Monday, January 11, 2010

A Playful Project

One of my goals for the end of the year was to take pictures of the projects I worked on in 2009. Unfortunately and fortunately the end of the year was busier than usual and that goal will have to carry on for a while. I did however get to take some shots from a very fun project, a playroom for a wonderful family. ***These are not professional shots, I took them so please excuse the lighting, blurriness, spots, reflections and general lack of photo quality***
We started out by adding the stripes to the walls. The space was so big I wanted to bring it in some- I wanted it to be cozier but in an interesting way. By painting stripes on the two long parallel walls we were able to make a big effect without having to paint the whole room which would have been costly.
Different art was considered as options for the walls but instead we chose to do blown up photos in bright painted frames. The piece of furniture above is a reproduction ice chest which I thought gave a little character to the space.
We tied the colors together in the pillows, this large monogram pillow was one of my favorites.
Since the room featured a large animal head above the TV we added our own version on the opposite wall for some humor.
(Once again sorry for the poor photos)
The light above the pool table and the table below were custom made, it was nice to add a different texture to the room.
There are a lot of special elements to the room but one that I really like the most is this table. A game table was a must but I wanted it to be special and this one is gorgeous. The finish is amazing and I love it next to the barley twist chairs and geometric prints.
*I promise more project pictures to follow but bear with me , it may take some time to go back and get pictures that are decent
**If you live around Birmingham and need a good painted I can give the guys information who painted these stripes for us. I know at first when I gave him my drawing with measurements he must have thought I was crazy but he did a perfect job with parallel stripes on very long walls.

35 comments:

New England Girl said...

Great photos!! :)

paula said...

marianne this is gorgeous. love all the details. that light fixture and table are both swoon worthy. so happy you shared.

Staley Mc said...

Love this! You did such a great job!

Emily said...

You did such a wonderful job with the space! I love those chairs. Can't wait to see more of your work!!

doug said...

this looks so great!

Louis Johnson Design said...

I love the light fixture! what a great find.

JMW said...

What a fabulous room! I bet they love spending time in there. Everything from the fabrics to the colors on the walls are great! I love the animal heads, too. Fun!

Slumber Designs said...

This living space is fabulous! The colors, the art, the paint, the textures. You guys did a really great job. Be proud of yourselves!!

Jen

www.slumberdesigns.com

Donna said...

Love it all...the colors are beautiful!!! Can't wait to see more! Did you make it to market?

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

I really appreciate the eclectic mix of items in the space, makes for a casual and inviting room with a lot of interest. Love the table and chair area...great job. I suspect the owners of the space are thrilled!
Janell

emelie said...

love love love seeing finished projects! very inspirational marianne!!! you did such a great great job! love the stripes, fabrics, lighting, tables, clock, basically everything! thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

This room looks wonderful! Great job. I also love the game table and chairs!

Smyrna Townie said...

What a great space! The stripes look amazing and that light over the pool table is great. I also love the chairs at the small table...such great fabric. Can't wait to see the rest of your projects!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I LOVE the painted aqua chairs!

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

Now THAT is the kind of accent wall I can get behind. One panel of color does nothing for more, but with the stripes this is more like a giant piece of artwork that an "accent wall". I think you did a great job of taking the elements of a game room and making them sophisticated and fun and different!

Summer is a Verb said...

The lighting fixture is genius! Also, think I may recognize those papier mâché animal heads from Stray Dog Designs...XXOO

Courtney said...

That light fixture is fantastic, and I love the table and chairs. Definitely a fun space-- I'm sure the family loves it! Great job, Marianne!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

This is seriously cool! I love the light fixtures and the seating area. Very good work.

Re:Fresh Design Studio said...

What a fun room! I love all the different elements that are tied together so well! Great work!

Down and Out Chic said...

love the animal heads and the slightly mismatched chairs. great job!

Meredith said...

Love your work!!!

A Refocused Life said...

What a fun room you created. Great ideas.

botanical brouhaha said...

Love the light fixture over the pool table...and the monogrammed pillow...and the stripes...and the fabric on the game table chairs. Great job!

cieldequimper said...

This is fantastic! Wow!

Katie said...

Love it! I die for the chairs ( love that they don't all match). Love the stripes, the colors, the lamp. Thanks for sharing! Keep doing it!

Lauren said...

GORGEOUS MARIANNE!!!! what a fun room and they must be thrilled!!! I love the custom fixture & table- LOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!! you're amazing!!!

xoxoxo

Design A-Peele said...

you did a great job with this room!! I love all the colors incorporated!

Rachel said...

This turned out so cool!!! I love those stripes - how fun!!
I think your pictures are fine, but I totally understand what you're saying. I can never seem to take good pictures! I'm so jealous when I see these amazing photos on other blogs because mine never seem to turn out that great!

megan said...

I love the chair color/fabric combination. Great job!

LindsB said...

Wow, I love this! What a great space for a family to play together, it is just beautiful!!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

looks great marianne! you know I love a good animal head project:)

nestegg said...

Beautiful!!! Good job twinkie! Love the mismatched chairs the best. And the stripes!! Go YOU!
xoRH

lovely said...

http://lovelysweetdreams.blogspot.com/2010/01/family-playroom.html

I had to blog. I just LOVE what you did!

Lee and Hyde Carby said...

What a fun room! So great to see your work! I love the fabric on the game table chairs. Where did that come from?

Dobbygirl said...

Great job, just beautiful!