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.

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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.


Interior Crush: Mini Kids Room

Vanessa Pouzet challenge was to furnish a smallish room of 9sqm and create a cosy space for both his boy and her girl. She wasn`t initially keen on bunk beds, but when she saw the Perludi Amber in the Sky, she overcome the issue of price recognizing the high quality and how practical and functional it was for their space. “The top bunk is actually low ( 135cm ), it is easy to go cuddle my child in the evening and it’s very comforting to know my children are so close to the ground. My sleep is more serene. The bottom bunk is spacious and the huge advantage for us is that under the mattress at the bottom lies a ” playground “. This changes our life! During the day we put the light Ikea mattress on the top bunk … and magic, the children have the entire volume of the bed as a space to play. After several years of use, it is like new. The wool lining cleans perfectly. We can say that quality level is top.” read full description of this children room in French here 

Amber in the Sky Bed – custom color by Perludi available at
Details of lower bed as play area with circuit, Amber in the Sky bed

lit-amber-porte lit-perludiAmber in the Sky bed comes in different colors: Sand, Grey, Green, Orange, Red, Brown. Custom-colors available on request on Swatch sample colors available.

Amber in the Sky fits a mattress of 190 x 90 x max. 14 cm high.

Interior Crush: Kira`s Bedroom

This bedroom belongs to Kira who is nine years old. She lives with her parents and two sisters in an old apartment block in Stockholm, Sweden. Kira shares her bedroom with her sister Masha who is six.

The girls’ bedroom was designed by their mum Mina, who is the founder of contemporary kids’ furniture brand IO Kids Design. The room features a yellow IO Bunk Pod and is decorated with quirky details. We love the gorgeous tile corner fire and the wooden floor which look great with the bright yellow of the bed.

IO Bunk Pod
IO Bunk Pod available at
IO Doodle Box
IO Doodle Box available at

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