PLAY ROOM GETS A GREEN LIGHT
Marelie wanted to create an area in which the kids feel free to explore their creativity and let their imaginations run wild – and she did just that with paint and clever accessories.
While two walls remain white, Marelie has used Dulux Acrylic PVA in Grecian Garland 1 under the shelves. “I love the idea of a green playroom because it’s such a fresh colour and it works equally well for a girl or boy,” she says.
Marelie is a firm believer in the influence of colour on the atmosphere of a room. “I think green is a very lively, happy and fresh colour,” she says. “I also have a red room, a turquoise room and a grey room in my house and all of them make me feel something different. If I feel cold and lonely, I retreat to the red room. If I feel hot or overwhelmed, I go to the turquoise room.”
Another wall has been coated in blackboard paint – perfect for a playroom where little ones can enjoy a game of “teacher and class”.
In this new space, playtime doesn’t have to come to an end: Jano and Liné can just leave things as they are and get stuck into previous adventures the following day.
As the children grow, the room will be converted into a teenagers’ den with “a TV, a Playstation and a few sofas,” says Marelie. “Later, we can convert it into a granny flat.”