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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.”

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