A vibrant orange desk paired with a contemporary gray chair sits against a yellow wall in this kid's bedroom. The carpet is shades of black-and-gray rectangles to contrast against the bright colors of the room.
A coat of fresh, white paint covers the mix of architectural details in this fun family room, giving the traditional lines of the space an instant update. Working with an active family with young children, the design team worked to turn the whole house into a space "where the whole family could have a blast, and it be beautiful as well." A teepee in the kids' play area adds a whimsical note.
Blue and white striped walls set a stylish yet playful backdrop for this children's room. A gray armchair with orange and gray throw pillows provides a cozy reading spot on the colorful graphic rug. Floating bookshelves create a bright book display, while a gallery wall above adds character.
This multipurpose living room serves as a stylish retreat for Dad, a workspace for Mom, a playroom for the kids and even a quick spot to eat dinner on weeknights. Designer Genevieve Gorder used practical and functional furnishings to make sure the room can clearly serve each role in a chic and organized way.
Storage space allows this play area to stay organized, keeping this family room open and inviting. The white and yellow walls create a bright atmosphere and allow the bright colors from the toys and kid-themed art to pop. Beige carpet softens the floor next to the lovely light wood hallway.
This play area displays and stores a lot of toys while still making sure to leave floor space open for walking. Pale yellow walls and neutral carpet set a calm backdrop, and the toys provide vivid additions of color. A play table allows for storage underneath, and a green shelving unit lines up loose items. Fun, kid-themed art decorates the upper section of the walls.
This transformation of a low ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial primary focus was to create a studio. Designer Justine Sterling gave the space a fresh, contemporary update and included a place for the kids to read.
This fresh family home is a space where everyone wants to hang out. In the living room, a children's play area includes a kid-sized activity table and a whimsical childs' teepee. White walls throughout the house form a neutral backdrop for colorful accessories.
Because New York City has fire regulations specifying the amount of SYNLawn artificial grass an occupant may use, the landscapers made an efficient choice by placing a simple children's play area atop a bed of the grassy stand-in. Children can play in this Soho backyard while adults enjoy a beautiful day outside in the pergola only a few feet away.
To create flexibility in the children's area, a sliding door subdivides the space for nighttime and nap time, creating two separate bedroom spaces, each with its own entrance. During the day, though, parents can keep the space open, creating a great big playroom for the kids.