Studio Lifestyle transforms a basic bedroom into a fun guest room with one seriously unexpected detail
The design of the guest bedroom was personally important to the client. When it’s not occupied by overnight guests, the homeowner uses the space as a napping and reading nook on the weekends. The bottom bunk is queen-size, while the top is an extra-long twin. “We thought it would feel too overbearing to make both beds queens,” Zwickl says.
The 225-square-foot room was oddly shaped, with one wall on an angle. Studio Lifestyle’s creative solution was to cover the wall floor-to-ceiling with a walnut surface along the beds and add bookshelves. A built-in desk occupies the rest of the wall. The room’s neutral color palette also helped minimize the awkward shape. The Rug Company floor covering provides a spot of color and pattern. “We designed the ladder a bit wider and sturdier compared to those for children,” Wollack says.
Using walnut with a natural stain, the designers created an unexpected note of pattern on the back wall. “We applied a walnut veneer that was sliced and placed back together,” Zwickl says. “It adds interest to the surface so it doesn’t fall flat.” Custom pillows in Kelly Wearstler and Osborne and Little fabric sit against it, while low-profile sconces from Sonneman brighten the space.