Steal This Look: His and Hers, Mid-Century Inspired Kids’ Bedrooms

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Recently spotted and admired in Gray Magazine: playful yet modern kids’ bedrooms designed to grow with the child.

When Brandon Ebel, president of Seattle’s Tooth & Nail Records, first spied a white-washed, brick cottage in the city’s Magnolia neighborhood, he fell in love with the home’s historic details and stunning water views but not the dated interiors. To rescue the home from “1980s design purgatory,” as he says, he turned to Seattle-based interior designer Brian Paquette.

Throughout the home, Paquette sought to highlight the architectural details of the 1932 cottage—such as the arched windows with leaded-glass panes—by keeping the interiors clean and simple. A fresh palette and minimal furnishings, paired with individual details, complement the original character of the home.

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Above: In the children’s bedrooms Paquette used a high/low combination of midcentury-inspired furniture and whimsical accents to achieve a calm yet playful space. Here in Ebel’s son’s room, subtle gray-blue’s keep this snug room looking clean and simple.

steal look modern kids bedroom nook twin

Above: Although Paquette’s headboards are custom, Blu Dot makes a similar Nook Twin Bed; $1,399.

West Elm Midcentury 6-Drawer Dresser

Above: West Elm’s Mid-Century Six-Drawer Dresser in acorn and white features sustainably sourced Acacia veneer and antiqued bronze handles; $999. Also available is a matching Mid-Century Nightstand; $299.

DWR Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Chair in Grey

Above: The iconic midcentury Eames Molded Plastic Chair with Dowel Base for Herman Miller is something junior can take to college to impress his classmates. On sale now at DWR; $373.15 to $414.80.

workstead wall lamp

Above: Workstead’s versatile Wall Lamp swings to illuminate many areas; $775.

Lindsay Alkers Palmira Indigo Fabric

Above: Lindsay Alkers’ linen Palmira Fabric in Indigo is hand-silkscreened in England; £83 ($105) per meter.

Eric Cohler Star Flush-Mount Light in Black

Above: Eric Cohler’s Star Flush Mount ceiling light adds a whimsical element; $370 at Circa Lighting.

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Above: In Ebel’s daughter’s room, the midcentury silhouettes are softened with bright colors and patterns as well as playful details.

urban outfitters mavi boucherouite rug

Above: Urban Outfitter’s Mavi Boucherouite Shag Rug is 100 percent wool; $499 for the five-by-seven-foot size.

edit harlequin fabric

Above: The window shades are made of Harlequin fabric by Australian company Edit (available in cotton canvas or linen); $182 per 145 centimeters.

West Elm Mini Midcentury Desk in White

Above: Ideal for small spaces, West Elm’s Mid-Century Mini Desk in white is made from sustainable “FSC-certified solid eucalyptus wood”; $399.

Pottery Barn Kennedy Task Lamp

Above: Pottery Barn Teens’ Kennedy Task Lamp features two handy USB ports; $149.

george willy kraft paper studio roller

Above: George and Willy’s wall-mounted Studio Roller is the ultimate design-minded easel; $210 NZD ($152 USD).

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