My Playroom: Ruby Mae Lovejoy

Portland, OR

Jenn shares her daughter's lively playroom complete with a playhouse made out of that awkward space under the stairs: Finally there was a purpose for that no-man's land area in the basement...a playroom for Ruby! The objective of the room was simple: have an area full of color, texture and fun!
We started by putting down green throw rugs from Ikea to imitate grass. For storage, we used these great cube shelves and baskets (also from Ikea!) along the entire back wall. The baskets are soft so she can't pull them on herself and get hurt, and are also deceivingly big...so they hold lots! They are essential to keeping the room organized and clean.

The rainbow clubhouse covers up the underside of the stairs and gives Ruby a fun spot to play house with her friends (well, it will when she is older than 11 mos!). This was made out of a couple of quilts that I cut up and "custom" fit. Finally, one of our favorite additions, the mini baby grand piano. Music has always been a huge part of our lives and we wanted to introduce that to her life early on.

I had so much fun building this room....sometimes I think it is more for me than her!

Thanks Jenn!

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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