculine but colorful.
- a place to sit and read to Asa
- A place for Asa to color
- Musical Theme but not too corny. I wanted to do more of a “Jazz” feel than “band” feel, but yet put a playful spin on it…it is a kids room.