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Colorful Basement Playroom With Sectional and Game Table
Time for fun! This basement playroom is chock-full of color, texture and pattern. A long blue stripe on the side wall elongates the room even further and creates a simple counterpart to the busy gallery wall opposite it. Large white tables can be cleared of accessories and provide plenty of surface space for games, puzzles, drawing and more.
"Having fresh flowers on display to greet guests when they walk in the door is an instant mood-uplifter. Not only does it add a wonderful fragrance, it adds a touch of color and natural beauty like nothing else can." -Marisa Marcantonio, Stylebeat
An asymmetrical gallery wall loaded with inspirational sayings, family initials, graphic sketches and giraffes brings lightness and fun to this eclectic playroom. Retro locker-inspired cabinets almost disappear against the white wall, keeping the space from feeling too busy.
What looks like a large living area is actually a playroom for the kids — but, obviously, one the parents can enjoy as well. Multiple colors create an area that feels inspirational and creative, perfect for drawing, playing games or doing puzzles together. A lengthy sectional sofa provides ample space for a family to curl up in front of a favorite movie.
Talk about good first impressions! The home's foyer is full of personality: Golden arrows make a graphic arc up and over the mirror. The console is loved by the man of the house; the vintage blue chair is a favorite of the lady.
The entryway of this Hawaiian stunner features an arched doorway with an intricate, carved wood transom and iron-laced doors. A warm faux finish on the walls gives the space a cozy, homey feel despite its grand dimensions. A covered portico protects arriving guests from the elements, whether sun or rain.
When the owner of a run-down, century-old row house near D.C.'s Union Market asked Kerra Michele Huerta to help renovate their space, the designer leapt at the chance to get creative. After the construction crew dug out the basement to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with a full kitchen for guests, Huerta stepped into the entryway and used remnants of unsalvageable pine floors to design a "welcome mat" inlay in the new foyer. The coat rack was repurposed too; though it seems right at home next to the bright red art, it's actually comprised of old pipes.
Designer Killy Scheer used plants to accessorize this sunroom, including a snake plant and a fiddle leaf fig. Large windows let natural light spill onto the black-and-white tile floor and shiplap walls.
Multipurpose Girl's Playroom With Custom Storage Bench
Charged with creating a playroom for her clients' daughters, SuzAnn Kletzien set out to design a multipurpose space for play, study and possible sleepovers. A custom U-shaped storage bench and accompanying table anchor the space, while colorful upholstery and Moroccan-inspired accessories keep the eclectic space lively.
This foyer uses a runner in a whimsical, unique way: as an extra long and colorful doormat of sorts. All the rugs in the room are durable to stand up to pets and kid traffic. And their colors and patterns bring in lots of personality.