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I am so excited!! Today is the first day of the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge in Partnership with Better Homes & Garden. I am so excited to be a guest participant again this year! Last year, I worked on my daughter, Addison’s room. You can see the final blog post here if you want to check that out! This year I will be tackling my kids’ playroom and transitioning it into more of a TV/homework space. It’s been a long time in coming, so I am excited to be working on making this a room that works for them and for me. Ok, let’s get started with this One Room Challenge.
When we bought this house about 3 years ago, this room used to be an open and sunken formal living room. We raised the floor, added the walls and doors and tada, we had a playroom for our kids who were 8, 6 & 4 at the time. A playroom was needed since their rooms are on the smaller side and we have just one living space. At that time, I wanted a place for them to watch TV when we had friends or play with their cousins. But as they have gotten older and they play with less and less toys and need a place to do homework, I need this room to grow up and change with them. To be honest, I never even finished this room when we moved it. We bought a new sleeper sofa for guests and then brought over everything from our previous home’s playroom and that room never got fully designed either. It’s become more of a dump space for cast off toys and too many legos. I feel like it’s kind of the forgotten room that is finally getting the attention it deserves.
Where to even start on this space…I feel like there is a lot to get done and this list might get larger and more complicated as this process goes on, but here is what I am hoping we can get done over the next 6 weeks.
I am still trying to decide how much input I want the kids to have in this space. Should I just design most of it and then let them decide some of it? Do I need to ask them what colors they want? The control freak in me says that I get to make most of the decisions and then give them some options on some things down the road. I also feel like I am all over the place in my design vision as well. Do I want something light and bright and fun or dark and moody, but have some color?? The pillow in front caught my eye a while ago and I can’t get it out of my mind. I feel like I really like the color and it could be fun in a kids’ TV room.
I really like the color palette below. It feels neutral and warm and a little sophisticated, but with the right patterns it can still be kid friendly.
I love the colors in this room below from Identite Collective. I think they feel playroom, while still feeling a little more grown up and a space that I would happy with if the door to the playroom is open when people walk through the front door.
I feel like these color inspirations will help me start to plan out the look I want this space to have and hopefully by next week I will have the start of a design board and more inspiration photos of the type of space I am hoping to create.
In the meantime, make sure you check out the featured designers and other fellow guest designers. There are some really great projects going on! I am so thankful to be a part of this and I can’t wait to take you along on this room makeover over the next few weeks!
I am so excited!! Today is the first day of the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge in Partnership with Better Homes & Garden. I am so excited to be a guest participant again this year! Last year, I worked on my daughter, Addison’s room. You can see the final blog post here if you want to check […]
Finally!!! I am so excited to finally share this project with. If you remember this house, it’s a flip project of ours in North Scottsdale. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. Today I’m sharing the updates we made the space, the details on the staging and some of my favorite design elements in the […]
Let there be walls! And floors and cabinets too! The last time I walked this house for you guys there were still no walls, so the fact that we now have walls, floors and cabinets is pretty awesome! It means the end is in sight. You can see previous walk-throughs on our Park Ave stories […]
THIS PLACE IS LOOKING SOOOO GOOD!! If you have been following along with this flip project then you will see how much progress has been made over the last few weeks. You can see what it looked like here on my last walkthrough. The floors wood tile floors are installed, the cabinets and countertops have […]
Is this even the same bedroom?? If you remember from my previous post about my bedroom refresh, I decided to make some changes to the overall color palette and style in my bedroom. I really loved it before, but I really wanted a warmer feeling and I used my new rug from McGee & Co […]
THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUN PROJECT! We’re checking in at our 91st Way flip in North Scottsdale. You can read the intro post to this project here! Here is what has been done so far – the island pony wall has been built, there has been some drywall work done (like closing in […]
Back to this mid-century modern project! Last week I shared with you the reveal of the kitchen, living room and dining room of this vacation rental project. You can check that post out here! This week I am sharing all of the bedrooms and bathrooms from this home…a couple of them didn’t exist when we […]
We don’t always do mid-century modern remodels, but when we do… We don’t always do mid-century modern remodels, but when we do they look like this! It’s not a style we typically work in, but when you buy a Haver home, you have to stick with the original architecture of the home. Ralph Haver was […]
THIS IS GOING TO BE A FUN PROJECT! I normally show you the finished product of a flip remodel, but I don’t usually take you along for the ride when it comes to these projects. But I thought it would be fun to take you through the process of designing a flip taking into consideration […]
There is nothing like a neutral kitchen… Last year, I designed our Edgemont vacation rental and I had a strong vision of what I wanted the color palette to be: white, rust, terracotta, blush and taupe. I wanted it to feel warm and a little bit boho. If you head to the project reveal, you […]
It’s time for a little change… If you caught my Walkthrough Wednesday Instagram stories yesterday then you know that I am in the process of doing a little room refresh on my bedroom. Don’t get me wrong, I really loved my room as is, but whether it’s the fact that I’m a designer or an […]
Who doesn’t want a pool house?? Ok, this is the last installment for this project reveal. So far we have shared the kitchen, living and dining room & the bathrooms. You can check those out here and here! Today I am sharing the pool house with you, which is a really fun feature to have […]
We may not have walls… but at least we have a new roof! Yesterday for Walkthrough Wednesday on Instagram stories, we took you through our Park Ave project. This will be our first Stay Blissful Vacation Home in Gilbert and it’s close to the downtown area and within walking distance from restaurants and cute little […]
patterned floors for the win! Last week we shared the kitchen, living room and dining room with you on the blog! You can read that here! There are two bathrooms in the main house and neither of them are overly large. Which means a fun and patterned floor will add a lot of visual interest, […]
All about the backsplash! You voted on Instagram which project you wanted to see next and this is the one that took the victory. Today we are sharing the kitchen, living room and dining room with you! Our 20th Ave project was located in the Encanto neighborhood of Phoenix. It was stuck in the 70s […]