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Design Reveal: Little Man in a Big World

Following the reveal of the baseball room two weeks ago, we now reveal his older brother’s geography and travel themed room. Our six-year-old client loves geography, so our first quest was to find a way to incorporate a world map into the room. We decided to make the map the focal point and selected a world map mural with a laminated finish so that the future traveler could mark places on the map. To avoid it looking like a classroom, we added a custom wood frame around the entire piece. The same wood is used on the other wall to frame the cork wall and to build a shelf we designed above his desk.

The ducduc Campaign bed, with the trundle bed below ready for overnight visitors, is mature enough to last for many years. We expanded the notion of geography to include travel too—with airplanes on the bed linen and some fun accessories such as the vintage plane money box (you’re never too young to start saving!) and a retro route 66 sign (also an homage to the family’s previous home in California).

We used colored cork panels to create the wall behind his desk as a place for him to hang up creations, finds, homework and pictures. Directly behind the desk, we painted an inset portion with chalkboard paint, where homework can be figured out in a fun manner. The floor was covered with plush Manx FLOR tiles that are both comfortable and easy to replace in the event of unforeseen staining. We coupled the modern ducduc’s Morgan’s Desk with the iconic eames dowel chair and another mid-century modern piece, the devon chair, to create a room that’s modern yet warm and youthful yet mature to grow with its little resident.

As a finishing touch, and for a pop of strong color, we added two throw pillows on the bed—one with a vintage map of San Francisco (where he was born) and the other with a vintage map of New York (where he lives now). As he falls asleep in a room subtly layered with images of the world, he’ll know where he comes from and where he is now. We can’t help but wonder where he’ll travel first.

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Jacquiline Bertny

Friday 21st of December 2012

The map is just so beautiful! It surely is the focal point of the room and sets the mood for the entire space!


Thursday 20th of December 2012

Wow, the world map mural is gorgeous! If I had this room, I'd surely dream about exploring the world and having great travel adventures!

Manny Quin

Monday 17th of December 2012

My son loves looking at globes, maps and his atlas, so I am so sure he'd totally love a room like this!

my tiny nest

Monday 28th of January 2013

Thanks Manny!