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We recently updated our 16 year old son's room.
It really needed a paint job and just freshened up.
Nothin' fancy.
No planked walls or chevron designs.

He's actually very sentimental and likes to be
surrounded by the things he loves and that
have good memories for him.

His favorite sports teams, Star Wars, Legos, books,
maps from his favorite video games are just
a few of the things he has loved over the years.

 don't get me started ~ the tears will start to roll 

He informed me that he likes modern design.

such a traitor : )

So I tried to incorporate a lot of white with his
traditional furniture to give it a more modern feel.

We purchased his dresser and beds when he was 5 years old.
The beds were originally configured as bunk beds.
At one point, I mentioned to him that maybe
we could look for different bedroom furniture that
would be more modern.
He said "I think my furniture is fine."

see?  mister sentimental !

His desk and chair are from Ikea and luckily
fit perfectly at the end of his bed.

His room has this large window that looks out over our backyard.
  He has a gorgeous view of the Dogwood tree which is blooming now.

i'm sure he doesn't even notice

His room is small so we use the closet space for his dresser.
Most of his clothes are kept in the drawers and the
little bit of dressy clothes he has are in another closet.

These throw pillows are really for me.
They're from Homegoods and I love them.
I think they give the room a little pizazz.

you know he's going to make his bed everyday
and place the pillow ever so perfectly ~ ha

It's was a labor of love for the sweetest son
a mama could ever have!

~ Thanks for coming by ~
Have a great day!

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  1. I love simple and I think this room is perfect for a 16 year old boy:) Love the blue and green combo and the pillows are a nice touch:)

  2. I think it's an awesome room, perfectly fancy enough for a teen boy. Why do we think everything has to be super "done" to be fancy? I'm guilty too, but that's not realistic. The colours are great and I love the view.

  3. I like hearing about sentimental teenage boys :) My son is only 6, but I can already see those tendencies in him, too. The room looks just great, and what a special view out that window!

  4. My Daughter wants to get our Grandson a new bed too and he says his is find. Now, Our grandaughter is another story she wants everything new. HA HA ! Your Sons room looks very nice.

  5. Did you say nothing fancy? Well, it may not be fancy but it is a beautiful room. I love the serene feel of it and I LOVE that he loves his boyhood set of beds. Great idea on the closet space. That makes so much sense for a boy.
    He sounds like a wonderful son..what a blessing- xo Diana

  6. Looks fantastic and so clean! My son's room will never ever be on my blog. No way!! I like the blue and green you used in that room.

  7. It looks great / love the bedding colors and the pops of green here and there and the dresser in the closet is a great idea

    So...all the clothes that teenagers leave on the floor are under the bed, right? :)

  8. It's nice to have a sentimental son! And it looks great!

  9. I love the colors, so crisp! I really love the comment he made about modern daughter has made the exact same statements, as she sits in my county cottage home!!!

  10. This is such a nice room, and Iove that your son is sentimental! If I could keep my kids' room as neat as this one for more than 5 minutes, I would show them off too--sigh! :)

  11. Great bedroom and I love that we learned a little a bit about your sweet young man :)

  12. Your son has a great bedroom the blue and green color scheme!! Great job!!!

  13. Your son's room came out beautifully. I love the wall color!! I truly could go crazy in Ikea and HomeGoods. Two of my favorite places to shop!! Your dogwood looks so pretty. We have one in our backyard as well. Last year it didn't bloom very well and we thought it was on its last leg but it's made a beautiful return this year and has more blooms on it than I've probably ever seen before. We had such a harsh winter this year but everything has come back nicely and is thriving. So nice to see after such a cold and gray winter!! xo

    ~ Wendy

  14. Anonymous5/20/2014

    I love your son's room JoAnne. It's perfect. What a lucky boy to have such a loving mum. x Julie

  15. Looks fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  16. Anonymous5/25/2014

    Hi. I think you did a great job on that room. I was wondering if there is a separate closet? Or do you need to hang anything? We got new flooring and I dread hanging up closet doors. They are always open and the closets a mess. I like what you did there.

    1. Anonymous5/25/2014

      Okay I read every word. I am going to do this too! My boys have a total of 8 things that need to be hung. What a space saver. So smart.


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