Jonathan Savage Designs creates a Nautical-Inspired bunk room

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Written By Jim J Neal

Ross Group Creative”Kids’ rooms should always incorporate a sense of whimsy and adventure,” says designer Jonathan Savage. However, they don’t have to be too kitschy. Savage created a bunkroom in Rosemary Beach, Florida, and the designer “immediately considered a nautical theme,” but “didn’t want to fall back to the usual cliches.”
Savage sought out “less out of the tube” shades of red, white and blue to incorporate ocean-inspired elements into his design. He first saw them in Scott Sloat’s wallpaper design for Zina Studios.
Savage created six separate beds by using cream canvas panels that he attached with stainless steel rods. This gives the beds the appearance of actual sailboats. Savage says that the room’s architecture added to its nautical theme. It resembled a cabin aboard a vintage sailing boat.

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Savage searched for inspirations for the space’s maritime-inspired decor. Saxony provided the slate-blue runner between the beds. The theme-appropriate, sailboat wall sculpture that graced the bedroom’s door was a treasure trove from Antiques & Beyond in Atlanta. The vibrant red millwork? It was hand-lacquered with Benjamin Moore’s Poppy1315. We can’t forget the patriotic (and chic!) look! Christopher Farr Cloth has color block pillows.
Savage says that although this is a bedroom for visiting grandparent’s grandchildren, it’s also a great place to read or take a nap for anyone.

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