Innovative + Educational Playroom Design

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Purposeful Playrooms Designed by Educators

We're the premier, highly sought-after kids’ interior design studio with years and years of playroom design experience. We design for development by creating custom luxurious spaces where kids love to learn, play and reset. 

We work with families throughout the United States and abroad.

Our Founder, Karri, is CHANGING THE WAY KIDS PLAY with her unique and innovative design ideas and layouts.

Our Mission

Design Studio

We offer two services regardless of location. The differences between the options is how much you need our Smart Playrooms team to be on-site and how much you need our team to be involved with the actual buildout of the space.

E-Design: Custom design and we send digital files, including 3D renders, clickable shopping lists and CAD drawings for build out.

Bespoke Design: Custom design and we work with you every step of the way: measuring, designing, purchasing and project managing. This option also includes ongoing consulting via phone or on-site, and design revisions.

Both of our Smart Playroom services are specific to your space and your children's ages, interests and needs.


The signature Smart Playroom's Bespoke design process is an immersive and collaborative design experience that our clients adore. Our experienced and talented Smart Playrooms team will handle all steps in the design process: measuring the space, choosing all furnishings, wall decor, and equipment, being available for ongoing consultations by phone or email, space planning and layout, overseeing the installation process.

Available anywhere II Residential and Commercial

Fees and Project costs vary.

Minimum 75k minimum spend on SP fees + costs of furnishings, equipment, contractor services.


Our Edesign service includes a digital design plan with all the elements of a Smart Playroom design, including aspace planning and a layout, shopping lists for all furnishings, equipment, materials and toys, 2 color schemes in renders and CAD construction drawings with details measurements.

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Climbing/ Sensory Zone Edesign

All Out Edesign

Available anywhere II residential + commercial

Edesign packages start at $4500.

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The Smart Playroom Difference

Former Teachers are our Playroom Designers

Unlike other interior designers, all of our designers are former teachers with MASTERS DEGREES IN EDUCATION. We understand how to engage children in purposeful play. All of our smart playrooms become in essence the THIRD TEACHER and organically give your children exactly what they need just by how we design the space.

There are 3 Ways to Move Forward with a Project


Learn More!

We will email you details about our design services and playroom store.

No charge

No commitment


Schedule an Inquiry Call!

Do you want a Smart Playroom but you are unsure of where to go from here?

Set up a 15 minute inquiry call with a SP team member and ask questions about our virtual E-design packages, Bespoke in-person design services, our e-commerce store, and anything else!

$100 No Obligation


Book a consult for your in person Bespoke project with our Founder Karri

Book a 45 minute consultation and be ready to answer questions about your kids and the space.

$500 Deposit* includes a 45 minute consultation and a no-obligation written proposal with our design fees, timing and process.

*Cost will go towards an accepted project.

Our Founder

If you have ever heard the term EDUCATIONAL DESIGN you have our Founder Karri Bowen-Poole to thank. The idea came to her in the middle of the night, and after 12 years of teaching in elementary classrooms as well as several years as a mom observing her friend’s poorly designed playrooms, she knew she was on to something. As the Founder of Smart Playrooms, Karri has spent the last 10 years revolutionizing the way children learn and play with her kids’ playroom design services.

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Karri and her team are truly AMAZING, not only given the end result of the project (our playroom is pure magic for the kids - we hadn't even unpacked more than a fraction of their toys and they simply do not need them - there are so many stimulating and engaging elements from the playhouse to the climbing wall/ foam pit for their imaginations to run wild!), but the way of working and client service. This was the one part of building and designing our new home that was a true pleasure form start to finish - and now is an endless source of joy for our family (the crown jewel of our home). I will be forever grateful for what you have given our 4 children.

Cristina Rye NY

My family and I can't say enough about Karri and her team...they are FANTASTIC! We undertook a major basement renovation including a huge play area for the kids, complete with ninja equipment, a rockwall, swings etc.... Karri designed the entire area, taking into account our kid's interests, our budget and our preferences. She was also great with color schemes for the walls, stairs and equipment....we highly recommend Karri for any playroom project!

Stephanie in Purchase NY

Karri and her team went above and beyond to create a playroom beyond our wildest imagination! She and her team worked countless hours to collaborate with me on exactly what we wanted. We would recommend Karri and her team ten times over!

Courtney in Montana

"We loved working with Smart Playrooms in Mendocino, California!! Karri and her team helped design an incredible playroom for our 4 children. From the initial meeting, to the design process to the finished installation, it was an absolute pleasure working with Karri. She was super friendly, very knowledgeable and we trusted her vision throughout the process.We highly recommend Karri and her team for any Bespoke hands on project.
"We were thrilled to have Smart Playrooms advice in organizing and executing an efficient space that made playing, reading, crafting and learning together comfortable and fun."

Dylan Lauren, New York, USA


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Educational and Innovative Playroom Design

Educational and Innovative Playroom Design

Our goal is to create educational and child-centered playroom designs, that are customized to the ages and interests of your children while also naturally fostering open-ended creative play. To achieve this goal, we combine interior design principles and functional organizational systems with a complete understanding of child development.

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