Style Scheme: A Teen Hang-Out Space

February 16, 2017

Interior designer Courtney Caldwell imagines a lively hang-out space for teens and tweens that is sure to be the favorite gathering spot for games, movie watching, and gossiping with friends

The 1st Street Lifeguard Stand, Rear View
“This stunning photograph by Weston photographer Peter Mendelson is the inspiration for this vibrant teen hang-out space. I would hang Peter’s series of lifeguard-stand photographs in a group of twelve, for a fun and dramatic focal point for the room.” White Birch Studio, Westport,

Aurora Vita EOS Feather Pendants in White
“To create a feeling of floating in the clouds, hang several of these stunning white goose-feather lights in a grouping of various heights. The pendants provide texture and dramatically cast light on the ceiling painted in Farrow & Ball’s highly pigmented St Giles Blue full-gloss paint.” Dovecote, Westport, (203) 222-7500

Bantam Sofa
“This bright and structured sofa with its PFOA-free and stain-resistant finish is the perfect spot to gather with friends for movie night.” Design Within Reach, Stamford,

Hanging Rattan Chair
“Grouping together four swinging chairs creates a great spot to chill out and relax with friends. I would add large, vibrant pillows for a pop of color, and a fluffy sheepskin wool throw to make it cozy.” Serena & Lily, Westport,

’50s Retro Style Refrigerator
“This iconic retro beauty is a splash of color on the outside, and features the latest technology on the inside. Perfect for storing drinks and snacks.” Smeg, Aitoro, Westport,

Pierre Acrylic Backgammon Table
“This backgammon table is a showstopper and the perfect table for hours of fun. The Lucite top is ideal for puzzles, board games, and snacks.” Interlude Home, Trumbull,

Net Stool
“It’s a sturdy seat, a footstool, or a vibrant table. Handmade of papier-mâché from recycled materials by artisans in Mexico, it comes in an assortment of smashing Benjamin Moore paint colors—all of which are low VOC.” Stray Dog Designs, Wakefield Design Center, Stamford,

Brass Tic-Tac-Toe Set
“A stunning marble tic-tac-toe set made of brass and white marble is a gorgeous, yet functional objet d’art.” Jonathan Adler, Westport and Greenwich,


(a) Wallcovering: Bamboo Wallpaper, Schumacher, DesignSourceCT, Hartford,
(b) Ceiling Paint: St Giles Blue 280 Full Gloss, Farrow & Ball, Greenwich and Westport,
(c) Rug: Kate Spade Leopard Ikat Rug, Lillian August Design Center, Norwalk,

Courtney Caldwell Designs, Westport, (203) 952-5244,

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