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Lodge Bunk Room

360 sq. ft. space

It's common for people to mistake interior design for decorating. Interior design is the art and science of understanding people's behavior to create functional spaces within a building, while interior decorating is the furnishing or adorning of a space with decorative elements to achieve a certain aesthetic. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.

This project perfectly illustrates the difference. My challenge was to create a functional 360 sq. ft. space for a hunting lodge or fishing camp. The room can be shared by four people (five if someone sleeps on the couch). By creating bunks on one wall, I was able to free up space for storage and a separate social space for sitting and relaxing. I also added a double sink vanity in order to cut down on bathroom overcrowding.

Happy accident: I hadn't originally planned to do a modern interpretation, but I found the cool walnut bunks and the design took off in another direction. I'm pleased with the way the traditional rug, crisscross chair and nature-inspired artwork makes a nod to the classic style.

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