Ahoy mateys! This nautical-themed bedroom suite – complete with porthole window, rope trim and custom fish area rug – was created by the team at By Design Ltd. for their client’s two young grandsons when they come to visit.

“Our client wanted a space that would grow with the boys, so the foundation of the room is generic and can easily grow with them,” said interior designer Jill Henneberger. “The room has a slight nautical feel with the porthole window and rope trim on the millwork, but the current aquatic theme found in the linens, custom fish area rug and accessories can easily be changed as needed.”

The beds and bookshelves were thoughtfully designed by the By Design team and built by Convoy Custom Interiors. “The beds and bookcase millwork were custom made to suit the room’s parameters,” explained Henneberger. “The captain’s-style beds have deep drawers with soft-close glides so little fingers do not get trapped and flush pulls so shins are not scraped. The beds also have a nightstand concealed in the top drawer closest to the pillow to hold a book and glass of water for bedtime, but the nightstands can be closed away when not needed – to maximise play space. The built-in bookshelves, with storage cabinets and baskets under the long window seat, are the perfect place to store all the fabulous things that ‘Yaya’ seems to find.

“The two leather poufs are covered in waterproof leather so the boys can use them as seats and as ladders to get into their elevated beds,” the designer added. “The headboards and window seat are also in waterproof leather – a perfect solution for areas that may be subject to accidents. We also provided lighting over the beds for reading and extended the existing details into the room, such as the coved ceiling and crown moulding.”

And just like us, apparently the four-year-old grandson was speechless the first time he saw the room!


Check out more local kids’ bedrooms!

Callie’s Pink Palace

Carter’s Sea Creatures

Charlie’s Cheerful Room

Pippa’s Perfect Nursery

Charlie and the Whales

Dylan’s Shark Cave

Rory’s Pirate Paradise