Once upon a time, a small bedroom became a real "play" room. With a stage and a castle backdrop, small performers with big imaginations create their own productions. Fabrics featuring minstrels and musical instruments set the pace for the not quite primary colors and whimsy in the room.The fireplace and cozy furnishings provide perfect spots for catnaps and cuddling. Storybooks, dolls and toys inspire and entertain our little playwrights. This is a room never to tire of because it can always become whatever you dream.
Our room consisted of a wonderful bay area with no center window and an unused fireplace. The bay area became our inspiration for the room. It was a great way to put in a stage for children without it consuming the entire room. Then we found the minstrel fabric that we used on the draperies and began planning around these two main ideas.After a while, we began to discuss props for the stage and came up with a functional and realistic looking hall "tree." This tree, as well as the cornice and stage, were designed, constructed, and hand-painted by Playdreams, a division of Daydreams specializing in custom-made, one-of-a-kind accent pieces. For more information please contact us. Lastly, we used books, toys, musical insturments, and oil paintings to tie the room together.Mouseover for Our Resources
Located in the historic Kalorama district in Washington, DC, the Susan F. Clark house was totally renovated to become this year's show house. This three-story Flemish Colonial Revival home was formerly the Field School.