Room We Love: An Artistic Boy’s Bedroom

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Photos courtesy of Christina Britt Lewis

Christina Britt Lewis, who co-owns The Redesign Company with her husband Tim, already had a history with the Kannapolis couple that hired her to update their 10-year-old son’s bedroom. She’d decorated nearly every room in their sprawling five-bedroom estate, including their two other kid’s bedrooms, and a man cave for Dad. “When their son saw the man cave with its dark walls, he said he wanted a room like that,” she says. So she created a grown-up space where the tween could display his art and musical instruments in a cool new way.

 

Photos courtesy of Christina Britt Lewis

The Dark Side

Britt Lewis took what she describes as “a big beige box” with nondescript furniture and painted the walls Iron Ore by Sherwin-Williams. “It’s a large room, so the black makes it feel cozier—and black walls make his art pop,” she says.

 

A Mix of Old and New

The boy wanted to keep his upholstered club chair and nightstand, so the Lewises designed his room around those pieces. They found a bed and dresser from Restoration Hardware, light fixtures and an accent chair at CB2, drum tables at Joss & Main, and pillows and accessories at HomeGoods. It took them two weeks to find everything, but the installation took just one day.

Photos courtesy of Christina Britt Lewis

Art and Music

The boy’s superhero drawings hang above his bed, and his pottery and sculptures are scattered throughout. His guitar rests against his club chair, and on the wall behind it, a large framed sign says Encore. “He’s super creative and wise beyond his years,” Britt Lewis says. “So we gave him a dark and moody room to display the things that are meaningful to him.”

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