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before and after: jack’s toy story room

15 November, 2013 in kids room design, portfolio

Earlier this year I was invited to work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For those of you who aren’t familiar with their work, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants magical wishes to children who are fighting life-threatening conditions. One of such wishes is a room make-over.

My wish child was a little boy called Jack, who like many a 4-year old, is mad about Toy Story. Jack’s illness means he is severely limited in his mobility and his parents wished for him to have happy place where he would be surrounded by his favourite characters.

This was Jack’s room before the make-over:

jack's room before the room make over

And this is his new bedroom – with all Jack’s friends present!

toy story themed bedroom for jack

Jack's Toy Story Room


I couldn’t have done it without the help of some very generous sponsors who all rallied around to make Jack’s wish come true. Thank you so much to all of these wonderful people and organisations:

Photowall (self-adhesive Toy Story wall mural – adapted to fit Jack’s wall)

Wooden Blinds Direct (wooden venetian blind)

Love Carpet (Wilton Victoria carpet)

London Flooring Contractors (carpet fitters)

Skandivis (Happy Cat beanbag)

Little Baby Company (cloud duvet set)

Hello Monkey (number art print)

Babyface (denim letter J, bunting and other goodies)

Curtains Made Simple (cushions)

And of course Tony, who hammered, sawed and climbed into the loft without a grumble to make Jack’s wish come true.

Thank you guys! x

(images: room to bloom)

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  1. I love that you incorporated his favorite toy story references without being too over the top. wonderful job!

  2. Great job and glad we could help!

  3. Fantastic Ursula!

    This must put a real smile on your face and I am sure Jack loved his room. If you ever do anything like this again please feel free to approach me, I will be more than willing to help from any of our websites.

  4. What a wonderful room you designed for Jack. I love the way you used the Toy’s Story theme also and the accessories all work well with the mural. xD

  5. Thank you so much Ursula, for everything you did for jack, he really loves his bedroom we all do, I’m happy that we had you here to make jacks wish come true, we are so happy that make a wish chose you for jacks wish. I’m so gratefull for everything you have done, I hope that make a wish choose you for more kids bedroom makeovers, because your a very nice lady and your very good at what you do 🙂

  6. Great job Ursula !
    I love the way you made Jack’s wish come true

  7. That’s a really cool, wow there’s like every toy from the movie. That is really awesome.
    I’m definitely inspired.

  8. I wish I had this room when I was little! Very well done.

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