Moonrise Kingdom Boy’s bedroom

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Ricardos Insipiration Board

Which’s no secret around the EHD studio which we love to design kid’s bedrooms. which just means you get to have more fun in addition to also also tap into your inner child. With which E-Design project our client Nicole wanted a room designed for her 8 year old son Ricardo. Her initial notes via her questionnaire said “no style per se. Not too sophisticated for an eight year old boy, yet not too kid like, as I would likely like which to carry him into his teenage years with minimal improvements.”

Bedroom Before

The main functions of the space: “A room for him to sleep, play, in addition to also study. which is actually also the room where our guests would likely stay when they come over. We would likely like to change his current twin bed for a queen bed with possible room for a trundle underneath (which we already have).”

Nicole’s additional comments about the room were which they liked the existing coloration scheme – the blue on the walls with orange in addition to also gray accents. They wanted the room to feel comfortable, in addition to also for the design to reflect which a boy lives there, yet also be clean in addition to also functional. The main items they wanted to see inside room were a brand new queen bed, a little dresser, a smaller toy holding space, a desk in addition to also chair for homework, in addition to also an area rug. in addition to also the only items they truly wanted to keep were the entire world map with pins in of where they’ve been, the striped duvet cover, the blue wall paint coloration, in addition to also the baskets for balls.

Ricardos Insipiration Board

With the client not truly expressing any form of style, we took inspiration via the entire world map, in addition to also one of our designers Remi got to work on a very fun concept: “Moonrise Kindgom” meets nature explorer. We wanted the room to feel playful, yet still feel like something he could grow into.

 

Boys Bedroom Floor Plan

We kept using a similar format as the existing, yet incorporated a queen bed, a low dresser, in addition to also a leaning cado inspired shelf unit using a built-in desk.  Unless you get a compact desk, they can end up taking up a lot of space in addition to also with him only being 8, we felt which the wall desk still allowed plenty floor area for playing.

 

Boys Bedroom Product Board

Alligator Alley Green Paint | Fieldstone Gray Paint | Custom Tent Enclosure | White Accent Pillow | Plaid Pillow (no longer available) | Grey Texture Print Pillow | Green Pillow | Linen Duvet Cover | Flannel Sheet Set | Canvas Throw | Tree Print | Explore Print | Print Clips | Round Mirror | Bed Frame | Long Arm Sconce | Rug | Floor Lamp

Nicole already expressed interest in a black metal framed bed, so we suggested which one via CB2 in addition to also added a truly fun tent canopy which further enhanced the explorer concept. which is actually something which could be easily dismantled as he gets older. We worked with the existing paint coloration, yet also suggested a green one which we thought might work better with the overall concept incase they desired to switch which out at a later date. With them liking their existing coloration palette we suggested a blue/grey area rug, in addition to also paired which with additional grey in addition to also orange soft furnishings, along with forest green to play on the outdoors elements. We added a mid-century nightstand lamp, which is actually definitely more “adult” yet went well with the overall scheme. We found these cute art prints in addition to also colourfl clips which could be hung on the walls to give a more unfinished casual look, almost like a “found” map, or piece of treasure.

Ricardos Bedroom Dresser in addition to also also Desk

Wall Mount Shelving & Desk System | Square Lamp (vintage) | Pencil Holding Log | Thermos (vintage) | Tray | Flag (vintage) | Binoculars (vintage) | Oars (vintage) | Wall Map (vintage) | Frame | Bunting (vintage) | Globe (vintage) | Tray (vintage) | Log Wall Hooks | Dresser (vintage) | Office Chair (vintage) | Alligator Alley Green Paint | Fieldstone Gray Paint

The desk unit played into a curio cabinet where he could display his legos, books, in addition to also additional toys. We also suggested some additional styling pieces in addition to also a lamp to go on the shelves. The vintage dresser was an absolute steal at the time, $0 via Chairish! We wanted which to be the anchor for the map to be displayed above, in addition to also then we suggested having two rowing oars above with vintage orange bunting draped across. For added hanging storage we found some cute rustic wooden log hooks via Etsy, in addition to also no explorers room is actually complete without a vintage globe or two.

All in all we were pretty excited by the direction of the space, so we sent which off using a few notes in addition to also then got Nicole’s feedback:

Thanks for sending which over in addition to also there are some great ideas in what you’ve sent over. I especially like the format. I also admire the professionalism of the presentation in addition to also all the work on the sourcing.

which said, there are a several fundamental things which I believe we will need to tweek. My son’s favorite colors are blue in addition to also orange in addition to also he has been fairly insistent on keeping which coloration scheme in his room. I believe I mentioned which inside info form yet if I failed to stress which, then I apologize. The green paint in addition to also the coloration of the comforter don’t truly appeal. 

in addition to also while Ricardo does love his map, he is actually more a sports, legos, star wars boy than a boy scout / explorer boy, so the theme doesn’t truly resonate. In short, when I saw the design, I loved the cohesion of which yet I did not think which reflects him in addition to also wouldn’t be very well received

My additional concern is actually the desk / shelving. He does need space to put his many toys in addition to also legos (in addition to also also we are short of closet space in a nyc apt). I am concerned which there might not be enough self space. Finally, a metal desk worries me as I think which will be cold inside winter in addition to also not comfortable to study on. Thoughts on which?

In short, there are some things we need to tweak. 

While we loved the “Moonrise Kingdom” concept, we also understand which sometimes the first design doesn’t hit the mark, in addition to also you have to go back to the drawing board. Ginny jumped on a call with Nicole to discuss the next steps in addition to also to see where we could update the design to something she in addition to also Ricardo would likely be happy with.

The main things discussed were changing out the desk, increase the amount of storage, in addition to also suggesting a dresser style which would likely work.  Nicole was personally happy to source a dresser locally in NYC (the previous one was on Chairish in addition to also sometimes you end up paying more for shipping than you do for an item, which was a concern of hers).

Ricardo Revised Floorplan

We ended up changing the format slightly to ensure which the bed would likely sit central to the room, the dresser would likely be on one side, in addition to also then the desk on the additional, flanking the bed as nightstands. We also suggested three cado style shelves which would likely sit next to each additional to provide additional storage.

Recoardos Revised Product Board

Exsisting Wall coloration | Desk | Rolling Chair | Rainbow Pillow | Orange Pillow | Blue Sheet Set | Canvas Throw | Round Mirror | Blue Felt Storage Boxes | Bunting (vintage) | Wall Map (vintage) | Frame | Shelving | Basketball Print | Soccer Print | Print Clips | Square Lamp (vintage) | Rug | Bed Frame | Long Arm Sconce

We stuck with the same bed, rug, in addition to also the idea of the cado, yet made which wood rather than metal as Nicole had requested. We also added a cute mid-century desk using a comfy blue chair. With her son loving orange in addition to also blue we added a ton of bright poppy accessories, in addition to also also bedding to compliment the duvet cover he already had.

which concept had less of a theme to which, yet worked well with the existing items Nicole in addition to also Ricardo loved so much. in addition to also once we sent which back over to her she was much happier with the direction in addition to also felt which was something which reflected them better.

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* Design boards by Remi Brixton for EHD with design direction by Ginny Macdonald in addition to also also Me. 

* Copy by Ginny Macdonald & Remi Brixton for EHD

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