Charlie’s Cheerful & Colorful Room

updated May 5, 2019
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Name: Charlie
Location: Echo Park – Los Angeles, California
Room Size: 120 square feet

Charlie was just a baby when she made her first Apartment Therapy debut in her family’s house tour. Her itty-bitty room barely fit a crib and a small play area and I was very curious how her room would transform as she grew older. Now Charlie is 2 years old and her parents were so proud of her recent independence and not wanting to sleep in their room anymore, so they designed a special and magical room for their growing little girl.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Charlie’s room is very dreamy, but actually the design started with the need for soundproofing. The house is located on a very busy street, so all the textiles help drown out the city noise. Also, we all know about the earthquakes in California. Having Charlie’s room filled with soft elements gives her parents piece of mind in the event of an earthquake.

How would you describe the look and feel of this room?
The rest of our house is pretty minimal, her room is where we like to take it to the maximum.

What is your favorite piece or element?
I really like her rug, but I also love the reed hanging/mobile from Baltic Crossroads.

What was the biggest challenge decorating this room?
Space and storage

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What do your friends say about the room?
They love it! Everyone loves hanging out in Charlie’s room.

Do you have any advice for parents creating a room for their child?
Go crazy!

If money were no object, what’s your dream source?
Traveling the world for textiles and furniture and shipping it all back!

(Image credit: Marcia Prentice)

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Thanks, Pietsie Campbell and Stephen Hootstein!

(Images: Marcia Prentice)