House design thoughts: A bedroom with a loft gives an escape for younger sisters

The proprietors of this Ogunquit summer time home requested the designer to produce a loft in their youthful daughters’ bed room.Michael J. Lee

When Annsley McAleer’s clientele questioned her to devise a scheme for their daughters’ bed room in their new summertime house in Ogunquit, Maine, she knew just what shades to pick out. “I realized the girls had been at an age where by they would be interested in blues and greens, so I confirmed them distinctive options in this shade vary,” suggests the designer, whose own daughters are the identical age. The customers did have one particular request: that McAleer style and design a loft to operate throughout the best of the room as a cozy escape. “It’s just broad enough for them to go up and browse,” McAleer says, “or just get away.”

1 The dual-toned Moroccan wool rug by J.D. Staron provides depth and can make the home come to feel more mature.

2 McAleer intended the upholstered beds, one particular of which is a trundle for sleepovers. She selected a peacock-blue cotton poplin by Schumacher for the base and a linen/cotton blend fabric by John Robshaw for the headboard. The cotton voile coverlets and paisley quilts are also by John Robshaw.

3 Tailor made roman shades produced from linen by Ferran add shade to the whitewashed, nickel gap wall paneling. All-natural wooden beams run in the course of the uncovered timber body household.

4 To embellish the cathedral ceiling, McAleer commissioned ornamental painter Pauline Curtiss of Patina Types to develop a cement tile-like sample with a bohemian twist. “The ceiling is so higher, I wanted to do some thing appealing to heat it up,” McAleer claims.

5 The handmade chandelier by Stray Pet Models options spiky papier-mâché leaves that participate in off the ceiling sample.

6 Chase Development crafted the ladder and railing for the loft. “We designed the irregular balusters with a farmhouse come to feel in holding with the model of the residence,” McAleer claims.


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