How To: Four Elements Create the Perfect Kids Workspace

The Room of the Week is a really lovely example of a kids workspace. Even if you can’t afford to build-in a workspace for your kids, you can achieve a similar look and functionality with just four simple pieces.

  1. Pick a rug in a color palette and pattern you (and your kids!) love.
  2. Decide what kind of desk set-up you need…a pair for kids to share? A small desk for one?
  3. Find a cute desk chair in your color palette…make sure its comfy for those long homework sessions.
  4. Top it off with a light, so your kids can see what they’re doing!
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ONE: Rug | Chair | Desk | Lamp
TWO: Rug | Chair | Desk | Lamp
THREE: Rug | Chair | Desk | Lamp

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The Anatomy of a Kids Workspace by Pattie O Home

Sorry for the late post this week…I’ve been busy recovering from a last-minute beach trip and scrambling to enjoy the last day before school starts.  And, in the spirit of back-to-school week I am focusing on a kid-centric space this week…specifically, this beautiful kids workspace by Patti O Home.

anatomyofakidsworkspace copyMy kids do their homework at our kitchen table, but it gets hectic with everyone at the same table.  I would love to have a little space dedicated to their studies.  This lovely room would take a good chunk of time and money to create…excited to show you how you can create a similar space that would work for your own home and kids.500-daisy-upholstery-nails-brass-furniture-studs-tacks-[2]-436-p copy


Design is in the Details: Turn Your Patio in an Outdoor Room

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The Room of the Week is a gorgeous example of turning a patio into a true outdoor room.  Take your patio to the next level by adding layers, and textures, and lighting…take a look!

turningapatiointoanoutdoorroom copyThis room definitely has me wishing I had a rug to tie my own patio together.

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An Outdoor Color Palette

It’s no secret that blue and orange is my favorite color combo, which is what originally drew me to the Room of the Week.  It’s a bold and bright color palette that is perfect for an outdoor room.  And, the colors can be adapted to suit almost any style…

Here are three orange and blue combos in very different styles!

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Tuscany from Pier One:
Bench | Ottoman | Blue Pillow | Orange Pillow | Patterned Pillow | Tall Lanterns | Hammered Global Lantern | Amber Glass Lantern
Eclectic from West Elm:
Outdoor Chair | Ottoman | Small Orange Pillow | Solid Blue Pillow | Large Orange Pillow | Wood Lantern | Brass Lantern
Moroccan from Pottery Barn:
Outdoor Chair | Big Moroccan Lantern | Small Moroccan Lantern | Orange Medallion PillowBlue Striped Pillow | Blue Medallion Pillow

The best part is that with summer coming to a close almost all outdoor furniture and accessories are on sale right now…so, this is the time to make plans for next year!

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Design is in the Details: How Much Does This Room Cost?

Just a quick little post today…I’m trying to soak up the last days of summer with my kids before they head back to school next week.

One of my favorite things about the Room of the Week is that even though it looks like a million bucks, it can be yours for much less. The great thing about the interior designers at Homepolish is that they create rooms using furnishings and accessories from both high-end stores and big-box stores accessible to all.

I sourced the major pieces in the room so you can see how affordable a lovely patio like this one can actually be.

howmuchdoesthiscost copySOURCES: 4-piece outdoor lounge set | Orange Outdoor Throw Pillows | Blue Outdoor Throw Pillow | White Planter | Blue Ceramic Stool | Orange Outdoor Ottoman | Blue Stripe Outdoor Rug | Pair of Lanterns

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