Location: San Francisco, California
Size: 225 square feet (20.9 square meters)
Designer: Sherry Hope-Kennedy of Studio SHKThe backstory: Designer Sherry Hope-Kennedy designed this kids’ room as part of the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase around an exploration theme with details that represent an African safari.
Wall treatment: Wallpaper from Calico sets the tone for the room. “The ombre is spectacular and reminded me of an African sunset,” Hope-Kennedy says. Artist Cody Blocker painted silhouettes of African safari animals onto the wall.
Ceiling decor: Hope-Kennedy wanted the wooden gym rings to feel as though they were coming out of the tree canopy, so she installed live greenery and air plant display. Had the room been a permanent design (and not just for the showcase), she would have hung permanent root balls with plants attached, she says.
The sprawling light fixture is composed of ribbons and sways when there is a breeze.
Beds: Hope-Kennedy had the beds custom-built from maple wood. She wanted the suspended bed to feel reminiscent of a tree fort. The upper bed has rails that screw into the walls, and the bed is bolted on two sides. The ladder also provides structural support.
Window treatment: The window treatments are rolled up and attached with leather straps. “I wanted it to feel like you were in a tent,” Hope-Kennedy says.
Rug: “It’s kind of my giraffe,” Hope-Kennedy says. She worked with Kyle Bunting to get the coloring just how she wanted it.
Wall shelves: The angular wall shelves are actually several trapezoid-shaped units arranged into this angular configuration. “You can put them together however you like,” Hope-Kennedy says.