Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Designing a Nerdy Playroom

Home Engineered: How to Design a Nerdy PlayroomMaybe second only to my love of outer space is my love of all things home. I love organizing, decorating, diy-ing, designing, and experimenting. But I'm also thrifty and want everything in my home to have a purpose or a story - not useless china just for the sake of having china. You know?                                                                                                                                                                         With Zara on the verge of walking and her first birthday barely in the rear view mirror our home felt like it was bursting at the seams with 'baby'. Toys everywhere, books disorganized and a confused baby, since she had no place to really call her own. We decided to convert our loft space from office/space memorabilia to Zara's playroom and we love it so much!!                                                                                                                                       The first step was to swap the glass shelves with the cube shelves originally in the music room. It was a pain getting these up the steps, so I suggest building them in place if possible. Then I swapped my space collection with the toys and books and blocks and stuffed animals, and and and. So the space collection is safely displayed downstairs in my 'mom' room (the music room) and Zara has ample shelf space for all those baby items! The natural light from the big french doors just adds to the cheeriness of the space. Altogether the room swap-a-roo cost me less than $200 by re-purposing the big items (both shelf units, 4 of the storage bins and the big comfy chair - a hand me down from Chris's mom). One of my favorite touches is the space-themed travel posters above the shelves, you can download these for FREE from NASA here. The bright primary colors mimic her nursery decor as well - since I'm not crazy about pink I decided to just go rogue and use lots of colors!
Home Engineered: How to Design a Nerdy Playroom

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Home Engineered: How to Design a Nerdy Playroom

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