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Pearl’s Playroom


A fun, bright, easy to use playroom that used to be mom and dad's home office.

Design Inspiration

The colors of a globe in what used to be Pearl's parents' home office.

Decorating Style

A mix of vintage and contemporary. Clean and classic. I like to reuse and repurpose items first. Flea markets are my friend.

Project Details

Once we moved the office out we pretty much had a blank canvas for the playroom. Key elements that mom wanted for Pearl: storage and shelving for toys that Pearl could easily get in and out of, chalk and magnet boards, frames for Pearl's artwork, and a creativity table.

Favorite Items

The curiosity window box is my favorite piece. I found a sweet little window at Building Resources with the hinges and glass knob attached but no glass. My carpenter friend made a box with a shelf to fit. I lined the inside back with cork, had a piece of plexiglass cut to fit and painted it.


Cubbies :: :: Opted for the the natural finish and painted to match the color palette. Creativity table :: Acquired from mom's work and repainted to match the color palette. Shelves and magnet board :: Ikea Various frames on the wall :: thrift stores and flea markets. Lined with cork to easily showcase and rotate Pearl's artwork. Chalkboard wall :: The walls in this rented apartment are highly textured - not the greatest surface to turn into a chalkboard using chalkboard paint. Instead of painting directly onto the wall, I used a piece of canvas.  I sanded in between coats to make it as smooth as possible, affixed grommets to the corners and attached it to the wall. To hide the upper edge of the canvas and grommets I made a border with fuzzy pom poms. **That big old plastic kitchen was a surprise gift from a family member (mom and dad weren't thrilled, but Pearl sure was...we had to work around it!).


Tuesday 25th of January 2011

Your craft table's very cute and one-of-a-kind. I'd say you did a really great job with this play/creativity room.


Monday 24th of January 2011

I love your curiosity boxes that double as shelving space. The one with the stuffed pig, sheep and giraffe is very cute!


Tuesday 18th of January 2011

The creativity table and bench set is a winner. I'd surely want one for my kids, too. It has a unique form and it's very child-friendly without the sharp corners.