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Designing kids’ rooms can be a challenge, especially when it needs to accommodate space for two beds, storage, common play area and individual workspace for each of the girls.  The parents' idea for the room was to create a fun yet quaint environment that "grows" with their two daughters sharing a bedroom.  Our design solution included good quality basic pieces of furniture:  trundle beds to accommodate sleep-over guests; comfortable armchair for a parent to sit on while reading a book to the kids; an adjustable height wall-mounted desk; and a custom-designed storage piece that fits the space perfectly yet is freestanding so it can be removed if needed.  We added whimsical touches through accessories, fabrics and color.  Those details can add so much character and personality to the space, but can also be changed easily to update the look.  Our favorite is Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Stark – the little kids version!  Who said kid-friendly design can’t be elegant and timeless?