Fresh Take On French: The Bunk Room
June 5, 2023
Today's the day, people! We've been sooo excited to finally reveal the bunk rooms from project Fresh Take On French.
We have had such a fun time designing this unique space. From the beginning of the renovation process, our clients knew that they wanted the third floor of the home to be a fabulous entertaining area, so we spent lots of time working with its distinctive layout to make the space work better for their needs. The results include a spacious media and game room, two private bunk rooms, a bathroom with an open vanity concept, and a super fun playroom loft for the kiddos.
Let's take a look, shall we?
The Media Room
The main area of this space functions as a multi-purpose media, game, and entertainment room for hosting lots of friends and family. The space features a large, modular sectional for movie nights as well as a circular game table and a foosball table for a little friendly competition.
This space needed to be super cozy and comfortable while still being durable. The flooring is the same European oak hardwood that is throughout the rest of the home, but we added a gray plaid rug to create some texture and warmth.
Bunk Room No. 1
To make this space more versatile for our clients, we separated the bunk beds into two separate "rooms." Each space can be sealed off from the main entertainment area with a sliding barn door to provide some additional privacy. We liked the idea of creating these mini bedrooms because the layout made more sense for visiting adults as well as children. The extra bit of privacy is a little luxury that all house guests should be entitled to.
Each bunk room is clad in this stunning King's Cross plaid wallpaper from Holland & Sherry. The pattern adds some playfulness to the space without becoming too juvenile.
Our super-talented friend, Sam, from Bates Art Services, sourced these amazing horse prints for the space. We love the equestrian vibe of this collage.
Bunk Room No. 2
The second bunk room shares a nearly identical layout as the first, except this one has a little more space for some open shelving and additional storage.
We wanted to incorporate some more youthful themes into this bunk room, so we styled the open shelves with an abundance of stuffed animals, games, books, and toys for the kiddos.
You guys, we had to get reallll creative with the layout of this bathroom to make it work for this space. But we love love love the way that it turned out. The open-concept vanity is exposed to the rest of the room, which is definitely a unique take, but it ended up functioning really well for this type of communal living and sleeping space.
We had fun playing around with the two-toned cabinetry of the vanity to match the trim work throughout the rest of the space, and love the vibe it created. We also included two pull-out stools so that the littles could reach the sink themselves.
The ladder for the playroom loft also shares this space. Above the media room and bunk rooms is a large, carpeted loft for the kids to explore and play in. Not only is this space super fun for the littles, but it keeps messy toys separate from the main entertaining area. When not in use, the ladder can be pushed out of the way and locked in place so that it sits flush against the wall.