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High/low: Colourful playroom

Which curious and colourful playroom was completed on a baby budget and which was done on a whiz-kid scale? Can you tell the different?

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High/low: Colourful playroom

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Which is high and which is low?

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High/low: Colourful playroom

Can you tell the difference?

Can you tell the difference?

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High/low: Colourful playroom

High $3,487

1 Enamel-coated aluminum SC206 PENDANT LIGHT in Fire Red with metal cage, thedoorstore.ca. 2 Cotton Bird TOSS CUSHION COVER, 18" x 18", $58 US, georgehome.etsy.com; down-and-feather INSERT, $14, hometex.ca. 3 Cotton hand-sewn Blue Sheep TOSS CUSHION COVER, 17" x 17", $25 US, deborahmix.etsy.com; polyfill INSERT, $5, hometex.ca. 4 Cotton Kid’s Play TEEPEE, $110 US POLES, $40 US, littlebirdsboutique.etsy.com. 5 Alvar Aalto for Artek red and yellow lacquered birch E60 STOOLS, $435 each, klausn.com. 6 White Icelandic SHEEPSKIN, chichestercanada.com. 7 Lacquered wood Chill Mini CONSOLE, cb2.ca. 8 Playforever plastic Roadster PLMDI 601 TOY CAR, kolkid.ca. 9 Deluxe Angora GOAT SKIN in Natural White, chichestercanada.com. 10 Annie Selke Home cotton Links TOSS CUSHION in Indigo with polyfill insert, 20" x 20", tonicliving.com. 11 Nara Yoshitomo hardwood Sweet Dog PULL TOY, ellaandelliot.com. 12 Modern Mix CARPET TILES in Blue, $80 per set of 4 19.5" x 19.5" tiles (10' x 12' area), flor.com.

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High/low: Colourful playroom

Low $1,290

1 Enamel-coated aluminum Calvin PENDANT LIGHT in Fire Red, thedoorstore.ca. 2 Cotton Swedish Owls TOSS CUSHION with polyfill insert, 18" x 18", tonicliving.com. 3 Cotton Small Top TOSS CUSHION with polyfill insert, 18" x 18", tonicliving.com. 4 Cotton Flatiron TENT FABRIC in Yellow, $12 per yard, tonicliving.com; BUILDING MATERIALS, $27, homedepot.ca. 5 Steel Rochelle STOOLS in Red and Yellow, $119 each, morba.ca. 6 Modacrylic/polyester Tejn FAUX SHEEPSKIN, ikea.ca. 7 Particleboard Bestå CONSOLE with drawers, $140, and LEGS, $30, ikea.ca. 8 Playforever plastic Roadster PLMN1 TOY CAR, kolkid.ca. 9 Modacrylic/polyester Tejn FAUX SHEEPSKIN, ikea.ca. 10 Cotton Willow TOSS CUSHION in Aquarius with polyfill insert, 20" x 20", tonicliving.com. 11 Habe wooden Walk Along Puppy PULL TOY, kolkid.ca. 12 Made You Look CARPET TILES in Light Blue, Wave, Seafoam and Teal, $10 per 19.7" x 19.7" tile, (10' x 12' area), flor.com.

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High/low: Colourful playroom

Chairs and stools

Kids' chairs come in an array of youthful hues and inspired silhouettes to make the lil' sitter feel special. They're somewhere children can sit and craft, snack or serve up imaginary tea. Perfect for a kids' bedroomor any space in the house. 1 Tolix metal Mouette in yellow, Ella+Elliot, $235. 2 Steel-and-woven-polyester Fargglad stackable in multicolour, IKEA, $15. 3 Fibreboard-and-beech in Yellow, IKEA, $45. 4 Iron-and-acacia-wood hitch in Peacock Blue, CB2, $179. 5 Sodura wooden Cube, Ella+Elliot, $129. 6 Acrylic Nos-Ball in White, Fatboy, $129. 7 PVC Point in Ice Blue, Kids at Home, $89.

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High/low: Colourful playroom

Carpet tiles

Easy to transport , simple to set up, completely customizable and forever changeable. Carpet tiles are a floor coveringinnovation that gives you the ability to lay out a new pattern over and over. 1 Recycled nylon in Pink, Parallel Reality, $14 per 19.7" x 19.7" tile. 2 Recycled nylon in Turquoise, Good Vibrations, $14 per 19.7" x 19.7" tile. 3 Recycled nylon in Aster, Modern Mix, $80 per 19.7" x 19.7" tile. 4 Recycled nylon in Wave, Make You Look, $10 per 19.7" x 19.7" tile. 5 Recycled nylon in Persimmon, Rake Me Over, $18 per 19.7" x 19.7" tile. 6 Recycled nylon in Cobalt, Sound Check, $10 per 19.7" x 19.7" tiles. All floor tiles available at Flor.

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High/low: Colourful playroom

Pendant lights

Packing a colourful punch, red barn-style pendant lightsadd an industrial edge that looks simple and streamlined yet bold and statement-making. 1 Powder-coated aluminum Siren, CB2, $329. 2 Hand-spun aluminum Old Dixie in barn red, Barn Light Electric Company, $148 USD. 3 Aluminum Foto in red, IKEA, $15.

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High/low: Colourful playroom

Kids' gallery

Create a rotating gallery on your wall to showcase your kids' artistic side. Here are three examples: 1 Pin it: Secure a strip of cork to a piece of wood and use push-pins to put up paintings, drawings and doodles. Hang bulldog clips from a few random push-pins to vary the look. 2 String it: Fasten a durable, colourful string to either end of a wooden rail with eye hooks and use clothespins to secure the art. 3 Clip it: Use a hot glue gun to attach clothespins to a wooden rail equidistant apart and clip in your favourite pieces.

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High/low: Colourful playroom

Chalkboard wall

Kids, step away from that television set and sit yourselves in front of a chalkboard, canvas or paper instead. Parents, reward their efforts and nurture their creativity by creating a gallery wall out of the results. Watch the young artists beam with pride, showing their work off to friends and relatives (maybe Grandma will even buy a piece or two).

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High/low: Colourful playroom

Pitch a tent

Revisit your old fort-making days but this time with fabric, tools and know-how rather than the comforter, sofa cushions and imagination you used as a kid. We found the high version pre-made on Etsy but made the low one ourselves with some crafting savvy in just a few simple steps. See how to make it here.

Image by: Style at Home By: Sara Cation Source: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle
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