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Thursday, March 14, 2013

An Out-of-this-World Bedroom in Brooklyn

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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 tS member Elizabeth Aurandt of mercer INTERIOR who created an awesome new room where Jake can sleep, study, relax, play, and even host sleepovers.

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Here’s what the space looked like as an office, before being converted into Jake’s new bedroom.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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