Television star and blogger Tamera Mowry-Housley wanted her son's new room to be "a private space where he can be creative, feel safe and call his own"

By Jen Juneau
June 12, 2017 01:25 PM
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Tamera Mowry-Housley‘s home just got a little more upgraded!

The Real host worked in conjunction with Olio Studio to design a brand new space for her 4½-year-old son Aden John Tanner, focusing on more neutral base hues with pops of brighter colors throughout, plus elements that will allow her older child to grow into them naturally.

“The room was designed in light blue and gray tones for a couple different reasons,” Mowry-Housley, 38, wrote on her blog. “First, these are calming colors, and creating a mellow bedroom environment was important to me. I want my son to feel comfortable and relaxed when he is in his room.”

“Second, using a more muted color palette allowed me to add more playful textures to the room, without the space becoming too busy,” she adds. “We knew that the room had to be able to accommodate books and toys and hours upon hours of play time, and so this light and cool color palette was the perfect backdrop.”

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While the space’s new bed may be a little big for Aden at the moment, the mother of two (she and husband Adam Housley also share daughter Ariah Talea, 2 next month) insists she’s simply preparing for the future.

“We selected a queen-sized bed because it is going to save us from having to completely rework his bedroom layout in a few years,” Mowry-Housley explains. “It seemed to make much more sense to design a space that will work for him now, and as he grows up.”

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Credit: JEN KAY

It was important to the Sister, Sister alum to fill “every inch of functional space so that the room has more to offer than just a bed.”

She adds, “From bookshelves to toy bins, every corner of his room offers something a little different for him to engage with.”

But Mowry-Housley’s favorite feature of the space? The teepee. “When I was a kid, my siblings and I loved to make forts,” she shares. “My son is going through this same phase right now, and it is so much fun to see him take his toys into his own private place and play.”

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Credit: JEN KAY

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The inspiration behind Aden’s new digs was, at its core, for them to be somewhere he can grow and feel like he can always be himself.

“I wanted his room to be a sanctuary for him — a private space where he can be creative, feel safe and call his own,” the actress explains. “I think we did a pretty good job. I absolutely love the way Aden’s room turned out!”