We’ve already shared the first floor of the 2011 Birmingham Home & Garden Inspiration Home that we designed [here] and [here] Today we’re taking the tour upstairs with the Kids Den and two of the home’s three bedrooms.
Our design concept for the Inspiration Home was to create a showhouse that felt like a real house. We added travel photographs, collectibles, stacks of magazines, cozy throws and even kids artwork throughout the house to make it feel as if a real family called the place home.
The Kids Den in the 2011 Birmingham Home & Garden Inspiration Home
In the Kids Den at the top of the stairs we selected a DwellStudio sofa from Birmingham Wholesale Furniture, covered in a fun yellow and grey Ikat print. A fun blend of pillows cozies up the window seat. Over the sofa we hung a collage of artwork collected from a variety of shops around town…the needlepoint deer from The Nest in Homewood, AL was an especially big hit–it was signed MOM in the corner!
An arts and crafts corner in the Kids Den of the Inspiration Home
In one corner of the Kids Den we placed a desk from Alabama Furniture Market and hung a huge custom-framed bulletin board from Four Corners Gallery over it. We borrowed artwork from Birmingham Home & Garden editor Cathy Still Johnson’s twin girls to decorate this corner of the room!
The Inspiration Home has three bedrooms upstairs…we styled one for a boy, one for a girl, and one as a guest suite.
The Boys Bedroom
We paired two twin beds from Suite Dreams in the Boys Room and dressed them in fun John Robshaw bedding. The walls of the room were painted in Benjamin Moore’s Boothbay Gray.
The Girls Bedroom
In the Girls Bedroom, we layered lots of white bedding–again from Suite Dreams–with a big curvy upholstered headboard. Hot pink Ikat pillows from our shop make the room feel fun and girly–as does the piece above the bed by Candace Greer (which we just sold this week!)
A Hickory Chair chest from Birmingham Wholesale Furniture in the Girls Bedroom
There’s one more area left to see…the Guest Suite. We’ll share photos of that in a few days…it was a favorite of many people on the tour. We think you’ll like it too!