Babes in Design Land

A child’s room is where grown-up decorators get to tap into their inner kid, while giving junior a chance to show off his or her own personality

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1 What little girl doesn’t like a secret hideaway? Interior designer Jillian O’Neill created a cozy curtained nook in this Roscoe Village bedroom. Using lots of clever built-ins, she also maximized storage and workspace.

 

2 Cars Go Beep wallpaper by Studio Printworks is the fun focal point of architect Julie Fisher’s son’s room. Combined with accents in mossy green, the wallcovering makes the space feel both boyish and pulled together.

 

3 Architect Charles von Weise worked with Fraser Construction and muralist Jason Brammer to create this imaginative playroom in a Gold Coast townhouse, taking advantage of unusually high ceilings in the basement to create a bi-level “tree house” that kids could climb up to.

 

4 This play/art room designed by homeowner Leslie Glazier has an imagination-sparking through-the-keyhole feel any kid would love. The chalkboard (a great way to decorate a bare wall fast) introduces a strong and unpredictable contrast color—black—that gets picked up in the storage cabinet, floor covering, and lamp.

 

Photography:(1) Kate Roth; (2) Stephen Shapiro; (3) Alan Shortall; (4) Eric Hausman

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