A Room to Love

A bedroom design that grows with the child

In a new Shingle-Style home in Newton is a bedroom designed for a 10-year-old girl enamored with the color of the Caribbean Sea. “The whole assortment of fabrics and furnishings is an ode to her love of turquoise,” said designer Jill Litner Kaplan, whose firm, Jill Litner Kaplan Interiors, is based in West Newton Hill.

The room’s whimsical circle motif also fits in with the rest of the house, whose design, by LDa Architecture and Interiors, is very transitional and in some aspects modern, Kaplan said.

“It’s a beautiful space. I find it totally timeless — so sweet and innocent, just like the color of the paint, but very warm and cozy. It’s something that this child will never grow tired of as she gets older.”


The light fixture, from Urban Electric Co., was custom-colored a shade of turquoise with a powder-coated metal finish. “It’s a very sweet lantern with a twist, and the twist is the color,” Kaplan on this as 2d ref said. “With the high pitch of the ceiling, the objective was to get something that had a wonderful presence for the room but at the same time did not overpower the whole look and feel of the room.”


Jonathan Adler upholstered one of its headboards with fabric, which was provided by the customer but has since been discontinued by
Osborne & Little. The cut-velvet pattern of turquoise is woven into a poly-cotton background. “This is going to withstand a great deal of use and not get easily stained, especially when it’s being used by a child,” Kaplan said. “It’s especially durable.”


This accessory, by NIBA Rug Collections, is hand-tufted, and the colors are custom. “The colors that are in this rug were basically selected in order to refer back to the colors of the fabrics that were already resident in the room,” Kaplan said. “It was a unifying feature for everything else.”


Made by Worlds Away, these tables are painted wood, have a mirrored front, and open to reveal shelving inside. “They are young and fun and kind of whims­ical,” ­Kaplan said.


These stacked-glass ball light fixtures with taupe silk shades are from the girl’s former bedroom. They were purchased years ago at Anthropologie.


The duvet and bed pillows are from John
Robshaw Textiles
, but the bolster pillow and tailored bed skirt are made from Osborne &


This polished-nickel fixture, from Waterworks, has a loop that mimics the curvy pattern at the top of the lantern.


The hardwood is made up of 5-inch planks of naturally stained walnut with a satin polyurethane water-based finish.

- Eileen McEleney Woods

Eileen McEleney Woods can be reached at eileen.woods@globe.com. Follow Address on Twitter at @GlobeHomes.

Michael J Lee for The Boston Globe