Here we go again. Star Wars, bursts of red and, a daybed full of happiness for a very sweet 7-year-old boy. In case you missed it, we revealed the first of three bedrooms on Tuesday that we did with Shavonda Gardner for her sister’s family, fully supported by Target. Today we have the second, Devin’s room and yes there is fun wallpaper, a black ceiling, and painted red trim and door. It’s definitely the boldest of the three makeovers as Shavonda really pushed it. And while I still haven’t been able to see it for myself, THIS ROOM POPS. I think it’s my favorite (although Ariyah’s is really dreamy, coming at you on Friday).
In case you don’t remember this is what it looked like before they moved in, and they didn’t have much furniture.
A total blank slate, with white walls and new flooring and the smallest of the three bedrooms. Devin LOVES color RED and Star Wars – both requests made us very happy.
After a few months of planning and a week or so of install (thanks to Shavonda and Jordan – sadly I had to cancel traveling up there because of Covid) the room was ready for Devin to take over.
First off, Target sells this Star Wars removable wallpaper that is SO CUTE. We were wondering how we were going to bring this element in, in a way that was frankly cool and not super loud and riddled with logos. This wallpaper was actually perfect and checked off every one of our boxes.
To save room we chose this daybed to keep the space as open as possible, which gave Shavonda a great place to throw some very cheery holiday pillows.
When we were choosing paint colors, Shavonda had the idea of painting the molding, trim, and door a bright red, which I LOVED. But when she wanted the ceiling to go black I got a bit scared, thinking there was enough happening already. But I was WRONG. That ceiling had such impact in the room without adding a lot of busyness and from what I can tell in the photos it balanced everything out.
Having the ceiling go black really made the light fixture really POP, too, and it could have gotten lost against a white ceiling. And yes she mixed the gold (sconce) with the silver which worked really well with all the other tones in the room and felt kinda space age-y.
See how fun the red door and trim are??
Devin picked out all of his ornaments on his Star Wars tree and Shavonda filled it in with some simple white, black, and red balls. I imagine that they are going to be so happy every year revisiting the ornaments they chose. I love the idea of them all being ‘set up’ for the holidays from here on out (and so easy on Andrea).
That RUG. When he requested a lot of red I knew we could bring it in in the holiday decor. But without red walls or red bedding (which feels questionable), I was worried until I found this rug on Target.com and we FELL IN LOVE. I like that it isn’t solid red, has a fun Moroccan pattern that works really well with the wallpaper.
You are looking at the most popular Auntie in the world, Shavonda Gardner. She wrote about the room yesterday and has more insight on Devin and more about her process.
1. Daybed With Storage | 2. Rug | 3. Star Wars Wallpaper | 4. ‘Letters To Santa’ Pillow | 5. Red Stripe Pillow | 6. Red Plaid Pillow | 7. Jersey Comforter Set | 8. Red Plaid Sheets | 9. Ceiling Light Fixture | 10. Tassel Garland | 11. Nightstand | 12. Santa Mailbox | 13. Snow Globe | 14. White Rotating Tinsel Christmas Tree | 15. Snow Blanket | 16. Sconce | 17. Black and White Plaid Pillow | 18. Snowflake Square Pillow | 19. Merry Christmas Lumbar Pillow | 20. Santa Hanging Advent Calendar | 21. Curtain Rod | 22. Small Camper Decorative Figurine | 23. Dresser | 24. Mirror | 25. Nutcracker | 26. Curtain | 27. Stocking Holders (set of 4)
1. Silver Ornaments (set of 8) | 2. Black Ornaments (set of 4) | 3. Star Tree Topper | 4. Artificial Tree | 5. Darth Vader Christmas Ornament | 6. Green and Red Tinsel Christmas Garland | 7. Light Gray Ornaments (set of 8) | 8. Tree Skirt | 9. Red Truck Ornament | 10. Red Tinsel Garland
A huge thanks to Shavonda (and Jordan) for executing this without me, it wasn’t how it was supposed to go, but even with all the craziness of the month it looks SO GOOD. And thanks again to Target for supporting this Feel Good Makeover. I hope that it does make you all indeed, feel good. Stay tuned for the final room on Friday. xx