Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Kids' Chill Room

I want to show you some more pictures of the kids' room I finished on December 23rd.  I couldn't show you everything because it was a surprise for the kids- not that they would be following my blog...but you never know!  

To set the stage, the room had been a guest room for granny but since there are four kids in the family, the kids needed a little extra play space.  So, we turned this into a teen hang out room.  The chocolate brown velvet sofa that is soooooooo comfy is facing a gigantic TV.  I am not a TV buff, but I think 70" is big!  I can't believe how thin TVs are, too...I digress.  Anyhow, the giant TV is grounded by a console that holds many a controller.  (Yes, I forgot to take a picture of that!)  The kids can use the bright orange poufs to kick their feet up on- or kick them over to play a Wii game.  

With kids comes food.  So, I got this "Tini" Oomph table for those mid-day snack runs.  The food wipes off easily and the "parrot" colored lacquer is very durable!  With food in mind, I upholstered the two chairs in faux ostrich skin pleather.  Talk about wipe-able!  I also put casters on the chairs so they could move the table and turn the chairs for movie viewing time.  The chairs roll very easily with their extra strong brass hardware!

We couldn't forget Granny though, so I designed this fun Murphy bed.  The ones you can buy online are horrid- and I am not being a snob!  I wanted this to look like a funky and fresh cabinet or armoire, so the undercarriage of the bed is concealed by the diamond shaped faux doors.  I then surrounded the bed by display shelves and behind the door fronts hide the pillows. 

A little close up of the accessories.  I found most items at consignment stores.  The items I didn't buy there I "found" in the house.  It is amazing that the accessories that you are sick of can actually look great in a different location:-)  I couldn't resist the dog.  I wish I had a better picture for you.  It cracks me up!

 This is the way the backgammon table will go when the bed is opened.

 Yes, I am playing around with pillows again!

The next room I am working on for them is a girl's room upstairs.  Remember this picture I took of a pillow at Oomph...
Well, I am going to use this fabric!!  I am trying to decide if I do fun pillows- or cover some chairs with it.  I adore this fuchsia color!!

The fabric comes in these three other color ways in the above picture.  They are all gorgeous, but that darn Fuchsia just gets to me every time I see it.  Which do you like best?



  1. Lucky kids!!! And lucky Granny, too! That is the coolest Murphy bed. Thanks for showing the rest of this room....really fabulous :)

  2. WOW, Kathleen, I love it all! And I'm with you on the fuchsia!

  3. A great multi-purpose room - cheerful and well done. Nice work, Kathleen!

  4. I would love a Murphy bed for guests. Fuchsia for me too.

  5. This is a well thought out and fun space! Ive been seeing alot of Murphy Beds lately and yours is the best! love the design. Can't wait to follow you this year and get to know you better. Best wishes for a phenomenal year.
    xo Nancy

  6. Oh Kathleen, this post made my day! How adorable. When I was little, my family lived in California and there were lemon trees at our church. They look like sunshine sitting there in your bowl!



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