This is the view into my Nicholas House room as you enter the door:
This corner is the best place in the room to add extra storage, I’ve determined. I think I’ve tried every possible configuration of the bunk beds and full-size bed possible in this small 9×15 room. I really want to free up the windows as much as possible since they offer a pretty view of the backyard; and all that natural light makes the room happy. The main challenge is offering as much storage as possible so that their belongings all have a spot and can be tucked away out of sight. I want the room to be visually peaceful so that when the family gathers here after a hectic day of work and school, they don’t have to look at all their things on open shelves and racks. But it is a challenge for sure!! Here is what I’ve come up with on this side of the room:
Chris will install a corner closet to take advantage of as much as that corner as possible. There may be a little space left over where the resident can tuck large items like an ironing board, broom, etc. On the side of the closet we’ll be able to fit a small desk and little upholstered cube–which I think is important for the kids to have for homework. Above the desk is an upper cabinet for more storage. Underneath the large windows will be a bench with a comfy cushion and cubbies for bins. On the other side of the window, I can fit a slender IKEA bookcase that will be opposite of the full-size bed. I’m also hoping for a platform for the bed to put extra storage underneath–as I would rather put it underneath the bed instead of hanging storage over the bed…heavy storage cabinets over the bed kind of make me nervous.
There is an existing little chest in the room that I will paint to put beside the bed.
I’m still working on the colors and fabrics. I do want to use the brown faux bois donated by Lewis & Sheron–I think it will be fun to have the window seat cushion in this fabric. I have a yard of the Togo fabric in the Titan/Birch colorway that I ordered along with the Togo in black and white. The spots are an inky blue. I still have to decide on the third color–either green or orange. The park and the zoo are across the street from Nicholas House, so I’m going with a natural, easy look for the room. I’m also going to leave the bunkbeds in their existing pine finish that influences the rest of the room. As I finalize more, I’ll let you know!
If you would like to help out with this project, you can send a tax-deductible donation payable to “Nicholas House” to me or to Yvonne Druyeh at Nicholas House. If you send to Nicholas House, please note that you are donating to the Room Service project, and if you want to designate the money for my room, please note “Angela-TPH.”
c/o Yvonne Druyeh
830 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Thank you so much for considering a contribution to this project! The room needs bedding, storage bins, FLOR tiles, lumber for the carpentry work…so anything you could offer would be a BIG help. And, if you are in the area, you are more than welcome to help me paint.
Thank you to some supa fly ladies who have linked over to TPH:
Misty at Not an Empty Room for mentioning our barn door at the cottage.
Nancy at Marcus Design for featuring our living room chairs.
Kimba at Soft Place to Land blames me for her tobacco basket obession, ha!