When Juliana’s mom told her she’d soon have a baby brother, 3-year old Juliana was a little worried. But when her parents explained that they were going to turn the upstairs guest room into a playroom just for Juliana and her brother, her worry melted into excitement.
Juliana chose “trees” as the theme of the new room. Since it was to be shared with her brother, the color scheme had to be gender-neutral. The design also needed to appeal to both toddlers and babies, and grow with them throughout early childhood. To this end, we included an alphabet chair rail made from storybook-style cards which could be easily removed and converted to a chalkboard strip once the new baby was old enough.
The work Mural Envy did was amazing! They took a somewhat lifeless space and turned it into the go to spot where the kids (and their friends!) want to play. What I appreciated most was the thought they put into the room, making sure that what we wanted at that time would work for us a few years down the road and not feel dated as the kids grew up.