Hey guys! So, I thought since I'm having kind of a blast working on my first kid's space, maybe it'd be a good idea to share a few thoughts. It can be a little tricky working on a child's bedroom. Children grow up so quickly, and their interests change just as quickly. I've found in working on this soon-to-be-teenage girl's bedroom that it's a balancing act- offering something that feels grown up to the child living in the room, but not so adult that it's unappealing.
Here are my words of advice, and although I never, ever do this- I'll be sharing design concept boards for an ongoing project with photos of the final product. Maybe this will help you see how this process works. It's great to have a plan, but it's also imperative to be able to roll with the punches. I'll show you guys how this room materializes and we can talk a bit about some of the moving pieces in design work (with fun examples: )
Mood Board for Concept 1
Concept one operates on the idea of a simple black and white shell that can be adjusted as the child living in it grows. The accent colors are punchy enough to entice youthful eyes, but not pastel and so childish. The bits of neon citron are balanced by unexpected orange/reds and lavender make this mix a bit more sophisticated. (Walls will be Farrow and Ball's "Wevet white", a beautiful bright background.)
Mood Board for Concept 2
Concept two employs the same base of black and white. I love the idea of black in a kids room (a black and camel "library/study" themed nursery is my dream design!). Black can be really moody and sophisticated, I think that's why it's so surprising and such a perfect balancing tool in a kid's space. It really weighs out the light and bright childish hues that are so often used, polishing too-kiddy things into beautifully quirky pieces that can grow with you. Concept two is a more feminine idea, the little girl living in this room loves soccer and the colors Salmon, Orange and Aqua, so this idea makes use of those colors added to a black, white and camel background while adding a bit of femininity.
Any thoughts on which idea you hope we go with, or ideas to contribute? Comments are more than welcome, they're encouraged!