Interior Design

Playful Home: Creative Style Ideas for Living with Kids

Tapping into today’s trend to return to unstructured playtime and move away from over-scheduling and electronic games, Playful Home is perfectly suited to the times. Andrew Weaving celebrates the best of childhood, from his favorite games and crafts projects to the whimsical décor that kids love. The result is kids’ rooms designed to feed and inspire the imagination, as well as to hold fabulous collections of toys and books. 

With the philosophy of integrating play into our daily lives, Playful Home looks at twelve family homes designed with children in mind, from the foyer to the back door, which stylishly embrace kids’ activities and interests. The featured spaces are the kids’ rooms, which combine flair and fun so successfully that they end up being the hub of the entire house.

Including design ideas for displaying toys and collectibles, plus clever ways of storing them, as well as great tips on how to make murals and unique wall decorations, Playful Home inspires creativity as well as good design. 

About The Author

Andrew Weaving is the owner of Century in London, a gallery that specializes in mid-century modern design. He is coauthor of the best-selling Modern Retro and of Sarasota Modern. Andrew Wood is a photographer specializing in interiors and fashion whose work is published in magazines such as Elle Décor, Vogue, and the Sunday Telegraph Magazine. His previous books include Modern Retro.

  • Publish Date: September 16, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9-1/2
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $17.98
  • CDN Price: $17.98
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2904-2


"A source of inspiration for creativity as well as good design, the book includes ideas for displaying toys and collectibles, clever ways of storing them, great tips on how to make murals and unique wall decorations and more. ....Playful Home is perfectly suited to the times."

“Showcasing inventive and fun interior design ideas for newborns through teens by top-notch designers...” –Sophisticated Living

“Andrew Weaving’s book is a blast of colorful fun, with many many ideas for incorporating your kid’s world into your world without actually stepping over their cast off toys. For adults The Playful Home is great for thumbing through to get inspiration…” –Modern Home Modern Baby

“Kids’ rooms, tree houses, storage ideas, and even a chapter on kid-friendly crafts demonstrate Weaving’s fanciful (but definitely livable) designs, which both parents and kids will love.”- R Home

“A great coffee table addition for those who might be commitment-phobic…” –Editor at Large

Author Bookshelf: Andrew Weaving, Andrew Wood