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The Playroom Reveal

Eva Amurri Martino sits on a West Elm couch with her interior designer Prudence Bailey from Prudence Home & Design

I can’t believe the time has finally come to officially reveal the first room in our new home! I wanted to start with the playroom because it’s become one of my favorite rooms in the whole house.  I absolutely love how it captures the spirit and essence of our family, of my kids, and most of all– of my personal style! Lots of print, color, and brass.  Ha! I’ll be speaking a lot about her during the next few months of reveals, but I think this first one is the perfect time to applaud Prudence Bailey for knocking this house out of the park!

A 'before' image of the playroom inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
A 'before' image of the playroom inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
A 'before' image of the playroom inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home

When we bought our home, I knew I wanted to really give it the design love it deserved, and I had never worked with an interior designer before.  I knew I needed to find somebody who could help me interpret my vision for the home while also elevating it and sourcing all the most exciting brands and materials.  Prudence did all that and more!  This has been real labor of love, and I couldn’t have done it without her and her amazing associate Whitney.  We’ve had a lot of fun and laughs along the way, too.  

Eva Amurri Martino sits on a West Elm couch with her interior designer Prudence Bailey from Prudence Home & Design
Eva Amurri Martino sits on a banquet with her interior designer Prudence Bailey from Prudence Home & Design
Eva Amurri Martino's interior designer Prudence Bailey from Prudence Home & Design
Eva Amurri Martino sits on a banquet with her interior designer Prudence Bailey from Prudence Home & Design

We decided to do things a little differently for this house, and film room reveal videos that really go in to depth about our design dilemmas, inspiration for the rooms, and even our favorite elements.  Scroll down to watch that– and for the full list of design credits at the end of the post. I also wanted to say a few words about this amazing room first, though! The entire place got a facelift with the lightening of the wood floors.  They were achieved by bleaching, and then whitewashing the oak– and I really feel that they gave our historic home a really nice beachy-ness that goes so well with our personal style and makes the whole design concept feel a lot fresher.  For our entire home, we got paint and hardware from Ring’s End (an awesome local company!), and I’m really excited to reveal all their amazing finishes room by room.  I have a lot of white in our home, and the color we chose for all of it is Chantilly Lace, by Benjamin Moore.  The incredible high gloss ceiling in this room was also sourced from Ring’s End.  I also have to shoutout the incredible Kerri Rosenthal wallpaper.  It has just made this entire design concept a million times better and cooler.  I cannot say enough about her incredible business and their ultra-cool design materials.  Check out her wallpapers and fabrics if you’re looking to add some real style to your space! She has endless prints– all based on her paintings!

Eva Amurri Martino unveils the renovated playroom in her new Westport, CT home
Bookcases in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Bookcases in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Bookcases in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
A colorful banquet in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Bookcases in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Details on the shelves of the playroom in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Bookcases in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Details on the shelves of the playroom in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home

And then the FABRICCCCC for the curtains. I cannot.  It’s Flat Vernacular, and just so beyond– the print makes my heart happy every time I walk in this room.  We have a running theme of birds throughout this home, and I just fell in love with this fabric the moment I saw it.  Two really personal touches to the room– that our family will have for generations to come– are the adorable Little Sits custom chairs for Marlowe and Major, and the Sarah Otts Portraits.  Both are so elegant, beautiful, and playful– and timeless, really.  I can’t wait to see how my kids utilize them in their own homes one day. I’ll let you watch the video and check the pictures out for yourself, but please share your favorite part of this room in the comments below!

A colorful banquet in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Abstract fabric from Kerri Rosenthal no poufs in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
Colorful drapery from Flat Vernacular on the windows of the playroom in Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
A colorful banquet in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Bookcases in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Colorful drapery from Flat Vernacular on the windows of the playroom in Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
Colorful drapery from Flat Vernacular on the windows of the playroom in Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
Bookcases in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Bookcases in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Abstract Kerri Rosenthal wallpaper alongside colorful window drapery from Flat Vernacular in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
The newly finished playroom inside Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
Details on the shelves of the playroom in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Westport CT home
Details inside the newly completed playroom in Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home
Custom Little Sits chairs beneath a Samsung Frame TV in the playroom of Eva Amurri Martino's Westport CT home

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24 Comments

  1. April says:

    I LOVE THIS so much it physically HURTS! Perfect.

