Kathleen Mapson & Company




Designed by Kathleen Mapson & Company A few weeks ago I shared with you Stargen Prep. A boys bedroom with a preppy, Polo Ralph Lauren meets classic boys club kinda look and feel. I have actually been working on it for a few months and things have shaped up nicely and are now winding down. The reveal will be in a few short weeks. I cannot wait to share it with you! In the meantime I have a few sneak peeks to share with you.

One of the easiest and most cost efficient ways to add architectural detail to a room is adding board and batten, bead board, or moldings around the room. For this project I choose board and batten. The boards are the horizontal strips of wood (MDF can also be used) and the battens are the vertical strips of wood. Although it's a wee bit hard to tell, the lower half is painted a beautiful rich indigo blue - Indigo Ink by Home Decorators.

If you search board and batten on the web, most of the time you will find the lower part of the walls painted white or a lighter color and the upper part painted another color. Because the almost preteen that inhabits this space is quite active, my recommendation was to paint the inverse. We are beyond thrilled with the outcome so far.

Stargen Prep Board & Batten Installation To add organization to this space and maximize the floor space for play, we decided to remove his chest of drawers from the room (it had seen better days =)) and add that function into his closet system. LOVE IT!!!


Designed by Kathleen Mapson & Company


From the image above you can also see that the old carpet was removed and replaced with hardwood flooring (well it's actually vinyl flooring that looks like hardwood). If you didn't know it, you would not even be able to tell. We added a super comfy and plush wool rug. It feels so good underfoot and it grounds the space nicely. More furniture that what was there before has been added into the room and believe or not, the space feels so much larger.

As you can see things are moving right along! The reveal will be happening in a few short weeks. So stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by!

Making Home, Home!