Penelope and Sabine's Shared "Sweet"

Penelope and Sabine's Shared "Sweet"

Alejandra Valera
Mar 10, 2010

Name: Kati, Penelope and Sabine
Age: 3 and 7
Location: Noe Valley, San Francisco

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Designing a shared bedroom can be a bit tricky at times -- what if the siblings have different tastes, what if the room is too small, what if one loves the end results and the other hates it? Kati has successfully pulled together a room for her two daughters which makes great use of available space, appeals to both girls' tastes and is full of charm and whimsy.

Take the full tour after the jump.

Lovely pastels, terrific collections of artwork and textiles and a view that many of us would be thrilled to have, Penelope and Sabine's shared room is a beautiful example of a mixture of simple, modern elements combined with youthful excitement.

Kati shows her knack for placing colorful toys and tiny artworks on white, minimal shelves. The colorful quilts and assortment of plushies look right at home in a room with white walls. Everything complements each other perfectly and with ease; it's truly a sweet suite.

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Fairy tales and Korean folk tales.

Favorite Element:
Collection of gifted quilts and miniature artworks.

Biggest Challenge:
Keeping down clutter.

What Friends Say:

Favorite DIY(ish):
Scalloped window boxes. The window boxes were inspired by trips to Holland. There are so many colorful houses there. People aren't afraid to play with bright colors. I had them made by a carpenter.

Biggest Indulgence:
Designer crib/toddler bed, twin bed with trundle drawers and art prints.

Best advice for those approaching the shared kid's room decorating process:
Find a shared element - in this case, foreign language books and Asian baby dolls.

Dream Source:
I would happily purchase an endless supply of Etsy art objects and prints, and sheet sets from Giggle.

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doe-sf (a family shop, formerly on Haight Street, now online only.)
• Art prints and paintings by Thylacine
• Framed & mounted Etsy prints by Ashley Goldberg
• Miniature SF-themed paintings by Ursula Young and Sirron Norris.
• The pink light box with the kneeling girl is by SF-based Thomas Wold
• The quilts - many of these were gifted; my mom also quilts, as does our family friend Debra King. The girls like to re-arrange them, so there's always interesting patterns & color combinations going on.
• School Projects - Penelope goes to Japanese school and is learning about traditional Japanese artwork, origami, and how to write in Japanese. She likes to decorate their room with her artwork.
• Hanbok - This is a traditional Korean dress. It's hanging in from the light in the corner. The girls like to play dress-up in their Hanbok.
• Sabine's toddler bed is by Oeuf. It used to be a crib, and we purchased the conversion kit to make it into a toddler bed.

Thanks for sharing, Kati!

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