The Montgomery House Playroom

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I’m trying to get back into the swing of things here.  Today I’m sharing another room from the Montgomery House with you.  For those of you that may be new here, this house was one of my first ever professional projects.  I finished the downstairs back in April and then shared it on the blog in a series of posts (find those here) and just recently I went back to finish the upstairs, which includes a large playroom.

This space needed to function as not only a fun place for the family’s little guy, but also provide storage for all the fun stuff, and give a comfortable spot for the grownups to hang out as well.

Playroom // The House of Figs

You might recognize those big letters?  We bought them from the same vendor in Round Top where I found the “Home” letters in my living room last spring.

Playroom // The House of Figs

They already had the couch but we got a new slipcover for it and added in lots of new pattern and texture with pillows and throws.

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And how cute is this rocking chair?  My client found this and it was a big inspiration for the entire room- kind of a modern take on an old classic.  Those stripes and that beautiful buttery leather would look amazing with just about anything!

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Library Wall // The House of Figs

Alphabet Cards // The House of Figs

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On the opposite wall, I created a little hideout/stage area from curtains hanging from the ceiling that you can see to the left here.  Behind that are a few bigger toys that can still be accessed but then also stored out of sight.  We used the train table as sort of a “coffee” table.

Playroom Chalk wall, stage // The House of Figs

The House of Figs Playroom

Playroom // The House of Figs

These are my favorite Ikea Kallax shelves– I love using them in kids’  spaces.  They’re perfect storage-books on top and bins full of toys on the bottom.

The Montgomery House Playroom

And how adorable is this little vintage table and chairs they already had?  Perfect for a little guy and all his art supplies.

Playroom // The House of Figs

This room was so much fun- lots of color, pattern, & texture- plus working with such a sweet and fun family- it’s totally the best!  Paul and I had a blast hanging out and taking these pictures.  Next week I’ll share with you the rest of the upstairs- a guest room and bathroom.

Also, I’ve got Christmas on the brain… how about you?  I’m excited to share with you some pictures and thoughts about all of that- coming soon.

As always, thanks so much for reading!

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40 Responses to The Montgomery House Playroom

  1. Nichole December 1, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    I love so many things in this room! Everything about it is so fun! From the chalkboard wall to the plump apple ottoman! I love the new slipcover & how cozy the couch looks. My absolute favorite piece is the metal 5 cubby thing hanging on the wall (I couldn’t think of a better name for it! ?)!!! Perfection Bethany!!! One of the best rooms you’ve done!

    • Bethany December 1, 2015 at 9:35 am #

      Thank you so much, my friend!!! <3 And I love that metal piece too!!

      • Amanda February 15, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

        Where did you find the 5 metal cubby thing?

        • Bethany February 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

          Hi there! Its from Land of Nod.

  2. Amy December 5, 2015 at 8:19 am #

    Hi Bethany – I saw your house featured on Design Mom & was inspired to check out your blog. I love your style! Can you share any tips about the chalkboard wall. I love the look & we painted a chalkboard wall in our lower level, but it’s nearly impossible to clean/wipe down. It just smudges terribly. So disappointing. We suspect the wall may still be a little too textured & are thinking about redoing it. Any advice you can share? Thank you so much!

    • Bethany December 5, 2015 at 10:05 am #

      Hi Amy! Thanks so much! Hmmm… did you “season” the chalkboard before writing on it? Here’s a post about seasoning…

      It could be that the wall is too textured, like you said, and may need to be sanded down some. Or it could even be the type of chalk you’re using? I’ve found that the nice chalk markers do not work well on walls because they are almost like paint. For this chalk wall we just stuck to plain old regular chalk. Maybe that will help?

  3. Holly Brugha January 2, 2016 at 8:59 pm #


    I love love love this room! I also recently saw your work on Courtney and Josh’s school room and it is fantastic.


  4. Lindy January 30, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Hi! Can you tell me where the rocking chair was purchased? I love it!

