This bedroom / playroom belongs to two little girls, ages 3 and 1, and is part of our rental home makeover project. When we discussed the design concept for the room our client was sure about a few points. Style wise they did not want a neutral, monochromatic room. While this Scandinavian style is very popular for kids rooms, they were after something a little bolder for the space.
It also needed to come across and cosy and inviting – a space where the girls would want to hang out and play – and would also encourage lots of imaginative play where they could easily spend time on their own. Let’s also not forget the clients love of flamingos!
We decided to play on the dark floors and extend the darkness through to the walls of the bedroom. We knew we definitely wanted a fun wallpaper on the walls to contrast with the dark walls and bring in some cheeky playfulness to the room.
Since the client had a lot of furniture pieces already (bed, table and chairs, bookshelf and play kitchen) our goal was to define the look of the space and bring in the finishing touches where needed. The key elements here included a rug to cover as much of the hard floor as possible and some fun seating for reading.
Location: Cape Town
Interior Designer: Karen Steyn