We had a pretty significant set of challenges. We live in Manhattan and have a boy and a girl ages 10 and three. So space is super-premium and we have a massive age spread. We were going to split the room into two smaller spaces, but the kids wildly protested and we were left with the task of figuring out how to give a boy and a girl seven years apart a place to sleep, work and play that would be suitable for both of them.
The sheer need to make a relatively small space work for two kids. And, selfishly, make it something we didn't mind walking into every morning.
We love old stuff and value the functionality of contemporary design. So, cozy modern meets tree house rustic.
All of the older furniture has been found over the years. The beds are Oeuf's Perch bunk beds. The desk and lamp are from CB2. The canvas toy bins are from Steele Canvas Company. And the aluminum bookshelves are from Walmart...20 bucks each delivered! They are kind of flimsy, so we had to bolt them to the wall.