Weston's Bedroom

  • Rendering by Rob Edman
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabric from KDR Designer Showrooms
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Fabric from KDR Designer Showrooms
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Light fixture by Robert Abbey
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Trim from KDR DEsigner Showrooms
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Chair from Francis King Ltd.
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Pipe bookcase from
  • Photo By Becca Sabot
    Wagon bookcase from

"Our favorite element is the fox fabric. It was the starting point for our design, and it inspired the color palette, the fabric, the art, and other elements!”

~ Rob Edman, Allied ASID

Homeowners Whitney and Andy Blessing have three young children and they asked the interior designers to create design schemes for the children’s rooms that were gender-neutral.

For Weston’s room, interior designers Rob Edman and Laura Engen envisioned an earth-toned background with bright primary colored accents. They found a charming fox fabric that helped establish the color palette for the space.

One of the biggest challenges in this room was the existing sprinkler pipes. Instead of trying to disguise the pipes, Edman and Engen decided to celebrate them by making them an integral part of their design solution.

By adding colorful stripes and a mix of industrial and modern elements, the designers created a timeless room that young Weston can grow into.

What We Love

The mix of price points within the room. Edman and Engen prove that you don’t have to spend a fortune to create something really amazing and fun!


All products from Gabberts:

  • Reading chair by Lee Industries from Francis King Ltd.
  • Ceiling light fixture and Bruno floor lamp by Robert Abbey from edmanhill Interior Design
  • Carpet by Shaw from INTERSOURCE
  • Rug from Legacy Looms
  • Fabrics by Duralee from KDR Designer Showrooms
  • Rollershade by Insolroll from Contemporary Blind Design
  • Rollershade trim by Samuel & Sons from KDR Designer Showrooms
  • Animal art and pipe bookcase from
  • Windows from Marvin Windows and Doors

Meet the Designers


Rob Edman, Allied ASID,
Interior Design,



Laura Engen, Allied ASID,
Laura Engen
Interior Design,


The Blessing Family

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How one young family turned a grand old house into a Showcase Home.

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2013 ASID Showcase Home: Master Suite

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2013 ASID Showcase Home: Gwyneth's Bedroom

Gwyneth's Bedroom

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Andrew Nelson, Andy Blessing

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What the Designers Say

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Cambria stone

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The longtime sponsor of the ASID MN Showcase Home are a perfect fit for the program.

Junior League of Saint Paul and Cathedral Hill Montessori School

Room for Giving

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