Sometimes it’s the unassuming spaces that get the most love from a family. The spaces out of view of most visitors; the rooms tucked away and created just with the family’s needs in mind. Upstairs, just outside of each family member’s bedroom, is one such space in Project Modern Family. Today’s I’m excited to share this cute loft, designed with a nightly routine in mind.
It’s so fulfilling when I can transform a space that was rarely used before and totally dysfunctional, and turn it into somewhere that directly impacts a family’s daily life. That’s exactly the situation up here. This was a collect-all, hodgepodge of stuff (it even had a Christmas tree stored in here, and it wasn’t Christmas!).
But as I talked to the homeowners about their needs, they wanted a place to gather in the evenings and read together. They wanted a zone for the kids to hang out on sleepy Saturday mornings while their parents snuck in a little extra shut-eye. They wanted a comfortable, cozy room that was organized and family friendly.
The built-ins provide storage for games and puzzles, and the big poofy bean bags provide a place to pounce for their very active little boys.
Every piece had to be smart and super family friendly. The ottoman also has storage for blankets. Even the side table top comes off as a stash for toys. The leather sofa can take some wear and tear and will just look more comfortable as it ages.
I added in some additional storage with the sideboard, and a bit of whimsy with the accessories. And I love the soft yet playful color palette. It’s now one of the most used spaces in their home, and that makes me so happy!
Have you checked out the rest of this project? If not, you’ll definitely want to. It’s a good one. You’ll also get to see our brand spanking new portfolio section, which our team has been working hard on!
And of course, big props to Steve Tiek for the architectural design on this home, and Ferran Construction for execution. Dream team!
We have some big projects wrapping up that we can’t wait to share with you, including one that is our biggest project to date. Phew!