Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Combo Office and Playroom Inspiration

Hope all has been well in your world! I've had a pretty exciting couple of weeks as far as House Homemade goes. I'm reaching out to sponsors for a big upcoming project. (And it's working.. ) I got help to redesign the site a bit and I love the way it looks. And tomorrow a photographer for Apartment Therapy is coming to photograph our house! Squuueeeeeeeeel. That's so crazy exciting! Professionals are way better at pictures than I am. I'll try to soak up the fanciness. Okay so now that you're a little bit caught up on that cool stuff...Happy Valentines Day! Hope you have great plans. Or no plans. Whatever makes you the happiest. No plans always makes us happier over in these parts. Actually, our plans consist of the sweet hubs making us a yummy dinner. He makes steak and butter/garlic drenched scallops (then bread to soak up the butter) and asparagus. My mouth is watering. It's my favorite meal of the year. I'm the cook in this house but he's the chef. Know what I mean? Also, I made it through the whole season without buying Brach's candy hearts. (those are the best brand of candy hearts. They are NOT all created equal..Don't ever judge a candy heart by the Necco kind or any brand in the little boxes. They aren't the same.)

Back to the business at hand. I'm helping my friend Lindsay redesign their sun room into a playroom / office combo!  It's a huge space and will perfectly fit both areas.We've been pinning away and have some beautiful spaces as inspiration.

This open shelving in an office by Modish and Main is polished, rustic and warm which is perfectly Lindsay and her husbands style.

This office/ playroom combo from Style Your Senses is so pretty. It looks mature and totally fun and sweet at the same time.

Then this room from Emily Henderson. I'd hang out here. That's the kind of playroom I think works out the best.. Great for kids but sophisticated enough that adults don't mind being in there too. If you could see the current state of our playroom, you'd think I was crazy for having any opinions about cool playrooms... That will change in April. Can't wait!

OK so now that you've seen some gorgeous playroom / office eye candy, let me show you Lindsay's before pictures. I should say this room, until a couple weeks ago, has been used as storage hence the boxes and mess. It will be amazing soon and I can't wait. I'm sure Linds can't wait, more.

This side of the room will act as the playroom side. It's light and bright and will be such a great space. I actually love the white walls with the wood trim. I'm trying to convince her to keep it as is.

This side is the office side. Can you picture the open shelving on that back wall? So pretty in my head already. They have a great desk and I'm thinking of placing toy storage in front of it as a dividing point between the two spaces.

We'll be doing plenty of DIY's for this room including giant, cozy floor poufs, a play tent and maybe a toning down of that sweet gold fan. But I also did a little mood board for the color and feel of the room. Click the items below for individual affiliate links.

What do you think? Neutral, light and bright with little pops of color and pattern. That fits the rest of their house to a tee. Also, Lindsay had the bright idea to coordinate the pillows and things to the twins bedroom decor that way, when they're big enough to carry things through the house, the "things" look good in every room.  This might not matter to some people, but it's the little things like that, that her and I get so excited about. #easilyexcitable.

Can't wait to keep you updated as we update the space. Lindsay, thanks for hiring me and paying me with breakfast tacos. It's my second favorite form of currency. Come back next week for some Apartment Therapy details and a post about finishing up unfinished projects (spurred on by the aforementioned photo shoot.)

Thanks for reading, friends.


  1. Woohoo! Where do I start?

    1. I was just thinking when I clicked over to your home page that I love the design! So pretty!
    2. I AM DROOLING over your description of your steak and scallop dinner... Ahhh.
    3. This room is going to be gorgeous! Love that light fixture!

    1. Yay! Thanks Brynne! And we had the steak this weekend and it was amazing. As always. Happy Valentine's Day!


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