Mark tells us that you typically will not see a return on money spent in secondary rooms. For this reason, he doesn’t see much value in going overboard in these spaces. Unless, of course, the secondary rooms are in his house and his children will be living in them. While Mark made efforts to keep costs down, he says every penny that went into these rooms was absolutely worth it. “It was for the kids.” The children’s rooms were very important to him and allowing each one to design their own space was a great experience for him. According to Mark, 11-year-old Molly is one of the most decisive designers he’s ever worked with. She knew exactly what she wanted. It all started with a passion for purple and the bubble chair she had to have.
Like big sis Megan, Molly found an Elitis wallpaper that suited her style perfectly. She chose a lavender vinyl that set the tone for her modern space. West Elm is heavily represented, as that’s where Molly hand-picked her bed, nightstands, rug, and the dining room bench she creatively used as a television stand. The piece de resistance, her bubble chair, was found after a search on eBay. Molly was so excited to have it that she kept it on the floor in their rent house where she regularly admired it while awaiting its permanent installment in her new bedroom.
Mark tells us that Molly definitely has “her own taste and style” and was adamant that she have a ceiling fan, not a fixture. During her day with Dad, Molly fell in love with this funky, futuristic fan at Meletio. Little brother Blake also fell in love with this fan.
Deborah Owens helped Molly find her cozy glider rocker where she can kick back and enjoy a good book or just hang out with her friends. According to Mark, she is always using that chair. It’s a great vantage point for viewing her bubble chair, and it’s extremely comfortable.
Molly was also very sure of what she wanted in her bathroom. Showcasing her eye for design, she found this pattern at Walker Zanger but wanted to use different materials and colors. She hand-selected the white marble and glass tiles that work beautifully together.
Next week we will continue our tour of the Molthan home with a peek into the room and stylings of guest designer, nine-year-old Blake Molthan.