Current Projects: A Durham Playroom Goes Back To School In Style

My clients in Durham had the idea of turning their big blah bonus room (you know the kind)  into a library and playroom for their seven children.

 

 

 They wanted the space to function for all – with the kids ranging in ages from 3 – 14 years;  and serve many purposes: a library, a classroom, an arts and crafts center, a movie-watching room, for dance parties on the wii,  sleepovers, and creative play.

 

We first devoted time to making the room just the way we wanted- utilizing attic access space for built-in bookshelves, adding much needed lighting, painting the walls (they went from an off- white to a warm taupe color) and installing wallpaper to one long wall to add interest.

 

 

The color palette was inspired by a whimsical and colorful linen print from Clarence House in hues of orange, pink, yellow, and green.  The selection of the furniture pieces themselves- an orange loveseat (my personal favorite part of the space)  a sectional sofa, entertainment unit, play table and chairs (existing), came naturally as they were both fun and functional.

 

 

Last week we joined up with a few of the kids for the photo shoot- it was fun to see them enjoying and using the space.

 

Check back tomorrow as I give my “Top 5  Tips For Designing a Kid Friendly Space.”

Brittany

images by: Design Lines

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2 Comments

Holly K

September 10, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Great work! I like the framed state prints.

September 11, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Thanks Holly!

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