Before: Great Kid's RoomSuffering from a rare disease that turns traumatized muscle into bone, seven-year-old Hayden Pheif gets the surprise of his life when his bedroom is transformed from a regular kid's room into a Star Wars spaceship. Designer David Bromstad and the rest of the Color Splash team work extra hard to create a room that is safe, fun and out of this world.
While the room has fun features and good play space, Hayden has outgrown the theme. He also has some specific physical needs and could use a desk where he can sit and work comfortably. Also, the bed has a trundle to help him get up into bed and to protect him in case he falls out. This is an important element that he will need in any new design of the room.
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After: Space SceneDavid starts with the bed and designs the rest of the room around it. So, this bedroom is actually a space station that the ship/bed is docking into. Extra care was taken in each detail. Cushions surround the edges of the bed, and the trundle mattress becomes part of the ship itself, making it a much safer place for Hayden to play and sleep.
Keep in mind, kids' rooms don't always have to be a primary color. Painting the walls a subdued color and popping it with bright colors in the bedding or accessories can be a different way to approach a bedroom design.
paint: wall (2125-40 Shadow Gray), wall stripe and shapes (2125-30 Gray Shower, 2125-20 Deep Space), mural (798 Blue Suede Shoes) – Benjamin Moore
paint: mural accents (various) – Pantone
Star Wars items donated by Lucas Films
All other materials were donated, and all of the furniture, draperies and pillows were built or sewn by the Color Splash team. Therefore, no further product information is available for this episode.
Space to WorkBecause of some physical limitations, a tilted desktop makes it easier for Hayden to sit and read, write and do his homework. The shelving is in a place that is accessible to his size. Although the new design is super-cool and easy to use, Hayden's not so sure he's any more enthused about doing homework.
Galactic MuralIt's like a dream come true for Hayden — an entire galaxy just beyond his room. David paints a realistic mural to give the feeling of having just arrived from a very long and adventurous space journey. When going with a theme, David cites a favorite Yoda quote, "Do or do not; there is no try."
Bucket Seat PillowIt's the imaginative details that make the room come together. These pillows are sheer genius. They would inspire any young starfighter pilot to climb aboard and race off into the galaxy beyond.