I hope you all had a nice weekend. It was absolutely perfect weather here in NY and we enjoyed most of the weekend outdoors– including a lovely picnic packed by my thoughtful husband. We also managed to get some stuff done around the house. Mainly, we got the mess from last weekend straightened up. The guest room got a little upgrade, thanks to a room shift in which art and accessories and a settee got moved from the den into the guest room. The drapes still need to be installed and once that’s done, I think I’ll leave it the way it is until baby #2 makes his or her debut ( no– not any time soon- don’t get so excited).
My main plan is to make the den (which is seriously underutilized) a room for the baby to play in. Right now we spend all our time in the living room. Since day 1, the living room has been the main living space. We love the light in this room in the afternoon and the sweet delicious breeze that comes in the window at night. But I’m finding that, especially after it’s been repainted and re-done, I’d like my space back (somewhat). Since it’s in the front of the house, it’s the room we walk into and I just don’t want to see the baby stuff first thing when walking through the door. It’s something I struggle with a lot. Baby stuff (which is inevitable) vs having a space that’s free of kid stuff. I now kick myself for buying a house with no finished basement. But you live and learn and work with what you got. So I’m working on a plan.
The space I’m envisioning for the little man is one where he can play and be free. It’ll be a space in which I won’t have to say (too much) “don’t touch,” or “be careful.” The furniture will be minimal and no deathtrap lucite coffee table to crack his head on. I am making a promise to myself, it will still be a place that I can be proud of, a well designed, colorful place where I can be happy spending quality time with my little nugget.
I wanted the space to have some cohesion with the rest of the back of the house. The easiest way to do this is through color. Down the hall, you may remember this runner.
I absolutely love the colors in it and I’m thinking these colors have to happen in the playroom (with a little less pink– what!? I know. Who have I become?). I do love dark blue and mint though. It’s a great combo. The dining room has some navy in it and I’m pretty certain it’ll tie the rooms together nicely.
I started on a mood board a few months ago and while I love my playroom mood board from March, I don’t know if I can commit to a green sofa. Sad, but true.