Eve’s room and bathroom, boy’s room and bathroom
Hi! I’m glad you’re back. Today’s tour will be short, but there are some spaces I haven’t seen yet and I’m looking forward to seeing them. I will show you my daughter’s room and bathroom, and my son’s room and bathroom. As I said before, designing a kids space is a lot of fun. For me, it’s always important to create a place where children can grow. In my opinion, children grow so fast that I like to think carefully about how children and spaces can grow.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you may be familiar with Eve’s nursery at my previous home. Where does the time go?! You may also notice some repeating elements in her big girl room. We used the same daybed and light fixtures, but both changed beautifully between spaces. Her daughter is now her fourth year old, so it was important to create a space that would embrace her cheerful, energetic, and feminine personality. First of all, I’m a fan of all things Kelly Ventura. So when she was looking for the perfect wallpaper, she wanted to use her Meadow wallpaper. Because it’s feminine, fun, and whimsical. Next, I chose Sherwin-Williams Eventide (SW 9643) for the room’s trim to complement the wallpaper. The canopy above her bed is a beautiful soft linen, which I also used for window treatments. I love how the canopy frames the bed and creates a beautiful focal point. Before I even started designing Eve’s room, I envisioned a pink fringed chair and a stunning Chairish armchair. It turned out to be a perfect piece.
On the bedding! I love dressing up daybeds and Eve’s bed has many of my favorite designs and textiles from Annie Selke’s line. Much of what I design is inspired by my family and these pieces are no exception. I love the delicate blue details on the comforter, accent pillows, and sheets. You can find the complete list below!
As for the bathroom, it was totally girly and I really liked it. The floor is decorated with pink penny rounds…what else! Julie Neal’s iconic Alberto Candelabra sits next to a seaweed mirror. The faucet is finished in polished nickel.
Design points: enjoy! When deciding on a child’s room, keep the base somewhat neutral so you can add or remove layers as they grow. When choosing the wallpaper, I knew that the subtle blues and bright tones would be very easy to complement when Eve wanted to change up her bedding and accent colors.
My two sons can be quite rowdy and roll around. So when designing their shared room, he knew he would need two things: large floor space and plenty of storage space. I liked the idea of a saturated room, so I chose Sherwin William Sea Mariner (SW 9640) for the wall color. The room is also paneled, adding a fun, masculine detail to the space. The ceiling height in this room is 15 feet, so adding an oversized drum light created just the right amount of drama. I get asked a lot about bunk beds, and it’s a Restoration Hardware bunk bed that I customized to add storage underneath. You’ll notice that the curtains are almost the same color as the walls and are woven from Hartmann & Forbes wood. In the corner near the upholstered armchair, we added some inset shelves for display and a pop of color. The boys have a great closet with shelves for trucks, Legos, and baskets. Although not shown in the photo, the room also has a small loft, which definitely increases the level of enjoyment in the room.
The men’s room was one of my favorite rooms I’ve designed. I love the finishes and how they blend between light colors, dark colors, stained walnut and brass. This space is a modern twist on traditionally masculine finishes. This tile is his Zellige, a gorgeous hexagonal carbon black from Zia Tile that complements the surrounding ceramic tiles. The hardware and sconces add pops of color with just the right touch of brass. I used block sconces from my collection to add a touch of elegance to the boy’s room.
Design points: Mix it up! The bathroom is a great place to combine light and dark finishes. This bathroom also doesn’t have any natural light, but you can see that it appears to be a bright space despite the dark floors.
- Bed: Custom
- Wall color: Sherwin-Williams, Sea Mariner (SW 9640)
- Rug: Annie Selke Marie Flannigan, Cowan Rug
- Duvet: Marie Flannigan, Lee Linen Iron Duvet for Annie Selke
- Coverlet: Marie Flannigan by Annie Selk, Langham Moss Blanket
- Pillow: Annie Selke Marie Flannigan, Copper Gehry Pillow
- Drum Light: Restoration Hardware, Currently Unavailable
- Floor Lamp: Marie Flannigan, Rigby Medium Bridge Arm Floor Lamp in Polished Nickel and Ebony for Visual Comfort
- Floor tiles: Zia tiles, Zellige hexagon in carbon black
- Surround Tile: Bedrosians, 2.5″ x 8″ white ceramic tile
- Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams, Snowbound (SW 7004)
- Lighting: visually pleasing Marie Flannigan, soft brass block medium sconce
- Mirror: Mirror Home, Brompton, Bronze
- Faucet: California Faucet, Tamalpai’s popular bathroom faucet, made of oil-rubbed bronze
- Towel: Marie Flannigan by Annie Selke, Copper Blythe Towel
- Windows: Sierra Pacific
There are two more blog posts left. Next week, come back to the master bedroom, closet, bathroom, and upstairs office.