A family of six occupies this gracious Bryn Mawr home. Many years ago, Down2Earth Interior Design was tasked with creating a feminine girls’ suite. In shades of blush pink, with cheery pops of color, we created a bedroom and dressing room that can grow with its two young residents. But then two more kids came along the family just needed a bit more elbow room. So we got to revisit the design for all the kids’ bedrooms and bathrooms. The girls share a shower that is out of this world but each has their own classic vanity. And each has a bedroom that suits their tastes. The younger boys share rooms that are mirror images and connected by a Jack and Jill (or rather a Jack and Jack) bathroom that features white with pops of navy and mixed metals. While we were at it, Mom and Dad’s bedroom needed a refresh as well, and we used snowy whites with pops of blue there as well.
On the first floor, the living room is a great place to read together or enjoy music from the grand piano. Colors are light but fabrics are performance fabrics to hold up to this busy family.
Just off of the living room space, mom’s home office doubles as a crafts room for the kids. The window bench and surrounding bookcases are custom built-ins designed by Down2Earth Interior Design. Within the built-ins, Games are kept down low for easy reach, while closed cabinets can hide messier items. Items displayed on open shelving above are accented by a teal blue background color. The cushion and window treatments are custom designed to lend a cozy air to the window seat, which takes advantage of the view out to the beautiful, leafy neighborhood.
Purple acrylic chairs can take a beating at the kids’ crafts table. The adjacent wall features chalk-board paint, which provides plenty of opportunities for the kids to express their creative ideas as they grow.