A little while ago we were asked to create two new rooms for four young siblings. The project had a tight timeline that presented several challenges, but we pulled off two rooms in excellent time – one for the boys and one for the girls. The project kicked off with the boys room makeover, followed closely their sisters’.
This room was so much fun to design and install for a really lovely client and her adorable boy brood. We put white minimalism on the shelf and released our kiddie dreams, embracing colour and texture with fun patterns and objects. The colour scheme was based largely on two key elements – the adorable series of Amaya Deeme animal prints that we had seen online and fallen for immediately, and the quirky and colourful Terrazzo inspired rug from the Spanish label, and a new favourite of ours, Lorena Canals rugs. Apart from the fact that it pulls the space together perfectly, it is also machine washable.
We started the makeover by painting two of the walls a fresh coat of Jotun‘s Soft Teal (6350) and the color really brightened up the entire space. We’re consistently amazed by the power of paint and this room is proof that a new wall colour can really transform a space. We designed a simple monochrome herringbone wallpaper (of the peel and stick variety from ) with PaperPop to compliment the teal and we have to say that we love the combination.
Our design called for custom-made beds in a rustic and simple style and the Mr Bear bedding from LoveJoba makes for an excellent accessory. We layered the beds with the cutest H&M tiger cushions, tufted velvet beauties from byAlex and rich mustard throws. The large wall above the beds needed something fun and lively, so instead of hanging artwork we decided to add three of our favourite animal heads from Fiona Walker. These cuties, available from Tribe, never disappoint.
IVAR cabinets from Ikea provide plenty of space for toys and their raw finish is perfectly at home in the space. Perspex bookshelves and a leather strap shelf alongside and above the velvet upholstered daybed (a crafty IKEA hack) helped to create a cosy reading nook for the boys during the day, but can transform into a single bed when extra space is needed. Two key leather accents that really work well in this playful space are the suspended Puik bedside lights (sourced from Urban Nest) and the fabulous Bellla chair from White Moss. And of course the look was not complete without our little showstopper, a kid-friendly faux cactus from Ikea.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the girls room reveal which will be featured on the blog soon.