An Out-of-this-World Bedroom in Brooklyn

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A new space for imagination

kids room with floating square display cabinets and shelf and turquoise ceiling and beige wall color and ladder after renovation

What was your bedroom like when you were 8 years old? It was probably pretty great — a place where your imagination could run wild, and that’s good enough for most 8-year-olds — but Jake’s new bedroom in Park Slope knocks most others right out of the water! Jake shared a room with his older brother until the family recently decided it was time the boys each had a space of their own. A small office in their home had the potential for a great 3rd bedroom, but because of its unusual floor plan & limited area, Jake’s parents Ben & Gail opted to hire a designer to maximize space & functionality. The family brought in a Sweeten member who created an awesome new room where Jake can sleep, study, relax, play, and even host sleepovers.

two images of kids room with cubbies and workspace with overhead cabinets and carpet floors and beige walls after renovation Here’s what the space looked like as an office, before being converted into Jake’s new bedroom.

two images of kids room with carpet and beige wall with white shoe molding and shelf and ladder after renovation Almost all the construction was accomplished in only one week, but a customized bed unit was built off site which took a little longer, and the project finally concluded after 10 weeks. caption We LOVE the new bedroom! Elizabeth designed using Jake’s own favorite colors, combining custom furnishings with some retail purchases. The designer’s favorite additions are the FLOR carpet tiles and a ladder that leads to this charming wall decal (–and to another universe!). Paint colors are Benjamin Moore baby fawn on the walls and peacock blue for the ceiling. caption The room features a nice, big desk where Jake can study by himself or with a friend. The grey pouf seats & bench-topper (previous photo) are custom designed, and the bench topper actually unfolds to double as a mattress for a sleepover guest.


And here’s where Jake sleeps! His murphy bed unit from Resource Furniture saves a ton of floor space and adds much-needed storage. The new bedroom is perfect for a growing 8-year-old — we hope Jake loves it as much as we do!

Many thanks to our friends at Mercer Interior and to Jake & his family for sharing their renovation.

Photos by Emily Gilbert

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