July 9, 2014

New House Progress | Major Playroom Update

Sunroom | Playroom

I feel like this room keeps reinventing itself along with the rest of our downstairs.  The blue sofa and loveseat from the former living room got moved to the playroom when we shuffled things around a few weeks ago.  At first I wasn't sure I was going to like it but I felt like it was the best size match for the space.  The white sofa and loveseat we brought back from Pawleys Island are huge so it made more sense for them to go to the family room which is a much larger room.  I'm also a little less nervous having all that white upholstery in a second family space and not the primary kid zone.

I was really happy with the way our playroom looked after completing a big overhaul here and then some big accessory tweaking hereYou can see the true before pictures here from just after we closed.  So throwing those blue sofas in there took a little getting used to for me.  I like how they create a large seating area but the small footprint doesn't overpower the room.   This is our favorite spot to read books or play spaceship.

I've been struggling with what colors I want to use in this room and have happily landed upon an accidental pink and blue scheme.  I'm a huge fan of pink and navy and this is the perfect preppy combination.  All of the sophisticated neutral I love got shuffled to the family room so I can now let this room loosen up a bit.  I've also gravitated toward pink accessories forever and I'm glad they are being used in the new house now instead of staying packed away.

 

And on to the second half of the room, where the toys are y'all.  Please don't mistake these next few pictures for lazy-ness.  I'm not too busy to clean up nicely before guests come over, including you.  I just think it's nice to see what things really look like now and again.  You know, really look like.  So in the pictures above nothing has been styled, it's just the view you see from the dining room and it's easy to keep things clean.  And the pictures below show where we are most every day.  I really want to mount a tv above the coral desk but right now it's a landing place for crap.  The skirted console table is mostly a storage for plastic toys and no matter how many times I put the dollhouse away it ends up looking like this five minutes later.  Our teepee needs some more permanent reinforcements after a really active play date several months ago.

You'll also notice my old pink sofa with the white slipcover is still in here.  The white has been pretty easy to keep clean because it's washable.  But the loose fabric would annoy the crap out of me in a more adult space.  It just never looks awesome like the custom slipcovers do.  The sofa faces into the room opposite the blue sofa.  It's overkill for seating.  It's taking up too much room. I know it needs to go.  I'm just having a really hard time letting this sofa go.  It was my first big purchase as a grown-up and I'm clearly sentimental about it.  I need to get over that.  The last thing we need is another sofa.  For real.  Do you hold onto stuff you no longer need just because you're not ready to let go yet?

23 comments:

  1. I am the queen of holding on to stuff that I don't need because I get sentimental about it. I think just knowing that allows you to, over time, to let go. I say keep it a little longer and maybe you will find a spot for it.

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  2. Absolutely LOVE it all! Amazing photography skills too, and the colors are gorgeous - especially on the pillows. Such a beautiful, bright room to play!

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  3. Looks awesome! Especially love the side table with nail heads!

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  4. I love it!! Pink and blue pair so perfectly together and adds a certain level of sophistication to your playroom!

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  5. It looks like a well-loved space! I love the pops of pink, and I understand about the sofa. I definitely keep things sometimes just for sentimental value.

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  6. You are on a roll with decorating my love!! I love the navy + pink color palette and everything looks so pretty!!

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  7. So lovely this playroom! Love the pattern on the sofa and the cushions, the chairs and the rug absolutely awesome ;)

    http://zepedrorodrigues.blogspot.pt/

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  8. I love getting to see how your home is evolving, love love your style!! I say keep the sofa. My daughter is 15 and we are currently searching for fun seating for her room. Your cutie girl may 'need' it in her room as she gets older....

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  9. Looks so so good!! I wanna come play!!

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  10. LOVE the end table, where did you get it? I finally got my husband to put his leather lazy boy in the basement of my dad's rental house. It was his first purchase after he landed his first real job and I don't think he will ever throw it out or donate it. At least your pink sofa is cute and has good bones. Not much I could do make the lazy boy work!!

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  11. I think this looks great! I agree with you--loose slipcovers are the worst! Pink and blue are my favorite colors (and the colors of my wedding, no surprise!) Where is your play kitchen from? It is too cute and not too kiddie!

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  12. I like the color scheme for a fun family room. But most of all, I like that you showed us what it looks like unstyled. I'm always reluctant to do that, but I do like the honesty. Here's to keeping it real! *clink*

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  13. Looks great and I like the white sofa! :-)

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  14. Looking good...I love how your house is slowly evolving and changing--keeps things exciting! Also, love how you're keeping it real with the pics! Better to have a playroom specifically for kids that can get messy!

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  15. Would you please share the pant brand and color of that desk? I love that color and it would go well in my sunroom.

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  16. I live your space. Very beautiful.

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  17. Auto correct wants me to live not love. Lol

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  18. It looks perfect, like it was meant to be that way! xo Nancy

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  19. Your pillows are fabulous for the space. I was wondering where the navy couches ended up and I think they look perfect in here. Your evolutionary decoratin posts are my favorite.

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  20. I love your blue and white pillows. I am in Charleston- did you buy them locally?

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  21. This blog is blog so beautiful and these all images are so awesome.

    Leather Sofa Land

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  22. Looking great! I mean, your home is really a thing now. It's really stunning. Very nice! I'm sure it's got strong fortifications at the walls, which is really needed in the long run. Great job with that!

    Kendra Tran @ LECO Concrete Forms & Supply

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