Modern Touches for a Teenager`s Room

The bedroom design of 13-year-old Constancio needed an overhaul. Childish and no longer relevant to the ever-changing needs and interests of the growing teenager, his bedroom needed to be repurposed for study and rest.

The parents called in the help of kids’ design studio Krethaus to convert a traditional and childlike bedroom into an attractive dwelling for the eldest son. Inspired by a calm, simplistic modern aesthethic punctuated by accents of natural materials, the designers set to work in converting the space into a harmonious and relaxed environment.

Child bedroom Kreathaus

The walls were painted in a warm gray remiscient of Farrow&Ball’s Manor House hue, offset by blonde wooden furniture and accessories – a gentle play on dark and light.

The high headboad of the distinctive Nido bed, crafted from Patagonian wood, becomes a striking feature in the room and looks decidedly grown-up. Accents of shape, colour and form are introduced to the simple design scheme using pure cotton textiles from Krethaus.

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The crisp geometry of industrial design is tempered by the use of natural materials, such as this desk lamp produced by studio TAF Arkitektkontor created for the Danish label Muuto, and the ‘Bau pendant’ shade by Normann Copenhagen.

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The ‘Maxxi’ table incorporates handy concealed storage within the tabletop’s surface so accessories are ready accessible and keeps the area clutter-free. The matching stool ‘Milk’ is also crafted from Patagonian solid wood has a practical removable pencil holder. Meanwhile, the puzzle-like carpet by Krethaus is cut from natural felt.

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Detail of pencil holders in Maxxi Table Desk by Kreathaus

Detail of pencil holders in Maxxi Table Desk by Kreathaus

The finished look is simple, young and stylish – fit for a teenager. The play on contrasting textures using natural materials gives further visual and tacticle interest to the overall scheme. Furniture design celebrates shape and form without being overpowering the interior and cleverly incorporates practical and design-led solutions for storing and displaying accessories.

Shop the Krethaus collection here at e-side.

Credits: Architect Karina Kreth of studio Krethaus / images Javier Picerno / Production Alejandro Altamira | Words Lucrecia Álvarez. for Espacio Living, translated and adapted by Alessia Civettini.


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