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A Look at Playrooms

Don't kid yourself—playing is serious business. Here are six playrooms from our archives that we wouldn't mind pitching a fort in.

A deeply saturated blue hue colors the playroom wall.
A deeply saturated blue hue colors the playroom wall.
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.
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.
Josie’s tepee playhouse stands on a platform, where she and her friends erect sets for their theatrical productions.
Josie’s tepee playhouse stands on a platform, where she and her friends erect sets for their theatrical productions.
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.
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.
Encourage your imaginative niece, nephew, neighbor, sibling, or child to grow their creativity and curiosity with these fun-filled gifts.
Encourage your imaginative niece, nephew, neighbor, sibling, or child to grow their creativity and curiosity with these fun-filled gifts.
Jasper and Maeve take five. One of their requests was for their dad to create a secret door to connect their bedrooms together.
Jasper and Maeve take five. One of their requests was for their dad to create a secret door to connect their bedrooms together.