If you have been following me for a while, you know that I have a tendency to be a wee bit indecisive about design decisions for myself. So much so, everything happens at the last hour in one big glorious creative rush.

The fun part about that- it is like my days working as Production Designer on HGTV shows where we truly only had 48-hours to get an entire home camera ready. The bad news- sometimes you need to pivot and make decisions based on lead time and availability.

So in my case, because I did not make my mind up in time, the built in storage that I had imagined for my kids’ playroom won’t be happening in time for the reveal. But what this did was led to making some other decisions that I think is going to serve the space for the better (and built-ins can always happen later).


If you remember my bedroom makeover, I am a little obsessed with Urban Wall Decal. I am using this Emerald Brush Stroke product over EVERYTHING lol and I cannot wait.

To pick up on the green in the decals I’ve picked up these gorgeous green chairs.  These are going to be really fun for my kids to swivel lol.

And instead of a built in unit, I get to use something I have had on a vision board for a really long time- a wooden tv easel!!!

That’s the design update this week- in other news, look at the little angels who will get to enjoy this space:

New family photo courtesy of the talented Light the Sky Photography.

Check out what all the other guest participants are up to over here!



One of the reasons I love the One Room Challenge is because it “forces” me to make decisions.

Because I am legit the most indecisive person when it comes to designing for myself.

Ask me to design your living room? I typically have it designed in my head within 5 minutes of entering your house! When I worked as an HGTV production designer, I did not have the luxury of time on my side- I got very good at picturing how a space could look great for camera within 5 minutes of the cite walk through.

But for me? BAHAHAHA. I have so much trouble deciding for myself. I’m grateful for the One Room Challenge as it acts as a fire under my behind to get spaces finished.

As I shared last week, I am going to be tackling the playroom in our new home in Florida. In today’s post I am going to wrestle through some of the design decisions that need to be made pretty quickly!

Like in this space by Joanna Gaines, I need all the storage. The space is HUGE- so there is all kinds of potential for some beautiful built ins, open and closed storage… and a library ladder!!!!!!

Don;’t you just love this space by Roxanne West? I do.

Ever since I watched the scene where Belle sings about wanting adventure in the great wide somewhere on the ladder in that scene in Beauty and the Beast, I wanted a library ladder. But I have never lived in a home with large enough ceilings to pull it off! My playroom has these great soaring ceilings and lots of natural light- so I am excited that this can be a reality!

One other thing I need to navigate is how to place the TV in this space- I don’t love designing around the tv. THat’s why these spaces by Studio McGee (ps HAVE YOU WATCHED THEIR NEW SHOW ON NETFLIX?!?!?!) speak to me- I am either going to paint out the built ins a dark colour so the TV does not stand out, or invest in a TV that looks like art when the TV isn’t on so that it’s not such an eyesore….

Go see what all the other guest participants in the One Room Challenge are cooking up this week of the challenge!