The headline says it all. We don’t feature children’s rooms very much on the blog. I guess it’s because neither Kim nor I have any of our own. I’d like to say that if I did I’d love a room like this for them but truth be told I would have loved a room like this for me growing up. You see I’ve got a thing for slides. L’habitació d’en Guillem by Barcelona-based interior designer Marta Castellano. Photos: Davide Pellegrini (You can see more of her work here.)
Photography by Davide Pellegrini
Man, do I ever wish I had a place to hang out in that was this cool growing up. I’m going to bet this teen suddenly became a VERY popular kid when this project was completed. What can only be described as the ultimate ‘man cave’, Inhouse Brand Architects has converted the unused lounge area of a Fresnaye (Cape Town, South Africa) residence into an industrial-inspired dream pad for the family’s lucky teenage boy and his friends. Polished concrete flooring encompasses the entire room and sets the foundation for the interior scheme.
Another striking design feature comes in the form of a grandiose, curved timber wave that cascades from the ceiling down to the floor to create an extraordinary zone for watching movies. This “wave” is crafted out of steel fins that are clad with timber and lit up with three LED strips. It is kitted out with surround sound to produce a genuine movie theatre experience.
Next to the bar and adjacent the timber wave is comfortable booth seating. Framed with timber and upholstered in inviting shades of indigo, this nook provides an enticing ‘chill’ spot.
A fully functional concrete skate bowl plays a major part in the design. To embellish this remarkable feature, emerging South African street artist, Jack Fox, applied his signature illustrations to the walls surrounding the bowl.
We call it a cubby in Australia. A children’s playhouse usually knocked together by your dad in the backyard, cobbled together with whatever is to hand or, if your lucky in kit form from a hardware store. But my cubbies were never as much fun as these beauties from Melbourne- based Castle and Cubby. How cute! A farmer’s market stall or a beach hut. Made from recycled materials no two are ever the same. For sale in all sorts of configurations or you can rent them for a party. OK , OK I promise I’ll go back to grown-up spaces in my next post. I just couldn’t resist all the cuteness.
Love, love, love this boy’s bedroom by San Francisco-based Regan Baker Design. Which is strange because Kim and I do not have any children and kid’s rooms never seem to float our boat. Maybe it’s the vintage wallpaper by Diego Giacometti for Clarence House or the cuter than cute pillows and stuffed animals from Coral & Tusk. All I know is that’s packed full of fun and style.
Or should I say details for the little ones. A reading nook hideaway, a door within a door and a jigsaw puzzle cupboard with a special lockable drawer. Keep out! Special touches for special people. By Berlin based Karhard Architektur.