I need to start posting more of these! I've have done a lot of Long Distance Designs lately & am looking forward to sharing them with you over the coming weeks! Today's design comes to us from , a busy mom who was looking to create an office/playroom. This seems to be a pretty typical need from a lot of families, and I love making one space functional for both uses. This design was a little unique in that the room opens up directly to the living room & entry, so we really needed it to look less playroom & more office!
Here's the plan:
Their main need was STORAGE. Here is a snippet of what I wrote to her:
"I am excited to present the design for your office/playroom! I know the space needs to function equally as both, but I wanted it to look more office and less playroom since it opens up into other main areas of the home. I wanted to have room definition without actual separation, as well as incorporate the things you need - file and toy storage, small desk/print station, and other items that offer great functionality for both people occupying the space! Ikea is a great resource for kids items, and I've included some pieces from there that look great and won't break the bank (since they are likely to be more temporary pieces). I took into account not wanting to paint - I think that is fine! I was happy to work with the existing color, which is a pale yellow/neutral. I added in touches of color that offer a nice contrast and compliment with blue, green and camel colors. A traditional design feel with clean lines will work great with the color and white moldings - I hope that you'll find the space to be light and airy and functional."
From there, I go on to describe each selection and where she could purchase everything & where each thing should go. There are items not pictured on the presentation board that are described in the information sheet - things like a filing system, toy box, chalkboard squares, etc.
They are in the process of purchasing everything & I can't wait to share the before & after with you!