This beachside haven is a warm and inviting, classic 50’s home oozing style. Nathan and Jaynie Johnson of Blacklist have created a home that perfectly bridges practicality with effortless grace. Today we are sharing the bedrooms of their gorgeous kids, Willow, Dare and Rocko. Of course, the rooms are as cool as you would imagine, with the Blacklist style and values stamped all over it.
How would you describe your signature style?
“It’s pretty much just minimal coastal luxe. We like nice things, but they need to be meaningful. Objects that are symbolic of times, memories, places and people. White works as the base and then we add to that. Textures are our favourite thing to play with, so we choose that over colour.”
My favourite question for owners of stylish family homes… how do you deal with the toys?!
“We keep them in the playroom! We have one basket that is allowed in the shared living space and the rest must stay in the playroom. I don’t love lots of toys – I find that the kids only need a few at a time. I prefer them to have craft supplies than toys for the most part. We do have a big sensory playroom which is a bit of a kids haven, the bright coloured foam blocks do hurt my eyes though. I think we need to design some aesthetically pleasing ones!”
What are your must haves/must do’s when designing a space for children?
“We always want to create spaces that incite creativity and experimentation. I allow Willow to have creative control of her room, so it’s not necessarily to my taste, but I think it is important for her to be able to express her own creativity. It also makes it easier to keep it clean, as she has ‘ownership’ over the space. We deliberately don’t have a rug in Willow’s room as she LOVES to make slime!”
Top 5 items in Willow’s room:
Top 5 items in the boys’ room:
- Digby Webster artworks
- Matching Oeuf beds from Kido Store
- Rachel Castle bed linen
- Lightbox from addition studios
- The rise and fall skull cushion
Instagram: @blackliststudio @blackliststore @dareandtruth
Styling by Jaynie Johnson
Photography by Francoise Baudet
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