Evan Grey’s Playroom | The Tour!
I am so excited to share Evan’s playroom! This wasn’t something I thought we’d create, but once it became clear how much STUFF babies have, it felt necessary. My one-year-old was slowly (but very surely) taking over our living room one rainbow-colored toy at a time. UM, hello, did my baby not get the memo I like neutrals?! Fisher Price prefers neons, and so does my son.
So Jake and I finally decided to turn our dining room into Ev’s playroom. It’s right off the kitchen, and it felt like the perfect space to place to keep his toys while also allowing him to play freely (and safely!) without us hovering over him.
I asked Home Polish to work their magic with designer Melanie Burstin to turn this space into a cozy oasis for my playful boy. He is such a free spirit, and I needed to keep the space open enough for him to run around. I also wanted to keep the main pieces in the neutral-palette, so that it flowed with the rest of the house (since you see the room when you walk in). BUT, I also wanted to allow him the freedom to have all the colorful toys he wanted. So we created a daybed with storage underneath, and brought in a ton of different bins to store his things. We also lucked out with a small closet in the room, that I used to organize his books.
Then, on the inside wall (which you can’t see from the hallway) we lined up all of his little cars, his basketball hoop, and baseball tee. It can’t ALL be perfect in a toddler’s room, right?!
Helpful mama tip: neutrals can actually be baby proof if you lean toward greys and dark tan linens, because they surprisingly hide a lot of stains! Just steer clear of white!
We also kept the room intentionally open, so that Ev can make it feel more like his as he grows. He can add in his own artwork, or wallpaper, or favorite stuffed animals.
A few of my favorite pieces are…
The playmate from Ruggish
The small kitchen from Milton and Goose
You know a room is special when you never want to leave! We could not be happier with the results. Special thank you to the team at Home Polish who really helped us make our vision come to life.
Read more about the project and check out more photos on MyDomain