In the kids' bedroom interior designer Linda Woodrum broke free from the rules of understatement and high regency style. Kitschy, she says, is OK in a space that celebrates family, fun and a child's first wide-eyed experience at the seashore. "The twin bedroom has great appeal for everyone. The skateboards over the twin beds speak to a young teen, but change those out and it becomes a guest room or a young child's bedroom," says Linda.
Inspired by the rich colors and patterns of the Mediterranean, a machine woven area rug anchors the space and serves as a springboard for the room's saturated color palette.
An industrial style demilune table stands in contrast to the room's cottage inspired furnishings. A handmade glass lamp provides the needed focal point.
A three tiered chest carves out a focal area and reading nook. Beachy whimsical artwork, including an original acrylic sea life painting by "island impressionist" Kathy Frosio, keep the design focus lighthearted.
Replace skateboards with traditional artwork and dress the cottage style twin poster beds in classic fabrics, and the space becomes ideal for adult guests.
A custom made duvet, backed in linen, provides an extra layer of warmth on cool beach nights.
A closet turns homework center with the addition of a desktop, corkboard wall and beach inspired artwork.
An ottoman with the look of a weathered antique provides space to store books and toys and doubles as seating in the room's reading area.
"Wonderful colors, a great view, fun fabrics, and furnishings and accessories pull together to create a bedroom that works in many ways," says Linda.