We were approached by a fun client this summer to transform the shared bedroom of her two, twin girls -- a big girl, room update (if you will) -- before they started kindergarten. Of course, we jumped at the opportunity. We love a kid's project!
After getting input from the girls' (natch), we knew they wanted the room to be colorful, but not overpowering; warm and cozy, but still energetic and playful. Above all, we wanted to be make sure the room reflected the twins’ bubbly personalities.
Our design process started with what to do for a wall treatment. The slanted wall seemed the perfect opportunity to wallpaper, so we ended up with Romo’s Garland Wallpaper in Cherry that kept it girly, but in a fresh, modern way and it provided a great backdrop for the addition of some fun, bunk beds. To create a unique touch and infuse the room with a little more playful energy, we had the trim and closet doors painted in Sherman Williams Aquarium. The ceiling was painted in a lighter color to move the eye upward, toward our new, vertical furniture pieces that we added to the room -- the bunk beds and canopy for the reading nook.
Of course, every kindergartner has to have a spot for their studies! The homework area features an adjustable desk by Land of Nod and pink curvilinear chairs by Vitra. The gallery wall above the desk was done economical with interesting frames and sculptural pieces from Joann Fabrics and Hobby Lobby.
We created a cozy, reading nook with a daybed mattress from Urban Outfitters and a soft canopy by Blue House Joys. The window treatment behind the reading nook was softened with a textural roman shade in Duralee fabric and accented with pom pom trim by Samuel + Sons. The adorable mod little X Marks the Spot book caddy is from Land of Nod.
The corner storage bench from Ikea makes end of the day cleanup a snap and also adds a pop of soft pink to an otherwise forgotten corner.
We were flattered to be asked to give this space a fresh and grown up look and we were thrilled with the outcome. Not to mention, some super happy mini clients, too! Score!