The One Room Challenge, a biannual competition that brings together twenty of today’s brightest interior design stars, has wrapped up its final reveal, after six weeks of planning, building, and a little bit of fun along the way. Each week throughout the process, designers have given us a peek into the redesign of their room, flooding social media and blogs with swoon-worthy design inspiration. Now that the designers have put the finishing touches on their newly transformed spaces, let’s take a look at one of our favorite One Room Challenge project designers, Sandra Funk, principal designer and founder of Montclair, New Jersey-based House of Funk.
Design gets personal when Sandra Funk tackles her most home-hitting project yet: her daughter Tessa’s bedroom. The goal: to create a room that is light, bright, and airy; to infuse a sense of “hygge,” a Danish term meaning a coziness and inviting warmth in a space. Incorporating rustic and durable elements, such as a hand-scraped flooring by Revel Woods, and layering textures upon textures in subdued, clean colors create an ambient scene which can be accurately be described as a sanctuary.
Upon entering, the eye is immediately drawn to the focal point of the space, the bed, with its draped tent canopy by Romo Fabrics. Traveling through the room, we’re happily surprised by the intimacy of the design. With a corner reading nook, a decked-out window seat, and a durable desk for years of art projects and homework to come, the space evokes a true sense of home; both elegant and inviting, a place to recharge and to feel nurtured. In signature House of Funk fashion, a gallery wall adds dimension and visual rhythm, with personal prints and tones reflecting the cool blues, warm woods, and raw finishes of the room.
“My process always starts with how you want to feel in the space. Followed by how you are going to use the space.”
Deeply personal, inviting, luxurious and tactile, House of Funk gives us functional design at its finest.
Photography by Lisa Kollberg.
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