Heritage meets modern for a boy's room with timeless appeal

Take an antique loving mother, mix with a nautical loving father and you get a room that might be a little too grown up for its 7-year-old occupant.  The furnishings were classic and well-made so we didn't want to do away with anything that was already in the room.  We painted the walls a pale Gustavian-inspired blue and installed a wallpaper accent wall in a heritage-inspired hand illustrated print depicting Big Ben.  The wallpaper pattern has a modern sketchy style so it was the perfect old meets new design element to help begin transitioning the room to a more modern feel.  Re-visiting the layout, adding a bright blue campaign desk, and utilizing toys as decorative accessories gave the room a more fun and kid-friendly vibe, without horrifying the antique/nautical loving parents!!