Just off our kitchen, sits a nook where kids study, draw and eat snacks. I’ve been drooling over the fresh green and white Trellis wallpaper by Manuel Canovas for some time and it was my starting point.
To stand-up to my kids, I had the bench cushions made in solid Kelly green patent leather – it’s topped with a crisp Bali pillow by Thomas Paul. The light pendant by Arteriors has a sunny yellow interior that pulls from the sunflower oil painting by my Grandmother, which hangs in the space. A grouping of framed art that my kids created is also proudly hung in the space and can easily be swapped out to feature their latest masterpiece.
To add texture, but no compete with the heavy patterned wallpaper, I selected a simple tortoise bamboo roman shade. To maximize the space, I also hung a chalkboard that displays my kid’s art, party invitations and school papers.
The bench and butcher-block table were custom built. I love the pullout drawers because they provide so much storage.
To corral the kids’ art supplies they use frequently, I painted a wooden tray and lined it with the Trellis wallpaper. Here’s how I did it and ideas for updating your own tray.
I love how this tiny space turned out. It’s now my favorite space in our home and one of the most used!
*Photo credit: Jen Jacobson