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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!

boys room bed

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.

home tour

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.

boys room nightstand with lamp

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?!?!!?!

boys room bed

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

boys room home tour

boys room tour

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

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Jess B

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Question- do you have box spring for the bed? If not, do you tuck the sheets or how do you stop them from hanging? Thanks

Kelly H.

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

We got this bed for our son's room and we use a box spring with it and tuck the sheets. I would like to get a bed skirt though!

Paige Haring

Monday 19th of October 2020

that dresser!! Love it but it must be gone now because the link doesn't go to it anymore. :(


Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

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?


Wednesday 24th of July 2019

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


Wednesday 10th of April 2019

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


Monday 18th of March 2019

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