As one might expect from an artist’s home, Rachel has many favorites among her collection. These range from a painting by famed artist Elizabeth Catlett to a yarn blanket that she inherited from her mother. But when asked about her favorite room in her home, Rachel’s immediate answer is, “The fourth floor.” Calling it her, “getaway,” she calls out the childlike themes, the toys and skateboards on the walls and the collection of artwork by Hebru Brantley as reasons why this room is her favorite space.
Tucked into a narrow niche, the charming window seat is deep to accommodate two kids or several stuffed friends. The white base and gray cushion are ideal foils for the bright mix of pillows, toys and the cheery yellow shade.
This play room is the stuff dreams are made of. Pale gray paneling and a soaring ceiling give the space a lighter-than-air feel and the bunk beds are delightful hidey holes with their own private curtains. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
The suede wallcovering in the Twins' Music and Play Room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 offers soundproofing for music rehearsal. The closet space is painted a bold orange that matches the art table on the other side of the room, adding the youthful hints of color that help the room come alive.
This play space combines cozy cottage style with kid-inspired fun. Light gray paint contrasts with hardwood floors and a bold black-and-white striped rug. Corrugated metal awnings over the windows bring a masculine element to the room.
This bedroom butted against attic storage, so the small space was turned into a whimsical secret play room any little girl would love. Green walls and a soft green carpet in the play space pair perfectly with the elegant green and pink bedding right outside.
Designed for a pair of twins filled with creativity and hobby interests, the Twins' Music and Play Room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 has space for them to indulge to their hearts' content. Designer Allison Caccoma introduced zones for artwork and homework, music rehearsal and karaoke, dance and theater performances. The suede wallcovering makes the space intimate and inviting while offering some soundproofing for more boisterous play.
If your home is like most, the art is hung in a high line encircling each room. Big mistake. Placing your pictures, paintings and prints in such stereotypical spots can render them almost invisible. Art displayed creatively makes it stand out and shows off your space. So break up that line and vary the patterning and grouping.