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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Bonus Room Makeover

A giant welcome to new friends visiting from the darling and talented Claire Brody! Today, I’m participating in the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours, Work & Play edition, hosted by Lindsay of White Buffalo Styling, Co. I'm so honored to be included in such an awesome group of bloggers (see the full list at the end of the post), and thrilled to share a new space with ya'll today...our re-vamped Bonus Room!

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Earlier this year, I told you about one of my coolest opportunities to date...working and filming with the Ikea Home Tour Squad! (See the full post and video here.) For three days, we worked tirelessly to breathe some life in to our upstairs Bonus Room. When we were done, we had a great space for our family to hang and play in...and revealing it to the kids was one of the best parts!

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There's no question it was an amazing transformation (see the Befores here), but by swapping out the lamps and pillows, and adding more color, it feels more like 'us' now.

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This space really fits the true definition of a Bonus Room...it's the upstairs landing zone between the kids rooms, and where they lounge, watch movies, play video games, play music, create, and spend time with friends. It's also the place for our family game nights and dance parties. That's a lot of function to squeeze out of one room!

My office (that houses the craft closet of my dreams) is through that door, but often times I work from the sofa to be closer to the kids. And let's be honest, to play referee!

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Even though Mr. SP is no longer a professional musician, his love of creating music is still strong. Carving out a permanent music area allows him and the kids to play together anytime they want. #kumbaya

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I'm completely smitten with these pillows (I first shared them with you in this post), and can't believe what a huge impact they made on the room! They are impeccably made from amazing and vibrant fabrics, and shipped really quickly! I've already ordered a few more to fill in the large sectional sofa.

And you know I've been clipping my elephant charm tassel to bags for years, but now I'm obsessed with using them in home decor. You may remember them from our Christmas Home Tour, and apparently I'm compelled to clip them on every lamp in the house! (See it in our One Room Challenge Bedroom Reveal and One Console | Three Ways posts.)

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Does your family play Bop It? It's so fun, and completely maddening!

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This picture is one of my favorite things in the room...it's from this fun shoot, and I used this method to blow it up and frame.

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My son is trying to snag this huge map for his room, so we'll see where it ends up! I might add cork to the back, and pin flags or mini-pics for each of the places we've traveled (see them here).

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The coffee table is actually two benches pushed together...sturdy enough for feet and drinks (why do kids not understand the concept of coasters?!?!), and extra seating when needed. #geniusideaIkeapeeps

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How about some memory lane...here's the room before we moved in (read that story here)...

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Then after painting the walls SW 'Repose Gray' and moving some existing furniture in....

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And after Ikea came and worked some magic with a combination of their products and stuff we already owned.

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And finally now...a space we all love and can relax and enjoy!

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My goal was to create a laid-back space the kids would enjoy, but also have it fit with the rest of the house and our design style. It's been a fun progression, and I'm thrilled with how the room turned out! Now it's time to turn our attention to the other side of the room...but we'll get to that later!

Next stop on the Work & Play tour is Heather at Decor Fix! She's up tomorrow, but be sure to check out all these talented gals for more inspiration...and thanks again to Lindsay for inviting me to join in!


{Monday}

38 comments:

  1. The coffee table/seating is such a great idea! I also love the caddy for the art supplies!

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  2. It looks fantastic and working with Ikea is so awesome.

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  3. Loved seeing this room again. ! I love the idea of using benches as a coffee table!! It seems like there's never enough seating when we're entertaining a big crowd. I had to go back and check out your Ribba frame hack too. I hadn't seen that. Genius!

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  4. The room looks really great! SOOOOO cute! #kumbaya #lol

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  5. Cassie! I love, love, love this!! What a fabulous makeover!

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  6. i LOVE it! those pillows are so fabulous!!!!

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  7. I love the idea of adding flags to the map of places you've been.

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  8. This just might be the coolest bonus room I've ever seen!!! The pillows are perfect. Perfect in there! And those two benches together for a coffee table is such a great idea. Digging it all!

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  9. I love it! The mix of colour and all the little details! Gorgeous! Please post a pic of your staircase with travel pics. I am itching to recreate a similar look in my family room!

    Seema
    www.glimpse3sixty.com

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  10. Such a great room!! Did I miss in the post where you got the map?

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    1. I linked it under the pic....it's from Ikea! :) xo

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  11. Amazing job! Great colour palette. I love everything, especially the art supplies caddie and the map. Can I ask where did you buy it?

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    1. Thank you! The map is from Ikea...I direct linked it under one of the pics! xo

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  12. I love everything about this room - especially that awesome map! I have to tell you that seeing that trucker hat hanging from the antlers made me smile too :)

    Monica
    www.lovelypursuits.com

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  13. I love this room Cassie! It just calls come and sit a spell. Comfy and inviting. That map is fabulous and putting pins where you've traveled would be super cool!

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  14. I am so glad you love the pillows! They do look so perfect in there, I can't wait for you to get the next ones!!

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  15. The pillows really make an impact! Love them!!! Your family picture is awesome too :)

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  16. Cute idea with the tassels! I agree, with just the pillows changed, it feels more like a Sugarplum family room.

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  17. Where did you get the bowl that is in the picture with your children?

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    1. Yes! I love the bowl! And the room is terrific. What a fun, relaxing space!

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    2. Thanks, girlies!! The bowl is from World Market...I don't see it on their site right now, but hopefully they still have it in store! xo

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  18. Love the snack bowl! Where is it from???

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    1. Isn't it fun?! It's from World Market...I don't see it online,but hopefully they still have it in-store! xo

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  19. Such a great room! I would most definitely want to hang out in there!

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  20. It looked great when Ikea left, but after you've put your personal touches on the space it's PERFECT! The pillows you added seem like the perfect fit for your family. And I love that there's a little something for everyone in the space.

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  21. I LOVE this room - great job! My favorite is that map - anything with old wood totally blows my skirt up. Quick (and maybe silly) question - is it really wood or a graphic on a canvas?

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    1. Thank you! The map is a canvas with a wood frame. xo

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  22. I love the tweaks you've made to make the room more "your family". It looks great! I'm a sucker for indigo pillows anytime so I'll have to check your sources. Also for family and their coaster blindness, polyurethane table tops and water rings are a thing of the past.

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  23. Wow, this room has come a long way! I am loving the new pillows, amazing what a difference that makes!

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  24. Wow, this room has come a long way! I am loving the new pillows, amazing what a difference that makes!

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  25. Looks Great. I have to say that the jumping for joy pic of your family is my favorite thing.

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  26. Love the room, especially the map.

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  27. LOVE this space, Cassie! Thanks so much for joining in :)

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  28. Checked out your family photo shoot. You've got some great memories there!

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  29. Such a cool space Cassie! The room definitely feels more like you after you injected those fun pops of color! I still cannot get over how much your kiddos have grown since I first met them, they seemed like babies then compared to now!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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