Cheryl Broth’s sons, Betzalel, 7, and Yoni, 16, share a small room that’s lacking in storage space. Broth, of Silver Spring, wants a room that can accommodate both boys through high school, with a desk for Yoni and a dresser for Betzalel, who has been storing most of his clothes in his sister’s room.
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.
A 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.
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).
Pumpkin triple gourd lamp ($309, www.lampplus.com).
Oakley mirror ($792, www.zincdoor.com).
Gourd-shaped lamp in orange ($26, www.target.com).
White faux bois mirror ($349, www.wisteria.com).
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