Ashley from House of Five recently made over her sons bedroom, and it stopped me in my tracks. I had to ask her to share it with us! I asked Ashley how she came up with the design idea for this darling “Americana” themed bedroom. She said that her husband is a prior service Marine and is currently enlisted in the Army National Guard. He has been in the military as long as she has known him and they have gone through several deployments. They are a military family through and through. When they found out that their second child would be a boy Ashley knew she wanted an “Americana” themed room to honor his Dad.
I love that they were able to use some of his military memorabilia and a large american flag that belonged to him. They also have the American flag that he brought back from his deployment to Iraq in the room. Ashley also brought in some other truly American details like the baseball and football.
The old lockers give it a boy’s locker room feel along with vintage baseball gloves and signs. She found those pieces at a local salvage stores.
Ashley said that her boys are no strangers to messes – especially in a tiny house. They do their best to control the collection of toys by organizing large plastic bins by category in their closet. Very smart idea! They also have large bins assigned for legos, cars, trains, music, and stuffed animals. My favorite part is that her boys know where each toy is assigned to go when it’s clean up time.
Ashley says that it is important to stay organized when you live in a small place. Each toy has its own home and that is how she stays sane!
Ashley was inspired by Restoration Hardware’s americano themed boys rooms. She loves how they use muddy faded tones and mixed metals and textures to create a perfectly cozy and masculine space for boys to grow up in. I think that Ashley did a pretty amazing job of creating that feeling but making it her own.
One way that she created a unique space was to shop small businesses. She said that although she gushes over Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn all day, in the end she likes to support small businesses. Her Instagram account has helped her to find businesses like Beddy’s, Lighting Design Company, 25:40 Love and Blue House Joys.
Ashley was inspired by Restoration Hardware’s americana themed boys rooms. She loves how they use muddy faded tones and mixed metals and textures to create a perfectly cozy and masculine space for boys to grow up in. I think that Ashley did a pretty amazing job of creating that feeling but making it her own.
Mattresses: Tuft & Needle
Checkered throw pillows: HERE
Star throw blanket: HERE
Table lamp: HERE
Red Side Table: Similar HERE
Green Army Bin: Shady Oaks Farm
Rocking Horse: HERE
Reading Nook and Floor Pouf: Similar HERE
America Pillow: Target
Wood Sign: 25:40 Love
Lockers: Earthwise Salvage Seattle
Wall Clocks: Similar HERE
City Signs: Handmade by my dad at Creo Industrial Arts
Wood Baseball carving sign: Hand carved by Ashely’s grandfather
Baseball gloves: You can find some HERE
Bunting: Similar HERE
Paint Color: Alabaster – Sherwin Williams
Star Stickers: Wallart Showcase
Ceiling fixture: HERE
American Flag Trunk: Hobby Lobby
Monogram Pillows: Porter Lane Home