Usually, a family-friendly design means choosing fabrics and finishes that can survive spills, collisions, and other surprises. (How did that get on the ceiling?) But for an apartment in Taiwan, HAO Design took the concept a step further, creating a home that doesn't just stand up to play — it encourages it. The firm took on the project for a young family that wanted a home that could bring everyone together and inspire their daughter's creativity.
Rather than separate living and dining rooms, the main area of the apartment was designed as a recreation area, with spots for relaxing and playing. Beside the large table is a reading nook with steps leading to a slide. And the fun doesn't stop there: A seating area next to the piano is equipped with a swing and the entry serves as a chalkboard for art and recipes. A fresh palette of green and white is enhanced with potted and hanging plants that add even more life to the already lively space. The end result is a space that's both functional and fun — and is sure to be the envy of everyone who comes over for a playdate.