Project Avenue Pt. 1 – Girls Bedroom

We’re so excited for part 1 of our Avenue Project reveal – starting with our client’s daughters room. I absolutely love designing kids rooms. There is an element of fun and whimsy to them and I also love the fact that I need to think into the future as we design them. Our goal will kids rooms is that they are presently fun and a reflection of the kids who live in them, while also thinking about the version(s) of them as they grow. We want the spaces to be timeless rather than having too many elements being stuck in a period of time.

Two important elements of the design of this room were functionality and storage. Our clients wanted a space where their daughter could do her art, activity books, school work, and other things she enjoys, while also providing plenty of closed storage for her “hoarder tendencies.” PS. that’s her mother’s quote, not mine lol.

Having the kids involved in aspects of the design is important. Rather than asking “what colour do you want your room to be” we tend to narrow down to a few (pre approved by the parents) options, and then we bring the kiddos in to make the final say. On the millwork and all the trim we have the colour Bradstreet Beige by Benjamin Moore. This colour is such a winner because it has hints of light pink/ salmon, but contains some taupe undertones. This neutral colour with a little bit of edge, will absolutely stand the test of time as Frances continues to grow in the space. We backed the built-ins with one of my favourite wallpapers from Sandberg. The stripe adds an element of fun and texture. The gorgeous print by Carleigh Courey sits front and centre!

For the bedding we opted for a mix of fun patterns. What I love about the textiles is that the only solid we used was the scalloped bedskirt. Every other item on the bed has a pattern to it. It creates layers and layers of interest and fun from polka dots to florals and pinstripes!

The shape and pattern of the custom upholstered headboard is a definite favourite piece and set the tone for the rest of the textiles on the bed!

Last but not least, every growing girl needs a fun mirror to play dress up in front of and when your mother runs a gorgeous jewelry empire you need a spot to check yourself out when you “borrow” her pieces…

We hope you enjoyed part one of this project – stay tuned as we share more!