A Boy’s Explorer Bedroom!

This week’s “Real Room” comes to us from Rosenberry Rooms‘ owner Susie Fougerousse! She created this World Explorer room for her 7 year old son, Sebastien. Planes, cars, boats, maps and pictures of nature are sprinkled throughout the room, to create a subtle and understated theme that can grow with her son and be easily updated over the years.

World Explorer Bedroom

Susie chose classic colors and traditional basics for the bedding and furniture, and included decorative accents like the vintage airplane pendant and colorful wall art to add personality to the space.

World Explorer Bedroom

World Explorer Bedroom

“I’m a huge fan of artwork in kids rooms. It’s inspiring and engaging. Kids like to look at it and talk about it. The world map art above his bed sparks nightly conversations.”

World Explorer Bedroom

World Explorer Bedroom

“I love the personalized flag banner.  It has a rustic burlap texture and a cool typewriter font.  It spells out Buddy, Sebastien’s nickname.”

World Explorer Bedroom

World Explorer Bedroom

World Explorer Bedroom

Room Details:

Model Airplane – found here

Hand Knit Dolls – available here

Wall Pegs – found here

Artwork above the dresser – found here

Night Light – click here

Knit Backpack – available here

Bookholder – similar option here

Wall Letters – available here

Photography by Tim Bradley.

 

To see more of Susie Fougerousse’s kids’ rooms, check out her feature article in the latest issue of Cary Magazine!

 

Design Inspiration: Nautical Boy’s Room!

Is your little one ready to upgrade to his “big boy” room? The understated nautical theme in our 1000 Leagues Bedroom design board is the perfect inspiration for a boy’s room! With multiple shades of blue, pops of orange, and subtle nautical accents, you can create a room that your son (or sons for a shared space) will love and that will be sophisticated enough to coordinate with the rest of your home.

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Start with coastal-style furniture by Newport Cottages to get the perfect foundation for your room by the sea. This Panel Twin over Full Bunk Bed is a great choice with its deep blue finish and cool paneling detail.

Panel Bunk Bed in Deep Blue

What nautical-inspired bedroom would be complete without seersucker bedding? We love the Sausalito Seersucker collection by Annette Tatum. It’s made from light blue seersucker fabric and reverses to blue fabric with a salmon fabric flange. It’s 100% cotton and machine washable, too! It also comes in a darker blue and yellow combo which would work perfectly for this theme as well, you just may want to go with a white finish on the furniture.

Seersucker bedding

Now, on to the nautical accents! Drop in some playful elements to tie the theme together and that will inspire your child’s imagination. We chose the Whale Bookends by Jonathan Adler, a Steam Punk Lamp in Gun Metal by Jamie Young and Shark Wall Decals. The possibilities are really endless in this department. To see more ideas, shop our Nautical Theme page!

nautical details

To shop the complete 1000 Leagues Bedroom Design, click here. For more design inspiration for Boy’s Rooms, Girl’s Rooms and even Nurseries, visit RosenberryRooms.com!

Easy Solutions For Fall Decor

As fall kicks in, the focus shifts from outdoor living to spending more time inside. Days get shorter and temps turn chilly. It’s nice to have some warm and welcoming decor to celebrate the season, and there’s no better time to buy it than now! Rosenberry Rooms has a 10% discount on purchases over $350 and free shipping on purchases over $99, but only until November 7.

It doesn’t take much to infuse a seasonal spirit in a room. Just a few key pieces can bring the glory of fall color indoors. With the holidays looming, bold, rich autumnal shades add a warm and comforting ambiance to all the festivities.

While browsing the collections at Rosenberry Rooms, I was struck by the panorama of seasonal colors. There’s no need to limit accents to pumpkins and poinsettias when you can choose decor that fanfares fall shades!

I really like the Mossy Oak Peel & Stick Borders because they can be repositioned, removed, reused, and won’t mess with the paint. They’re subtle, pretty, and give any room a designer touch. With a Forest Flowers Rug or a Fall Leaves Rug, your room gets an instant makeover.

Egmont Moss Pillows from Designer’s Guild show off in an explosion of berry, mossy green, brown, and gold, while the velvet fabric is soft and sensual. A few of these will bring a cheery glow to any room. Antique copper always makes me think of fall, and the Peace & Love Wall Clock in burnished brown and gold will celebrate the harvest season in any kitchen.

