Remember our “3 designers, 1 perfect room” contest? Well, it’s time for the big reveal!
A short reminder for those of you who missed the action: A few months ago Dana Israeli, Ofra Ron Mazor and I decided to join forces – we threw a contest with the prize of a complete kids’ room makeover from scratch, complete with items from our own collections, bespoke furniture and accessories, and refurbishing existing furniture.
We were psyched to see the amazing response our contest received, and the thousands of participants who were up for the prize. We’ll admit that in the deepest secret place we hoped to get to decorate a girl’s room, or maybe a sister-and-brother room, but lo and behold, we got a joint room of three brothers!! After recovering from the surprise, we hurried on our way to meet and see “the prospects”: we found the sweetest family with 3 little boys and one amazing home owner who opened her door to us and let us a free reign to do as we please with her sons’ room (thanks, Liron! It was such fun working with you and experiencing the happiness and excitement throughout the process!)
So, as for the rules of a proper makeover, here are the “befores”:
(photography throughout the post: Dana Israeli)
We exited that first meeting giddy and inspired for an exciting makeover that will turn the room into a beautiful – and also practical and fun – haven for these 3 sweet boys. We agreed on a color story for the room and divided tasks and responsibilities between us and parted each to our own work, completely trusting each other’s capabilities and talents. When we met again at install day, some of the work was new to us, too, which explains how excited we were, seeing the room take shape before our eyes.
And here’s the room “after”:
So what do we have here?
A refurbished closet by Dana Israeli – and this how she’s done it: Dana installed special-ordered frames on the closet doors, and now the kids (or their parents) can change the patterns inside the frames, just like you’d change any picture in any frame.
Just by the closet, you’ll find a big magnetic board (which was pre-owned) and arranged on top of it the kids’ names in Tweelingen magnetic letters, and Tweelingen magnetic frames with family photos.
And for the final touch, we swapped the ordinary closet knobs for checkered ceramic knobs.
Bedding by Tweelingen – the pillows are from our throw pillow collection, and the quilt was made especially for the room. I’ll share a simple quilt tutorial soon!
On the bed’s wall we hung cloud chalkboards by Petit Studio. Sleep tight!
This gorgeous round tug was commissioned from Dikla Regev, who knitted it in the colors of the room. As someone who knits, I can especially appreciate the intricate handwork that went into making this rug. In Dikla’s studio you can find ready made rugs and also tricot for knitting your own.
A toy cart painted with Dana Israeli’s numbers stencil, and an Ikea lamp filled with life and magic courtesy of Ofra.
We added two Ikea dish drainers to the previously owned table for colors – this was Ofra’s brilliant idea!
On the table, a Tweelingen coloring book is waiting to be filled with creativity.
The walls are decorated with a self-assemble scalloped shelf from Dana’s DIY store, a robotic magnetic board by Tweelingen and also our box shelf.
By the end of the day, we couldn’t wait to see Liron’s reaction to the makeover!
And she was happy! And excited! And so were we.
And so we marked a big “check” on a huge, successful (and a little over the top) project.
Have a great week! (I’ll be spending it arranging Michael’s 5th birthday)