  5. Sarah March 14, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

    Where can I get rocking chair? 🙂

    • Bethany March 18, 2016 at 9:00 am #

      Hi Sarah, it’s from The Land of Nod. ?

  6. Sarah April 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    Hi! Could you please tell me the wall paint color?

    • Bethany April 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm #

      Sure, it’s called Silver Dollar and it’s by Olympic.

  7. Kristen Jackson May 3, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    Any suggestions on where to find the similar galvanized letters to write “Play”? I absolutely love them!!!!

    • Bethany May 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

      Thanks!! 🙂 Not sure where you’re located but check out @gypsythredz on Instagram- they are the vendor I bought them from in Round Top, maybe they can help you out!

  8. Amy July 25, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    What size are these letters?? Thanks!

    • Bethany August 6, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

      Hi Amy, I’m not exactly sure, but I believe the P is close to 4 feet.

  9. tanya August 6, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Hi! Love this room. 🙂 Where did you get the numbered storage bins?? Thank you 🙂

    • Bethany August 6, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

      Thank you, Tanya! They are from Land of Nod.

  10. Kelly September 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    Hello,Bethany, you are SO talented. . .this room is darling!!! I am in love with the stage area you made!!! I am in the process of working on a stage for my daughter’s playroom and would love to create something similar. Where are is that adorable flag banner from?? Also, the pom pom banner? SO CUTE!!! Thank you so much, I’ll be following you from now on, what amazing ideas you have!! Have a great day!! 🙂

    • Bethany September 30, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      Thank you so much Kelly for your sweet words!!! They are both from Land of Nod. ?

      • Kelly September 30, 2016 at 11:40 am #

        Awesome, thank you SO much!!! 🙂

  11. Whitney October 25, 2016 at 7:33 pm #

    Hey! Love this room! Where did you get the cube storage? Do you know the deminsions?

  12. Julie December 26, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    Hi…this play room is super cute. Can you tell me where the letters are from?

    • Bethany December 30, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

      Thank you Julie! I found them in Round Top from a seller you can also find on Instagram @gypsythredz

  13. Ree December 31, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi love this playeoom where did you get the white shelves

    • Bethany January 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

      Thanks Ree! Those are from Ikea.

  14. Katrina January 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    Hi, I love the playroom, I was admiring the sofa, do you mind sharing who and where you got the slip covers from. Thank you

    • Bethany February 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

      Hi there, the couch and slipcover are from Ikea. Thanks!

  15. Melissa February 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

    This is exactly how I’m picturing my future playroom space. Do you know which Ikea couch they have? I’ve been looking into the Ikea sofa couches. This one looks super comfy.

    • Bethany February 21, 2017 at 11:27 am #

      Thank you Melissa! I believe its the Ektorp.

  16. tess September 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

    such a beautiful space!! love everything about this!! where did you get the flash cards?

    • Bethany September 19, 2017 at 11:09 am #

      Thank you so much Tess! We found them on Etsy. It was a while ago, so I can’t remember the seller, but if you search “alphabet flashcards” there are lots of really cute ones!

      • tess September 22, 2017 at 9:41 am #

        awesome, thank you!! what about the silver wall thing with numbers on it? 🙂

        • Bethany October 2, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

          That’s from Land of Nod. 🙂

  17. Marsha May 4, 2018 at 12:41 am #

    Are chalkboard walls strictly done with paint or are there actual boards that can be attached to a wall? (Every school I know of now has white boards lol). If there are actual boards, so you know where to get them from?

    Also, Can you recommend a paint to use for chalkboard wall and a link for on a how to do it please?

    So glad I found your blog!

    • Bethany May 8, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

      Hi, Marsha! Thanks so much for your comment. Chalkboard paint can be found at any hardware store! This was just painted over the wall, so there is some bumpy texture to it. I’m sure you could put up plywood and frame it maybe? We went for an easier low maintenance vibe in this room. 🙂


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