Today is a big day, y’all! Welcome to another round of Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours! I’m so glad you’re here. While BSHT is usually seasonal, I try to several different topical editions throughout the year and this one is my favorite yet.
This week, I’m joining with 28 other bloggers to share how we work and play. When we moved into The Buffalo Bungalow back in the fall, I was most excited to finish this combined work and play space because I knew how much it would be used. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Wayfair on this inspiring and creative space for me and my girl. If you missed the first few posts about this room, make sure you check those out. You can read about the layout and see the rough befores here (it was our storage room for awhile for sure!). And you can check out Phase 1 of the plans here and the updated plans here. The overall goal was colorful and creative with my usual hint of boho and eclectic vibes.
You may remember from the layout post that we decided to divide this room into several separate sections: one for work, one for play, and one for storage. Prepare yourself for tons of photos, y’all. This is my favorite reveal yet.
For the room’s base, I started with a bleached jute rug and two layered boucherouite rugs (large, small). I’ve loved these rugs forever and knew that this playful, creative space was the perfect place to try them out! They’re so colorful and I really let the rest of the room come from them. In this play section, a few things were a must: a teepee, a play kitchen, and a set of kids’ table and chairs. Rosie got the lace teepee for her birthday and I absolutely love the boho vibe that it has.
Rosie already crawls in there, but I can just picture her laid back in here with a snack each afternoon reading a book or watching her favorite little show.
I tried to make this a special little nook for Rosie with the “Be Awesome Today” art and the tiny Moroccan string lights.
Several people told me not to bother with a play kitchen until she was older, but y’all, she won’t hardly leave this thing. Granted right now, she loves opening and closing all the doors and couldn’t care less what it’s supposed to be, but I’m sure she will soon.
It’s funny, growing up, I loved pink. But as an adult, I’ve hated it. But having Miss Rosie has brought back a love for it and I’ve been wanting to do blush curtains ever since. I thought this “girls only” room would be the perfect place so that Chris doesn’t have to live with it as much (though of course he’ll be spending time in here). My original plan was solid blush, but I ended up going with a two tone panel with peachy pink on the outside and blush on the inside. I love the dimension it adds.
For my workspace, I kept my DIY Faux Marble Desk. I thought about getting a new one, but I do love this desk and it really fit in the room. Plus, that was something I had that could be re-purposed and the budget could go elsewhere. Even though I didn’t have a lot of space for my desk area, I wanted it to be pretty and inspiring. To me, all offices need an inspiration board filled with images and quotes you love, but there wasn’t a spot for that here.
I hung several layers of yarn, so that I could use it as an “inspiration garland,” so that I wouldn’t block any light from the window with a big board.
I filled it with some of my favorite quotes and pictures. This space is small, but completely perfect to me. Now those late nights working won’t seem so bad.
I really wanted this room to have a patterned, focal wall. You may remember that we were planning to go with a floral wallpaper and then decided to use it elsewhere (you can read about that here). But I still wanted my floral pattern, so I decided to paint one. I was really inspired by my friend, Natalie’s, studio walls and was going for a playful, hand-drawn floral look.
I’m going to talk more about the wall design and that flamingo on acrylic beauty on Wednesday, but for now, I’ll just say, it might be my favorite part of the room. Painting something like that is always a risk and in the middle of it, I had a moment of panic that it wouldn’t turn out as I’d hoped. But now seeing it all together, it’s as I pictured. Whew!
One of the best parts of this room is the storage. While I do have two big closets that I still have to maximize, I wanted accessible toy and book storage for Rosie and these were perfect! I wanted a long console, so we got two of these shelves and put them together. I love that there are shelves on top for books and my office storage and then bins on the bottom that she can easily get into.
The over-sized copper sputnik is one of my very favorite things in the room. I love the statement that it makes! I will say that it was pretty difficult to put together, but the pay-off is so worth it to me. It has just the playful punch I was hoping for in here.
I’m giddy thinking about all the life that we’ll live out in here in the years to come. I had such a blast designing this creative space for us.
It’s my favorite I’ve designed yet, but then again there’s just nothing like designing a space for your little people.
Thanks so much for checking our our new office playroom! I’m so happy you came on a tour. Now make sure you hope on over to the next talented lady in the line-up, Emily A. Clark. I always love everything Emily does!
Office/Playroom Source List
Curtains – fabric from Joann’s
Ice Cream Cup – Target
Pink Marbled Ball – Target
You can check out the full schedule for this week’s BSHT below. It’s going to be good guys!
Monday, April 18th:
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Product was provided through partnership with Wayfair for this post. All opinions and product choices are 100% my own.