When we last left off, we were taking a stroll through our Master Bathroom and I was thrilled to hear how much you loved the space! For today’s show and tell, we are heading upstairs to have a little peak at the newly finished PLAYROOM, also known as Caroline and Carson’s over-the-top colorful space that was made for everything girly and dress up, crafting + coloring and all things relaxation!
In thinking of what we wanted this space to be, so much of our home was geared towards our adult tastes and preferences, while still being kid-friendly. Having said that, Kendall knew I wanted this room to be ALL about my babies, suiting their needs now and into the future as they grow, too. Perfect for playdates, gaming, watching TV, reading and more, it’s the happiest playroom design EVER…
When people first walk into the playroom, their first question is ALWAYS “where did you get that couch?”… and yes, it’s as comfy and amazing as it appears in real life. Kendall first showed us the famous Dr. Pitt Sofa after we were well into the design of the interior of our home renovation and I went NUTS over it… once I got Jeff to go into Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to check it out for himself for a little sitting session, he was SOLD and we ordered it that day!
It’s the BEST.. the girls love it, and our foursome can easily all watch movies together on lazy afternoons, too… perfect for lounging and tickle fights and yes you can remove the cushion covers and wash them so it’s most certainly family friendly.
Fun yet functional.. it boasts a TON of storage with navy bookcases as well as these rainbow colored book shelves that are packed full of punchy + bright hues! They happily display all of our prized books and are just the perfect accent to the playroom walls.
On the opposite wall you’ll find my only requirement for the playroom design–an entire wall dedicated to both Caroline and Carson’s art… nothing is of more value to me than these sentimental drawings, sketches and masterpieces and the amount of pride they have in knowing it has a permanent place in our home is just incredible to me. We used simple what frames for each selected piece and we absolutely love looking at their incredible visions= hands down my favorite of the colorful playroom ideas and one that’s affordable to execute as well!
Another one of my favorite design details of the playroom is the wall of family portraits and photos… sometimes I get overly emotional and sentimental over the imagery contained within these pictures, but it’s a timeline of our little family’s history, favorite places we have visited, yearly photos as my babies grow, oh goodness it’s just absolutely picture perfect–I mean what mama doesn’t want to see their babies all over their walls, right?!?!?!
Finally, I wanted to highlight the Flor Tiles that Kendall recommended for the playroom. Since our entire home is hardwoods, it can be tricky to find just the perfect rugs for spaces like this that are large enough to cover the wood, yet durable enough for kids–these carpet tiles were the perfect solution for us. They assemble into whatever size “grid” you need and you can order as many as you need to fill a space. Even better, if something happens that won’t come out, simply change it out for a new one… P.S. order a few more than you need and you’ll be glad you did because life happens!!
Interior Design/Styling: Kendall Simmons | Imagery: Catherine Truman
COLORFUL PLAYROOM IDEAS SOURCES
Couch: Dr. Pitt Sectional Sofa in Charcoal Chambray
Blue Gingham Drapery Fabric: Chex Horizon 442 Ernest Gaspard
Toy Storage Cubbies in Midnight Navy: Double Market Bin with Divider
Playroom Console: Brinkley Sideboard
Colored Bookshelves: Pop Color Photo Ledges
Craft Table: Complete Large Adjustable White Kids Table Set [White] Craft Chairs: Shore Kids Chair [Light Blue] Ceiling Light: Sphere and Stem Chandelier [Brass] Assorted Family Photos [Large Scale Printing and Mounting]: Chromatics Nashville
Acrylic Frames for Family Photos [Size 16”x20”, Finish: Brass: Highland Hardware
Frames for Kids Art: Ribba Frame [White, 16”x20”] Storage Baskets: Beachcomber Rectangular Handled Basket [Low, High and Oversized] Throw Blanket: Chenille Rib Throw [Collection Blue] Assorted Throw Pillows: World Market, Evergreen Velvet Lumbar Pillow, Anthropologie, Pillow Winky Embroidered Pillow
School/Art Supplies Assorted Craft Supplies
Flor Tiles: Tuxedo Pocket in Teal
White Play Vanity/Mirror [sold out]: similar here and here
Pink Stool [sold out]: similar here and here