READ: GO TO YOUR ROOM!
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I’m SO excited to be able to share today’s post with you! One of the things I wanted to do most on the blog was show off some amazing inspirational children’s rooms – and today’s is the first!
The creative brain behind this design is talented mummy and interior designer Lisa, from Born & Bred Studio. Born & Bred specialises in interior design for little people and creative families, with the focus more on home than house and a mission to make interior design accessible and less intimidating.
We asked Lisa to take us for a look around Arthur’s room…
Who lives here? A family of four: Mum, Dad, Arthur and little sister Ivy.
Where is the property? Dollis Hill, NW London.
What was the room like before? The whole house was a complete building site. So it was a complete blank canvas. The homeowner wanted it to be a really fun and happy space. Nothing gender obvious and lots of places to stow the endless amount of toys and books that inevitably build up over the years.
Did Arthur have any input into the design – if so, what? No, he was very young at the time. But he loved the owl wallpaper at the big reveal!
What was your starting point for the design? Pinterest! The homeowner wanted to stay true to the building’s Edwardian ‘bones’, but she was keen to do so with a twist. I recall her mentioning how Jules and Jamie Oliver’s house might look like. Not a bad benchmark! So I created moodboards from Pinterest research and that created a great basis to start the discussion on our final scheme.
What is your favourite part of the design? I just love the fun wallpaper and colours. Your eyes are drawn to so many focal points, whether it be the lighting, wallpaper, lockers or beds. It’s not matchy coordinated but has synergy. And it really shows off all of Arthur’s belongings and collections.
I love the wallpaper – were the homeowners as keen or did you have to convince them? I presented a few options and Ferm Living was always a favourite for the homeowner. No persuasion needed! We chose it because it’s fun, bright, colourful and gender neutral and the design has longevity in terms of age. It’s suitable for a nursery right through to primary school.
Photo Credits: Anna Stathaki