Sean Leffers Interiors

Wabi Sabi Wunderkind

Design Inspiration
This kid’s bedroom is based on two ideas that we are interested in: reducing the saturation of children’s lives with tons of “stuff” and providing design solutions for young people that don’t fall along the lines of binary gender conformity. We turned to Japanese minimalism for inspiration; and were particularly inspired by the greens and yellows of the moss growing on the pine tree outside. Although the room is on the smaller side, we have provided a significant amount of storage space as well as space for homework, relaxing, and a bunk to invite a friend for sleepovers. We have incorporated textiles that are subtle, chic, and durable, but also super soft to amplify cozy appeal.

We incorporated vintage furniture pieces by Charlotte Perriand, Verner Panton, and Hans Wegner. We reupholstered Verner Panton’s Cone Chair (1958) in luxe fabrics from Holly Hunt, Maharam, and Schumacher. This style of woven Wegner folding chairs was used by Presidents Kennedy and Nixon during the televised presidential debates in 1960, and we made custom pillows with fabric from Schumacher and Holly Hunt.

The Maya Romanoff wallpaper has real flakes of mica woven into the linen for a bit of organic glamour. The citrine Alcantara from Holly Hunt is probably used more frequently in upholstery, but applied to the wall provides a dramatic entrance to our space; and with the chartreuse moiré (in the closet) echoes the moss and lichen colors on the pine tree outside the window.

We love creating custom bedding for our projects and here used chic and elegant fabrics from Pierre Frey, C&C Milano, Kelly Wearstler for Kravet, Paper Mills, Sahco, and Houles.

We mixed a subtle amount of green into the ceiling color to make it relate to the overall palette better.

Walls / Ceilings
Shimmering Burlap in Champagne Fizz by Maya Romanoff available through Shears and Windows.

Amoir Fou in Chartreuse by Dedar available at Kneedler Fauchère.

Italian Alcantara in Citrine by Great Plains available at Holly Hunt.

Custom Amorphous Wool and Silk Rug made with Joy Agcaoili at Arkitektura.

Hakwood hardwood floors,

Window Treatment
Ripple fold drapery by The Shade Store.

Madison Wool in Chartreuse by Schumacher. Hardware custom track in White.

Light Fixtures
Moon Lamp by Davide Groppi, available through Arkitectura.

AJ Sconces by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen, available at DWR.

J13 Table Lamp by Joseph André Motte, available through 1st Dibs.

Hans Wegner Woven Folding Chairs – 1958 – Seat Cushion made with “Teddy” Alpaca in Winter White by Great Plains, available at Holly Hunt; Back Cushion made with “Betwixt” in yellow, from Schumacher. 

Verner Panton Cone Chair – 1959 – upholstered in suede and alpaca from Great Plains, available at Holly Hunt.

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” Stool – 1950.

Agnes Martin – set of lithographs after drawings on vellum parchment, newly framed by Cadre.

Ambrosine Allen – collage – “Pillars of Flame and Pumice” represented by Bo.Lee Gallrey, London.

Sasinun Kladpetch – concrete sculpture – represented by DZINE.

Olmec Mask ca. 500 BC.

Benin Bronze Head ca. 1800.

Kangxi Wanshou Vase ca. 1700.

Scholar’s Stone, China, ca. 1890.