Project by: Katie Gavigan
Location: San Francisco, California
This family hired me while expecting their second child. This wonderfully sunny room borders the kids' room, and mom imagined it as the perfect spot for her toddler to play while she cared for the new baby, and for the kids to grow and play in together.
We didn't want to take up much valuable floor space (aka, playing space!) with seating, so agreed on a simple storage bench as the "adult seating." The adorable striped baskets nestled in the bench cubbies are filled with toys, not to mention are extremely soft, have handles and are easy for the kids to manage on their own. We incorporated a kid-sized table and chairs set my clients owned already.
Throughout the room, a mix of happy, bright colors create a light-hearted mood without being overly "matchy" or taking themselves too seriously. Floor pillows are corralled in a basket but can easily be pulled out to create a makeshift reading spot. A map hung on the wall encourages learning and an easel provides a creative outlet. This could easily have been an under-utilized room in the back of their home, but now it's a cozy, practical and well-loved space for the entire family to enjoy!
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(Image credits: Katie Gavigan Interiors)