Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Playroom Ideas

No, the porch isn't done, and neither is the master bed/bath.  They're a work in progress that will probably take a while.  C'est la vie.  In the meantime, one room that is almost finished (but not decorated) is the playroom.  This will be the first room finished on the second floor.  No we still don't have a bedroom, but having this room done will allow us to get rid of a lot of boxes of toys that my daughter hasn't seen in almost a year.  It's going to be like Christmas for her and I couldn't be more thrilled.  So, here's how the room is looking now after plaster work, sanding, new baseboards, electrical, paint, and newly refinished floors.

Now to daydream about what I eventually want for this room.

I really want this Caitlin Wilson fabric for window cornices.

Yes, it's pricey, but I wouldn't need much of it.  I don't think I'll put anything else on the windows...just let the light shine on in.

Then  I think I'd like to wallpaper that back wall in this Thibaut wallpaper.

That is the best image I could find.  It's actually a closer match in person.

I really want a play table and chairs and I think these from Land of Nod would be perfect.

Maybe a couple of these would also be cute.

I'm thinking a navy blue area rug might be nice to hide the inevitable stains.  Something like one of these?

A bookcase is a must as well.  Maybe something like these.

So that's the vision  dream... so far.  I guess a ceiling light would also be helpful and some other odds and ends.   If only money grew on trees (or really hideous shrubs that scream "hi, I'm from the 80's" that can be found in bulk in our front yard).


  1. The floors look amazing and I love your color palette! I think it's going to look great!

  2. the floors look fabulous, and it looks a lovely, light-filled space. I love that Caitlin Wilson fabric, its so pretty.

  3. Gorgeous floors! You could seriously eat of those floorboards ;))
    Your house is going to be stunningly beautiful when it's finished. I'm seriously envious every time you unveil a new plan.

  4. MyCraftyHomeLifeJuly 29, 2012 at 4:39 AM

    I looks great. If I could do it again, I would not invest in expensive play tables, etc. Ikea is perfect for that. Have you seen the spice rack that everyone is turning into a bookcase for kids?
    Wallpaper will only get ripped or colored on, just paint and use those decals
    I do agree with a nice darker rug to hide stains. Make it easy you have so much going on, and your husband must be exhausted.

  5. Oh my! This room is going to be so gorgeous. I really really really wish your dream comes true!

  6. ramblingrenovatorsJuly 31, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Love all your ideas. Its so fun to work with a blank slate!

  7. The floors look so beautiful...what a lovely canvas! I think all your choices are fab and your daughter is a lucky girl!!

  8. What a great room - love the floors. Your picks are wonderful with the color palette and the bookshelf idea is fabulous!

  9. gorgeous floors...looks like it will be a beautiful room you will all enjoy! have fun planning and decorating...remember it is fun!!