Hey! We’re Anne + Jodi!
We're expert educators and child development nerds! We have a combined 20+ years of experience teaching children and master's degrees in Education. Our time in schools inspired an obsession with child development and a mastery of organizational systems and structures that specifically WORK for kiddos! Add in parenting four kids between us, an eye for design, and a love of beautiful, peaceful spaces ... and TA DA, grOH! was born.
The spaces we spend the most time in impact how children (and adults) feel, live, and learn. Research tells us that play is the most powerful way to engage and teach children, so a child’s physical play environment is incredibly impactful. We have experienced and witnessed the power of the play environment first-hand in our classrooms and in our homes. Designing play spaces is about creating an environment that supports the whole child — their learning, their interests, their friendships, and their relationship with family and community!
Everyone deserves spaces that inspire happiness, life long learning, and strong relationships.
We cannot wait to work with you and transform your play space!
Anne + Jodi
grOH! Design Principles
Balanced Play Achieves Balanced Learning
All children learn best through play, so we design spaces using our balanced play equation. Intentional layout and design of your space leads to varied types of play, which leads to well-rounded skill building.
Everyone Deserves a Beautiful Space
The beauty and intentionality of the spaces where we play, learn, and work directly impact us. Both children and grown-ups thrive in beautiful, soothing, and well organized spaces. We create thoughtful designs and systems based on your needs. All of our recommendations promote play, growth, independence, and relationship building.
Less is More
Just as visual clutter can hinder an adult's work, it can hinder a child's play. By minimizing what is available to children at one time, and changing out toys and materials regularly, you build novelty and excitement around play in your home. The phrase “I’m bored!” disappears and your child’s ability to focus and engage in independent play increases.
Love the Planet
Whenever possible, we prioritize sourcing earth-friendly products, including those made from recycled materials and renewable resources. We support local and environmentally-conscious companies to minimize the impact on Mother Earth.
Stay Grounded in Community
We strongly believe that toys and materials one family grows out of are exactly what another family needs. We partner with many local organizations to find new homes for our clients' unneeded items.