Fall is all about football, at least for the guys, and the American Football Wall Clock is sure to score a few points with players everywhere. Delight your little boy with the Vintage Sports Growth Chart. A perfect fall bedroom accent, this vintage wall art can be personalized with a name and comes in a spray of fall colors that capture the thrill of the play.

As the weather turns brisk, there’s nothing more appealing than a soft and cuddly throw. The Barcino Cinnamon Blanket from Designer’s Guild in vivid orange, green, and brown makes warming up a reach away. A Central Park Blanket in pink and gray lambswool is another cozy option, especially in a girl’s bedroom. Blankets and throws are a ridiculously easy way to change up a room.

Speaking of cozy, catching a few winks in crisp weather is more fun for little ones with Napmink Nap Mats in plush, cuddly fabric. This clever accessory is a padded mat, pillow, and blanket all in one and includes a convenient compact tote. The Rock Heiress comes in winter-cool shades of navy and pink, while the boyish Rockin’ Out is a mix of cool-toned navy, black, and white.

Here’s another goodie for you. Napmink Mats by Cavichi are currently on sale for almost 60% off! Originally $189, they’re selling like hotcakes for only $69.00. Get one for your toddler and grab a few for gifts. With the Rosenberry Rooms Fall Discount Code, you can update your decor and save money doing it!

Gabriella

Animated Animal Decor For Kids

What is it about animals? Most of us have a critter (or four), but kids always seem to want more. Why not add some furry love with feisty and fetching animal prints from Rosenberry Rooms? You’ll find everything from peel and stick wall tigers to fuchsia leopard diaper bags!

Car Seat Makeovers
Does your son’s car seat need refreshing? The Zebra Car Seat Cover has a casual, sporty look in relaxed blue denim. For the toddler with a wild side a good choice would be the Funky Zebra Cover! It even comes with optional puddle pad and other extras!

Wild Gift Ideas
The holidays are right around the corner. Do you have a small child on your gift list? The Zebra Ruffle Blanket will be an immediate hit. Arty and stylish, it’ll make history of a tired, shredded blankie that’s finally been outgrown.

Little Rebel Burpies also make a great gift. Three supercharged burp cloths show off an animal print, colorful tattoo art, and blazing flames. This set makes burp time downright exciting!

Too cute to pass up, the Safari Zebra Tooth Fairy Pillow definitely makes up for missing teeth! The plush, pink and black zebra motif has a special pocket to safely stash lost teeth. In the morning, there’s money!

Gentle Creature Wall Art
Enhance a peaceful nursery with serene animal wall art. Our Pink Zebra Canvas quotes Socrates’ “Wisdom Begins In Wonder” in the softest and prettiest of ways. The Wild Safari Wall Hanging is gentle with sweet creatures in soothing colors. It makes a tender appearance, especially when personalized with a name.

Snazzy Animal Floors
Animal prints are a great way to jazz up floors. Treat baby to a plush play mat with the CoziCover in Giraffe. Together with matching baby SoftSpot, it’s as decorative as a rug, and the dense brown and yellow design makes a beautiful frame for a child.

Say “so what” to messes with the Pink Rose Spill Mat. It’s a lovely way to keep spills from spoiling the day! Looking for a boy-friendly rug with a rough-and-tumble spirit? The laid-back Zebra Rug makes a stylish presentation in deep, rich purple, and the nifty design is a perfect foil for occasional muddy footprints.

Leopard Girls’ Bedding
Three cheers for Mother Nature! The girls’ Funky Monkey Bedding Collection sports a warm, leopard print, and that’s just the beginning! Flowers, monkeys, ruffles, and oodles of optional pieces let you take this vivacious decor as far as you want it to go.

Exotic Cheetah Lighting
Animal prints go full tilt n the striking Wild Thing Chandelier! The cheetah print will have your daughter dreaming of Parisian shoes and upscale couture. Pair it with the Cheetah Smooch Canvas for flirty attitude par excellence.

The next time your daughter brings home a stray kitty, suggest that an Animal Print Pettiskirt might be just as nice, and it won’t require feeding! Rosenberry Rooms understands that yet another pet might be unmanageable, but no worries! We have scads of animal print decor that’s as lovable as the real thing.

Gabriella

A Closer Look at Personalized Growth Charts

When I was born, my Dad likes to say, I was small enough that he could hold me on his arm between his hand and elbow. Well, a number of years (we won’t say how many) have gone by, and that is no longer the case. Nowadays, he can hug me, but he certainly can’t pick me up – and definitely not on one arm! When you think about the way your children grow up over the years, having a record of the interim times – particularly the younger years – can help provide a much-loved and treasured visual demonstration of just how far your little one has come. Finding a personalized growth chart that you can use to track the inches as your child grows not only gives you a quantifiable account of their growth, but it lets your children feel accomplished and special as they grow up!

