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These rich kids’ rooms will shock you
February 24, 2016
By Sarah Firshein
Designer Hilary Unger recently tricked out an UES townhouse with a basketball court, climbing wall and boxing bag. She wanted to help her clients unwind after a long day . . . at elementary school.
Unger, founder of NYC-based Perianth Interior Design, understands that car-shaped beds can capture school-age kids’ attention for only so long. Instead, her gut job resulted in a significantly raised ceiling, loft beds with netted play spaces, built-in bookcases, a colorful rock-climbing wall and, of course, that custom, kid-size basketball court. “The minute I took pictures of this room, everyone started calling me to do this kind of thing,” she tells Alexa.