Hey everyone, Bess here… It may be a vast generalization, but for the most part siblings are competitive. It seems like my little sister and I could turn a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy mistake into WWIII, back in the day of course. The siblings that live in this family beach retreat seem to get along pretty well, but, Paige and I still felt like we needed to give this brother and sister the same thing, but different. Children’s rooms are always exciting to design because of that underlying element of whimsy, even if the ‘child’ is not so little anymore.
‘His’ room is masculine and nautical. The horizontal wood planked walls feature a 1/4″ reveal. To create a fresh and clean space, we had all the walls, trim, soffits and ceilings painted a crisp clean white. The roman shades were custom made from white linen with an accent of red to tie in the decorative pillows on the bed. The headboard actually consist of three custom upholstered panels we had fabricated to match the chocolate shade in the bedding from Serena & Lily. Each panel is attached to the front of the wall creating a ‘display ledge’ that features boating accessories behind the bed. We loved the idea of using antiqued nickel desk lamps for his bedside in lieu of standard bedside lighting. Our client discovered the needle point swordfish pillows and the vintage side tables. We really feel like we designed a room that will grow with its occupant for several more summers.
‘Her’ room should look very familiar by now, we already featured it here. We painted these rooms the exact same color, yet they look so different. For her custom romans we stuck to simple white because we really wanted what other color we did use in this room to really pop. The headboard panels received the same treatment, but instead of a nailhead trim we used button tufts for a bit of a feminine touch. Once again we deviated from standard bedside lighting and opted for more modern pendants. She has a great eclectic art collection growing behind her bed featuring pieces from our shop and even a few by the space’s dweller herself. The funky euros were custom made and feature a vibrant pattern that is also repeated in her bathroom’s shower curtain. The Thomas Paul Birdcage pillow is available through our shop along with the aluminum side table.
[photos by Michael Granberry]