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Long Distance Design: An Office/Playroom

I need to start posting more of these!  I've have done a lot of Long Distance Designs lately & am looking forward to sharing them with you over the coming weeks!  Today's design comes to us from   , a busy mom who was looking to create an office/playroom.  This seems to be a pretty typical need from a lot of families, and I love making one space functional for both uses.  This design was a little unique in that the room opens up directly to the living room & entry, so we really needed it to look less playroom & more office! 

Here's the plan:

Their main need was STORAGE.  Here is a snippet of what I wrote to her:

"I am excited to present the design for your office/playroom!  I know the space needs to function equally as both, but I wanted it to look more office and less playroom since it opens up into other main areas of the home.  I wanted to have room definition without actual separation, as well as incorporate the things you need - file and toy storage, small desk/print station, and other items that offer great functionality for both people occupying the space!  Ikea is a great resource for kids items, and I've included some pieces from there that look great and won't break the bank (since they are likely to be more temporary pieces).  I took into account not wanting to paint - I think that is fine!  I was happy to work with the existing color, which is a pale yellow/neutral.  I added in touches of color that offer a nice contrast and compliment with blue, green and camel colors.  A traditional design feel with clean lines will work great with the color and white moldings - I hope that you'll find the space to be light and airy and functional."

From there, I go on to describe each selection and where she could purchase everything & where each thing should go.  There are items not pictured on the presentation board that are described in the information sheet - things like a filing system, toy box, chalkboard squares, etc.

They are in the process of purchasing everything & I can't wait to share the before & after with you!

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Reader Comments (7)

Love this. Please post more.

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren @Sugarspicelivin

Thanks Peep!!

March 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristin

So pretty! Love that dot rug!

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Tiffany - it is from World Market!

March 21, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristin

Great! Could you share the other sources?

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristen

LOVE THAT CHAIR!!!! It would look so cute in my daughter's nursery!

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMackenzie

That dot rug is perfect for my new home. :)

April 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShiene L

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