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April 18, 2016

Playroom with a Side of Work

Hello from vacation!  If you follow me on instagram, you may have pieced together that we surprised Ruby with a birthday trip to Disneyland.  What a magical trip it has been!  Even though I’m on a break, I couldn’t miss out on today’s blog post for another round of BSHT put on by my friend, Lindsay.  This round’s topic is Work and Play.

Hola if you’re heading here from A Storied Home!  Such a beautiful,organic and earthy feeling site.

The office at the #staggreno is still very much a work in progress.  I finally nailed down the design, but it’s currently being used as a big (and messy) storage room while we put our actual storage room together.  It’s driving me ca-razy to not have a designated place to work, since I work from home mostly.  Finishing that room is next on the list, but until I get it done, I thought I would share a combination of our current playroom (where I occasionally work while the girls play), and our last office which I miss very much based almost completely on the fact that it was finished.  And organized.  And not a storage room as mine is now.  Arg.

But let’s start with the playroom, shall we?

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You can read every little detail about this space HERE, but I’ll give you just a little refresher.

When we bought the house, this space was a dark and dreary formal dining room.  After raising the roof (literally), taking out the wallpaper, adding french doors, cutting a bigger window, and of course switching the light fixture, we had a blank slate to work with.  I designed the built-ins and Jon busted them out (I did little to help, as I was about 8 months pregnant with Anna) but he nailed it, as he always does, and they turned out beautifully.

That little window seat is where I end up working if I’m under the gun with a deadline, as I often am, and the girls are playing.  I’ve also sat at the little play table many a time with my laptop, typing away while Ruby cooks me up something yummy in the play kitchen,

I get asked most about the little fairy door.  Ruby’s love of fairies runs deep and I wanted to add a little magic into our new house when we moved in, so I found this little fairy door on Etsy and told her a fairy named Sparkle had moved in too.  Sparkle occasionally leaves Ruby little notes or presents.  I love when I catch her talking to Sparkle’s door telling her what a good girl she has been.  Childhood is the best.  (If you search “fairy door” on Etsy, a bunch of similar items come up)

Now a look at my past home’s office.  Please oh please let us finish my new office soon for my sanity’s sake.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!  Up next on the tour is Jones Design Company and you’re in for a treat.  I love Emily’s aesthetic so much.  It’s so clean and fresh.  And be sure to check out the rest of the tour– links below!

Monday, April 18th:

The White Buffalo Styling Co.

Emily A. Clark

Cuckoo 4 Design

Bliss at Home

Iron & Twine

Nesting with Grace

Tuesday, April 19th:

Place of My Taste

The Chronicles of Home

Life on Virginia Street

Bright Green Door

Our Storied Home

WithHEART

Wednesday, April 20th:

Jones Design Company

The Wicker House

Primitive & Proper

DesignPost Interiors

My Fabuless Life

The House of Silver Lining

Thursday, April 21st:

Thistlewood Farms

Simple Stylings

Restless Arrow

Katie Gavigan Interiors

Claire Brody

Friday, April 22nd:

Hi Sugarplum

The Décor Fix

A Designer at Home

Style Mutt Home

A Creative Day Blog

Style Your Senses

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  1. Work & Play Home Tours - Cuckoo4Design

    April 19th, 2016 at 5:34 am

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  2. Julia@Cuckoo4Design

    April 19th, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Absolutely beautiful my friend! This makes me think back to when my daughter was little. She had the same kitchen which is now in the attic. Time went by way too fast. Anyways I’m getting sidetracked here 😉 Love the play space and your office is perfect too

  3. Administrator

    April 19th, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Thank you gal! xx

  4. cassie @ primitive & proper

    April 19th, 2016 at 7:15 am

    wow, what an awesome space! i love that built in bench and love the colors you used!

  5. Heather @ The Decor Fix

    April 19th, 2016 at 9:30 am

    That is the playroom of my inner kid dreams! Seriously, love the built-ins, the sconces, and fabric combinations. Can my toddler and I come hang out for a while? We’ll bring macarons to share:) PS: Your bookshelf styling is genius.

  6. Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home

    April 19th, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    That fairy door idea is so sweet, I love it. What a magical little touch. I’ve loved your playroom since I first laid eyes on it and still do!

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  8. Corinna - ADesignerAtHome

    April 19th, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Wow! What an office. It looks so professional and cool. And what a cute touch with the fairy door. I love that. And the lighting. The lighting is phenomenal in that space.

  9. Amanda

    April 19th, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I love how fresh, bright and happy this space is! A totally inspiring place for littles and mommas alike 🙂

  10. Jenn

    April 19th, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I love how bright and cheery everything is. Love, love this room!!

  11. Amber

    April 19th, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I love your curated style! It’s absolute perfect mix of colors!

  12. Aniko

    April 19th, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    What a great space for a little kid! That playroom is dreamy. Loved your office, too! Nice and organized.

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  17. Lindsay

    April 23rd, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Your playroom is so happy! I love it, girl! Thanks for joining in!

  18. Shared Home Office | My Fabuless Life

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