Here at Rosenberry Rooms, there are over a hundred options for personalized growth charts for your home and child. You can opt for animal-theme looks like the Sweet Bunny Growth Chart, the Pink Monkeying Around Growth Chart and the Gillespie Giraffe Growth Charts in both Pink and blue. Little boys will find the Vintage Sports Growth Chart to be a great way of connecting with their interests in sports and sports teams, while those who are interested in transportation will find the Trains, Planes and Trucks Growth Chart to be more inspirational. For girls, the Afternoon Gossip in Pink and Green Growth Chart makes use of bright colors to paint an image of your daughter’s growth over her childhood years.

Beyond those very creative pieces of art, there are some other options that stand out to me because they are definitely unique. One example is the Surf Board Growth Chart by ecotots which is Earth-friendly and can double as a coat rack when rotated! Another example is the Tree Growth Chart Fabric Wall Decal by Petit Collage. The benefits of this one? It is removable and reusable so it can travel from room to room or house to house if needed, while offering a truly whimsical and fun piece of visual art on the wall!

Aside from letting you keep track of how long it takes your child to achieve a certain height, what are the other reasons it’s nice to keep a growth chart for each of your children? The best part, as I see it, is that with a personalized growth chart you’re able to take your measurements with you wherever you go. When I was young, my mom had my brother, sister and I stand in front of a door frame to chart our growth; this was all well and good until we moved to a new house, when I was about twelve. My sister was still young enough that her growth chart could start over again in the new place, but for my brother and I, those dramatic leaps in height that make up so much of a child’s early years were forever lost.

Don’t let the same thing happen to your child – pick out a personalized growth chart that will be a stylish and special reminder treasured for many years!

Jodie

Easy Ways to Make Him Love His Room

Sometimes a frustrated parent will send their son off to his rooms for a time out. But what if his room is his favorite place in the house? Well, maybe that’s all the better. Create a place he really enjoys, and it will become a center of relaxation, creative play or reading, and a place to dream the big dreams of childhood.

Transportation BeddingStart by picking a theme, and since boys seem especially partial to vehicles and to sports, let’s explore these themes as a starting point. If you go with planes, trains, and automobiles, start with the centerpiece of the room, the bedding set. Most manufacturers offer numerous accessories for most sets, making it really easy to pull a room’s motif together. One nifty set your little man will love is the Duvet Bedding Set featuring Transportation. Masculine, rich colors and a striking block-style pattern produce plenty of interest, and deliver warmth and comfort, too. To accent the room, the maLicense Plate Woodytching Signs Multi Rugs in Small or Large are very cool, and if a bathroom is nearby that he mainly uses, the Transportation Shower Curtain will be a certain hit. For lighting, the World Map Overhead Light Fixture will have him dreaming of all the places those modes of transport will take him, or perhaps he’d rather span the skies with the Biplane Fighter Pendant in Satin Nickel. For the wall, an eclectic mix of transportation-related canvas art is available, but you might start with the Train Station Canvas Reproduction, or the License Plate Woody with Surfboard Oopsy Daisy Canvas Reproduction which can be personalized with his name.

Classic SportsIf you go the sports route, craft a locker room setting for your son with a vast array of choices. For bedding, go old school with the Classic Sports Twin Quilt with Pillow Sham, and carry it through with some sporty art. On the wall, a series of vintage sports canvases will set the tone for the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to giving anything he tries his best effort, on or off the field. Choose, perhaps, the Golf Classic Canvas Reproduction or the Basketball Game Ticket Canvas Reproduction. You might consider completing the look with some old sports equipment, picked up while hitting neighborhood garage sales – a worn catcher’s mitt, a set of real wooden golf clubs, a wood bat, or perhaps a classic jersey or two.

Rosenberry Rooms has a fine selection of all the elements needed to turn an ordinary bedroom into something extraordinary. We’ve just scratched the surface, so be sure to enjoy some relaxed time perusing all of our carefully chosen products. We are confident you’ll find just the right touches to create a unique, inviting room your son will truly love.

