Post by Kim Doren of The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team
In partnership with our favorite organization, New Mt Calvary Church in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, we created a “tween” room for kids in the neighborhood. This room is for the kids at their summer program that aren’t so little anymore, but aren’t quite full on teenagers, as each of those age groups have their own designated space. Yolanda, the summer program’s director, wanted it to be a relaxing space, but to also be a space for arts and crafts. After all, this used to be the art department when this building was a functioning school.
Before we refreshed the room, it was housing broken pieces of play equipment, old art supplies and was used as a catch-all. We saw the potential for this room along with Yolanda, the tall ceilings and huge windows provided great bones to work with.
We started with a plan and a mood board for the space, and sourced items Crate and Barrel, FLOR, Ikea, and, obviously, the Land of Nod. Books, games and art supplies were brought in. The color scheme is bright and cheerful, and after we were done, we could just picture curling up on a couch with some new preteen fiction.
15 volunteers from both the Land of Nod and Merkle Marketing helped to bring this space to life for a very deserving cause.
Design by Kim Doren 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.