DREAM BIG

Its been a fantastic and incredibly busy summer over here, its so nice to finally be able to share some of our projects here on the blog. We were pleased to be featured in Augusts edition of House Beautiful with the bedroom re-design James and I did for Doran. What started as a little bed deck to make an interesting space for him turned into a slightly bigger project… more of a mezzanine in the end. It was a compact bedroom to start with, the bed taking up most of the floor area leaving little room to play or store toys. We were lucky to have a beautiful apex ceiling which gave us plenty of height and space to create an L shape sleeping deck and small play area. I was keen to keep the room as light and airy as possible and by adding the toughened glass sides this has worked well to make the upper deck light as well as being a nice design feature. It looks sharp and modern. To say Doran is delighted is an understatement. He and his buddy’s love to play up there.

Choosing the decoration was really a natural continuation of the rest of the house, Stark white walls keep the small space bright and spacious and a few colour pops with the ladder and accessories soften the monochrome. I also think the black framed art work looks really striking against the white. My favourite item in the room has to be the ‘Dream Big’ banner that hangs over his desk, I love that its a personalised just for him. It’s made by Ailsa Graham at Flamingo Fair, check out her website flamingofair.com for more bunting and banner ideas. As for art work I absolutely love everything Joanna Ham makes and this was a brilliant excuse to put up some of her work. I chose “Super Hero Bunny”. I also chose a print by One Must Dash, added a few Alphabet prints that I’d made and framed some of Doran’s art work. He is incredibly creative so adding the wall mounted desk is brilliant for him to be able to sit and draw at. Also keeping all the floor space free from chunky table legs. The drawers are really useful for storing paper and other art supplies. I decided it would be nice to add the sofa bed so that we could easily have cousins and friends to sleep over hassle free. It’s been well used so I am really glad I did it. It is also lovely to be able to sit in there and read bedtime stories. I really feel that we have managed to turn a dull small room in to a fun and adventurous place for him to grow.

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