Marianne Uses Color to Create Kid-friendly Guest Rooms

Marianne Uses Color to Create Kid-friendly Guest Rooms

Colleen Quinn
Oct 20, 2010

When Marianne needed to transform her basement and studio into kid-friendly guest rooms, she knew immediately that color was the key to creating warm and friendly spaces. What was originally a white-walled, white-tiled cave became a warm guest suite for a 12-year old girl, while a coat of blue paint transformed Marianne's studio into a great room for a 10-year old boy.

Marianne used pops of orange on the bed and in the desk to liven up the blue, and the graphic black and white rug adds a youthful touch without being too childish. In the basement guest suite, Marianne used fluffy rugs to soften the tile floors, while the brown and red accents help anchor the strong yellow that makes this windowless room seem bright. Both rooms are designed to bridge those awkward tween years with style and imagination.

Thanks Marianne for sharing your colorful home with the Apartment Therapy DC Flickr Group.

Images: Photos by Marianne, used with permission.

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