The Coolest House in the Neighborhood: Before and After

June 26, 2015


Growing up, the minds of kids often dream of having their house be considered a ‘cool house’. Meet the family that now has the coolest playroom and bedroom in the neighborhood! We transformed an ordinary playroom into a playroom that reflects the style of today. On top of that, a teenager’s bedroom gets a complete makeover, bed and all.

Playroom Before

First lets begin in the playroom. Before, the parents did a great job painting the walls bright colors and adding some bookshelves for storage. Despite their efforts to keep the kids things tidy, the accumulation of toys just became overwhelming and left little place to keep them. It was important to create accessible storage in the space without looking like… well storage.

We first eliminated the wall colors and created a neutral color palette expect for one wall which we painted in black chalkboard paint! Keeping the color neutral, we are able to have fun with our furniture and accessories in the room. Cubed storage bins line the full wall. The cubes contain colorful crates that allow the kids to store toys and school supplies.

A brightly colored rug sits beneath a white lacquered craft table. Four funky red chairs allow both kids and adults to spread out their creative projects and have plenty space to spread out. The kiddos did most of the accessorizing with their awesome artwork, figures and collectables. We finished off the space with a black, whimsical wire lamp, red clock to keep time, and a white board. Let the play begin!

But first, we have to tell you about James’ awesome room.


Sharing a Jack and Jill bathroom with the playroom is James’ room. Loving the colors yellow and orange, we wanted to give him a colorful room that reflects his teenage status. We were inspired by the bold colors and stripes we found in a bedspread.

Keeping with that theme, we painted bold horizontal lines in blue, yellow, and orange. Rustic metal letters spells out his name above his bed to let everyone know whose room they are walking into.

A dark wood bed frame with a matching nightstand gives the room a sturdy, timeless feel. For the second nightstand it was a locker inspired table, (metal locks and all) which really transformed this into a boys room. Two yellow lamps on either nightstand tie together the wall and bedding.

James finished off the space with his oversized beanbag chair so that he could have a comfy corner to do all his reading.

Thank you for letting us create such a fun project! We really enjoyed letting our inner child out. Hope you have some amazing  creative sessions in your new space!