Hey guys! It’s going to be a quick and dirty post this week. I’m feeling pretty beefy, because most of our progress this week has been manual labor. We’ve been busting out our guns and dragging stuff around, and now we have a new room layout in our multipurpose playroom!
Color Palette Inspiration Update
We did end up getting the rugs we were looking at last week, including the pink and purply one that was on sale at Ikea.
This added a whole new set of colors that I hadn’t really planned on highlighting in the room design! Our initial color palette featured Dani’s favorite go-to robin’s egg blue. You can see it in the moodboard here. Once we had decided on the new rug, it was time to go back to the drawing board and update our color inspiration. We’ll now be incorporating some lavender/periwinkle and pink into our palette.
This palette is nice because it incorporates the lavender and pink into the pre-existing robin’s egg color that Dani loves.
But Dani surprised me by choosing this inspiration image as her favorite! It’s exciting to see her taking her color palette in a different direction since the robin’s egg features so strongly in her living and dining rooms. Expect to see lavender playing a larger role here. We might even bring in some sunny yellow or a splash of that decadent raspberry color!
Room Layout In Progress
As you all know, the best part of interior design is that it’s always a clean, glamorous process.
Oh. Maybe not. Sometimes you have to make things worse before they get better!
The commotion took an emotional toll on poor Sir Demse-alot.
We removed all the rugs from the room and rotated the bed frame so it lays against the far wall.
Eep. While moving the bed we noticed that some of the tile molding was coming undone. It really is getting worse before it gets better!
Our plan for covering the un-window is to use curtain panels to frame the bed. This way we can cover the window and visually anchor the bed at the same time!
After shopping for the right size curtain rod ended in defeat last week, Dani decided to get resourceful with some extra hardware that she already owned. Here you can see her sliding a smaller diameter curtain rod into both halves of the curtain rod that was already there. Boom! Extra long curtain rod.
Now it just needs another mounting bracket to support the middle, and it’s good to go. An elegant solution: it cost us nothing and it still matches the other curtain rod in the room!
In the other corner of the room layout is our teepee! Remember the chunky taupe rug from last week? It’s a little smaller than we thought it would be in relation to the teepee, but it sits comfortably underneath it and will help keep the legs from scooting in and collapsing. Henry and Demsey are already quality testing the new rugs because they are Very Good Boys.
The large set of drawers and desk that took up space next to the bed fit perfectly in the closet. They’re heavy and stable, and guests can still access the drawers! This frees up some space for us to add seating in that corner. Yes!
New Room Layout
Now that we’ve rearranged the room, let’s see what we’re working with.
By the door you can see a sneak peek of next week’s project, and we’ve brought the kid-sized table and chairs downstairs.
The teepee and rug on the playroom side are already partially blocked from view by the storage unit. We’ll use contact paper to cover the back of the unit.
The TV is tucked away in the corner at just the right height to be visible from the bed, so we’re hoping that this placement works out. Dani has a slightly smaller TV in her bedroom, so we’ll swap it out for the one down here.
The bedroom side of our room layout. You can see the two storage units that will help contain toys on the playroom side. A big thanks to the muscle team that dragged this heavy white behemoth down the stairs!
A small area for seating in the corner where the dresser used to be.
That’s it for now! Follow that poodle butt out the door and we’ll see you during week 4.
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