The studio's ducts and copper pipes exposed to save on budget and a new concrete floor was poured on top of the old floor. New 1" LED lights were added to the front of the meeting lounge space. White paint brightened up the original brick walls and complemented new walls for the bathroom, kitchenette and storage area.
Taupe walls, a bright blue glider and lime green accents balance the black in this dark nursery. Bold black-and-white whale-patterned wallpaper creates a bold focal wall, which is broken up by a solid black dresser.
Since the "big boy" bedroom and nursery were adjoining, designers had to create spaces that would complement each other as well as be sophisticated enough to grow with the boys as they get older, so they created a "dipped" effect that made for the perfect backdrop for the Astronaut Big Boy Room and the Whale of a Tale Nursery.
This charming nursery is decked out with finishes and furnishings that are practical for a little one but also versatile enough to grow along with the child. Hand-picked accessories are nautical without being kitschy: a whale mobile, graphic lobster pillow and red marine light fixtures.
The client wanted a room that reflected their boy's name, "Jonah" without being literal. This nursery is a perfect example of how a room can rock a theme and stay sophisticated, timeless and relevant. This big boy's space will not time out through the use of bold color, dramatic pattern and mature furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. How to Balance a Bold Pattern: Make sure your colors have a weight to it that can hold up to the bold pattern. Designer Karen Wolf used bright mid tones to balance the whales and also showcase them.
2. Pattern Mixes: The dense wallpaper was mixed with a small window treatment print and open graphic with white field on the floor.
As seen on Beach Flip, Contestants Lucy and Daphney renovated the first floor guest bedroom with a raised bunk bed and added an office space at the Southwind condo. They made the blue outline of a whale around the top bunk to keep with the nautical theme. (after)