Kids rooms are near the top of my list of favorite spaces to decorate. There is much freedom in designing a place for little ones. But sometimes creating a room where siblings are sharing can be tricky, especially when they’re of the opposite sex. If you’re new to the blog, you probably don’t know my friend, Laura. If you aren’t, you know that Laura and I are design kindred spirits. No matter what the project one of us has going, you can bet that the other has her hand in the design and decisions. It’s just so much more fun to collaborate. And it’s also nice to have someone to talk you down from a rouge idea or talk you up to a wild hair that is actually genius.
Laura has two kids, Liam who is 8 and Olive who is 5. They live in an historic house right down the street from Harry Truman’s home, and it’s full of charm and wonderful design her living room and those built-ins are still one of my all time favorite projects. The kids had separate rooms, but every night Olive would sneak in to sleep with her big brother. So Laura took this space from bunks and all-things-boy to a beautiful mix of playful sophistication that any child, boy or girl, could enjoy.
The little alcove turned dress up area for Olive is probably my favorite part. The blush pink curtains give a girl some privacy when needed, and the vanity doubles as an area to create Olive is a budding artist like her mama.
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