The dark riotoftet became a bright and heavenly playroom.
See the bedroom before and after
Here is Norway’s finest children’s room
At first glance, this looks chaotic
The birds glide steadily from one short wall to the other. The small windows do not let in the world’s daylight.
Yet, heaven has made room.
It was a matter of making the dark ceiling bright and friendly. For here it was cramped, cluttered and inexhaustible. It did not even work as a room for smart storage solutions.
You did not go here unless needed.
Eric has been seven years old and mother Hilde wanted to make a room where her son could romp, both alone and with friends.
Of course, it was not enough to throw a sky blue wallpaper on one slope.
Lighting in the ceiling
The family had sought help from Bonytt’s interior engineering service, and was assisted by its interior designer MNIL Beba Vaxevanidou Holøyen.
It was obvious that the planning had to change. The attic room was completely opened, with the exception of a twig that was kept as a guest room.
One zone to each
Eric got his playroom at one end, while Hilde established a zone for himself and sitting in the other.
– Here is the possibility of building a room, but for the time being we have been. It’s great for me to be able to work and read while being with my son, “says Hilde.
This cost the conversion
Construction Products: $ 10,500
The wallpaper (four rolls): $ 2800
Wool blanket and sisaletppe: kr 16,000
Fatboy seat bag: kr 2200
Lighting: $ 800
Black bench: £ 5900
Wicker furniture: $ 10,000
Total: $ 48,200
Pale green pipe
The walls were not thicker than Eric himself could take part in the demolition.
It was also natural that he participated in the discussion about which colors would work best.
The interior designer pointed at the pipe. It could be painted in a different color than white.
But which one? Eric was allowed to decide.
The contraction is strange: The green-green pair of lilacs is a combination many interior architects have used in both private and public projects in recent years.
Hilde had no other concrete requirements than it would be possible to set up a hammock – more specifically a hammock she had bought on holiday in Brazil.
She knew the son’s imagination and knew that a hammock was more than a piece of fabric hung between two hooks.
– When Eric is here with friends, it becomes a spacecraft in space. Or a boat on an ocean where there are swimming sharks around.
– How to nurture that imagination. Besides, it’s good to lie in, too two, “says Hilde.
Convenient under the slope
The hammock just floats over the floor.
– It’s easier for the little ones to get up and out of it. They also fool in the play because they do not have to be afraid to fall and fall.
At the top of the lucky castle
The main focus of the project is the change of floor plan and the use of the sky loss.
Otherwise, the room is furnished as a playroom most: A functional and warm carpet, a playpen storage chest, a hockey game and a seat bag.
At the opposite end of the ceiling, the style is a bit different. Here, frankophile Hilde sits in a rural wicker chair, in the imaginary shadow of an artificial olive tree.
Interior Architects Tips
- Take advantage of the illusory effect of the wallpaper. A wallpaper is more than decor. It also matters with how we experience the room. Using a wallpaper with a sky motive on a sloping wall makes it clear that the ceiling is lifted. White floors, walls and beams support this effect.
- Make furniture. Think of the child; All furniture in a children’s room should be adapted to the height of the child.
- Play on contrasts. Some room elements, in this case the beep, are fine in bright colors that contrast with the colors of the room by the way. It creates perspective and gives a pulse to the room.
Source: Studio Beba V. Holøyen
Because there is nothing wrong with the mum’s imagination either.
– This is our Château Heureux, she declares. Finally, it’s good to be in the attic too.
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