Inner Child: Colorful Home has Trap Doors & Secret Slides


If kids could design and build whole homes, what would they look like? This so-called Rainbow House is filled with secret doors, slides that bridge between floors and multi-colored spiral staircases to wind you back up. Chutes and ladders, anyone?

Dubbed a “magical oasis’ by its creators (AB Rogers and DA Studio, the busy and noisy road next to the building is matched by equally rambunctious and interactive interior decor. Stepping in off the street is a lot like walking into a fantasy looking glass or wardrobe portal.

An over-sized sofa on the main floor ?is designed for bouncing, playing, sleeping and relaxing. As one moves?vertically through the building, each new floor is informed by the colors of the spiral staircase at that level – red and yellow accents spill out and inform white spaces.

Amidst the gleeful madness, though, there is much reason alongside rhyme – minimalist fixtures and functional cooking spaces are animated by their surroundings, but remain modern and somehow adult despite their setting. The beauty in this approach is the blend of adult-oriented and child-friendly spaces – there is no line drawn between one and the other.

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