A couple of weeks ago I shared a living room that was filled to the brim with all the things I love: all the colors, all the pattern and a truck load of all the local art. And this week all the attention is on that living room's like minded neighbor. Introducing the craft room/office/game room combo.
In a prior life, this office space was the formal dining room and the now dining room that we'll share soon, was the formal living room. A common switcharoo that these older ranches are making these days. This space quickly found a new purpose.
This family space demanding three functionalities: a homework station, storage for craft supplies, and a surface that could serve a craft or game table. So, we brought it all. A desk and comfy chair provide the perfect spot for all the long hours of addition and subtraction. The former china cabinet turned showcase of all the markers, paper, and pens steals the show a la a little paint in one of my favorite shades, Valspar Lady Ophelia, and adds some pattern with Hygge and West Tassel paper. The table provides a spot for all the game nights and school projects and textiles were where we brought all the color into the space. Panels in dreamy Citrus Garden, elevate the kid-friendly spot and make it adult friendly as well. A fun rug with a vintage vibe and bright fun fabrics on upholstery bring it all in.
The large abstract over the desk is by color genius, Mary Ann Forehand bringing the scheme all together. The yellow jars and flowers drawings, from my girl, Glory Day Loflin bring fun and whimsy to the space. We created a mix of styles with the big peices and then we added in layers of vintage with accessories. Shop the look at the bottom of the post.
So here's to all the back to school homework and projects, and a place to conquer them all.
XO, Amanda Louise
Photos: Luke Cleland