Before & After: A Tree House "Estate" In a Shared Boys Bedroom

Before & After: A Tree House "Estate" In a Shared Boys Bedroom

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Carrie McBride
Nov 18, 2014
(Image credit: via PICCISTUDIO)

Project by: Jenna Piccirillo of PICCISTUDIO
Location: Fairfield, Connecticut

This bedroom needed to house two growing pre-teen boys and provide space for them to sleep, study and hang out with friends. Jenna Piccirillo's solution is the stuff kids' dreams are made of and include a room-within-a-room treehouse.

(Image credit: Chibi Moku Productions)

Jenna tells us about the project:

The challenge of this project was to design a bedroom for two growing pre-teenage boys to share while considering their own individual needs for privacy. I created an environment that’s more than a just a bedroom...it very well could be a small estate. There is an indoor, multi-level tree house as their private quarters and a comfortable shared lounging area that is public and out in the open where the boys can comfortably entertain friends or just hang out.

(Image credit: Chibi Moku Productions)

This project is full of wit and whimsy...a boys' wonderland. Taking cue from the individual interests of each of these incredibly smart boys, I used nature and science as inspiration...literally and metaphorically bringing the outdoors in.


(Image credit: Chibi Moku Productions)
I was inspired by their interests and used the things in life that made myself as a child wonder. (glow-in-the-dark/prisms/infinity mirrors/over-scaled perspectives) I created a space that promotes individuality and unity at the same time.

My goal in creating any child's space is to create a place that will inspire for a lifetime.
(Image credit: Chibi Moku Productions)

Resources:

  • Wallpaper: Eazywallz, custom image through PICCISTUDIO.com
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore, OC-17, White Dove
  • Area rug: Masland, Twist and Shout, Locomotion
  • Bed drapery fabric: Kravet, washed linen, white
  • Hardware drapery: Ikea, Kvartal
  • Sectional: in the style of Michel Ducaroy's Togo seating
  • Coffee tables: Quinze & Milan Jellyfish ottomans
  • Floor cushions: Ronel Jordaan, wool stones
  • Desk chairs: in the style of Verner Panton's, Panton Chair
  • Cage console: CB2, peekaboo clear rolling two shelf
  • Bed structure: designed by Jenna Piccirillo through PICCISTUDIO.com
  • Trundle beds: The Wood Market, twin 6-drawer storage
  • Chandelier: designed by Jenna piccirillo through PICCISTUDIO.com
  • Sconce: Robert Abbey, Bruno Scissor Arm Wall Sconce
(Image credit: Chibi Moku Productions)

Thank you Jenna!

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