This week’s roundup from Pinterest shows how children’s rooms can be designed to encourage play, even in the most minimal of homes. Examples include a room that divides territories for two brothers and a room with secret storage for toys.
Apartment renovation, France, by Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta
Changing floor surfaces and pale blue paintwork create a visual divide in the children’s room of this renovated Parisian apartment, giving two brothers a side each to play in. Other details include a model plane that hangs down from the traditional ceiling rose.
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A|A Duplex, Israel, by Yael Perry
This renovated apartment in Sharon, Israel, features a small play area with blocks of colour painted onto the walls, and wall-mounted storage shaped like houses.
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Adorable House, Japan, by Form
Skylights funnel daylight into the first floor of this top-heavy family residence in Tokyo, which features a pared-back children’s room with white walls and simple wooden furniture.
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Sleep and Play, Russia, by Ruetemple
This Russian summer house feature a multi-level play area with a suspended net above the master bedroom, allowing its occupants to supervise their children without getting out of bed.
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Tel Aviv apartment, Israel, by Toledano Architects
A plywood cabin is located inside the children’s bedroom of this Tel Aviv apartment, creating a nook for its youngest residents to escape to. According to the architects, the space is laid out like a playground and filled with objects that promote creativity.
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Toy Management House, Australia, by Austin Maynard Architects
Storage for toys takes priority in this remodelled Melbourne home, which has built-in floor cupboards that conceal clutter and a hybrid bunkbed and bookshelf in the kid’s bedroom.
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House for a Photographer, France, by Alireza Razavi
A mezzanine level transforms the attic of this summer house in Brittany into a compact bedroom, with a ladder connecting the sleeping and playing areas.
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The Family Playground, Taiwan, by HAO Design
This Taiwanese home contains a set of stairs that doubles up as a bookcase. It connects the kitchen with a play area featuring window-shaped cutouts and a cushioned reading space – designed to encourage more family time.
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The Rough House, Canada, by Measured Architecture
Toy building blocks can be used to create drawings on the cupboards in this children’s play room, contained within a house in Vancouver.
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Bernoulli House, Switzerland, by Rafael Schmid
A kid’s room featuring neon wall transfers and toys contrasts with the pared-back interiors of this Zurich residence, which otherwise eschews colour in favour of all-white walls and cabinetry.
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