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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Playroom revised

Today was shopping day for the playroom project I have been working on, and like everything usually does, it needed a little tweaking. Not everyone agrees, but for me, the best part of designing is the challenge of working with restrictions. Whether it be budget restrictions or the client's likes and dislikes, I do like a challenge.

The rug that was my inspiration and jumping off point (see post about it here) was rejected and needed to be replaced. And so did the dividing storage cabinet. But I think the new revised plan is wonderful and I thought you might enjoy the seeing the process and the new plan.

The new rug is playful and bright and I am happy with it. I liked the idea of the square rug but now that we have changed to this 8'x10' rug, I actually like that it makes the playroom feel larger. And of course, it is my favorite 'go to' color right now anyway. 

Giving the client a visual is an important part of the design process and a quick sketch helps them grasp what I am trying to communicate - especially when all the communication is via email (you know how hard that can be!). Sometimes a quick drawing can be faster than a fancy computer program - that is my rationale anyway. Or maybe I just like to cut and paste ;) 

The storage cabinet I had previously chosen to divide the three spaces was long and low. But when the office area changed and the desks were brought to the opposite wall then I had planned, the low cabinet (at 18" high) felt 'too low' and I decided that a cabinet closer to the desk height would make more sense. I also decided that the 94" long cabinet, although it divided the space beautifully might make the boundaries a little to tight. 

first choice for dividing cabinet

final choice for dividing cabinet

So I will use this Torsby sideboard from Ikea instead. I am placing two of them back to back so that the unfinished back will not show from the office space and they will have office storage as well.  The bean bags are quite large (41") and I think they will help divide the space as well.  

I am happy with the way it is turning out even with the changes. And the best part ...

Maskros pendant lamp - Ikea

This will be hanging in the center of the room. So fun! 

{Lonny via here}

Now if I can just be patient while it is all getting installed and my client sends photos (the downside to working long-distance).


Jessie said...

This is going to be such a fun room. I can't wait for your client to send photos!

Oh, by the way, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a set of Vintage Alphabet Cards from Children Inspire Design if you like, Sherri.



Kathysue said...

Love all the colors and the polka dots, a fav. pattern of mine!! What a fun playroom. I just love designing childrens rooms. My fav room to design besides bathrooms, I do love a pretty bathroom too!!

annie@mostlovelythings said...

Love all the dots and the ikea light fixture too! This is going to be a very fun and inspiring room.

Town and Country Gals said...

How much fun will they have spending time in that room! The colors are so happy and bright, one of my favorite combinations. Can't wait to see the finished project!