Closets + Organized Spaces: Drawing Board

Play Space

A single father of three contacted Kristin Peake for a whole-house redesign, which included the overhaul of a large, multi-purpose room. Peake created a playful yet functional space that reflects the needs and personal styles of the kids as well as their dad.


Located off the side entry to the house, the room presented a messy, disorganized first view to visitors.Peake installed built-ins to eliminate clutter, creating a streamlined, attractive first impression.
The large space had no definition or purpose.The room is divided into zones representing each child’s interests: One reflects the younger son’s fascination with Legos (pictured); a second offers comfortable space for gaming, and a third is a crafts area.
The father wanted a space where he could play pool with friends—but the existing room was not polished enough for entertaining.A combination pool/ping-pong table centers the room, which has a vibe that appeals to both kids and adults. A kitchenette lining one wall caters to guests.


INTERIOR DESIGN: Kristin Peake, Kristin Peake Interiors, Rockville, Maryland. PHOTOGRAPHY: Stacy Zarin Goldberg.