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Pop Project: Where the Cool Kids Are

This client project was particularly fun because we took a home that was essentially blank and gray—with a little brown thrown in—and injected tons of color, life, and fun into it. I’ll reveal more rooms in the coming weeks, but the first space I want to share is their hangout area.

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As you can see from the before picture, it was empty. Nada. Zilch. But it got great light and was just begging to be used.

So I had a giant chartreuse banquette custom-made (because of course I did) and covered the back and the seat with Crypton fabric, which is impervious to stains and, therefore, oh-so family friendly. Underneath the seat, I had deep, wide drawers built in to store games and other items they hanging out with friends and family.

Photo Credit: Cati Teague Photography for Gina Sims Designs

Photo Credit: Cati Teague Photography for Gina Sims Designs

The large, oblong tulip table offers plenty of space for all kinds of games and snacks, and the orange plastic chairs provide a graphic, fun, Midcentury vibe that is perfect for spending time with the crew. They’re also kind of glam, which I absolutely love.

We papered the wall behind the banquette with a gorgeous, colorful print and added gold sconces to allow intense Uno tournaments to continue well into the night.

Photo Credit: Cati Teague Photography for Gina Sims Designs

Photo Credit: Cati Teague Photography for Gina Sims Designs

The large-scale art that fills the adjacent wall was inspired by a piece I had originally selected but was actually painted by my very talented client. I love that it both brought vibrant color and a beautifully personal touch to the space.

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