Katie wrote to me with an idea board request; in her family's Canadian home, they have a large dual-room basement. One room is the TV room and the other room is the playroom. It's a bit hard to imagine, so I thought I'd share the pictures..
She asked me for help with two spaces - one for the children and one for the adults; yet still uniform, bright, and contemporary. Her budget is small, so most of the furniture is from Ikea (which is also located in Canada).
And here is the result!
You can see the adult room details are at the top of the board and the kid's room details are below.
- The paint is a green-white. I love white paints that have certain colored undertones, like this one. It's called "Tint of Mint" by Benjamin Moore.
- The grown up room consists of a sleek sofa, chair and TV console table. Two modern mirrors will hang on the wall behind the chair (where the loveseat is right now) and a row of shelves will compliment the TV wall. A rounded black leather ottoman will sit in the middle.
- The kids room will be all about storage!! A large storage center with white boxes will hold all the kid's toys. Rolling laundry baskets will also be a good use of toy storage and can roll into the TV room (I have to give mad credit to Little Green Notebook for this one - it was completely her idea and I LOVE it!!!). A white table and chairs will sit atop a bright green outdoor rug in the middle of the room. And my favorite part - a chalkboard wall!
console table: Pottery Barn
sofa: The Brick
kid table & chairs: Ikea
storage unit: Ikea
storage boxes: Ikea
rolling laundry basket: eBay
rug: Dash & Albert
curtains: West Elm
roller shade: Ikea
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