You know you are destined to have the coolest room on the preschool block when your mum is an interior designer! Four-year-old Charlie is lucky indeed to have Emily Hopkin, an interior designer at Linberg & Simmons, as his mum. His cheery yellow bedroom is filled with colourful accents, like his aqua bed from the Land of Nod and vibrant Andy Warhol animal prints. A tree decal complete with flowers and butterflies from the Land of Nod adds even more colour and style. When asked her inspiration for the room design, Hopkin says: “It just had to be a colourful and fun mix of patterns and accessories.”

“Yellow is a great ‘neutral’ that will match with anything so it works well with the aqua bed and the animal prints and wall decal, yet is a happy colour,” she adds. “I didn’t want the room to look like a bedroom set so I mixed the finishes of the furniture with white, a medium wood tone and the aqua-coloured bed. I changed up the boring knobs on the dresser, the nightstand and the closet bi-fold doors with a mix of patterned, coloured and shaped ceramic knobs.” Hunter Douglas Roman shades from Furniture Flair work as elegant window treatments, with blackout blinds from Home Depot added underneath to block out the sun for Charlie’s naps.

A colourful striped tent from the Land of Nod makes a perfect spot for Charlie to hide from his one-year-old sister, and two bean-bag cushions from Anthropologie make jumping off the bed that much more enjoyable! Cheerful and full of fun, we think Charlie’s room will soon be the talk of the playground.


Check out more local kids’ bedrooms!

Callie’s Pink Palace

Carter’s Sea Creatures

Pippa’s Perfect Nursery

Charlie and the Whales

Dylan’s Shark Cave

Rory’s Pirate Paradise

Grandsons’ Great Escape