Hi Everyone! We have a chance to hear from Chip Brian who is the CEO and Founder of Design Development a design company located in New York.
“As a father of two young children myself I’ve faced the obstacle of how to create playrooms and bedrooms for my boys. The number one thing to keep in mind is to leave enough space for a kid to be a kid.
To keep kids rooms in order consider installing a well-constructed wall unit build in. They keep toys out of sight and teach kids to keep their rooms tidy. There are many options for storage in overlooked areas, such as about trundle drawers under beds, additional wall shelving and toy chests to be included as furniture in a kids room.
See below for some examples of spaces for children Design Development has created for more ideas on how to best utilize space.
This corridor allows children to study at the desk and read on the sofa. There are drawers under the sofa to keep the work area uncluttered.
This kitchen table doubles as a study area. The utility wall serves as a bulletin board to display artwork and the sideboard stores books and study aids.
Simple geometry and the use of color helps accentuate this space and make it seem larger. The long bands of color on the carpet elongate the room. The ample storage space under the bed and concealed behind the headboard keep toys out of sight while leaving enough space to play.
Rooms can be storybook and sophisticated at the same time. Keep the contrast of tones; the oak and pink are a nice offset to retain a sophisticated look. The area under the bed hides trundle.
Children’s lives are influenced by the colors, sounds and visual impressions around them. The textured wall covering is beautiful but also serves a purpose; the backing and fabric create a sound barrier quieting the room significantly.”
Designing Kids Spaces in New York City
By: Chip Brian, CEO and Founder, Design Development NYC