Kids’ Bunkroom Rocks a Retro Look
Bunkroom at a Glance
Who lives here: A single woman with multiple nieces and nephews
Location: Washington, D.C.
Size: About 650 square feet (60 square meters)
Designers: Cameron Ruppert Interiors (interior) and Overmyer Architects (architecture)
Project manager Suzie O’Brien says her team at Overmyer Architects transformed the former attic by adding four custom built-in beds. Each bed includes a built-in bookcase and a sloped ceiling covered in white-painted beadboard. The bases of the beds feature pullout drawers with leather pulls for additional storage.
Designer Cameron Ruppert covered the walls with a vintage-inspired wallpaper featuring cowboys on horses. The floor is topped with plaid wool carpeting. “We considered an animal print carpet, but the plaid really gave us that retro look we wanted,” Ruppert says.
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The designer made custom curtains out of red-and-white fabric for each built-in bed. She also made an upholstered window seat that provides the perfect perch for putting on shoes or reading a book.
Ruppert used fabric depicting a treasure map to create a window curtain and an upholstered window seat. The window seat fabric features a laminated cover that makes for easy cleanup. The faux tiger area rug adds a whimsical touch.
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