Design by Sara Polacek of The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team
It’s always a dream for us when customers ask our Design Services team to help design more than one room or come back again for design help. Which is why we was so excited when Jen asked us for help decorating five rooms in her newly-built home. We worked through her home one room at a time, eventually designing two boys bedrooms, a bathroom, playroom and art room. We started the entire process with a phone call to discuss her room plans, design aesthetic, kid’s personalities and interests and the use of each space. Jen had tons of ideas to make her kids room special, like adding a trap door to connect the boys bedrooms, using chalkboard paint and lots of color.
We’ll focus on one of Jen’s sons bedrooms and the playroom to show you how the rooms came together. After the initial consultation, we start with a Pinterest board to work around the themes and interests chosen by the customer. The themes Jen was interested in were race cars, sports and nautical. We brought in bits of each through color and pattern to bring the themes to lie without being matchy matchy.
For Jen’s son Conner’s room, Jen decided on our Big League Bedding and we built the room around that using this Pinterest board. We also:
- Brought in bright and bold colors with our Bar Rug
- Positioned the furniture along the walls to create an open floor space for play
- Added a playhome to the corner for a hide out and reading nook
- Brought in sports prints and additional artwork that worked with the colors in the room
- Walls were painted Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray with accent stripes of Once Upon a Time and Gun Metal
Bright Letter Throw Pillow / Blue Honeycomb Wall Shelf / Big League Sheet Set / Perfect Circle Corkboard / Bar Rug / Big League Pillowcase / Big League Sham / Big League Colorblock Pillow / Big League Green Printed Pillow / Two Ring Table Lamp Base & White Light Years Lamp Shade / Zebra Friends Wall Art
Jen had a small playroom so she wanted to make the most of the space, including a play area, TV spot, toy storage and coloring area. To achieve this, we used Pinterest to create space that:
- Used vertical space in the room to make the best use of space using our Cubby Shelves
- Book ledges were placed horizontally up the wall as a bookcase alternative that takes up less floor space
- Placed the play table against the wall to open up floor space
- Sliding doors were painted with chalkboard paint for drawing
- Mounted the TV on the wall and placed District Bookcases underneath to provide media space and additional toy storage