Some parents are allowing their youngsters to wander alone in the jungle, sail across oceans, or even explore space. But they’re not reckless or irresponsible – rather they’re indulgent.
For these “adventures” all take place in the safety of their children’s bedrooms.
Hand-painted murals and special effects from scaled-down castles or even sailing ships, create rooms that are out of this world.
Adam Dale, design director at Dragons of Walton Street, is well used to being asked to create magical rooms. The London company was responsible for Princes William and Harry’s nursery, and for the bedrooms and playrooms of the children of Madonna, Elle MacPherson, and Frankie Dettori.
“There’s a generation of highly successful parents these days who are letting their imaginations run wild when it comes to their children’s rooms,” he explains.
“Often they are giving them rooms they dreamed of and wished for themselves as children. We’ve conjured everything from a moonscape with a space rocket bed, to a Formula One racetrack that circled the room and a racing car bed.”
“Such rooms may sound a lot of money but parents know they’re worth every penny because who ever forgets their first room?” he points out.
“It’s usually one of the lasting memories of childhood.”
Source: The Journal