Design Project: An Eight-Year-Old Kid's Room

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A fun project filled with color, texture and custom details!

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Children’s spaces have to be one of the most enjoyable types of projects to take on! There are no limits as far as creativity, color and décor goes … the sky is the limit! I had a lot of fun creating this room for an eight year old boy. It is small and narrow, but we maxed out the space with a loft bed, minimal furnishings and long, narrow storage. I custom designed the loft bed for the space and hand-painted the ceiling to look like a cloudy night sky with stars peeping through the clouds. On a limited budget, lighting was sourced from Amazon as well as the butterfly chair cover and bedding. For the high-low mix, curtains were custom sewn from a beautiful woven Perennials fabric, throw pillows were custom sewn from Schumacher’s beautiful Bancroft Plaid fabric and the bed scarf is made with Ralph Lauren Home's Red Rock Trading Blanket in Sunblaze. The finish details are the custom framed vintage Super Mario Bros posters and world map. All décor is hand-made or vintage! 

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I couldn't believe I found this great, leather butterfly chair cover on Amazon! It adds a great texture and a beautiful rich color to the room! The crate is vintage with a cool mid-century brass pharmacy lamp. The decorative sphere is made by me in a custom blue color : ) 

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The curtains are custom-sewn with in a woven plaid fabric by Perennials and finished with a gorgeous Euro-pleat. The drapery hardware is from Select Hardware. Everything is available through Elizabeth Andersen.

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The bed is custom designed and built for the space and is finished in a custom-color blue with my favorite paint for woodwork; Benjamin Moore Advance Paint. The bed scarf is custom-sewn from Ralph Lauren Home's Red Rock Trading Blanket in Sunblaze.

Interior Design and Decor by Batavia, IL
Interior Design and Decor by Batavia, IL

Sloth is showing the great quilt set we found on while leaning on a handsome custom pillow crafted from Schumacher's Bancroft Plaid in the color Malt. Pillow is available on the site! 

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The night sky was hand-painted with with glimpses of stars through the clouds. The light fixture was another find!

Interior Design and Decor by Batavia, IL
Interior Design and Decor by Batavia, IL

The vintage Super Mario Bros posters and the world map were custom framed. The wooden hand with the pointing finger was hand-carved and passed down from great-grandfather. The biplane was picked up at a yard sale. The long, narrow storage houses books, toys, games and collectibles. The woven grass storage bins are from Ikea.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have, just leave me a comment below!

~ Liz

elizabeth andersen designer batavia, il


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