This was such a fun project to work on!
When I met the Major family they were in an absolute rut with their spare room and wanted to create a shared space for their six and eight year old girls to play in.
They wanted a fresh space that their family could take pride in and be a show stopper for slumber parties and having friends over.
Basically, this spare room in the Major’ home had become a bit of a dumping ground for odd bits of furniture, the family collection of books, spare bits of office supplies and pretty much anything that didn’t have another place to go in the house.
This was clearly not the ideal playroom for two bright, creative young girls and our clients were really ready to create a multi use space that could be high functioning for the growing girls.
This is where we come in to save the day!
The concept we came up with was a fun, punchy space which would look fantastic for years to come. Their little girls weren’t babies anymore so I wanted to ensure that the space was able to grow as they do!
To create a room that is more timeless than your typical Disney princess pad, I used layered patterns with pops of color and no specific imagery that could easily date the room.
I was looking to create a bright & young “coachella” vibe for the room so we proposed a playroom that could be highly functional but also a super cozy place where the kids would always want to spend their time.
The parents are huge music fans and hope to pass this love onto their girls. One of the jumping points for the room design was these Coachella posters Mom & Dad had from past trips out for the festival. They were the perfect inspiration for our concept and palette!
Because we were going for an entire festival vibe in the room I absolutely wanted to put an animal bust and a florals somewhere in the room.
When I spotted this cardboard version of a huge longhorn – I knew it was perfect! We made a flower crown to feminize the look and she fit perfectly up in the vaulted ceiling!
One of the multi use purposes for this room was so that the family had a spare bed for slumber parties and out of town guests.
This IKEA sofa converts into a double bed and this patterned slip cover was just perfect for the room!
Changing out the carpets in this room wasn’t an option at the moment so pairing the patterned couch next to this “aged” southwest rug added an extra element of color and fun into the space while breaking up the monotonous beige carpet.
One of the main issues for my clients was that this room lacked any sort of built in lighting so as a result even in the daytime the room was incredibly dark. Great for watching movies – but not so great for the day to day use.
We ended up bringing in a handful of different light sources – including a standing lamp, some directional lighting, neons & a cinema billboard to give the family multiple lighting options depending on what the room is being used for.
The budget for the room needed to be maximized to pull off this complete makeover – so repainting the off white walls to a base white didn’t strike high up on our priorities.
Instead we added this hand painted mud cloth pattern into the space which absolutely ties the whole room together!
This is such the playroom of my inner childhood dreams and I loved designing it for the Major family!
Recently, we heard that the girls have been LIVING in this room since we finished it which really makes it all worth it for everyone involved!