It’s good to update the rooms of college-age children while keeping some elements of their old room so they don’t feel like guests in their own house. I love taking favorite pieces of my children’s artwork, scanning them, blowing them up large, and framing them. The piece in the loft is a painting done by our son in grade school. We call it “Gatto Polkie Dot-o,” and I love the color and whimsy it brings to that space. Our son, who currently studies art in college, also did the painting above the bed. Instead of a window seat, there are built-in shelves designed to display his favorite old and new pieces.

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