Pim’s bed, and wonderful Jim Flora wallpaper



Last weekend, my husband and I did something new for both of us: we wallpapered a wall. We learned a lot about measuring, cutting, and patience, and got to deeply respect the skills of professional wallpaperers. But after hard labour I’m proud to present the results: the wall behind Pim’s bed is covered in gorgeous blue wallpaper! Pim picked this design, featuring original drawings by the late Jim Flora, because he loves music and plays the trumpet. So it’s perfect.


I love the quirkiness and originality of the wallpaper design, and the dark colour makes his bed really stand out. The bed is made of brass and antique, we found it in France last summer, stuck in a corner somewhere at a ‘Vide Grenier’. The plexiglass Star Wars sign was found on the street when we lived in New York 13 years ago, before we were married and had children. We stored it all this time, until we had sons who would appreciate it in their room! I found the bedside table on the streets here in Amsterdam, and it displays all of Pim’s little treasures. (He is such a hoarder!) The house shelves were an investment I made a few years ago for the old room, and we still love them. The badger rug is from Molly & the Wolf.

xxx Esther


Comments (14)

January 22, 2015

Love it!

January 22, 2015

Very personal room for Pim! Love it. Yes wallpapers can be tricky, even so the reward of it finished is so worth it. I prefer vintage furniture and selfmade shelves so this is a perfect child’s room!

January 22, 2015

So fun!!! Love it, Esther. What a wonderfully creative and happy space for your son.

January 22, 2015

looks lovely. could you please let me know where the yellow lights from too ?
many thanks

Esther in Amsterdam
January 22, 2015

Thank you! The yellow light is actually a portable work light, like this one: http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3254091&cp=2568443.2568450.2632300.1259212 xxx

January 23, 2015

Beautiful work, Esther! Lucky kid!

January 23, 2015

Absolutely LOVE it!!

January 24, 2015


January 26, 2015

thank you so much for getting back to me x

January 26, 2015

Henri wants to know where you got that Dinosaur skeletons from, and further if we can visit again? 🙂 xxx

Esther in Amsterdam
February 4, 2015

You’re always welcome! And the skeletons came from an excavation toy, you have to excavate the bones and then assemble the skeleton — it kept Pim and Tamar very entertained 😉

January 27, 2015

Definitely one of the coolest boy rooms I’ve seen! LOVE it.

September 15, 2015

Great room for growing children! Can you tell me where to find the Star Wars poster?
Thank you!

Esther in Amsterdam
September 18, 2015

We found it on the street when we lived in NYC 14 years ago! Sorry! x

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