Hemme Custom Co-founder and Creative Director Mandy Milks has been perpetually renovating and decorating her Toronto rowhouse for the last ten years. Along with her husband, she gutted the century-old home giving it a family-friendly update with historic appeal. Part 3 of this series focuses on the kids' shared bedroom:
After the pandemic hit, Mandy noticed her home was no longer running at its best. She quickly realized that her girls needed a bigger space and, most importantly, one that was organized and functional. She redesigned the kids bedroom, and started with the drapes – obviously!
The six inch pinch-pleated drapery were made in a beautiful pink linen. Blackout lining was added to block the street lights for a restful sleep. Faux white linen romans were added to finish the look of the windows.
A vintage desk paired with an IKEA school chair makes a perfect spot for virtual school, homework and crafts. The patterned rug pulls in the pink from the drapes and lightens the dark floor.
Mandy customized the IKEA Kura beds by adding tab-topped curtains, which softened the look of the beds and created instant fort vibes for each kid. A custom ochre and pink pillow finished the bed scheme.
A mix of closed and open storage was utilized in the room to manage clutter, while at the same time creating an area to display keepsakes, books and treasures.
Floor pillows are great for kids rooms as they can be moved around to create cozy reading nooks and play zones.
Kids often transition out of furniture pieces and change design styles as they grow. Mixing vintage with budget-friendly pieces is a way to add character and also manage costs.
Read more on how Mandy transformed this bedroom on Today's Parent. If you would like to work with Mandy and the Hemme design team on your kids bedroom, take a look at our design services or contact us to get started.
Watch the full tour of Mandy's Rowhouse on House & Home TV: