I'd love to hear your kid-friendly space solutions. At the end of this post, please share your tricks for keeping a hard-working, family-friendly space looking grown-up.
Today's featured Online Design Plan belongs to a young family of three (four if you count the little guy on the sofa). They were looking for a design plan that will allow their family room to function as a kid-friendly space by day and a sophisticated, relaxing adult space by night. Their home is absolutely gorgeous. They had a great start with a fabulous fireplace and beautiful moldings.
Here is what I came up with...
To keep the multifunctional room neat and tidy, I gave them lots of clever storage. The homeowner already has a great collection of storage baskets. Not only are they beautiful but perfect for quick toy clean up at night. Additional storage for kid stuff was brought to the space with a sneaky-storage ottoman from Ballard Designs. A pair of Andover Cabinets from Potterybarn are not only gorgeous but they will keep puzzles, games, and toys incognito.
Making the transition from a busy, day-time-family space to a calm, night-time-adult space will be a snap.
Another 'must' for a kid-friendly, and pet-friendly, space is a slipcovered sofa.
The PB Comfort sofa with a washable slipcover is perfect for family life. The covers get softer with every wash. I think this little guy will be very happy with his new sofa.
To give the room grown-up sophistication, I added tone on tone, color block drapes are from my favorite online source of custom drapery, Martha And Ash on Etsy. The gorgeous Kravet fabric pillow covers are from another great Etsy Shop, Turquoise Tumbleweed.
Now it's your turn, how do you keep your family friendly home looking grown up?
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