Minimal Beachside Haven by Blacklist

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. 

Willow's room features a rainbow painted by Nathan and a Oeuf Loft Bed

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!”

Unicorn painted by Nathan, Steve Gorrow skateboard artwork

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:

Digby Webster artworks feature in Dare and Rocko's room, with matching Oeuf beds and Rachel Castle bed linen
Artwork by budding artists Rocko and Dare, framed artwork by Blacklist

Top 5 items in the boys’ room:

Instagram: @blackliststudio @blackliststore @dareandtruth

Styling by Jaynie Johnson 
Photography by Francoise Baudet 

If you want more style inspo, check out this room Inspired by Nature 

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