“There’s nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn’t even have to matter what they’re laughing about.” – Criss Jami
BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE KIDS ROOM
With perfect So Cal weather, this Malibu Beach House has guests year round. After designing the master suite and guest bedroom, we couldn’t wait to dive into the kids room. It needed to be fun and cozy, while providing as much storage as possible in small quarters. We maximized the space and gave the kiddos (and their friends) their dream room, perfect for hanging out and sleepovers by the sea.
The first thing to go was the faded Harlequin pattern on the original floor, which we refinished to match the rest of the house. The shutters were unnecessary on the top floor, so we nixed those for new modern windows. To create depth and more height, we raised the ceilings to match the master suite. Aye, aye Captain! New Industrial pendants inspired by caged submarine lights, and vintage eagle mirrors we lacquered in the perfect blue, add to the whimsy and nautical feel of this room.
A scissor arm scoop light is a fun touch and is perfect when one person is wanting to read while another sleeps.
How ’bout those beds! We had a blast designing these as custom built in fixtures that demonstrate form and function at their finest. Made with reclaimed wood, we were able to add two hidden trundles in order to accommodate 4 guests as needed. Cozied up with oversized indigo pillows and throws, these wooden nooks are the comfiest couches by day and beds by night.
These days, every one is plugged in 24/7. A custom charging station makes it easy for juicing up the tech needs of kids in the digital age.
BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE KIDS ROOM CLOSET
With new and ample storage built throughout the house when we remodeled, this tiny closet was taking up a lot of room and not serving our client’s current needs. Removing this allowed for plenty of room to add the built in day beds.
A vintage dresser with deep drawers from one of our hunts replaced the former closet across the room. Lacquered in Benjamin Moore’s Admiral Blue, we added brass across the bottom to match the fab original brass hardware. Woven baskets serve as laundry and trash vessels.
Airplants require very little maintenance and are a natural pop to one of our coral specimens.
A shark jaw frames a collection of our vintage sea themed books and will definitely be a hit amongst friends during a sleepover.
BEFORE | BEACH HOUSE KIDS ROOM
With the closet removed, larger modern doors replaced the original allowing for the spectacular ocean view to shine in all day long.
Whether one craves a fresh breeze in the sun, or wants to hear the crashing waves lull them to sleep, the balcony doors are constantly open to take in the prettiest “back yard” we’ve ever seen. Don’t you want to be a kid again?! We sure do. Stay tuned for the last segment of our Breathtaking Beach House coming soon…
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