Left: Strand Pendant Lamp, Muuto; Elephant Table and Chairs, Favor; Vivlio Stacking Shelf, Skagerak; Kolong Wool Runner, Urbanara; Carrie Portable LED Lamp, Burke Decor. Right: Cutter Bench, Skagerak; Posters made by Amanda Jane Jones; Robot Monkey Rocking Horse, Monroe Workshop; Cutter Box, High, Skagerak.
Workshop Chair, Muuto; Workshop Table, Muuto; Hart Jute Rug, Revival; Constellation Explorer Print by The Municipal Prints Company, Schoolhouse; Handmade Face Art by Amanda Jane Jones; Vintage Credenza, Spaced Out Studio; Chess Set, Collaboration with Amanda Jane Jones, Stock Home.
Reykjavik Daybed, Skagerak; Wave Stool, Gus Modern; Handmade Slide; Essential Play Kitchen, Milton & Goose.
“We don’t have one standard playroom— every room is a playroom.”
She insists that a lot of good came out of those revelations, though, namely the freedom to mold the home into an intimate, family-friendly haven where creativity and fun have free rein. “White walls are getting a bad rap,” she says of the clean palette on view throughout the house. They suit her just fine, acting as a blank canvas on which she can display the kind of bright pops of color that have come to define her illustrations and designs, many of which grace the walls. “I have a high sensitivity to my surroundings,” she explains. “Being a designer, I totally appreciate a bolder style, but my brain works better in calming spaces.”
There’s also a practical element behind the aesthetic, given the Joneses’ three young children (Jane, 8; Miles, 6; and Wes, 2). “We don’t have one standard playroom—every room is a playroom,” says Amanda, noting the ubiquitous toys scattered throughout the house. “It’s more inclusive as a family that way, and more comfortable and cohesive as a lifestyle.”