I am SO EXCITED to finally show y’all a finished spot in our home! As you know, we are big fans of Pottery Barn Kids and we worked with them to make this space a special one for our boys. I fell in love with their Modern Baby line and as soon as we started picking pieces from the playroom collection, the rest of the room fell into place. The morning light in here is so good- perfect for play! Sharing lots of pictures, info, and sources below…
Sloan My First Play Table
My First Molded Back Play Chair
Sloan Tall Bookcase
Sloan Toy Chest
Evo Rug 8x10
Finn + Emma Mischief the Mouse Big buddy
Cloud Fringe Mirror
Metallic Tyvek Silver Storage
"Hug Life" LED Sentiment Wall Light
Minted I Love You This Much By Leah Bisch
Minted Ever Softly By Melanie Severin
Black Floating Shelf
Similar Arrow Garland
About the space:
I wanted this area to be a place that both boys could enjoy- safe for Boone once he’s on the move soon, with lots of learning and educational focus for Bear now that he’s in kindergarten. The Pottery Barn Kids bookrack and bookshelf both mount to the wall and are extremely sturdy, which checked the boxes on our safety concerns. I think my favorite part of the room, and Bear’s too, is the reading nook/teepee area. He loves to lay in there and read books he pulls off of the Sloan Bookrack, which is the perfect place to keep seasonal/favorite books on rotation.
I knew I wanted to put black and white stripes somewhere in our house, and this seemed like the best spot to have fun with them. I feel like that’s a design element that never goes out of style, and the Pottery Barn Kids pieces are timeless as well. And now that I’m thinking bout it, the Evo Rug may actually be my favorite part of the room. I can’t believe how much it brightens up the space and really makes the room- plus the quality is amazing. I couldn’t even begin to lift it on my own! It’s super durable which is just what we need with two little boys. We also need lots of storage options with all the toy trucks, cars, dinosaurs, etc. we have, and PBK has the cutest storage bins right now. I need to order more of these silver ones soon as our toy collection seems to just continue to grow (thank you, grandparents!).
The Hug Life sign is another thing I couldn’t pass up- it especially looks cool by night when the room is illuminated by “Hug Life” and the teepee lights. Bear loves hanging out in his playroom at night. I also wanted a way to display Bear’s art- he’s quite the little Picasso- and he proudly pins up his favorite pieces after each coloring session. Boone takes it all in, eager for the day when he’ll be keeping up with big brother. Mommy’s not ready for that quite yet- but I love our afternoons sitting in this room, laughing and coloring and playing pretend pirates. These are some of the best moments of my life- the simple, imperfectly perfect ones with my boys. There’s a reason this room is the first complete one in our new home- it was most important! I know eventually Bear & Boone will outgrow certain toys and games, but I hope this space fosters a love for learning, creativity, and imagination that will live within them always.