Taylor’s Room at Grandma’s House

So the title of the post is a little off, as it’s both my parents’ house of course; but when talking about design, it’s Grandma’s house. My kids always want to visit “Yamma and Bapa,” and not just for the endless goodies – but they love staying in their rooms. In past posts I’ve been talking about transitioning Ella’s nursery to big girl room, and my mom did the same at their house (I’m actually still just talking about it, whereas Ella’s room at my mom’s house is completely finished). But as grandparents know, you don’t do something for one grandchild and not the other, so Taylor’s room got a refresh as well. There’s so much to talk about in this room, it could be a week’s worth of posts – from the sports banner to the wagon doubling as book storage and display, to any number of quilts and wall hangings with fabrics designed by my mom, to the framed artwork from the little man himself  – there are a hundred things to wow a kid (and any adult, for that matter!). But the showstopper in the room is the wall display of shutters. She had collected these over the years and decided this room redo was the perfect time to do something creative with them. She had them painted using Doodle Zoo as the color inspiration (one of her fabric lines, shown in the wall hanging below, and available here) and had them hung across the full length of one wall. The shutters are different widths and heights, but that’s part of what makes them so fun and interesting. Two rows of firing strips were attached to the wall and then the shutters were mounted to the strips. According to my mom, it’s one of her favorite things she has incorporated into a room design, and it’s easy to see why!




Reality Check. You know how I mentioned in the intro that my dad isn’t exactly the design whiz of the household? On the day these shutters were delivered I talked to my dad, who said in a bit of a hushed tone, “you know how I don’t question what your mom does at the house, right? But she had all these shutters delivered. Do you think those are going just on the back of the house, or the front as well?”

6 Comments on Taylor’s Room at Grandma’s House

  1. Steve Jensen
    March 13, 2015 at 11:45 am (6 years ago)

    I like Neil’s cautious/concerned question about the shutters.

    • Kerry
      March 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm (6 years ago)

      Right? Can you believe he actually thought those were going to go on the house? Hilarious.

  2. Pat
    March 13, 2015 at 12:58 pm (6 years ago)

    I can hear “Dad” saying that! Great room for Taylor and a showcase at the same time. Another blue ribbon for Yamma!

    • Kerry
      March 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm (6 years ago)

      I imagine everyone who knows my dad can 100% believe he thought they were going on the house and said that. People who don’t know him likely think I made up such a silly thing!

  3. Emily
    March 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm (6 years ago)

    Love Neil’s comment! Even more Neil is that he was totally ready to go with it:) Also LOVE the room! as usual! You all are amazing!

    • Kerry
      March 13, 2015 at 7:58 pm (6 years ago)

      Em, that’s what is so hilarious – that he was actually okay with it…making his house appear super clown-like! So Neil!


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