By Alecia Humphreys

When Joni Spear of Joni Spear Interior Design was asked to design a 2-year-old boy’s room in Webster Groves, she took note of the boy’s idol – his father, a 10-speed titan. She used this observation as a conceptual breakaway that resulted in a bold, whimsical room featuring a bicycle theme.

“After some extensive researching, we found the light fixture crafted from an actual bicycle wheel on Etsy,” Spear says, noting she and her clients requested the painter change it from black to orange to make the room more playful.

Spear says she is a traditionalist at heart so took inspiration for the blue-and-white ticking fabric draperies from this little-boy attire. The draperies are even detailed with grosgrain trim.

In addition to the toddler’s room, Spear designed an en suite in this home that kept with the theme. Spear says the metal bicycle sculpture from Expressions adorning the boy’s dresser was inspired by the bubble backspace installed in the en suite, shown here.

Knowing the clients wanted blue and orange incorporated into the boy’s room, Spear tried to integrate different shades with the bold graphic rug against the soft shade of Sherwin-Williams’ Sleepy Blue used on the walls.