Not many people have space for both a dedicated office and a dedicated playroom and yet achieving the perfect balance of two difference needs can be so hard! Right!? Because how do you achieve #girlboss status when there are toys all over the place!? Well, lucky for us, the fabulous Beth Aschenbach, co-founder of Palm Beach Lately, has it down to a science and has successfully designed one of the chicest, most well organized, entirely beautiful office playroom combos we have ever seen. We dare you not to fall in love with all of the perfect details!
From Lifestyle Blogger, Beth, at Palm Beach Lately... With the baby coming soon, my husband and I decided to switch a few rooms around to best accommodate our growing family. We decided to turn the office into a playroom/office.
Our original design was for his office needs, so I enlisted the help of Korinne from Urban Simplicity to help me best utilize the cabinet space to organize the toys, books, games, etc. The original office had grey shelving and cabinets, so I first had it painted all white and switched the silver to brass hardware.
Korinne started Urban Simplicity in 2010 after working for a decade in politics and splits her time between Palm Beach and New York. She combines a passion for problem solving with a sense of humor, cheerful nature and Southern charm. She organized what was in the old playroom and helped me pare down to only what we wanted to keep. We simplified it to keep what Grace currently plays with and saved some toys for the baby and donated the rest of the old toys and stuffed animals to charity.
I had a lot of keepsakes that I wanted to organize from baby shower and baptism to school and cards we keep. She selected some adorable blush boxes in different sizes to accommodate what we planned to store. I also enlisted the help of my friends from Luxe Report Designs to style the shelves with a mix of blush pink ginger jars, shells and rattan accessories.
My desk is my new favorite place in the house! I love how Luxe Report Designs incorporated the rattan desk accessories and chair from HIVE. They used the new beehive lanterns Lindroth Design as well as our favorite rattan hurricane vases and raffia baskets with shells mixed in blush pink file folders, stationery and more. I have wanted this lamp by Celerie Kemble / Kemble Interiors at The Kemble Shop for a while and this was the perfect spot to put it!
I came across 527 Photo on Etsy and she has so many beautiful tropical prints from Miami, Hawaii and other destinations. This one jumped out at me and I knew I had to include this relaxing palm and umbrella print it in this room. Framebridge did a beautiful job framing the art and the quality and turnaround time was excellent. The girls flanked the art with assorted blush pink ginger jars from Lauren Haskell Designs and white canvas palms from Matilda’s.
The Container Store recently introduced a wide variety of kids’ storage for playrooms, closets and everything in between. Here is a list of the products we used from The Container Store:
Assorted sizes of the Linus clear drawer organizers
Multi-purpose transparent bins
Blush Pink Bigso Stockholm Letter Boxes
Blush Pink Bigso Stockholm Paper Drawers
Blush Pink Bigso Stockholm Photo Storage Box
Natural Seagrass Belly Baskets
Pink Cotton Rope Laundry Hamper
Blush & Ivory Rugby Stripe Storage Cubes
Linus Deep Drawer Bins in Clear
Gold Bin Clip Label Holders
Photography: Shea Christine Photography | Styling : Luxe Report Designs | Calligraphy : Heart Swell Co. | Artwork: 527 Photo | Beehive Lanterns, Rattan Vases and Raffia Baskets: Lindroth Design | Blogger: Palm Beach Lately | Canvas Palms: Matilda's | Framing: Framebridge | Organization: Urban Simplicity | Pink Ginger Jars: Lauren Haskell Designs | Pink Rose Rug: Crate & Barrel | Play Table and chairs: Restoration Hardware | Rattan Chair and Desk Accessories: HIVE Palm Beach | Storage and organizing containers: The Container Store | Wicker Parasol Lamp : The Kemble Shop