To create the perfect boy's space that can grow with the homeowners' young, teenage son, designers started with white walls and ash gray wood floors that would match the rest of the home's neutral, eclectic design. Then, they added pops of bold orange and blue that would make the space feel masculine, but still fun. Then, they hung bits of art on the walls that showcased his interest-sports items, beach balls, band posters-creating a unique space perfectly tailored to its owner.
In the homeowners' teenage son's bedroom, designers wanted to really showcase his personality, so they anchored the space in the sleek, white wall color and ash-colored wood floor to connect this room to the rest of the home's design. Then, they incorporated the son's favorite things-sports, cars and music-by hanging posters on the wall in homage to this. They also made sure to include fun, bright colored details, such as the table lamps and the bed linens to bring a little fun to the room.
In one corner of the back wall of the homeowners' son's bedroom, designers installed a built-in desk, giving the room's occupant a space to work and create. Decorated with fun, anime art, posters from his favorite band, his favorite books and sports trophies and a small file cabinet for storage, this desk space is the perfect place for a teenage boy.
Homeowners wanted a functional, yet stylish living room that connected with the style of the rest of their 1920s Spanish home, but had a more modern and whimsical feel, so designers added a sectional sofa to provide plenty of seating. Then, they brought in an ottoman that serves a dual purpose-a coffee table and extra seating. This piece is covered in lime green faux leather, which adds a splash of bold color, while creates a surface that is easily wipeable-perfect for a home with a teenage boy.
"We sold our big house with a bonus room 15 years ago so that we could afford to start over and do what we love for a living," says designer Christina Britt Lewis of The Redesign Company. "This is a choice we never regret, but we make big boys and they have big friends. When they needed more space, we redesigned our garage. We used what we already had—a ping pong table we bartered for, the twin beds our teenage boys had outgrown for seating—and saved by considering it a three-season space and not installing heat or air conditioning. We hung trail maps of mountains we have conquered and set lists from concerts we loved in cheap frames for 'art' that brings back fun family memories."