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From Home Office to Playroom Haven

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

One thing that I promise my clients is my honest opinion. Based on my previous experience, my own children at home, as well as 10+ years as an educator, I have plenty of insight available. I only want the best outcome for every family, that is why I spoke up about the Halge family's playroom project- and they couldn't be happier.

Honesty is the Best Policy

When I began working with the Halge family, we were originally looking at their loft/spare bedroom space on the second floor. We were about to move ahead with transforming the space into a spare bedroom/playroom area for their two young children UNTIL the idea of using the main floor office space came up. And so, my honest opinion was to move the office to the loft and transform the main floor space into the new spare bedroom/playroom! The Before: Home Office Suite

A small home-office with a computer desk, chair, and dresser.

The After: Playroom Haven

What I love the most is that the room has more furniture yet, feels bigger and brighter! Better yet, the texts that I get from my clients telling me how happy their children are in their new space and the difference it has made for their family fills my heart with joy! Keep reading for all the resource links.

A well-organized children's playroom with toys and Children’s Room Furniture. Designed by Vanessa Silva from Be In Wonder Designs

A well-organized children's playroom storage unit, Children’s Room Furniture. Designed by Vanessa Silva from Be In Wonder Designs

A well-organized children's playroom with a couch and toys. Children’s Room Furniture. Designed by Vanessa Silva from Be In Wonder Designs

A children's playroom wall with organized book shelves and toys. Children’s Room Design Ideas. Designed by Vanessa Silva from Be In Wonder Designs

A wire board with clips on a wall in a kid's playroom with kid's paintings on it. Children’s Room Design Ideas. Vanessa Silva from  Be In Wonder Designs

Resources: How to Get This Look

Some of the main items were previously owned such as the couch and the foam mats. But you can shop the rest of the list here:

An info graphic with items to create an organized children's playroom. Vanessa Silva, Be In Wonder Designs, Playroom designer. GTA

Resource Links:

Please Note:

The original bookshelves were from Ikea but have been discontinued for quite some time. The ones that I linked are similar and just as great! Also, if you're wondering about the magnetic chalkboard it was custom-made for our clients by us. I have an easy DIY on my blog that you can use as a guide here.

Living My Passion, One Space at a Time

There is nothing I love more than transforming spaces for families. Spaces where they can enjoy for many years to come, making memories, playing, learning, and growing in wonder together!

A special shout out to the Halge family for allowing us to be a part of their home. It was an absolute pleasure working with them, getting to know them, and becoming friends with them!

Thank you for visiting my blog, your love and support mean the world to me! If you need guidance, support or help with designing a playroom in your house, please do not hesitate to contact me at

With love,



Full disclosure that I receive a small commission from any purchases made through my Amazon Storefront and Link to Know It account. When shopping from those links, it costs you nothing extra so I truly appreciate it as I have put a lot of time and effort into setting it up and hope that you find it helpful. All opinions and product suggestions are 100% authentically mine... just doing and sharing what I love with love.

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I'm Vanessa

I’ve helped hundreds of families all over North America by designing playrooms, craft rooms, bedrooms and nurseries that blow their kid’s minds and spark a new sense of wonder!

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