Here are a few pictures of our toyroom. (click on photos for larger view) This room is adjacent to our family room, which is also pretty open to the kitchen. I really like having this arrangement with a small child, so that I can get something done in the kitchen while he plays, rather than having him off in the basement or something. It is the same color scheme as the adjoining rooms.
I originally planned to have my father-in-law and husband make a play table based on a simple plywood one seen in Martha Stewart (Kids or Baby), and these rolling bins are the exact ones she showed in the magazine. But, as we started to move in here last year and I realized that we had a mountain of projects ahead of us, I found these great tables at CB2. They were called the Slim Coffee Table, and they were on sale, so bingo, I bought them. They have a silver base and a white enamel top. The coolest part is that the top of each of them slides open revealing storage inside. We keep some art supplies in there. The storage is maybe 3" deep the whole length of the tables. Sometimes I put them together in the middle of the room as a train table. FYI- I think these tables are long gone, but you could give them a call, of course. Love Crate and Barrel (and CB2- the offshoot). That's where I met my husband, after all.
The cot on the left is the one that I intend to slipcover as a little window seat. But, I intend to do a lot of things, don't I? I still haven't figured out how to treat those two odd windows above the cot-- as one window, or two. Right now I have some IKEA curtains up there, and for now they are doing the job. I hate that the windows aren't right together, and that is why I can't decide what kind of window treatment to use.
The big black wall on the right is painted with magnetic and chalkboard paint. It doesn't take really heavy magnets, but I make thin magnets on my Xyron machine and they work great. I got the little kitchen at the Pottery Barn outlet at a price I couldn't pass up. It's great because it is so compact.
I love having a space like this because there is always a place for toys and it cleans up in about 2 seconds. We try to limit the toys here to a few categories, so that it is easy to organize and really never looks too bad. Some of my friends thought I was crazy for putting it right out in the open, but to me, this is what our house is for...family.