Thursday, January 31, 2013

Not Just Kids Anymore!

Well it is time I let you all in on something that few of you know...we here at Andrika King Design also design full houses. My lack of posts this year is due to my over-booked client load and growing family  - but some of my big projects are starting to wrap up and I can't wait to share the photos.

Here is a room in Manhattan Beach which was completed a few months ago, I'm just getting around to downloading the photos from my wonderful photographer Liz Lonkey from Life Iz Photography.

As in most homes, the master bedroom was one of the last room on the list for this family to complete in their nantucket-style home.  Everything else seems to come first.  Since they were expecting their third child, I wanted to create a calming environment where they could get away and relax from the daily duties of raising a family. 

We kept family antique dressers and side tables but the rest of the items in the room were new additions  from the grasscloth wallcovering to the the custom built-in bookshelves and upholstery.  The family has three boys so we added slight feminine touch to this room with some floral fabrics on the windows, euro shams and bedskirt. 

I love the way this room turned out. The only item missing in this room is a rug.  The family wasn't ready to pull the trigger on it yet but I'd like to put a natural jute design in...possibly something like this diamond sisal?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Furniture For Sale

I'm sure that you all have seen this gorgeous photo on my blog or on Pinterest at some point.  Well I am now working on this room to convert it to fit three and not just two boys.  I'm so excited to be working on my first official bunk room!  So sadly this custom built bed system must be sold.  It is only 5 years old and is still in great condition.

The whole combination includes:
  • two platform twin beds with deep storage drawers underneath
  • one square corner unit (pictured) which has an elevated top to display kids collections and it also has two secret hatches that pull up where each child can store their books, iPhones...etc during the night or when not in use. 
  • one end-of-bed dresser with three drawers to match  45" wide, 30"tall, which is actually at the end of the platform bed on the left
  • one small 12" wide by 45" deep x 30" tall end table with three drawers at the end of the bed on the right.
We are not willing to ship this unit and part of the reasonable selling price includes you coming to pick it up. The client is asking $3000 for the 5 piece set.  If you live in Southern California and are interested in the set please e-mail me at and I can send you additional photos and dimensions.

A Dresser with Some Attitude

Don't you love this new Marissa dresser from Bungalow 5 for a nursery or girl's room?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Nursery Design by Sissy and Marley

Well the ladies at Sissy and Marley have done it again - they have created a calming, sophisticated nursery that could compliment almost any decor.  The soft neutral tones makes it a perfect design for the parent who wants their nursery to seamlessly blend with their home or is a wonderful alternative for the parents who want to keep the gender of their baby a surprise!

The giraffe seems to rule the roost in this design and I love how he is repeated subtly in almost every space.  And who doesn't love those baby animal prints by Sharon Montrose? The crib is the Sleepi by Stokke and you can't miss the Eames style rocker. Little Finn is a lucky baby!

If you are looking for help with e-design for your child's room I highly recommend contacting them.  I'm not taking e-design clients at the moment as I'm working full time with my clients here in Los Angeles but send all my inquiries in their direction as we have similar aesthetic styles.

Chelsea, thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs taken by Marco Ricca Photography.

Prints by Lulu DK on One Kings Lane

I'm smitten with these prints featured on One Kings Lane today by Lulu DK.  I love the strong colors and intensive brush strokes.  They are a perfect inspirational starting point for designing a child's room. Wouldn't these two be adorable in a shared brother/sister room?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pillows with Heart

I'm busy looking for accessories this week for clients and came across these lovely (well priced at $48 ea) love-inspired pillows from Layla Grayce.  The look of Jonathan Adler for significantly less! I want to just buy some to throw on my couch for February inspired by Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Penant Pillows

How great are these pennant pillows from Schoolhouse Electric?  Just the perfect combo of cute and cool!

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Bold Patterned Rugs from West Elm

Need some inspiration to start of decorating your child's room for 2013?  How about starting with one of these new rugs from West Elm mentioned on my post on Project Nursery last week?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Nautical Boy's Room

Here are the rest of the photos of the room I previewed on NYE for you all. The room was designed for a boy in elementary school in Manhattan Beach.  Since he is now in 1st grade, he needed his room re-designed to fit a desk and plenty of shelving space for his books and trophies.  The room is long and narrow so to create an interesting dimension we only wallpapered two of the walls and left the other two painted blue.

Although the room does not have a specific "theme" the room does feature quite a few nautical elements with the needlepoint pillows, personalized lifesaver, and porthole mirror.

For more photos of this room and other designs please visit my website Andrika King.  A special thank you to Liz from Life Iz Photography for taking these photos for me!