Tag Archives: Bright colors

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.”


images by: Design Lines

Current Projects: Youthful Loft Space



For a growing Raleigh family, this loft above the garage was designed with movie and game nights in mind! Bright colors fill this happy space.



This space also functions well for adults. Reading a book curled up on the couch or breaking out into a sweat to the latest DVD workout.



Playful fabrics paired with a zebra rug add elements of fun to the space.   



We love the functionality of this oversized ottoman that can be seperated into four little triangles for additional seating. We think the coolest feature are the built-in cabinets that house a television which appears with a hydraulic lift.



 Do you dream of a fun multi-functional space in your home? Tell us about it.


images: Design Lines Ltd.

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