Project by: Sarah Gunn of Sarah Gunn Style
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jules and I talked a lot about how she wanted the room to look and function. What she wanted, more than anything, was a desk. And no more pastel pink. Anywhere.
Jules' bedroom is small, and the bunk bed was taking up too much space visually and covered the window on the back wall . She was tired of the pastel pink and the furniture passed down from older siblings or left over from her nursery, including the chair, baskets, and memo boards. She loves to read and the small bookcase at the foot of the bed was too small to store her growing library.
I came up with a plan and sourced a combination of vintage, modern and repurposed pieces, combined with custom window treatments, and a bench cushion, from Tonic Living.
We selected the bedding from PBTeen first and I pulled the colour scheme for the room from that. I chose a much lighter version of the pool colour of the bedding and used it on the ceiling, the back of the bookcase and in the cubbies of the bench. The colour is Benjamin Moore Light Touch. I then added a soft gray to the walls, called Whitestone. When combined with the coral of the custom Tonic Living roman blinds, the scheme is fresh, young, and fun.
Jules desperately needed more storage and wanted a place for her friends to hang out. This bench is the perfect solution. I had the cubbies sprayed in the ceiling colour and ordered a custom cushion in gray and white ikat from Tonic Living. The vintage mirror is from Petits et Jolis. I painted it in Benjamin Moore Advance paint.
The large desk is a great spot for working on projects for school and the display wall above allows Jules to display momentos and keep organized.
The tall IKEA bookcase at the end of Jules's bed provides much needed storage. We personalized it by adding the ceiling colour to the back. Jules now has a ton of storage for her books and collectibles.
Jules' room is now the perfect tween space.
(Images: Sarah Gunn Style)
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