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Kid’s Room Inspiration: Whimsical Bunks

The bunk room at this Crested Butte lodge marries childlike fun with sophisticated design moves.


Kids and grown-ups might have to duke it out over who gets to sleep in this ultra-cozy bunk room at Crested Butte’s swanky Scarp Ridge Lodge. The property—which opened in 2011 in a 19th-century building that was once a saloon—pairs a preserved Victorian facade with a rustic modern interior created by designer Jett Thompson of Florida-based Jett Thompson Antiques and Interiors. To achieve the look in this room, she painted the walls and bunks Farrow & Ball’s Old White, a simple contrast to the reclaimed beams, and then tapped CB artisan Jeff Brethauer of Blackstar Ironworks to create the bunks’ railings and connecting ladders. “When we designed the space,” Thompson says, “I had a vision that kids would fight over which bunk they got and then stay up all night talking, short-sheeting each others’ beds, and building memories that would last a lifetime—a family camping experience.” We call the top bunk!

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