A Family Room for Everyone

Media Center
Peter Ardito
Transform your family room into a place where playdates and grown-up fun can coexist.
Lincoln Barbour
Lincoln Barbour

Double Duty

Sharing a home with three young kids means no fancy living room with white upholstery for Summer
and Danny Robertson, owners of fawnandforest.com, a modern products webstore. With discreet toy storage, a coffee table where the kids can play, floor pillows for lounging, and a media center that houses everything from electronics to blocks, they have managed to retain their style in their Portland, Oregon, home while creating a harmonious space for the family to gather. Want to revamp your room? Click through for ideas.

Lincoln Barbour
Lincoln Barbour

Toy Storage

Find a stylish solution that won't compromise the décor of your room. Store toys in cute patterned bins that tuck nicely in a corner or at the foot of a sofa.

Everything in your child's space should have a place! Here is the best way to keep toys organized in your playroom, living room, or child's bedroom, while making sure they are still easily accessible.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Toy Storage: Hang Up

Hang this unit horizontally or vertically to house small knickknacks.

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Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Toy Storage: DIY Display

They're not just for flowers! Display toys in hanging planter baskets.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Toy Storage: Lovely Labels

Label your kids' stuff in bins with chalkboard panels.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Toy Storage: Darling Drawers

These sturdy nylon drawers come in 15 colors and patterns.

Lincoln Barbour
Lincoln Barbour

Kids' Seating

Give the children their own place to veg out. Isac, age 1, loves to chill on floor cushions to play or flip through picture books. Bonus: more room for Mom and Dad on the couch.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Kids' Seating: Sit Smart

A floor pillow that invites kids to practice their letters? Perfect.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Kids' Seating: Comfy Classic

The beanbag chair never goes out of style.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Kids' Seating: Little Loveseat

The little ones will feel so grown-up sitting on this stylish mini love seat.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Kids' Seating: Future Perfect

Kids can stash their belongings in the back of these futuristic-looking chairs.

Lincoln Barbour
Lincoln Barbour

Coffee Tables

Let this living room staple serve either a storage or play function. The Robertsons splurged on a coffee table with a compartment that stores books and magazines.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Coffee Tables: Tr?s Chic Tray

Put a tray on top of a storage bench to convert it to a lovely and functional coffee table.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Coffee Tables: Cool Cubes

Separate these nesting cubes for multiple uses.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Coffee Tables: Paper Placemat

Save your table from crayon marks (and drink rings) with a paper roll that's attached to the side.

Lincoln Barbour
Lincoln Barbour

Media Centers

Since it's the prime focus of most family rooms, choose a unit that best suits your needs.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Media Centers: All-Purpose Pick

With removable doors and shelves, this lightweight but sturdy unit is versatile in its design.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Media Centers: Wall-Saving Storage

Attach your television's bracket to the unit rather than to your wall.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Media Centers: Game-Changer

The tempered-glass sliding door allows remote and gaming control signals to pass through it.

Originally published in the March 2012 issue of Parents magazine.

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