Rob

Three Fun Themes for Your Child's Room

Sail Away Drawer KnobsWe all feel better knowing that there is a special place for us where we belong. Adding a theme to your child’s room can help them identify a special place of their own. Fun themes are important because they make the difference between the place where your kid sleeps and the room that your child lives in. They can tie together a room’s different elements and give the space a unique feel that matches your child’s personality. There are a lot of popular kids room themes that you can use to decorate your child’s room, but it’s easiest to start simple and build from there. These examples may give you some ideas:

BEACH
With ocean blues and sandy browns, beach themes work well for boys’ rooms. Even little touches like the sail away drawer knobs can liven up a boy’s room without putting a dent in your budget. The fun part about the beach theme is that you can either go serious with lighthouses and whaling ships from New England, which goes well with accents like the Charting a Course Mural Banner, or you can get imaginative with a Caribbean flair, picking out decorations like a Treasure Map Rug.

Pink Flower Pot Clock

FLOWERING MEADOW
Whether it’s a quaint English garden or a mountain meadow full of wildflowers, floral items and garden-inspired designs can add a breezy playfulness and sense of whimsy to a little girl’s room. A wide variety of accents and furniture can add a colorful dynamic, from cute Pink Flower Pot Wall Clocks to Strawberry Pink Flower Rugs. The floral theme also lends itself to other popular themes like fairy princesses and ballerinas, a great starting point for games of make-believe.

JUNGLE
Jungle Safari QuiltThe great thing about jungle-themed rooms is that they can work for either boys or girls. Start with a green base, which makes a good, gender-neutral color and then add either pink or blue accents. From there, you can add touches like an Animal Print Rug or some Giraffe Drawer Pulls. The jungle theme also lets you work in favorite animals like giraffes, tigers, or zebras, for the excitement and adventure of a jungle safari. You can even take the safari theme one step further with a Jungle Safari Quilt. It’s a fun way to travel to new continents and see new creatures while still being able to get home in time for dinner.

These themes don’t need much to be customized for your child’s interests or favorite cartoon characters. Is your son a huge fan of SpongeBob SquarePants? He’d be right at home in a beach-themed room. Does your daughter love Dora the Explorer? Then she’ll enjoy having adventures in the jungle. Each of these themes is a good base that you can build on to express your child’s unique personality.

These are just a few starting points. If your child wants to be an astronaut, you can start with an outer space theme, or you can work on a city theme for the child who craves bright lights and excitement. The important thing is to have fun making a space where your child can feel at home. Be sure to check out all of the options that Rosenberry Rooms offers you for themed decor for your little girl or boy!

-Paul G.

Children's Holiday Décor

Holidays are a magical time for children of all ages. From youngest to oldest, there is enjoyment in the hustle and bustle, the specchristmas plateial trimmings, the decorations hanukkah platethat only come out once every year, and also all the little odds and ends that usher in those special times of the year. Leave it to Rosenberry Rooms to carry amazing children’s holiday décor that can stoke the anticipation even further!

Start a tasty after school snack tradition with a Hanukkah plate or its Christmas counterpart.

Of course, if you are searching for a beloved piece of children’s holiday décor that is sure to become a treasured bit of the family’s holiday traditions themselves, there is nothing more special than a personalized – hand painted – Christmas photo ornament. Whether you keep a cherished photo of a young child in it or opt for updating the display photo on an annual basis, this ornament is sure to heighten growing kids’ anticipation for the holidays that are just ahead. photo ornament

Children love the kind of holiday décor that is uniquely crafted with them in mind. Run of the mill decorations are fine for the overall look and feel of the home, but there is nothing that compares to seeing a child’s name incorporated in the décor. Plates, pillows and also wall hangings are exceptional means of achieving this feat. Moreover, intricate detail work makes this kind of décor stick out and assert itself, even if it is smaller than some of the mass manufactured pieces.

So, do not be surprised when the child’s eyes light up as the special ornament is taken out of the box or when the holiday plate makes an appearance on the table. There is that feeling of being special, of participating in the holidays more deeply, and – in many ways – actually now being part of the holiday itself. Is it not time you checked out some of the inimitable Rosenberry Rooms children’s holiday décor items? Who knows, you might just be picking out tomorrow’s heirloom today!

Check out the other amazing holiday pieces from Jamie’s Painting and Design that Rosenberry Rooms carries, and order yours today – the holidays are just around the corner!

