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A 19-Foot-Long Amazon Rug Disguises Trap-Door Beds in This Play Zone Above the Garage


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“Every time you move into a new house, you have goals—like, I really want this to be organized,” says Jessica Turner. When she and her husband, Andrew, first set out to transform a spare room above the garage at their property in Birmingham, Alabama—which they share with their children Gabriel, Liberty, Joy, and Creed—coming up with a streamlined design was a top priority. “I wanted a place that was inspiring and where the kids could come in and feel creative,” recounts Turner, who is the chief operating officer at sustainable lifestyle brand Alabama Chanin. Another must: “Solve the Lego problem.”

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“Every kid who comes up for the night wants to sleep in the window,” says Turner of the plush reading nook, which can comfortably fit four little ones. Window, Roman Shades, Cushion, and Window Seat, Raka Home; Throw Blanket, West Elm.

From the get-go, Turner knew who she wanted for the job: Karla and Ray Graves of design studio Raka Home, whose children go to the same school as her brood. “They came over for dinner [and we] went upstairs and just dreamed…

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