Welcome to our gallery featuring a child’s bedroom designed by French and French Interiors.
This spacious child’s bedroom was designed by French and French Interiors for ShowHouse Santa Fe 2014, with the theme “ancient future.”
ShowHouse Santa Fe is a charity organization that raises money for children’s art programs. They raised around 54 thousand dollars for charity in 2014! Each designer is assigned a room in the show home, to decorate according to the theme.
The husband and wife team of French and French Interiors were assigned a Jack and Jill suite. The spacious room calls for a large, luxurious design, as the balcony overlooks a helipad and the olympic-sized pool, in addition to a fabulous view of Santa Fe.
French and French designed the room with a five-year-old in mind, and the most popular feature of the room (with both children and adults) was the slide built into the closet.
The child enters beneath the slide and climbs a short ladder to reach a reading nook and platform. To exit, the child slides down the slide.
French and French really feel the art in the room embodies their interpretation of the theme: the modern painting of a robot juxtaposed with cast bronze skeletal figurines of a rhino and an elephant.
We hope you’ll love this creative take on a child’s bedroom that helped raise thousands of dollars for charity.
The headboard behind the bed is striped in the same pattern as the bedskirt. The dresser to the left of the bed is in an industrial-style metallic, while the right nightstand is a natural wood. Bronze skeletal figures of a rhino and an elephant sit on the two surfaces on either side of the bed. Bronze Figures by Mat Crimmins. Photography by Bill Stengel.
A closeup of the bedding shows the soft blanket with tassels in cream and the multitude of pillows. An adorable teddy bear in an old-fashioned style sits amongst the pillows. Bronze Figures by Mat Crimmins. Photography by Bill Stengel.
The metallic dresser has a nailhead trim that gives the piece an industrial look. From this view we can see the detail on the bronze rhino sculpture and the paintings behind it. Bronze Figures by Mat Crimmins. Photography by Bill Stengel.
A close-up of the linen teddy bear, which has been made to look like a vintage stuffed animal. Photography by Bill Stengel.
The white modern play table sits near a very soft and highly texturized reading chair. The large weave of the fabric, coupled with a soft, striped blanket, makes for a cuddly corner nook. Robot painting by Nigel Conway. Photography by Bill Stengel.
A closeup of the simple wooden and paper toys on the play table. Photography by Bill Stengel.
From this angle, we can see the burlap billow and textured ball that acts as a side table. Photography by Bill Stengel.
A closeup of the thick weave of the seat and the soft blanket with tassels. Photography by Bill Stengel.
This unique light fixture above the reading nook appears to be stone and wire, with small nooks, as if birds were to be nesting in them. Photography by Bill Stengel.
The light fixture above the play table is much more modern, with a bronze finish. The closet slide is more clearly visible from this angle, along with the blue stairs in the back. Photography by Christopher Martinez.
This photo is the before image, a blank canvas for French and French to fill with their ideas. The window on the left is covered up by the tall headboard of the bed, and the curtains were removed in favor of more natural light. Photography by Bill Stengel.
A final look at the finished product, a child’s room full of light, bright colors and fun artwork. Photography by Bill Stengel.
Other artwork by Lori Swartz.
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