On 19, Jun 2014 | One Comment | In | By roomtodream
Designed by: Stephanie Sabbe of Sabbe Interior Design
Managed by: James Richardson, Room to Dream Board Member
Gavin is such a fun-loving, outgoing, hilarious kid that unless you asked, you might miss the fact that he is struggling with a life threatening illness. During our first meeting, he excitedly showed me his collection of sports memorabilia, his autographed picture of Adam Sandler and told me his favorite colors were orange and blue- “Walpole colors”. During a follow up meeting he introduced me to all of his neighborhood friends as his interior designer:) As a shared room, we wanted the space to be very high functioning.
Gavin requested a place to sit when he was feeling ill from treatments, other than his bed. So we built in a bench along the window and flanked each side with a desk for each boy, shelves above to display their many accolades. Gavin was very active in sports prior to his diagnosis. It was such an honor to create a space where he and his brother Justin can hang out, relax, do homework, and make memories.
Older brother Sean lives next door. He shares the same likes as his younger brothers; sports, the color blue, but requested a more mature room where he too could hang out and study. We covered a wall in chalkboard paint and gave him a counter height desk and drafting chair to create an almost a coffee shop environment. Instead of nightstands we centered his bed between to metal shelving units, to allow him to display his own typical teenager collections.
Seeing the boys’ faces when they walked into their new space was definitely a highlight of my career as a designer.
– Stephanie Sabbe
Sabbe Interior Design
Thanks to the Dream Team who made this makeover possible:
Bill Best Painting