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In Their Room with Miriam Dominguez Guerra

Jan 09, 2013

A functional item that is still tied into the theme of Luigi’s room. Designer Miriam had this bookcase shipped all the way from Skate Study House in Los Angeles. It holds books and trophies from triumphant golf tournaments.

Miriam’s main challenge was the size of the room, which is not very spacious. She had to get everything her young client requested into a small space, noting, “This was the first time his mother allowed him to have whatever he wanted in his room.”

Skyscraper wallpaper (with swinging Spiderman) by Wall&Décor acts as the main artwork in the boy’s room.

Luigi’s main request to Miriam (and his favorite piece in the whole room) was a bed in the shape of a skateboard, which she opted to have custom built in Milan.

Studious Luigi does his homework at a desk from London’s Conran Shop, surrounded by the things he loves. The golf balls are a nod to his other passion for the sport.

Flamant boxing gloves from Belgium hang in the middle of a neon lamp from Spotti in Milan. A dresser by English designer James Plum is fashioned from 3 vintage suitcases.

Designer Miriam Dominguez Guerra of

In Their Room with Miriam Dominguez Guerra

When she was first hired to decorate the bedroom of 9-year old, skate-crazy Luigi in his family’s Madrid flat, Miriam Dominguez Guerra of My Walls, mother to her own little boy Dylan, started combing through her library of materials to find anything skate related, and spent some time with the boy to understand more about the things he loves. “I needed to make it simple, practical, with the things he needed, but in a dream-like way,” noted Miriam, who had to come up with a plan to get all the essential items into the small room. The Milan-based designer also had to think about longevity in the design as Luigi leaves behind childhood and becomes a teen, “He’ll be growing into a space he loves and tailored for himself,” adding, “he even finally has his own en-suite bathroom!”—Gaia Guidi Filippi