What if I had twin boys??? Being an interior designer it wasn’t easy being surprised about the sex of my twins since I couldn’t design the room before they were born. In order to be prepared I put together design boards for all options (boy/boy, girl/boy & girl/girl). I knew I wanted an Up, Up & Away theme after seeing these hot air balloons at a trade show…but, I also wanted the room to look masculine, feminine or be a great mix of both.
In last week’s post I showed pictures of my gender neutral nursery for Saige & Zac. So, what if I had twin boys…I decided some items would remain the same, but the nursery would have more boyish charm. I still liked the blue & red color palette but I would opt for a deeper navy and red, I wouldn’t use the bright rainbow colors and I would bring in a rich chocolate brown. I also thought a more vintage inspired aviator feel would work. So here it is… the Up, Up & Away twin boys design board.
While each are slightly different, the items that are similar are the airplane decals, the hot air balloons, the dreams artwork, and the bedding.
For the airplane decals I chose a deeper navy and red, and of course their are two boys flying the planes instead of a boy and a girl. By the way, I wasn’t going to name them William and Ethan…this just happened to be the names on Graphic Spaces website. Saige would have been named Shane :).
I really like the coordinating bedding skirts that I used and chose the same design, but changed the sheet to a great patchwork plaid.
The artwork from Harper Grace is one of my favorite pieces in the nursery, but instead of the gender neutral version, I used the ‘dreams for your boy’ in navy instead of red.
I also decided that the room shouldn’t be as colorful, so I didn’t do the rainbow hot air balloon, but just the navy and the red.
The new items in the twin boys nursery are:
1. This amazing biplane fighter pendant light from Rosenberry rooms…what a cool statement piece!
2. The awesome storage suitcase.
3. Vintage inspired hot air balloon artwork found via craft schmaft .
4. A graphic image of a vintage blimp that would be used on a toss pillow.
5. A classic styled leather glider in the color cappucino. This was a bit pricey, but a similar style could have easily been found.
Next I will show you my ‘what if I had twin girls design board’. I used the same Up, Up & Away theme but gave it a much more girly vibe!