Home Tour: The Playroom

I have another room to share with y’all today — the playroom, which is arguably my favorite room in the house. As I’ve mentioned too many times, a dedicated space just for our kiddos is something we have wanted so badly for awhile — in part for the kids, but mostly for us (ha!). As you may recall, in our previous home our family room had slowly transitioned to a play room over the years. We constantly had to move furniture around or out of the room completely just for the kids to have floor space. It wasn’t the end of the world obviously (and I didn’t have a “play room” growing up either and I think I turned out fine!) but there is absolutely nothing more satisfying than letting the kids destroy a room and…just…shutting the door. Can I get a hallelujah?!Welcome to our playroom!In fulllllll disclosure, I need to tell you that this is the absolutely cleanest and most organized the play room has ever been, in part because Matt kept Thomas distracted while I snapped some pictures.I have blogged about our play kitchen a million times but it has seriously been one of the very best toys we’ve ever purchased. A first birthday present for Caroline, this toy has grown with both kids through the years. And it doubles as storage for the rest of our toys, including play food, utensils, pots & pans. You can also find this kitchen in a variety of colors and styles here.The little rocking chair has been passed down for generations in our family and I love it so much!

Oh, and I think our most fun purchase for this room was new windows. Juuuust kidding. That purchase was painful but necessary as the frames were completely rotted out. They do look pretty though and the curtains are my favorite part of the room!I had three seconds to take a corner photo before a little ham launched himself into the rocking chair with his Meow PianoSo many favorite books on these shelves.My OCD heart is obsessed with these fiesta orange storage cubes for organizing toys by activity. In our last house everything was thrown into one basket which isn’t nearly as fun when you’re digging through legos to find your kitchen utensils.A huge shout out to Matt (and his incredible patience) for hanging these pictures perfectly straight.I have to LOL for a second because those markers don’t actually live within toddler reach but they did make an appearance for colorful staging decor. In fact, they are kept hidden away behind lock and key since the 2016 marker incident and come out on occasion under supervision (and preferably when Thomas is not around)…Also, I am totally nodding in agreement with your head shake on that ivory rug. It was recycled from a room in our last house and I didn’t have any other place for it so we threw it in here to avoid purchasing a new rug that will ultimately get destroyed anyway.Our frames were recycled from our previous dining room. I updated the pictures and ordered 12x 12 prints through mpix, an affordable and high quality printing service if you need a recommendation!

Real life.


Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace // Curtains // Table + Chairs // Kitchen // Lamps (HomeGoods) // Shelving System // Storage Cubes in Fiesta Orange // Book Ledges // Rocking Chair — passed down in family // Rug



  1. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    May 24, 2017 / 11:47 am

    What a gorgeous play room – perfect spot for your kiddies! I love the clean and real life versions!Haha x

  2. LHWinstead
    May 24, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    I am LOVING your new home! It seems perfect for yall and it looks fantastic! I am impressed how quickly it's all coming together, too!

  3. Samantha Jo
    May 24, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    I absolutely love your home tours. Really, any of your blog posts. I literally laugh out loud at the comments about the markers and rug. And the final "real" picture. You have a beautiful family and home and you keep it real.

  4. sara [at] journey of doing
    May 24, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    It looks perfect!! I laughed about the markers – good plan!! Love that you repurposed things!!

  5. Jo
    May 24, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    This is awesome- what a great, bright and open play space! Lucky kiddos! I was hyperventilating a little over the markers, thanks for explanation. haha (or wondering what the heck was wrong with my kids that I couldn't fathom having them within reach haha). Tell is a crayon eater so art supplies are practically contraband to Lawter if he's around. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home pics!

  6. Meredith
    May 24, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I love it, it looks amazing!! You're doing such a great job. We've been in our new house 7 months and I still haven't finished unpacking (shaking my head).

  7. Laura W
    May 24, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    I love your play room!! We have one as well – but it hasn't been remodeled, or even decorated, yet! Your orange cubes are genius! I'll keep those in mind when we finally get to re-doing the kids space 🙂

  8. Kelly
    May 24, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    I LOVE this room!!!! I'm going to have to hold myself back from getting "WE NEED A NEW HOUSE!" envious but I looooove everything about this playroom. The curtains! The bright orange storage bins! The white frames! Maybe one day we'll make our bonus room an actual playroom, since we aren't using it (beyond housing our cats – true story). The only unfortunate thing is it has very little light, has a treacherous staircase, and an attic space that could be super dangerous. Love playrooms with french doors (so you can spy on them but also shut)!

  9. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    May 24, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Absolutely precious! I want a separate playroom SO badly! #Goals

  10. rox
    May 24, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    YAAAAAAAAAAAS!!! Love those curtains!!! And I SO agree. Conner's stuff was taking over the keeping room so we literally enclosed our screen in porch to make it a sunroom for him and his stuff. We LIVE in this room now!

  11. Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That!
    May 24, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    The room looks fantastic!!!

  12. Rachel Pursley
    May 24, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    The playroom is perfect!! Can you come do mine?!? And those curtains, I die! I want them!

  13. Kiki Nakita
    May 24, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Love it!

  14. Allison
    May 24, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I love it! The real life picture is my favorite because that is my house. Haha. Love those orange storage boxes and how you organized the toys. So many fun memories will be made in this room!

  15. Kheira Westphal
    May 25, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Fantastic playroom! I would love to have a room dedicated to the ever growing toy collection. I also just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I'm a fairly new follower and rarely ever comment on blog posts but I had to take a moment to tell you how nice it is to follow a fellow working mom, who makes realistic/simple/delicious recipes (many I have made and LOVED) and who just all around keeps it real. Thank you for sharing your life with us!

  16. Amber
    May 25, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I LOVE the curtains. They really make the room! If you wanted to add a little color to the wall with the toy storage, you could do colorful mats in the frames instead of the white. I sure wish we had a playroom like that!

  17. Angelica Sereda
    May 27, 2017 / 3:05 am

    Absolutely love this room- so cute! I'm a big believer in the kids having their own, separate spaces too so the rest of the house isn't so chaotic.

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