When you come in the room, the first thing you see is his bed. It’s a beautiful antique piece with turned wooden spindles. The side folds down so that you can climb in easily. It’s actually intended to be for a child in the 5 to 11 range — much bigger than a crib, but a bit shorter than a twin. Ralph isn’t the tallest kid his age, so he actually fits just fine. Although. He’s totally had a growth spurt since we arrived here — his pants are floods all of a sudden! So I think he may need to move out of this bed soon. : )
The second thing you see is the desk. It’s in a quiet corner next to some bookshelves. A great place to study his French conjugations. : )
Once you enter the room, you realize the entire left hand wall is actually built in cupboards.
With hand-painted details, of course.
No need for a dresser in this room. The cupboards are full of hanging rods and shelves (and lined in red paint!).
If you stand at the head of the bed and look toward the back corner, you’ll see toy bins and painted stripes on the wall.
Above the door, there is a window to the hallway that let’s in beautiful light.
Exposed beams are found on both sides of the room.
Between the desk and the bed is a small window with shutters. The shutters are lined in mirror, to multiply the light from the outside when the shutters are open.
This is Ralph’s view from his window:
Ralph really enjoys his room. He likes all the cupboard space — it makes it easy to tidy up in a hurry. : ) What do you think? Would your child like to call this room his own?
P.S. — You can find more photos tours from La Cressonnière here.