Getting Creative with A Shared Bedroom

This creative space is not only a gorgeous shared bedroom for two young boys, but also perfect for imaginative play. A design collaboration between Annemarie Willemen-Diephuis owner of eclectic decor store, Hunter & Nomad and Talie Jordon of Bam Interiors, this room brings together some of Annemarie’s favourite pieces from her decor collection whilst incorporating practical design elements. 

Thank you Annemarie for sharing this gorgeous room with our Minty readers! Keep reading for more inspiration and ideas to design your own creative space! 

Tell us about the owners of this room? 

“My boys Tom and Jack share this room together. Tom is my middle son, my calm and introverted boy with the most gentle soul. Jack is our firecracker, the youngest of the three; confident, funny and very energetic. They both wanted lions and tigers incorporated, so that was my first thing on the list. They love playing together and are into imaginative play so I wanted to create a space for this, but also where they can let their creative side go by adding a big desk for arts and crafts. I wanted to add extra storage to put all their books, crafts and toys in so that had to be incorporated in their room as well.”

Tell us a bit about your business Hunter & Nomad?  

Hunter & Nomad is an eclectic decor store specialising in nursery and kids decor. We are one of the best go-to brands for new mums, interior and home decor lovers. On our website you can find all the inspiration, tips and ideas for your next renovation plan, from the nursery to the living room and beyond. Besides that we offer a large collection of beautiful, unique and handmade home decor and furniture pieces. We only offer ethically made and sustainable products that are sourced from artisans around the world and personally designed by me.”

Ferm Living grey stripe Wallpaper - Designstuff

What was the brief for this room? 

“I wanted to create a warm, fun and inviting space for the boys to play in with good storage solutions and where they could get creative and of course to have a good night sleep in. I wanted to incorporate some of my favourite pieces from Hunter & Nomad in this space, as well as include several other small business goodies I have been eyeing off.” 

What was your inspiration for the room? 

“I only had a few key pieces that I wanted to include and let Talie work her magic with it. I also did a lot of research on Pinterest and sent through a mood board that she could work with.”

How did you select the colour palette? 

“I wanted a warm and inviting space, so natural materials like timber, warm tones like the rust bedding and rattan decor were a must for this design project. I also wanted to incorporate a beautiful green tone that I had seen on Pinterest which complements all the other colours in the room so well!”


IVAR cabinet from IKEA painted in Dulux Misty Moore, alongside the custom desk made by Annemarie's Husband

What is your favourite feature in the room and why? 

“My favourite feature would have to be the desk that was custom built by my husband. The boys use it all the time for all their arts and crafts projects and it is extra long so perfect to put their super cool wooden tree house on.”

What was the biggest challenge? 

“Finding the time to finish the project #mumlife. Luckily I have a very hands on husband and throughout the weekends we worked on the space together.”

What is your overall favourite thing about the space? 

“That it is not only a shared bedroom, but also a multifunctional space where they can play, read, rest and create.”

The perfect space for imaginative play

What are your Top 3 Instagram accounts? 

Team Tonkin @teamtonkin
The French Folk @thefrenchfolk
Anthropologie @anthropologie

Quick fire Q’s 

(Instagram) Fave scroll stopper: “@jjzandt – so funny”

(Design Style) Less is More or More is More: “Less is more” 

(Netflix) Can’t switch off: “Homeland”  

(Motherhood) Defining parenting moment: “My youngest boy going to Prep, what a milestone to have all kids in school.”

(Mindfulness) Quote that best sums you up: “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

Wooden Tree Play House from Nestling & Nook

Get The Look: 

Cabinet – IKEA, Duvet – 7pm Linen, Wall Hanging – Oyoy Tiger – Leo & Bella, Star Garland – Numero 74 – Leo & Bella, Wallpaper – Ferm Living Grey Stripe – Designstuff, Lion Cushion – Ferm Living – Designstuff, Levi the Lion – Sacred Bundle, Blue Scatter Cushions – Onyz & Smoke, Seafoam Ottoman – Onyx & Smoke, Shell Cushions – Hunter & Nomad, Moon Hanging – Luna Amber & Sage – Iron and Cub, Wooden Tree Play House – Nestling & Nook, Cross Weave Basket – Hunter & Nomad, Wooden Vehicle Set – Arabella & Autumn, Wooden Rainbow – Nestling & Nook, Palm and Moon Cushions – Little Peach and Pip.

Designer / Stylist: Annemarie (Hunter & Nomad) + Talie Jordan (Bam Interiors @baminteriors)

Photographer: Bernadette Rose Photography @bernadette_rose_photography


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