The top floor of this home is Kid Land with bedrooms for the family's two boys and this playroom in between them. The playroom gets a peppy personality from its striped wallpaper and blue and orange palette. There is toy storage, a tv and sofa, and space to do homework or play games.
To create the look and feel of an entryway although the home is completely lacking in one, a properly scaled console table was placed just inside the door to hold keys, mail and wallets. The space above is used to hold jackets, scarves and bags while the space below houses baskets for shoes, boots and pet supplies.
Designer Jeff Troyer moved the front door from the living room to this central area, allowing the space to function as a sitting room, music room and foyer for the family. A brown L-shaped sofa is tucked into one corner of the room, while a set of three nesting tables is positioned on top of a gray area rug.
"Colorful produce is a fragrant and easy way to add style to the entry," stylist Matthew Mead says. "Inexpensive fruits like green apples, tangelos and lemons" add interest everywhere, from centerpieces to the staircase, and create engaging focal points, he says. "Berries and sprigs of evergreen add a festive touch." Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead
Transitional Crafts Room With Built in Cabinet Storage, Moveable Table Panels and Adjustable Pendant Lights
Built in storage including traditional white cabinets, glass door cabinets and open display shelving leave this space organized and free from clutter crowding the work space. Moveable table panels slide over the white countertop for creating a comfortable and suitable workspace. Adjustable pendant lights allow for light control over the tabletops.
This glamorous kitchen even includes a bar area with beautiful glass front cabinets, wine storage and a mini refrigerator. A low countertop separates it from the living room while still allowing easy access when entertaining.