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  2. Dana says:

    What a fun room! The curtains are hands down my favorite part; love how the pillows play off them.

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  3. Irina Visan says:

    Wow! What a burst of colour! While this is not my style at all lol I do love the energy it has, you can feel it even through the photos 🙂 And I admire so much the boldness and how brave you were to mix patterns and colours. I like to play it safe and sometimes feel like I don’t have a style of my own because of that but this is definitely you!

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  4. Tia says:

    My favorite part of the room is the banquette area. The curtains, the table and those watercolor portraits of Marlowe and Major are so beautiful I think it makes the whole room.

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  5. Arevis Piedra says:

    Chicest playroom I ever did see!!

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  6. Amy says:

    What is the square footage on this playroom?

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  7. Trixie says:

    I LOVE everything Eva! I love the photo albums, curtains and vibe most! It is really playful but also so well designed. I hope to see more stories of the kids dancing, playing and interacting. I’m not sure I see a T.V. which is awesome…but also if there is one discreetly hanging as wall art that is cool too. Love you guys! <3

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  8. Nicole says:

    The wallpaper!!! And then the contrast in the book shelves! It’s all to die for; truly stunning!

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  9. Rachel says:

    What a happy room! I’m obsessed and can’t wait to see the rest of your house!

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  10. Stephanie Brennan says:

    absolutely love this room! can’t wait to see more!

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  11. Vanessa Beeler says:

    The Sarah Otts portraits are my favorite part! I love the color and they are such heirloom pieces you can love forever! I love the flower and vase work of Art you brought from your old home too I love seeing pieces that can travel with you from space to space.

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  12. Victoria says:

    Love the colored pencils plant holder!! Where is that from?!

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  13. Glenda says:

    Gorgeous! The art of Marlowe and Major. The colors. Love love!

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  14. Alexandra says:

    I don’t think there is anything I don’t like about this room. I found my inspiration for my kids play room and I can’t thank you enough for showing us a piece of your life.

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  15. Calley says:

    Wow wow wow!! You guys this is amazing! It’s so bright, cheery, and makes me want to hang out in there all day long with my kids. Well done! Love the reveal can’t wait for more!

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  16. Katie says:

    Looks expensive~!

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  17. Erica says:

    LOVE!!! Who are the other two paintings by??

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  18. Steph says:

    The room is lovely .. love the curtains……but where are all the kid’s toys? Is there another room somewhere because I’m sure they have more toys than I’m seeing. I understand wanting sophistication but it looks SO grownup… even their little chairs.

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  19. Steph says:

    The room is lovely .. love the curtains and the portraits……but where are all the kid’s toys? Is there another room somewhere because I’m sure they have more toys than I’m seeing. I understand wanting sophistication but it looks SO grownup… even their little chairs.

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  20. Jennifer WILSON-Campbell says:

    For me the curtain fabric is the best part but the feel of the whole room is incredible, probably the best playroom design I have ever seen!!!

    06.25.19 Reply
  21. Vicky says:

    What a Beautiful space for your family. I love the wallpaper and the contrast in the book shelves. The colorful portraits of the kids too- amazing!

    06.25.19 Reply
  22. Amy Dahm says:

    I love it all but I also love that you can see how it will grow with the kids and can be a very versatile room in the future without many changes. Excellent design all around!

    06.26.19 Reply
  23. Monica says:

    I LOVE every inch of this playroom!!

    06.28.19 Reply
  24. Veronica Marrou says:

    Wow Eva!! this room is amazing! I can’t stop looking at the fabulous art and the pics you have all around … the floors and walls look stunning and you were right on the money with the details of the curtains and little special things that I’m sure brings you a smile every time you see them. Is a room you can all grow into and grow with, STUNNING!!

    06.28.19 Reply