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A Look at Playrooms

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Don't kid yourself—playing is serious business. Here are six playrooms from our archives that we wouldn't mind pitching a fort in.
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  Jennifer and Mattias Segerholt selected a deeply saturated blue hue color for the playroom wall inside their Portland, Oregon, home. All the interior walls are painted with matched hues from Le Corbusier’s Polychromie Architecturale, a book that the pair pored over for months. Read the full article here.  Photo by: John ClarkCourtesy of: John Clark

    Jennifer and Mattias Segerholt selected a deeply saturated blue hue color for the playroom wall inside their Portland, Oregon, home. All the interior walls are painted with matched hues from Le Corbusier’s Polychromie Architecturale, a book that the pair pored over for months. Read the full article here.

    Photo by: John Clark

    Courtesy of: John Clark

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  Inside a renovated garage in San Francisco, writing on the walls is encouraged by the magnetic slate chalkboard from Claridge Products. The Phoenix table by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso does double duty as a play table or a coffee table, depending upon who’s in residence. The Tulips felt rug is from Peace Industry, and was made in a fair-trade workshop in Iran. The casework is constructed of anigre wood. Read the full article here.  Photo by: David Duncan LivingstonCourtesy of: David Duncan Livingston

    Inside a renovated garage in San Francisco, writing on the walls is encouraged by the magnetic slate chalkboard from Claridge Products. The Phoenix table by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso does double duty as a play table or a coffee table, depending upon who’s in residence. The Tulips felt rug is from Peace Industry, and was made in a fair-trade workshop in Iran. The casework is constructed of anigre wood. Read the full article here.

    Photo by: David Duncan Livingston

    Courtesy of: David Duncan Livingston

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  Josie’s tepee playhouse stands on a platform, where she and her friends erect sets for their theatrical productions.  Photo by: Catherine LednerCourtesy of: Catherine Ledner
    Josie’s tepee playhouse stands on a platform, where she and her friends erect sets for their theatrical productions.

    Photo by: Catherine Ledner

    Courtesy of: Catherine Ledner

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  Danish furniture and product designer Nina Tolstrup, who works under the name Studiomama, conceived a huge, freestanding medium-density fiberboard (MDF) cube punctured with circular windows that acts as her children’s playroom inside her London home.  Courtesy of: Ben Anders

    Danish furniture and product designer Nina Tolstrup, who works under the name Studiomama, conceived a huge, freestanding medium-density fiberboard (MDF) cube punctured with circular windows that acts as her children’s playroom inside her London home.

    Courtesy of: Ben Anders

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  In the new addition to the Hertz/Fong residence in Venice, California, architect David Hertz's son Max tinkers with his extensive array of Legos and War Hammer miniatures in the upstairs office/playroom.  Photo by: Misha GravenorCourtesy of: Misha Gravenor

    In the new addition to the Hertz/Fong residence in Venice, California, architect David Hertz's son Max tinkers with his extensive array of Legos and War Hammer miniatures in the upstairs office/playroom.

    Photo by: Misha Gravenor

    Courtesy of: Misha Gravenor

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  Architect Charlie Lazor created a prefab house in Minneapolis for himself, his wife Zelda, and their two children, Jasper, six, and Maeve, eight. In the subterranean playroom, Jasper and Maeve take five. One of their requests was for their dad to create a secret door to connect their bedrooms together.  Photo by: Chad HolderCourtesy of: Chad Holder

    Architect Charlie Lazor created a prefab house in Minneapolis for himself, his wife Zelda, and their two children, Jasper, six, and Maeve, eight. In the subterranean playroom, Jasper and Maeve take five. One of their requests was for their dad to create a secret door to connect their bedrooms together.

    Photo by: Chad Holder

    Courtesy of: Chad Holder

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