Women-Led Design Team, Morfosis, Unveils A Magical Kid’s Room Transformation
They made the “dream room” come true for their little clients
Women-led interior design studio, Morfosis Design, recently finished a bright, sunny space tucked in the suburbs of Lipa City. Curated for the personal spaces of two cheery kids, principals Misty Floro and Pai Edles took on the challenge and produced sleek yet statement-making interiors for their little clients.
“Our tip is to really understand their needs, design a space around that, and add delightful surprises to the space,” Misty tells Metro.Style.
The project, which was handed to them during the pandemic, comprised a very thorough interview via Zoom. The four- and seven-year-old occupants were then co-sleeping with their parents, and as they continue to grow, the need for a space to call their own is on the agenda. Misty and Pai set to work with the following information at hand.
For the boy's bedroom, there were four major requirements: a nice and comfy bed, a desk that will fit two people for homeschooling purposes, a lego workshop, and make all the first three requirements fit a concept that will revolve around the little boy's love for pirates, ships, and legos. “Challenge accepted!” the designer exclaims.
Meanwhile, the girl’s bedroom required a bed with pullout for sleepovers, a desk area for homeschooling, a lounge area for hanging out and playing, taking into consideration her love for rainbows and unicorns. It’s “Another challenge accepted!” for the design geniuses.
To create the ‘dream room”, they fitted elements that are reflective of their personalities and needs with a modern touch. They are, after all, members of the new millenia—and will settle for anything but old school. “The design need not be complicated. Kids think simply and rely a lot on intuition. Therefore, we designed using our intuition and creativity for this project,” Misty explains.
Two months later, a stunning transformation unfolds. The boy’s room, which measures about 20sq.m., opens to a long wall—a built-in piece featuring a reading nook and a study area with adjustable shelves. His fondness for Lego is expressed through a pull-out Lego-inspired stool in blue, which also offers a pop of color and surprise element to the space. Meanwhile, the lego ships around the room are displayed on an adjustable shelf system.
The closet, found at the far end of the room, are re-laminated to match the overall wood tones inside. The existing wood floor is retained, but bleached and re-stained to match the light wood laminate used for the built-ins.
“The highlight of the room is the double decker bed, inspired by the levels of the ship,” Misty shares. The bottom level features a capsule/cabin inspired bed/sleeping area, which incorporates a "hidden treasure" niche with a small reading lamp. The second level or deck is the workshop—a place where the kid can be creative and build his Lego ships. The designer points out the magnetic wall clad in laminate, which she describes as the interesting feature of the area—it’s where the child can display his paintings and sketches. Nautical ropes serve as an accent and divider for the space to reinforce the modern nautical feel.
“We used minimal accessories to decorate the space. Besides the kid’s toys, we also used Uashmama throw pillows to add a pop of color for the bed. Uashmama is a brand of lifestyle items such as bags and home decor that use coated paper—it looks great and is also an environment-friendly option,” Misty further enthuses.
For the girl’s room, the highlight is the multifunctional study/play area situated by the window. The desk area is made of laminated wood and glass in an iridescent film, which gives the room a pop of color and the desired effect of a rainbow when light hits it. There is also ample shelf space for her stuffed toy and book collection. The built-in bench by the window area is created for additional seating. The awkward corner in the room is designed with picture shelves for extra book storage, and a white half-circle was painted for a striking graphic element.
For the bed, it is designed as an elevated bed with storage and pull-out. A half-circle design element serves as the headboard, with cove lighting for ambient light.
Existing cabinets in the room were updated with acrylic and gold door handles for her closet, while the existing parquet flooring is re-stained. The walls are in a soft gray paint finish. And finally, minimal accessories are used in this space as well—the girl’s toys, Uashmama pillows, hampers, and some cute animal stools were used.
Find more images of the space in the gallery below!