Written by Rachel, Nod’s resident PR & Social Media Lead
Our team was lucky enough to help redesign Baby2Baby’s Los Angeles headquarters. Baby2Baby is an organization that provides low-income children with diapers, clothing and other basic necessities. They distribute to non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and other social service agencies, serving over 75,000 Los Angeles-area children each year.
Baby2Baby was redesigning their office space, which includes a playroom for the children they serve, and asked our Design Services team to provide their expertise.
The space was large and underutilized so Tim, one of our designers, decided to make it a zoned playroom to allow for multiple play focus points. We worked through design elements using a Pinterest board to pick all the right pieces for the space. Then we created a room layout to help visualize the final space.
The playroom is playful, welcoming and perfect for kids of all ages. We achieved the look using vibrant, unique rugs, bright colors, and tons of toys, bins, books and plush animals.
A few key design elements you can use for your playroom design are:
- Zone the Space – Create different areas for kinds of play, including crafts, reading, imaginary play, etc. Area rugs are a great way to ground each zone and help to visually separate the different areas.
- Patterns – Notice each rug has a similar pattern. We used different size circles to give it continuity throughout the space.
- Mix of Elements – We added a natural element with our Jute Canvas bins. This helps to break up the bright rainbow colors in the space, and adds texture and dimension. This is easy to incorporate at home, try using a textured throw pillow or blanket.
Design by Tim Whitworth of The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team. Our Design Services team offers free one-on-one design advice, mood boards and space planning. You have a room to decorate? They’d love to hear from you.