All week long, Little Crown Interiors has been posting excerpts from our series with Happy Hour Mom, about a mixed gender kid’s room design. Today is the final day of the series, and we’re so pleased to show you – the Little Crown Interiors Nursery Design blog reader – the design board we created for this kid’s room design (it’s a mixed gender kid’s room for a baby boy and toddler girl). Here’s an excerpt from Happy Hour Mom:
Happy Hour Mom
After a a week of design tips and featured elements of Alissa’a mixed-gender nursery project, we are proud to present you with Little Crown Interior’s final design board. It has been such a pleasure working with both Naomi and Gerri, and we can’t wait to share the final nursery images over the next couple weeks. Enjoy the final words of wisdom from the LCI ladies as we wrap up the series:
Little Crown Interiors was recently presented with a fun design challenge by Shannon Hughes of Happy Hour Mom: Her friend “A” is expecting her second child (a boy) and needs to combine his nursery with her older daughter’s room. Our challenge was to come up with some fun and versatile solutions for this shared boy and girl room…
Let’s take a look: The first step to creating a fun and functional children’s room is always to get a good look at the space. Since A is not in Southern California (where Little Crown Interiors is located), we were able to use parts of our Digital Design Method to help get an understanding of her space (for those of you not familiar, we regularly create nursery designs for clients nationwide using our Digital Design Service).
There’s always a catch (or two)… Through designing close to 60 nurseries and kid’s rooms, we’ve learned that there’s always a catch – or two.
Catch number one: In this case, the existing room will need to be rearranged in order to accommodate the furniture. Our floor plan shows how the completed room will need to be situated. The crib must be moved from its current location, and the shelf – which is already anchored to the wall, must be moved. However, a little spackle and a bit of touch up paint, and this room will be perfect for two children.
Catch number two: surprise, surprise – designing a cohesive room for a boy and girl to share is tough. From finding the right color scheme to creative ways to help each child feel at home, we’ve got a few tricks to help A make a great room for her family.
Setting Some Limits: With all nursery design projects, it’s always good to have some limits. First, A definitely wanted to reuse her existing crib and changer, but did not mind moving the glider to another room. She would like to keep the budget to a minimum, so we focused on providing A ,(and you – the reader) some resources for choosing adorable and economical options.
Wrapping It Up: At Little Crown Interiors, it’s our hope that each time we have a chance to help an expecting Mom with her nursery or child’s room, we will leave her with a sense of renewed excitement. Excitement for the fun to come in this special place – the laughter over silly things, the memories made at bedtime, the wiping of tears, and the joy on everyone’s face first thing in the morning. We hope that our tips help A create the perfect room for her family, and that we’ve given you – the reader – some insight too!
Click Here to read the full post from Happy Hour Mom, and to view the other posts in our series about nursery design and kid’s room design for a mixed gender kid’s room. Little Crown Interiors would like to give our special thanks to Shannon of Happy Hour Mom, and to Alissa for letting us have some fun with her children’s room!