Officially Open for Playdates!

Project Location: Andover, MA

While I know most of you are used to seeing my before & after re-creations more suited for adults, I want to share with you a playroom I re-designed for a client who wanted me to transform the space for her active sons.

My main goal for this room, was to create a space that would look presentable even when it was actively played in. To achieve this, I replaced their small area rug with carpet tiles, which covers and protects most of the wood floor, while creating a larger space for the boys to play on and contains all of their toys without it looking cluttered.

My client requested a sitting area where she can host other moms and children for a comfortable play-date so I knew a loveseat near the bay window would be the perfect addition. By adding this loveseat in this particular location, it created a nice frame around the drapery while simultaneously creating a relaxed comfortable social area. I also picked a dark and textured fabric for the loveseat, so it would be able to withstand any inevitable stains that occur. I then added fun patterned pillows to add a pop of color to the room (so fun!). 

For storage and organization, I found stackable bookcases which hold smaller toys and games (legos, hot wheels, puzzles, etc). For coloring and playing I found a long desk to go against the wall with base storage compartments for paper, crayons, and markers. For a finishing touch, I added a bulletin board which neatly displays the kids’ newest works of art. Since task lighting was needed I found cute and inexpensive desk lamps for each side, which adds a flash of red.

Kids Playroom

Project Location: Andover, MA

A huge advantage to doing what I do is having the opportunity to work on a wide variety of rooms which also allows me to showcase on my blog for your viewing pleasure!

I recently designed a playroom for a client who wanted me to transform the space for her active sons. My main goal for this room was to create the space that would look presentable even when it was actively played in. To achieve this, I recommended a very large area rug to cover most of the wood floor to break up all of the hard surfaces and to keep the floor scratch-free (for the most part!) 

My client requested a sitting area where she can host other moms and children for a comfortable play-date. Given this request, I decided a loveseat near the bay window would be the perfect addition and would nicely frame the drapery while simultaneously creating a relaxed comfortable social area. The loveseat fabric options that I recommended are darker and textured as they would be able to withstand any inevitable stains that occur. Also, fun patterned pillows are a great accent piece and will add a pop of color to the room.

For storage and organization, I found stackable bookcases which hold smaller toys and games (legos, hot wheels, puzzles, etc). For a work surface for coloring and playing, I provide two options for the client to decide on: a small square table and a longer desk to go against the wall with base storage compartments for paper, crayons, and markers. For a finishing touch, I added a bulletin board which will neatly display the kids’ newest works of art. 

These few furnishing additions will transform this space into a playroom both parents and children will enjoy!

Playroom Floorplan for Option A & B

Playroom Floorplan for Option A & B

Playroom Option A - neutral scheme

Playroom Option A - neutral scheme

Playroom Option B - colorful scheme

Playroom Option B - colorful scheme

Playroom Floorplan for Option C

Playroom Floorplan for Option C

Playroom Option C - colorful scheme with different work surface option

Playroom Option C - colorful scheme with different work surface option

Playroom Option C - Double Desk

Playroom Option C - Double Desk

Playroom Window Treatments

Playroom Window Treatments

Update on the Chinese Inspired Design

I will be sharing design boards to catch you up on a large project from last month, now that they have been presented to my clients!

Their scope consisted of a playroom design, family room design, kitchen dining add-ons, foyer, bathroom mirrors and art around the whole house.

I'll share the playroom first!

The main functions of this room are for playing and watching movies. I added a wall of bookcases/storage to hold a TV and also for toy/game storage. The bins fit nicely on the shelves and they can mix and match the bin colors.

I selected a carpet tile that can be switched out one by one if and when they happen to get stained. They're made of a nylon material so they're easy to clean...but just in case! I immediately fell in love with the linear dot texture pattern and the colors which coordinate with the homes color scheme, as you will see by following the next design boards.

I selected a two-cushion settee so that one or two adults can get comfortable. It will be made in a durable lime green fabric with a 'performance' pillow fabric. In addition, there are some mobile bean bags/poufs for the kids to use and move around.

To soften the room, I will be installing window shades and simple drapery panels.

And of course...there will be plenty of toys to act as the accessories!