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Bloggers Heart Habitat: A Shared Boy's room with lots of Heart!

Bloggers Heart Habitat: A Shared Boy's room with lots of Heart!

We have partnered with Raymour & Flanigan and received product in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own.

Other sponsors on this project are Minted who generously provided us with the large framed prints, and Paper Riot Co. who gifted the wall decals. Generous donations were also made by local CT and NY families to fill the room with toys and books!

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This July marked the one year anniversary of our move to Connecticut, the start of my blog, and the opening of my home décor practice. During this short time, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing clients and to have designed spaces that make them feel excited to come home. And through social media (thank you Instagram and your geo-tags ) I’ve connected with a few superstars in the blogging and design community.  I’m fortunate enough to say that Charlotte Smith, who has conquered the d.i.y. blog world, is a local t.v. celeb, and has earned her swipe up feature on Insta-stories, has become an actual friend! So, when she asked if I’d like to participate in this summer’s Bloggers Heart Habitat project, I jumped at the opportunity to give back. I saw it as a perfect way to celebrate the people who live in the state that we now call home and give them the chance to experience what my clients do when they walk through their front doors, and I have to say that the pure delight that flooded the room when the boys saw their new space was electrifying.

Beds, rug, and desk lamp were provided by Raymour & Flannigan. All bedding is from Ikea. Large art prints ove

Beds, rug, and desk lamp were provided by Raymour & Flannigan. All bedding is from Ikea. Large art prints ove

Before we get into all of the before and after photos, here’s a little info about the project…

Bloggers Heart Habitat (BHH) is a program that was started 2 years ago, by Charlotte, in order to help new Habitat for Humanity home owners furnish and decorate their space (this specific project was completed with the Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut). Habitat does a beautiful job providing deserving families with a new house, and the goal of BHH is to transform the house into a HOME. By recruiting other bloggers, designers and d.i.y.ers in the area, Charlotte builds a decorating team, and through brand sponsors and community donations, BHH brings the homeowner’s visions to life.  After getting a sense of the homeowner’s likes and dislikes, we searched for bargains, put to use our generous donations and transformed thrifted finds. In the end, the new homeowners had two fully decorated spaces that fit their personalities and their family's needs. And I like to think that we relieved them of some of the stressors of new homeownership.

Left to Right: Carli, Lisa, Kris, Me, The Family (2 boys and Mom), Charlotte

Left to Right: Carli, Lisa, Kris, Me, The Family (2 boys and Mom), Charlotte

This year, the homeowner expressed her dream of having a comfortable family friendly, tropical-chic, living room as well as a bright, fun, Lego and book filled environment for her boys to play, learn, sleep  and harness their imagination. The team that Charlotte put together couldn’t have been more qualified for the job! Lisa, www.ShineYourLightBlog.com, and Kris, www.DrivenbyDecor.com (and their teenage daughters!) tackled the living room- you have to go check out their blogs- the transformation is fantastic! Charlotte, www.AtCharlotteshouse.com, Carli, www.FWMadebyCarli.com and I took on the boys’ shared bedroom.

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Those gorgeous twin beds, from Raymour and Flanigan, in a deep navy blue were the perfect contrast against the creamy yellow colored walls. And can we talk about that graphic rug for a minute!? This was also provided by Raymour and I am seriously considering getting the same one for our guest room! Since the ceiling sloped on one side of the room, we had to get creative and decided early on that Ikea bookshelves would do just the trick! Not only do they compliment the grey dresser (also from Raymour), but they allow for plenty of storage for all the new books and toys! After arranging the furniture and adding the textiles, the final touches were added with festive triangular wall decals from Paper Riot Co. and the coolest art I ever did see from Minted.

I could go on and on about all the fun we had creating this room and I may even do a separate post about how Carli and I had to re-imagine the Ikea shelf building, let’s just say things got pretty comical (it could have been that the heat was getting to our heads-lol), but instead I’m going to let the rest of the photos speak for themselves! Can’t wait for the next project with these ladies…

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