Designer Jane Lockhart created a stunning girl’s room that will grow with her as she ages.
CANADIAN HOME TRENDS CAN YOU TALK TO US ABOUT THE BEDROOM’S DESIGN AND LAYOUT?
JANE LOCKHART This bedroom had great proportions; a tall ceiling, generous square footage, an interesting window wall and it is south-facing, at the front of a newly built house. Our challenge was to create a cozy bedroom a little girl could grow into.
With three older brothers, we wanted to create a space this little girl could call her own. We chose to carpet the entire floor for comfort in a light tone to keep this room airy and light. We introduced a “big girl bed,” not just to fit the scale of the room but also to help her get used to sleeping in her new, bigger room. Of course, for the transition, we added a step stool so she could easily climb in bed. A comfy chair nestled in the corner by the window is a cozy spot for daytime reading and bedtime stories. It anchors the corner with oversized floor pillows that can be placed on the floor for added seating. A table and chairs for teatime addressed her interests and helped personalize the space.
CHT CAN YOU OFFER WORDS OF WISDOM TO READERS LOOKING TO RE-DESIGN THEIR CHILD’S ROOM.
JL Buy the best bed you can. It’s the most important purchase in a bedroom and you want to get it right. Also, bedding size is often wrong. Mattresses are bigger and the bedding industry hasn’t caught up yet. If you have a queen bed, get a king-sized duvet. For children’s rooms, keep the basics simple and of good quality so it can grow up with your child. Decorating will change as they mature but the basics can last to adulthood.
Photography by Brandon Barre Photography
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