Room We Love: A Secret Hideaway in Dilworth


Published:

ERIN COMERFORD

Built in 2016 by Ram Design Build, this 6,000-square-foot craftsman-style home in Dilworth has plenty of space for a growing family. The homeowners wanted a room where “the kids can be wide open and have fun,” says designer Hadley Quisenberry of West Trade Interiors, which she owns with her mother, Lisa Britt. The design firm worked with Ram to turn the crawl space adjacent to the playroom into a hideaway for the family’s three young children. 

Room Within a Room 
A basement playroom for kids keeps noise and clutter out of the home’s common areas, but this one has a secret—a smaller space hidden in the rear wall. With an entrance just big enough for a child to crawl through, this room gives off a “kids-only” vibe.

Textural Elements
The homeowners love a monochromatic look. To offset the black-and-white tones and add more visual interest to the playroom, the designers incorporated a mix of textures. They covered the crawl space’s facade with cedar shingles and framed the door and roof with the same crown molding that runs through the rest of the house. The custom-bound carpet from Charlotte-based Hall’s Flooring adds a soft element. 

Playful Color 
The floors and walls are neutral, but colorful toys and a red swinging chair add vibrancy. The three children track their growth with designated, wall-mounted rulers. 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

FACE-OFF: Charlotte Native Versus Newcomer

As more people move to the city, natives link up with newbies. We sit down with fifth-generation Charlottean Brian and newcomer Chevy, who have dated for two years

Our 4 Most Popular Home Renovation Stories of the Past Year

A Brief Survey of Charlotte Dive Bars

Recipe: A Fall Salad from Chef Alyssa

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Calendar

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More >> Partner Content

5 Ideas for a Unique Getaway This Fall

In partnership with Edisto Chamber of Commerce.

Insider’s Guide to South End’s Hidden Gems

In partnership with Historic South End.

You Can Scuba Dive, Camp, and Kayak at These S.C. Lakes

In partnership with Old 96 District.

Sign Up for our E-Newsletters

Stay in-the-know on restaurant openings, things to do, and all things Charlotte with our handy newsletters. SIGN UP HERE

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags