It’s Before and After Friday, hooray! I gave you a look at this playroom on Monday (including the fun snack bar above) with a nod to all things Americana. Today I want you to see what it looked like before I gave it a facelift.
Before it was a playroom for younger boys. By the time I entered the scene the boys were getting older and needed a space that reflected their age and interests. Here is the before…
The after is a cool hangout for lots of friends. It’s a perfect place for video games, board games, television and more.
Here’s another before of the space. The air hockey game was hard to access and it really didn’t take advantage of the dormer.
In the after, I used the dormer as a window seat with a game table for board games. You can really see some of my favorite details in this shot including the chambray wall treatment, the rugby style stripes on the ceiling and the fun mix of fabrics including many of my Tobi Fairley Home Fabrics in custom colors for this space. And don’t you love that Scott Carroll original artwork? I used it in my Richmond, VA show house a few years back and found a permanent home for it in this great space.
And here’s one more before of the space looking towards the back of the room. It had cute storage and a fun mural but the boys had outgrown this look.
I don’t have a professionally styled and photographed look at the back of the room, but I have to at least show you a snapshot. I created a fun wall installation to look like red and white art but it’s actually a magnetic metal dry erase board. So the kids can hang their artwork on it with magnets, use it as a dry erase board for keeping score when playing the air hockey game that I placed underneath or leave it blank and enjoy the graphic pattern.
As always, I’d love to know what you think. Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite part of the transformation.
Happy Friday Friends! xo,