Aviation Themed Rooms

In honor of my two-year anniversary of earning my pilot’s license (full story here), I thought I’d dedicate a post to aviation themed rooms.

Flying has a magic about it that is all its own.  Airplanes have the specialist place in my heart.  I always stop to look at them in the sky.  (It makes driving an interesting experience.)  I worked at the private side of the airport, in general aviation, for three years.  Honestly, those were the best three years of my life.  The airport and airplanes became such a significant part of my life and who I am.  I think about the Jet Center every day.  I miss being at the airport every day.  I miss the smell of jet fuel.  I miss the sounds of take off.  I miss radio calls.  I miss smug captains.  I miss snooty passengers.  I miss eating salt water taffy til my teeth hurt.  I miss all the other ‘airport creatures’ that made up part of the dynamic.  I miss eating left over catering.  I miss talking in the phonetic alphabet.  I am grateful I worked hard to make my dream of becoming a pilot come true.  Flying will always be my number one.  It will always be my favorite hobby.  And I will fly until the day the FAA won’t let me!

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This was the view from my desk at the airport.  I miss it.  This is, by definition, true beauty.

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I love aviation in design.  It has been a dream of mine to have an aviation themed nursery and/or office.  I have compiled some of my favorite rooms that include aviation in their design.

No one does vintage aviation better than Restoration Hardware.  That wing-desk is so neato.

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Those chairs are rad too.  Me and Aaron test drove them in the RH store.  They are actually comfortable.  And- they SWIVEL.

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I love that prop, there in the corner.  And the vintage airplane gallery.

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All RH photos are sourced here.

I loved this nursery.  It has the perfect aviation flare without being too “themey” and too “kiddish.”

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How about this room?  I really like the map wreath.  I have so many old sectionals I could do this with.

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 As my mum always told me, “Up in the air Jr Birdsman!”

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