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?”
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!