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Children's Bedrooms

Though often pushed to the wayside, the rooms belonging to the littlest members of the family need not be ignored. Our editors have combed through the archives to find some favorites from years past.

Here, architect Marcus Lee maximized every bit of space in his London house by creating a third floor up in the eaves so that his girls—Mae, 6, Jodie, 8, and Ruby, 10—could have a study and three separate bedrooms.

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Here, architect Marcus Lee maximized every bit of space in his London house by creating a third floor up in the eaves so that his girls—Mae, 6, Jodie, 8, and Ruby, 10—could have a study and three separate bedrooms. Read the whole story here.
Only a set of sliding doors separates the kids’ room from the master bedroom in a Toronto, Ontario, home. When the time is right, there's a track inlaid in the ceiling for a four-panel bifold wall to divide the space into two private rooms for the children. 

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Only a set of sliding doors separates the kids’ room from the master bedroom in a Toronto, Ontario, home. When the time is right, there's a track inlaid in the ceiling for a four-panel bifold wall to divide the space into two private rooms for the children. Read the whole story here.
Eve works at the desk in her double-height bedroom. Vogt’s mythically aquatic-themed mural reflects both the taste of a young girl and the pared-back aesthetic of any modern enthusiast.
Eve works at the desk in her double-height bedroom. Vogt’s mythically aquatic-themed mural reflects both the taste of a young girl and the pared-back aesthetic of any modern enthusiast.
in a loft in L.A.'s Chinatown, Moe and Lewis play in their shared bedroom, the former Madame Wong’s kitchen. “It’s just so fun for them to live in a funny place like this,” says Amy. “Their friends love to come over and play.”
in a loft in L.A.'s Chinatown, Moe and Lewis play in their shared bedroom, the former Madame Wong’s kitchen. “It’s just so fun for them to live in a funny place like this,” says Amy. “Their friends love to come over and play.”
For his son's Boulder, Colorado, bedroom, architect Rob Pyatt chose low- to no-formaldehyde plywood, non-toxic adhesives, and zero-VOC paint, and staunchly avoided materials that are known to off-gas or contain toxic compounds, including carpeting on which the kids would inevitably roll around and kick up particulates. 

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For his son's Boulder, Colorado, bedroom, architect Rob Pyatt chose low- to no-formaldehyde plywood, non-toxic adhesives, and zero-VOC paint, and staunchly avoided materials that are known to off-gas or contain toxic compounds, including carpeting on which the kids would inevitably roll around and kick up particulates. Read the whole story here.
Ella's bedroom sports walls covered in polka dots that JJ hand-cut from fabric.
Ella's bedroom sports walls covered in polka dots that JJ hand-cut from fabric.
The boys’ bedroom is compact while providing room for sleep as well as study.
The boys’ bedroom is compact while providing room for sleep as well as study.
Their son's bedroom features skillful use of ordinary birch-finished shelves from Ikea. The 1950s fiberglass shell chair is from Modernica.
Their son's bedroom features skillful use of ordinary birch-finished shelves from Ikea. The 1950s fiberglass shell chair is from Modernica.
Finn's street-facing room at the front of the house is enlivened by varying window sizes.
Finn's street-facing room at the front of the house is enlivened by varying window sizes.
Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, this 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian. Stepped back from the street and resting genteelly at the top of a large hill, the house keeps a watchful eye on its neighbors and the city that surrounds it. In the boys’ shared room, Jasper finds plenty of space to scatter toys. An original chandelier provides a reminder of the house’s past while muted orange walls plant it firmly in the present.
Designed and built in 1878 for Judge John Murphy, this 4,400-square-foot white structure has, from the outside, the undeniable characteristics of a classic San Francisco Victorian. Stepped back from the street and resting genteelly at the top of a large hill, the house keeps a watchful eye on its neighbors and the city that surrounds it. In the boys’ shared room, Jasper finds plenty of space to scatter toys. An original chandelier provides a reminder of the house’s past while muted orange walls plant it firmly in the present.
Olivia's bedroom.
Olivia's bedroom.
In 2002, London–based designers Kim Colin and Sam Hecht added a loft extension to their home, a crumbling 1924 garage. The new space provides accommodation for the couple's sons, Josh and Noah. The child-size Bertoia chair (just barely in the foreground) came from Colin’s childhood home in Los Angeles. Read the whole story here.
In 2002, London–based designers Kim Colin and Sam Hecht added a loft extension to their home, a crumbling 1924 garage. The new space provides accommodation for the couple's sons, Josh and Noah. The child-size Bertoia chair (just barely in the foreground) came from Colin’s childhood home in Los Angeles. Read the whole story here.
Young parents Ainsley Ryan and Chris Showalter created a freestanding OSB (oriented strand board) structure inside their Brooklyn, New York, apartment to house their daughter Tatum’s room, as well as their own connecting master bedroom. The crib is by Oeuf.

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Young parents Ainsley Ryan and Chris Showalter created a freestanding OSB (oriented strand board) structure inside their Brooklyn, New York, apartment to house their daughter Tatum’s room, as well as their own connecting master bedroom. The crib is by Oeuf. Read the whole story here.
The kids’ rooms were designed to let the littlest Brenners express their own tastes. “When designing you need to accommodate lots of functions, from piano lessons to just hanging out,” says Phillips. “A house should have all the elements that allow you to relax.”
The kids’ rooms were designed to let the littlest Brenners express their own tastes. “When designing you need to accommodate lots of functions, from piano lessons to just hanging out,” says Phillips. “A house should have all the elements that allow you to relax.”