Home Tour: Thomas’s Room

Last summer we slowly started transitioning Thomas’s nursery to a big boy room. Our first order of business was breaking down the crib and replacing it with a queen size bed. I knew which bed I wanted for Thomas but that was about as far as I got with his room transition before scratching my head for months thinking about how to pull the rest of the room together. Finally, I threw up the white flag and asked my friend Stephanie if she’d be willing to help me. I love her style (check out her little man’s room) and was elated when she agreed to create a design plan subtly capturing Thomas’s two favorite things – golf and sharks, yet will grow with him through the years. I can honestly say this is one of my very favorite rooms (next to our kitchen) in the house — and Thomas’s too!

The room was already painted sea salt which we loved and didn’t want to change out, so Stephanie incorporated a super fun herringbone wallpaper (custom color: sage) from Livette’s Wallpaper for an accent wall behind Tom’s bed. It makes such a big statement in the room.

The nightstands in Tom’s rooms are so perfect — the hardware on the drawer pulls is gorgeous and the 3 roomy drawers offer a ton of storage. The blue terra cotta lamps on each bedside table have an awesome texture and really compliment the natural elements in the room.

I love everything about Tom’s bed. First of all, he has the most comfortable (yet least expensive) mattress and pillows in the house. The room is a pretty generous size so we opted for a queen size bed which is nice for when we have multiple guests staying with us at a time. And how about those shark sheets?!?!!?!

Matt’s favorite thing about Tom’s room? The golf blue prints!

Photography by Taylor Stading & Laura Sumrak

Room Sources

paint color: sea salt by Sherwin Williams | designer: Stephanie of Olive & Tate | wallpaper | nightstands | lamps | bed | quilt + shams set | pillows | sheets (alternative option) | decorative pillow | curtains | curtain rod | leather chair | dresser | mirror | golf bag blue print & golf driver blue print | blue velvet lumbar pillow | clock



  1. Joanna
    March 6, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    Looks fab! I’m in love with his dresser. We have those shark sheets for Tell and I love the look of them but hate the feel! I’ve since sworn off microfiber sheets which unfortunately is so many of the cute affordable fun patterns via target, amazon, etc!

  2. Raven
    March 7, 2019 / 9:58 am

    I’m in love with this room! It looks like a little man’s room, which is exactly how I envision Tom with his glasses and loafers! Love it!

  3. March 7, 2019 / 10:16 am

    We are in love with the final result! Every detail of the room ties together beautifully! ♡

  4. March 8, 2019 / 11:26 am

    You have seriously done such a beautiful job with your home!! I love each & every space that you’ve shared!!

  5. March 18, 2019 / 5:39 am

    Love it my friend – love that the room can last for years with such gorgeous subtle changes x

  6. Jasmine
    April 10, 2019 / 11:36 pm

    Do you happen to have the name and brand of the mattress? I can’t seem to get the amazon link to work.

  7. Kelly
    July 23, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    I love this so much. Referring back to it now that I’m working on my little guy’s big boy room! How are you liking the dresser still..? Do you find it to be enough room?

    • Christina
      July 24, 2019 / 3:52 pm

      We love the dresser! It fits all of his clothes (for now) but we also got two nightstands that provide lots of additional storage!

      • Kelly
        July 24, 2019 / 5:56 pm

        Ahh, yes, that’s what I was thinking. I loveeee the nightstands, but looks like they are out of stock right now. I hope they become available again!

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