Designer Stuart Nordin gives the space a youthful color scheme and addresses the boys’ storage needs with a clever bunk bed system.
3Nordin, of Stuart Nordin Home & Design (571-357-1144, www.stuart
nordin.com), is based in Alexandria.
Remove the built-in shelving units to free up space for a new layout.
bunk bed system checks a lot of boxes: extra shelving, drawers and a desk for Yoni.
Two small dressers give both boys space to store their clothing without overpowering the small room.
Tan walls with blue and orange accents give the space a youthful feel. Try Benjamin Moore’s warm Edgecomb Gray.
Replace the teal carpet with a striped one that pairs with the tan walls and blue bunk bed.
Furniture: Camp bunk system and twin bed set in Weathered Navy ($2,595, www.potterybarnkids.com); Koppang three-drawer chest in white ($100, www.ikea.com).
Nautical flag sheet set ($110 for twin), Light Bark color frame duvet ($110 for twin) and Light Bark color frame sham ($48), all from www.serenaandlily.com.
Accessories: Gabrielle Stripe carpet in Blue Yonder (prices vary by size, www.carpetwholesale.com); “Ride Above It 2012” print ($95, www.thecalmgallery.com); Washington, D.C., neighborhood map print (no longer avialable); Fox storage bin ($27, www.target.com).
SPLURGE . . .
Pumpkin triple gourd lamp ($309, www.lampplus.com).
Oakley mirror ($792, www.zincdoor.com).
. . . OR SAVE
Gourd-shaped lamp in orange ($26, www.target.com).
White faux bois mirror ($349, www.wisteria.com).
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