21 of the Most Whimsical Kids’ Rooms from the Pages of AD

A Special David Netto Creation

Interior designer David Netto and architect David Hottenroth teamed up to create the beach retreat in which this bedroom is located. In this kids’ room, a Room & Board bunk bed, toile curtains, and a portrait of an owner’s grandfather can’t help but stand out. The vintage Poul Kjærholm armchairs are from Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery.

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Purple reigns supreme in this July 2013 photograph.

Photographed by Bjorn Wallander, AD, July 2013

A Bedroom Designed by Delphine Krakoff

Delphine Krakoff designed the minimalist New York townhouse in which this bedroom serves as a beacon of childish delight. Pierre Frey fabric, a Fornasetti desk, and Gio Ponti chairs are indisputable high points. The home at large is one of the select projects that Krakoff has taken on. “I don’t want to be a businesswoman,” Krakoff, wife of fashion designer Reed Krakoff, said at the time. “I want to be a designer. That’s what I love. It’s why I’ve kept my business very small. So I’m known as the girl who often says no.”

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Flying high in February 2021.

Photographed by Steven Johnson, AD, February 2021

One Kid’s Room, Perched High Above the Clouds

Who says a children’s bedroom has to be boisterous and bright? In the case of this Manhattan skyscraper, the opposite is true. The Pierre Paulin chair is covered in Maharam fabric, and D. Porthault sheets appoint the mahogany bunk bed. “We didn’t want the spaces to feel as if there was too much going on,” designer Steven Volpe said to AD at the time. “The decorative effects are calculated for subtlety, not artificial drama. When you’re in the apartment, you sense the quality. It’s quiet, but you feel it.”

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A Svenskt Tenn wall covering, captured in November 2016.

Photographed by Roger Davies, AD, November 2016

A Four-Bed Room in Which Josef Frank Rules

In this guesthouse, a four-bed space is fit to be any visiting child’s dream come true. Pink and blue options aside, a Josef Frank floral pattered wallpaper brings with it the perfect dose of whimsy. Decorator David Netto created the entire stand-alone guest dwelling, with the help of architect Marc Appleton and landscape designer Deborah Nevins.

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