Luca & Bowie's Shared Brooklyn Bedroom & Playroom

Luca & Bowie's Shared Brooklyn Bedroom & Playroom

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Carrie McBride
Jul 8, 2015
(Image credit: Gunnar Larson)

Project by: Gunnar Larson
Client: Rebecca Minkoff, fashion designer
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff hired interior designer Gunnar Larson to create a bedroom for her two children, Luca (3) and Bowie (9 months), to share that would also be a welcome spot for the family to hang out. The result is a mix of playful and stylish, high and low, boy and girl. Let's take a look:

(Image credit: Gunnar Larson)
From Gunnar:

I love designing spaces that are multi-functional. When creating Rebecca Minkoff's nursery, it needed to be a bedroom for two children, a play room and also a lounge for adults when kids are at play.

(Image credit: Gunnar Larson)

With limited floor space, the Marimekko Fatboy bean bag is a perfect chair option. It is great for sitting in and reading books but can also be laid flat to serve as a large floor pillow and allow for additional drawing space on the maple wall.

(Image credit: Gunnar Larson)

With Luca's bed I was able to create a pillow haven that welcomes kids as much as adults and functions as a spare bed for friends and family.

(Image credit: Gunnar Larson)

One of my favorite design elements in the room is the maple wood accent wall, which I brought in to brighten the space. I used dry erase IdeaPaint on the wood wall to give it a high gloss finish and to also create a drawing area for the kids.

(Image credit: Gunnar Larson)

Thanks, Gunnar!

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