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An Under The Sea Playroom Reveal

It feels like it’s taken forever, but my first official room reveal at the new house (aka #pastelsunriseplace) is live! I teamed up with Crate and Kids to dream up a truly whimsical all-purpose setup for our spare room. Part playroom and craft space, part reading nook, and part guest room, this space could have easily become a forgotten void at the back of the apartment where we just threw bits and pieces, and for the first month or so it was. But luckily I had a vision, and this space fit the bill!

I have been waiting for the chance to do an under the sea themed room for ages (it was on the table as a nursery theme for Summer but it never came to be!) and this “spare room” felt like the perfect opportunity to make those mermaid dreams a reality. It all started with trying to find a place for the “World is your Oyster” neon that Fuse custom made for Summer’s first birthday. I had the idea to do a wave wallpaper accent wall and install the neon on top, and the design really took off from there!

The hardest part about styling this space was trying to incorporate all the different uses I needed it to fulfill, without making it feel like a little room with a lot of “stuff”. Crate & Kids is stocked with so many incredible pieces that work for adults and kids alike, and because many of their designs are created with kids in mind, they were the perfect place to shop for a less spacious room like this. Some of our favourite pieces are the little table with nesting stools that tuck neatly away, the beautiful clay-coloured dotted quilt on the day bed, and this awesome kaleidoscope that Summer hardly ever puts down. You can find a full list of items in the room with links below – just keep scrolling!

If you like what you SEA, enter to win a $500 Crate & Kids gift card on my Instagram post today!


Furniture /

Day bed – IKEA, link here

Velvet floor pillow – Crate and Kids, link here

Octopus Beanbag chair – Crate and Kids, link here

Metal bedside table – Crate and Kids, link here

Long low bookcase – Crate and Kids, link here

Kid’s play table – Crate and Kids, link here

On the walls and windows /

Peel and Stick Wallpaper – Wallphy, link

Curtains – Walmart, similar link

Gold curtain rod – Crate and Kids, link here

Peg rail with paper roll holder – Crate and Kids, link here

Decor Bits and bobs /

Ceiling light fixture – Crate and Kids, link here

Custom neon sign – Fuse Neon, link here

Textured rug – Crate and Kids, link here

Mermaid Atlas book – Crate and Kids, link here

Kaleidoscope – Crate and Kids, link here

Shrimp plushy – Crate and Kids, link here

Large pink muslin accent pillows – Crate and Kids, link here

Shell accent pillow – Crate and Kids, link here

Dotted quilt – Crate and Kids, link here

Wavy sheet set – Crate and Kids, link here

Small tufted throw blanket – Crate and Kids, link here

Pastel tassel garland – Crate and Kids, link here

Extra moroccan throw pillows – similar link

Shell vase – vintage, similar link here

Wooden orca toy – Holztiger, link

Pink toy guitar – Smallable, link

*The items in this post from Crate & Kids Canada were gifted


  • This is lovely! Where is that pastel whale puzzle on the low bookshelf from?

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