S. Cochran

Art Inspired by Fall

As I drive around these days, I can’t help but be in awe of the changes taking place all around me in Nature. The leaves are just beautiful: fiery reds, bright yellows, and bold oranges – they have turned the landscape into an amazing art show. And to think that we get to view this for free every fall! As I take all of this in, I being to think of how there is a nostalgia that comes with the cooler weather and changing leaves as the days grow shorter and the nights take the lead. We tend to draw inward, to focus more on ourselves and our families. This is the time of holidays and memories, of family and friends. With the fall comes our getting back to the basics…trying to keep warm… coming up with creative indoor family activities…balancing daily life with the upcoming holiday travels and visitors. Yes, there is a distinct dynamic in the fall, and though it is very different than the dynamic and emotion we feel in the Spring, it is just as powerful and wonderful.

What better way to ride out these amazing emotions than to focus on some beautiful fall-inspired art. Now I don’t know if these artists actually created these pieces after a long fall drive, but for me, they reflect the changes and emotion that come with this time of year. Much like nature, art has the ability to immediately inspire, change, and alter our moods in a matter of moments, and that is why art so often imitates and reflects nature. Here are a few pieces of kid’s art that are wonderful visual reminders of how cleansing and calming this time of year can be.

Forest Fun Canvas – The colors and overall feel of this canvas definitely remind me of Fall. The trees are almost completely bare and all the colors are reflective of the ones that we see around us during these next months.

Forest Fun

October Memories Wall Mural – You may not be the “cabin type” but even so, you have to appreciate this amazing image. You can almost feel the crisp air and the sound of crunching leaves in the forest.

October Memories

The Path Canvas – Many may see this canvas as more fitting for Spring, however for me, the cool colors and scarce leaves on the branches speak of Fall and the beginning of wintertime.

The Path

Fall Tree Canvas – This is the most obvious Fall canvas, as is obvious by its name. I especially love the overall simplicity that is blended with great detailing throughout the image.

Fall Tree

Happy Decorating!

Adriana M Dehring

Great Book Holders for Kids

With the holidays fast approaching, I have started to pay closer attention on a day to day basis for things that my girls could use to better keep their things easily accessible. Tonight, while we had reading time with them, I took a long, hard look at their books that were piled haphazardly and disorganized on an old bookshelf of mine with two or three falling onto the floor every time they would grab one for us to read. Yes, I started to obsess over the fact that the books never stay standing up nice and proper, from largest to smallest, grouped with like kinds…okay, I am probably the only one that notices, but still…I immediately started to think how our girls will soon have more books to add to their collection, and how I have to somehow resolve the issue of falling books. Then my mind quickly flashed to the fun options that there are out there that not only keep books better organized, but make it easier for kids to reach and put them away. It is not always easy to find the right combination of style and practicality, especially when it comes to children’s décor, but when you can find a place that offers you great options, then it becomes much less of a hassle and much more fun. Stores like Rosenberry Rooms carry such a wide range of designers that you will find things that you may not have otherwise known existed, such as some of the most amazing book holders. I am actually having a hard time narrowing it down! There are ones that would be just perfect for the playroom, and those that work if you have limited space, plus all the other styles in between.

Here are some of the amazing options you have to better organize and keep all the amazing books that your child has collected over the years. I am sure you will be just as impressed with these styles and creations…plus what a great holiday gift these would make for the child that loves to read and has an ever-growing collection of books!

Wall Bookholder – A wonderful alternative for those who don’t have the floor space, this vintage styled bookholder allows you to clearly see the books while keeping them safe. There are three different sized rows that allow you to properly house the many stories and books your child has.

Wall Bookholder

Book Trolley – This is sectioned much like the towers you find at the library, so that you can keep big and little books organized, plus the wheels make it easy to relocate it from one side of the room to the other and the built in easel creates the perfect book prop for easy reading.

Book Trolley

Book Bound – Modern through and through, these are perfect for those who want to add something different to their child’s decor. They will add color and a lot of interest to your child’s room in a fun and artistic way, as your little one’s books actually become a part of the room decor!

Book Bound

Bonsai Book Caddy – This incredibly fun and unique book caddy allows children to easily slide books right into place, with the spine facing outward, so there is never a doubt as to which book they are grabbing for mom and dad to read. Added bonus – it is an eco-friendly product!

Bonsai Book Caddy

Blue Stripe Wooden Bookholder – A little bit more traditional in style, this wooden bookholder has a wonderful vintage feel. It is divided in the middle, and can sit on the floor right next to the bed, making it easy for little hands to store and grab books.

Blue Stripe Wooden Bookholder

Be sure to check out other book holders and bookcases on Rosenberry Rooms that may suit your needs, and remember that the sooner you start your holiday shopping, the less stressful they will be! Happy Shopping!

Adriana M Dehring

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