After: Picking Favorites
“This should be a play space, not a storage space,” says Chip. He advises parents to devote real estate to the top-10 large playthings and move less popular items into a closet, rotating as needed. The floor is clear, and chalkboard walls are accessible for kid graffiti.
To buy: St. Lucia Skies 781 chalkboard paint, $22 a quart, benjaminmoore.com for stores. Indigo Paddle Stripe cotton dhurrie, $395, serenaandlily.com. Young House Love Metal Strap drum pendant, $99, shadesoflight.com for info. The Elwood table, $299, landofnod.com.; Little Felix chairs, $69 each, landofnod.com.; and Magnificent Metal letters, $34 each, landofnod.com. Madison bookcase (against left wall), $89, waybasics.com. Cubeicals fabric drawers, $7.50 each, closetmaid.com.