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Steal This Look: A Bunk Room in Full Color (and Pattern)

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Steal This Look: A Bunk Room in Full Color (and Pattern)

March 21, 2023

When Brooklyn-based designers Peter Dolkas and Michelle Ficker of Studio Dorian were called upon to renovate a Brooklyn family’s new property in Litchfield County, Connecticut, the project started as a weekend house. Throughout the renovation, though, the couple decided to fully relocate from Brooklyn. They still intended to welcome many guests into their home, so building out one of the bedrooms as a welcoming four-person bunk bedroom was key.

The designers splatter-painted the floors in a typical New England style, modernizing the look in shades of bright blue, then built custom bunks painted in a deep, calming shade and outfitted with vintage and new textiles in a rainbow of color. Here we profile the main design elements with similar sources to match.

shades of blue set the backdrop for weaving in bright color and pattern. photog 17
Above: Shades of blue set the backdrop for weaving in bright color and pattern. Photograph by Peter Dolkas of Studio Dorion.

Paint

the designers sourced color through farrow & ball. for a similar shade to t 18
Above: The designers sourced color through Farrow & Ball. For a similar shade to the wall color beyond the bunks, see Farrow & Ball’s Drop Cloth No. 283.
for a similar bright shade of blue seen on the splatter painted wood floors, se 19
Above: For a similar bright shade of blue seen on the splatter-painted wood floors, see Farrow & Ball’s Archive Collection St. Giles Blue No. 280. And for more on the style, see our post: DIY: New England Spatter-Painted Floors.
the custom bunks are painted in a deep blue similar to farrow & ball cook&a 20
Above: The custom bunks are painted in a deep blue similar to Farrow & Ball Cook’s Blue No. 237.

Lighting

for a similar bright red hardwired wall sconce, the schoolhouse isaac sconce sh 21
Above: For a similar bright red hardwired wall sconce, the Schoolhouse Isaac Sconce Short Arm in Persimmon is $249. Another option is the Barn Light Lovell Plug-In Wall Sconce for $278.

Textiles

for a vintage crocheted rug, sharktooth in brooklyn offers a range of options,  22
Above: For a vintage crocheted rug, Sharktooth in Brooklyn offers a range of options, such as the small Vintage Crocheted Mat sized 2’3″ x 3’3″; $200.
the tekla percale bedding, shown in island blue, is available in the full range 23
Above: The Tekla Percale Bedding, shown in Island Blue, is available in the full range of bedding options.
designed by donna wilson for scp, the nos da throw in moss is £\279 at scp. 24
Above: Designed by Donna Wilson for SCP, the Nos Da Throw in Moss is £279 at SCP.
the donna wilson field day throw in spring is £\250 at scp. 25
Above: The Donna Wilson Field Day Throw in Spring is £250 at SCP.
the vintage geometric star quilt blanket is \$750 at sharktooth in brooklyn. 26
Above: The vintage Geometric Star Quilt Blanket is $750 at Sharktooth in Brooklyn.
the linge particulier linen standard pillowcase in atlantic blue is \$60 each a 27
Above: The Linge Particulier Linen Standard Pillowcase in Atlantic Blue is $60 each at Collyer’s Mansion.
the linge particulier linen euro pillowcase in orange stripe is \$75 at colllye 28
Above: The Linge Particulier Linen Euro Pillowcase in Orange Stripe is $75 at Colllyer’s Mansion.
and the linge particulier linen euro pillowcase in yellow blue tile is \$75 at  29
Above: And the Linge Particulier Linen Euro Pillowcase in Yellow Blue Tile is $75 at Collyer’s Mansion.

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