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Client Reveal :: Playroom and Guest Room Design

I’m so excited to reveal a recent design project for a family with two young boys. Originally the bedroom was designed for guests and had a queen size bed (bummed, because I didn’t get an image of the before!). Needing a place for the boys to play and guests to rest, my client asked me to create a space that serves as both a playroom and guest room.

playroom and guest room design // cristin priest // simplified bee

A white daybed with a pull-out trundle was paired with a custom headboard in a Duralee geometric fabric in cool shades of blue and green. It’s topped with a variety of pillows including Serena & Lily’s quilted Euro shams in navy/clover and Kuba pillow in navy.  The turquoise bed-cover with white contrasting welt was custom made durable sunbrella fabrics. The fabrics definitely set the room’s nautical color palette and we pulled out the lightest blue for the wall color (Benjamin Moore’s Arctic Blue).

daybed headboard in blue and green // simplified beeplayroom and guest room design // cristin priest of simplified bee

For the boys’ games, toys and Lego creations (remember this boy’s bedroom with Lego display?), I selected a pair of Billy shelving units from Ikea, had them painted in Benjamin Moore’s Galapagos Turquoise and backed in a green and white trellis pattern wallpaper (used in my own kitchen nook). Green felt bins were added to help coral toy cars, smaller games and Legos of course! Land of Nod’s tree floor lamp with movable lights serves as a bedside reading lamp.

ikea billy bookcase hack with wallpaper // simplified bee

ikea billy bookcase in playroom // cristin priest // simplified bee

For extra kid-friendly seating, a pair of turquoise poufs and crisp white garden stool were selected. Perfect for a game of Go Fish!

My client was thrilled with the result and that’s the best part.

Happy decorating,

cristin

*photography credit: Jenn Jacobson

 

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Read full story By on December 4, 2013 in baby and children, Bedroom, bedrooms, bookshelves, Boy, contemporary decor, DIY, ikea, interior design, Interiors, Playroom, playrooms, simplified bee portfolio, Tips/Tricks, wallpaper

My Kitchen Nook Reveal

Kitchen Nook with Manuel Canovas Wallpaper

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.

Simplified Bee Kitchen Nook with trellis wallpaper

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.

Kitchen Message Blackboard Kids

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.

Simplified Bee Kitchen NookBench Seating Pull-out Drawer Storage

The bench and butcher-block table were custom built.  I love the pullout drawers because they provide so much storage.

DIY Art Tray with Wallpaper Detail

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

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