{Spring Street Playroom}

Playrooms are becoming more and more popular in homes these days. If designed properly, a playroom can become a magical place for our kids to play, and more importantly a place for parents to hide all those TOYS!  I don't know about you, but I always find myself performing a rush clean up of toys in the living room when I know guests are coming, or even worse, when we have unannounced visitors....

I was contacted by a sweet friend to create a playroom that was functional, could serve as a guest room, but also pretty for her two girls and ALL THEIR TOYS.  Her home is a beautiful historic house in the North Hill district, so like most of these Victorian beauties, the rooms can feel dark because of all the wood trim details.  My first order of business was to come up with a way to lighten up the room and provide ample storage space.

Here is the inspiration board that started the transformation:

 We wanted to really lighten up the space and make it feminine without too much pink.

We wanted to really lighten up the space and make it feminine without too much pink.

I worked with West Florida Cabinets and designed custom built in drawers and space for extra basket storage and TV.  I personally like lots of drawers so that you can tuck everything in and can't see a doll's arm or magic wand protruding out.  This particular piece has seven, yes seven, deep drawers!!!  A mom's dream, right?!

{Please excuse photos, I apparently need to take some editing classes....yikes!)

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I chose to do two window benches with a sconce above the larger one.  A perfect little reading nook for the girls.  The brass sconce features a dainty glass sphere - coordinating with the beautiful glass cabinet pulls.

 A light grey rug with a pretty damask pattern creates a nice subtle pattern for the space.

A light grey rug with a pretty damask pattern creates a nice subtle pattern for the space.

Another area I created was an art workspace for the girls.  A simple white table and feminine chairs did the trick.  Vintage frames make a great place to showcase artwork.  I used mini alligator clips to provide easy change outs of the kids art cycle!

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 Artwork can be changed easily by using small alligator clips.

Artwork can be changed easily by using small alligator clips.

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Custom relaxed roman shades brighten the space and add softness.  The chandelier is a warm gold with traditional crystal detail, matching the style of the home perfectly and creating a fairy tale feel for the girls.

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 Custom pillows were created with the girls initials in soft pink.

Custom pillows were created with the girls initials in soft pink.

 Brass campaign pulls were used to create a flush look on the storage drawers.

Brass campaign pulls were used to create a flush look on the storage drawers.

Not only can the girls enjoy this space, but it also needed to function as a guest room. I am sure when out of town visitors come to stay, they will enjoy this space as much as the girls do! 

I hope you are having a lovely week!!

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