Jonathan Savage designs a nautical-inspired bunk room
Julie Salary Ross | Ross Creative Group
“Children’s bedrooms should always incorporate a sense of whimsy and adventure,” says designer Jonathan wild. But that doesn’t mean they have to be kitsch: For a Savage bunk room designed in a Rosemary Beach, Fla. Home, the designer “immediately thought of a nautical theme” but “didn’t want to go. fall back on typical clichés. “
As a new way to incorporate ocean-inspired design elements, Savage called in ‘less’ out of the tube’ shades of red, white and blue, particularly cornflower blue and red. poppy, which he saw for the first time at his friend’s house. Scott sloat‘s (from David Kleinberg Design Associates) wallpaper design for Zina Studios.
To echo this seaside theme even more, Savage separated the six beds using cream canvas panels that he attached to stainless steel rods, making the beds look like real sailboats. The architecture of the room further added to the nautical aesthetic, providing a “sort of ambience below deck, that of a cabin on a vintage sailboat,” adds Savage.
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When it comes to maritime-inspired space decor, Savage searched for designs in a plethora of locations, including Saxony, which provided the bespoke slate blue runner between the beds. As for the theme-adapted sailboat wall sculpture on the bedroom door, it was a find by Antiquities and beyond in Atlanta. What about the bright red carpentry? It was lacquered by hand in Benjamin moore‘s Poppy 1315. Plus, we can’t forget to mention the chic (and patriotic!) Color block cushions, which are Christopher Farr fabric.
And while “it’s basically a room for visiting grandchildren,” says Savage, “it’s also a really cool place to sneak in for a little read or a nap for any age group. If only our grandparents’ house looked like this!
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