Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nautical Playroom Design Plan

We have slowly been transforming our clients house one room at a time. We started with her son's nursery and then moved on to her youngest daughter's room and her oldest daughter's room.  The next stop was the playroom!

The room started out as a blank slate and just needed furniture and accessories to finish it up! With any kids space you face the same challenges. We wanted it to be whimsical and playful but also a space that could grow with them as they got older.  We wanted it to be classic and sophisticated but not too stuffy and grown up. It needed to be a place that felt inviting to play in! We also needed it to be gender neutral since she has a boy and two girls.  The family has lived in Hawaii and has a special place in their heart for the islands. We wanted to bring a subtle nautical and ocean feel in to the space.  Here is the board that we came up with.

We knew we wanted to make the window seats feel special so we decided to make each one a reading nook with a library and lots of fun pillows. We were totally inspired by this reading nook that Caitlin designed.

We didn't  have the amazing built-ins that she had so we decided to go with floating bookshelves instead. Similar to this look:

image via AMM Blog

We weren't doing any window treatments in the space so we wanted to bring in some pattern with the window seat cushions.

We chose this fun diamond fabric from Serena and Lily! 

We wanted to add some whimsical nautical art between the two window seats and we wanted it to be a statement piece so we chose the Go to it Laughing print from Minted.

In addition we also picked these two prints from Minted to bring in the aqua color. 

In addition to bringing in teal with the artwork we decided to bring it in with this rug:

Our client's kids LOVE to draw and make beautiful artwork so we knew we'd want an art station that could double as a school area.  We bought the hanging system from Ikea to create something like this:

image via The Style Files

The window benches do open up to create toy storage but for easy access we sourced these large rope bin baskets:

We also found a great media piece that had lots of bins and drawers.

Tribeca Media Storage

The room turned out SO cute and I can't wait to share it with you!

I'll be posting the reveal pictures on Thursday so stay tuned! But in the meantime here's a sneak peak to get you excited!

photo by Jylare Smith Photography 


  1. This room is adorable! I love the window seat!! Great job!

  2. WOW!!! I love everything about this room. Your design board is incredible and all the prints you have chosen. I want this room in my house :)

  3. Those pictures are terrible!! Haha, I am laughing! Grateful to have the beautiful space to redeem myself after those. ;) You girls have done amazing! I love my house!!

  4. I love the nautical feel and bright and airy look! Those little shelves for the books is genius!

  5. So cute! Love that little reading nook!

  6. I love the floating bookshelves (aka picture ledges from Ikea)! I hung them in my baby boy's room and it's one of my favorite parts of his room.

  7. The previous three rooms you've done for her are some of my all time favorites! I can't wait to see this room too. If only I could just copy and paste them into my house. :) She is lucky to have you design all of these rooms for her. Her taste plus your design is perfect!

  8. looove this! I love that RH piece that holds the tv, all of the storage and window seats!

  9. Wondering if those wall book shelves could be used as a gallery wall for family photos?


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