With the school year just beginning, it is important to ensure your children have an inspiring and organized space to rest, read and relax in. Recently, Armina transformed the bedrooms of two local Rochester Hills brothers into a youthful and sophisticated oasis. Here, Armina shares her tips and insights on how she created these striking spaces to fit the personalities and passions of each.
For the eldest brother, a baseball player and an avid builder of computers, Armina wanted to give the growing athlete the space he desired for working and hanging out – a space that reflected his passions and interests. Knowing the boy favored industrial and vintage accents, Armina covered the room in a cool palette of grey and charcoal for a masculine and grown-up feel.
Pops of red courtesy of modern lighting, a custom nail head cornice board and a lighted retro arrow add a youthful spirit. A large iron desk from Four Hands and a rope-detailed shelf from Restoration Hardware allows for plenty of storage and space for notes and books come homework time. The casual modular sofa is perfect for visiting friends and afternoon reading.
The inhabitant of this child’s space, the youngest of the two brothers, is crazy about animals and the natural world. He has a roar-ing good time in this space designed by Armina Interiors! To keep the room from having too much of a theme, Armina chose to mix luxe textures – from the zebra rug to the custom pillows and the zigzag pouf – with a vibrant green and blue color palette.
A custom mural done by local artist Lori Fillmore almost seems real at first glance and gives the room its jungle-cool spirit.
As with his older brother, Armina was challenged to find a way to give both boys the space they needed without overcrowding the rooms. In this space, a loft bed from Pottery Barn, allows the boy to have a desk for schoolwork, making possible the modular seating area beneath the mural. Among our favorite features – a gallery wall marked by scorpions and beetles. Armina purchased the bugs from Art by God and worked with Jill at Art & Frame Station in Birmingham to have the cool creatures framed.
The result? Two happy kids with a space they can call their own.