Functional Living Space

I had the opportunity to work with a great friend of mine to make her playroom into a beautiful and functional space. It was a great sized room, but it just needed that extra bit of love to give it a “wow-factor” as you entered it.

This space had so much potential to work with and was incredibly budget-friendly. The bookshelves were already in place, and we brought up the individual couch that was storing in the basement. To give you an idea of what the room looked like before, here are some photos:

We had some 1980’s oak to update, and although painting those rails took quite some time, the result was 100% worth it. The fireplace mantle was also removed and replaced with some custom woodwork by Signs By Dee. We painted the mantle with the same paint as the railings and spray painted the brass to a matte black.

Then we took one of the Ikea Kallax cubes and moved it to the “art” table. The remaining two received some legs and a wooden board (also provided by Signs by Dee) was added to the top. We kept the 4 of the white boxes and added 4 doors with stained and painted wooden knobs.

The “art” table again, had an added wooden top which was extended  so the chair could slide neatly into the space. I absolutely adore the little nook where coloring and creativity can happen in style!

Here you can see how crisp the stairwell is after a few fresh coats of white STIX paint (purchased from Benjamin Moore) and the railing painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Almost Black”.

The wall against the fireplace was painted in Benjamin Moore’s Gray Cashmere, and the best way I can describe that is a cool green with a hint of grey. It worked so well with the remainder of the wall colors and warm oak floors.

I added a little gift for the family and made this sign for them. There’s just something about a personalized sign that can make a room feel a bit cozier.  We actually ended up hanging it over the art table.

Well, there you have it and I hope you enjoyed seeing how this makeover was completed by Illustrious Interiors. Whether you get some ideas, or just plain and simple need it executed, Illustrious Interiors is here to help! Book your consult today.






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