Custom made beds aren’t for everyone. But if you’re a handy DIY’er or happen to know a good carpenter, they can be a great option for a kids room. Custom made beds allow you to make the most of the space you have, allows for extra storage, are ideal in shared rooms and they can be space saving in small or awkwardly shaped rooms. The benefits are endless and while they require more effort than a shop bought bed, they are totally worth it in the end.
If you’re in a home that you plan to stay in for a long time, a custom made bed is worth considering. And using plywood will not only keep costs down but this natural wood looks beautiful too. You can choose to paint the wood if you prefer a bit of color, like in the room pictured above or you can go natural. Either way, you will end up with a piece of furniture that is perfect for your room and your space.
This is an easy to recreate idea for a shared room or even for one child. The beds take up as little space as possible and there is accessible storage under the bed. Living the minimal look which is both practical and stylish. And the best part is that when your kids outgrow the room or want separate rooms, this bed goes back to being a beautiful storage cabinet.
Bunk beds are always a fun idea. It’s a simple design that doesn’t take much space and we love how light it looks. Bunk beds can sometimes look bulky and heavy but here the use of plywood and having just a mattress on the floor as the second bed, makes this one blend in beautifully.
Bunk beds don’t always have to be for two. A single high bed is great for making the most of floor space like in the room above. Besides the bed, there’s so much more to love about this room. Plywood is used to create a cozy reading nook and divider – the other side is the sibling’s room. One room has been cleverly been divided so each child gets their own space.
Making single plywood beds is yet another idea and it’s especially appealing as they are much easier to make than bunk beds. The design you go for can be anything but here are two beds that are so simple in design, yet so beautiful. One is a plywood box with wheels, making it very practical as a spare bed that can easily be moved around from room to room. And the other is a box with a platform to place a mattress on. If you wanted, you could easily turn the box part into storage for toys or books.
Hometown hero Renee Erickson continues to expand her popular Capitol Hill doughnut and coffee shop, General Porpoise, recently in Amazon in South Lake Union, and now in Pioneer Square.
General Porpoise, known for its luscious sugar-coated doughnuts oozing with fillings like lemon curd, strawberry rhubarb jam, and vanilla custard, recently opened at 401 1st Ave. S in the Merrill Building, at the corner of 1st Ave. S and S Jackson St. With 30 seats, the shop will serve the pastries fans have come to know and love. The new shop’s next-door neighbor is Flora and Henri, the home of bespoke products for children, women, and home, whose bright, airy, whimsical aesthetic perfectly suits Erickson’s Sea Creatures group and the duo’s design firm, Price Erickson. The cafe is gorgeous with soaring, large-timber ceilings, white brick walls against bright magenta accents, a meeting room, and a marching troop of papered-elephant lanterns by local artist Jeffry Mitchell, as well as massive windows to let in light and show off the interior. When in Seattle, pay a visit.
Berlin-based architecture photographer Paul Eis reimagines buildings from Berlin and Hamburg by digitally replacing their original facades with new vibrant and colored ones.
This is a small selection of Paul’s colorful architecture photographs.
Oval, Hamburg by Ingenhoven Architekten
Cho58, Berlin by Zoomarchitekten
Eurefcampus14, Berlin by Remtec Architekten
Loving this beautiful blush trend for a kids room. Blush has a softness, a warmth and calmness all in one which is so perfect for a kids room. Blush mixes well with lots of colors, but works best with monochromes, greys and greens. Alternatively, the wall to wall blush color is perfect for a bedroom.
Here are some more blush rooms that showcases beautiful blush:
If not an all blush room, white and blush make a great combination too. But it doesn’t have to be blush walls with white decorations. Instead, use a white backdrop with lots and lots of blush decor from rugs to baskets to bedding and more. And the white background makes these blush colored decorations pop even more.
Add some fun and make it a whimsical blush room. The color blush lends itself to so many moods and styles of room. Here blush is complemented with touches of green which is another colour combo that works so well. Loving the moody, magical feel that all the blush decorations help create.
Blush and grey feels like it’s a match made in heaven! It doesn’t matter what shade of grey you use, from lightest to darkest, it just works so well with blush. Both colors are calming and warm so, together they create a wonderful, inviting space for kids.
An all blush room can look super stunning by mixing different shades of blush from the palest to much darker tones. The combination of the soft blush bedding against the dark wall – just beautiful.
Architect Andreas Martin-Löf resides in one of the stunning Stockholm residences developed with Oscar Properties. The Lyceum developments are the result of an incredible transformation of the historical university buildings into modern and exclusive homes. Andreas’ work and home is featured in My Residence (the international bookazine by Residence magazine), and interestingly, he has become known not only for transforming culturally and historically valuable buildings in Stockholm for the high end market, but also for renewing the quality of Stockholm’s low-cost housing that is so essential in large cities. Here’s a look inside his beautiful home.
Specially designed in laboratory green, the kitchen is by Swedish cabinet-makers Kvänum. Stools in teak and iron are by Pierre Jeanneret and the pedestal is by Matti Carlson, custom-designed for Martin-Löf’s home. The 1950s style sofa in the living room has been upholstered in specially made fabric by Astrid Textiles, while the armchairs and Kangaroo chairs in teak and rattan are also by Pierre Jeanneret. The table is Travertine and the lamps in this room and the dining area are designed by Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter, as part of their Objects Collection.