Thursday, January 18, 2018

Playroom Plans

I wanted to start sharing some of our home interior designs with all of you! I thought I'd start with the playroom because it's one of the rooms that was the most important to me. That may seem silly to some of you but I spend most of my time in the playroom. That's where we keep all of the boys toys so naturally that's where they want to be. Of course now that they're both a little older I'm able to do tasks around the house while they play upstairs but for the most part, I'm secluded to the playroom.
When designing the home and also doing the interior design, I stressed to all involved how important it was for me to make this room special. One way that we made it really functional was by putting a small office for me right outside of the playroom. It's a part of the playroom but also it's own room (if that makes sense?) so I'll be able to sit in my office and do some work while the boys play and do their thing. I am very excited about this. I feel like I will be able to get so much more work done during my day instead of having to wait until after the boys go to sleep. I haven't decided how I want to decorate my office yet. That will probably come to me after I move in. However, we have the boys playroom all set and ready to go! This is what we're doing.
One thing I just had to have were some built-ins in the playroom. I love built-ins. I didn't care what they looked like I just knew I wanted them. Scott's cabinet designer came up with the idea to do them around the window and put in a window seat and I loved that idea! I love it even more seeing it in person. The window seat has drawers under it so we'll be able to store a lot of toys here. I'm currently on the hunt for cute bins that I can monogram and stick in those cubbies. 
I told Marla (our interior designer) that she had full control over all of our interior designs so I was excited to see what she had picked for the playroom! I love what she chose. We are doing a pull out sofa in the navy fabric and a swivel chair in the pattered fabric + pillows for the sofa in it and the orange fabric. Our playroom makes the shape of an L so we're doing two of that fun, colorful rug. One of the rugs will sit under the sofa/chair space and the other will sit under the play table which we are putting in front of the built ins. The great thing about these rugs is that you could take them outside and hose them down if they got dirty or stained so they will be perfect rugs for the playroom!
That navy buffalo check fabric will be the fabric for the ottoman (we went with ottoman instead of coffee table) and we also made a cushion for the window seat out of that fabric. The window seat will have some pillows of all the fabrics to pull it all in together. 
So this is kind of funny but we got this Pottery Barn play kitchen for the boys for Christmas and we loved the finished of it so much, we decided to incorporate it into other parts of the playroom. We figured it will be sitting in the playroom, we love the look of it, so we may as well tie it into other places. We searched and found a media consul that matches the finish so we're going to use that for our TV.
Pottery Barn also has a play table in this 'smoked gray' finish so we're going to get it as well. I'm planning on having the boys eat breakfast and/or lunch in the playroom. They currently eat breakfast in our bed or walk around the house eating and getting crumbs everywhere and Scott and I are SO tired of it. New house = new rules. The table and indestructible rug that it sits on sounds like the perfect place for them to have meal time! 
So there you go! That's the playroom. I can't wait to see it come together. There is also a really big closet where I'm planning on keeping every. single. toy. Well, except for the kitchen and train table. And I'm so in love with how the trim carpenter designed the closet. So silly I know but it is 100% if you ask me!
My hope is for this space to feel inviting and cozy. I want it to be a fun place for kids to play but also a space that adults will enjoy spending time in as well. We chose a pull out sofa in case we had a lot of guests at our house and needed the extra space. We also thought that when the boys are older and start having sleepovers, they may want to sleep in the playroom on the pull out sofa. 
I'll of course share photos of it once it's completed but now you have a good idea of what we have planned for this little area! And I know I've mentioned this before but we are working exclusively with Bassett on our interior design. Other than the play table and media consul in this room, everything else will be coming from there. Just throwing that out there for those that are curious about where items are coming from!!

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