Every parent has been there: How to design a room that reflects their child’s personality, but will also be able to grow with them as they mature.
Oh, and it also needs to stand up to the spills and messes.
On episode 5 of The Beach House, Part II of Perspective New England, interior designer Kate Jackson tackles the third story bedroom/playroom for Greg and Stacie Hall’s two daughters, Summer and Caroline. The third floor was originally intended as the girls’ bedroom and hangout area, but after Stacie told ghost stories (on request) during Caroline’s 6th birthday party, the girls have shunned sleeping in the room.
Kate decides the room needs a fun design that will give it destination status. She already has plans for new, upholstered headboards and a large sectional from the MT Company. The sectional will be big enough to sleep a few friends or for daytime lounging, and Kate’s so confident in Sunbrella that she opts to have it upholstered in white fabric, Sailcloth Salt.
As a mother of three, Kate knows how important it is to involve the girls in the design of their new room. She enlists Summer and Caroline in a shopping trip to Jordan’s Furniture, to find an upholstered chair to complete the lounging area. They weigh in on fabric selection, Dupione Paradise for the upholstered chair, and explore the showroom in search of the perfect chair.
She also has created a vibrant palette of specialty, designer fabrics from Kravet and JF Fabrics (available through an interior designer) and from the Sunbrella open line. Watch as she creates a calming neutral color scheme and then layers it with geometric patterns, dazzling pinks, soothing blues and welcoming greens.
There’s a surprise in store for the girls. Kate has ordered a hanging rattan chair from Serena & Lily. With a few colorful and comfortable pillows, it’s sure to be the draw that the room needs for hanging out with friends, sleeping and kicking back with a book.
Find all the fabrics and furniture in The Beach House Decor Guide.
The Beach House video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Also check out The Rhode Yacht, a 1977 Airstream Argosy transformed by Sunbrella, and The Real Yacht, a Morris Yachts M36 brought to life with Sunbrella. Follow the entire project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.