Hockney Moss Playroom

Moss abstract curtain panels hanging on a rod behind a white day bed in a. nursery with a pink gingham tent and rattan kid's furniture

McKenzie Fussel wanted to create a space that set the tone for her girls' creative play. Enter: Hockney Moss! "AG loves art so when I saw the brushstroke-esque drapes on Pepper’s instagram I knew it needed to be the primary fabric in the space," says McKenzie. Follow along to see the before and after and learn more about McKenzie's design decisions.


First off, tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m a mama, small business owner and design enthusiast! We’re currently renovating (or as I like to say, restoring!) a 103 year old home and traveling any chance we get. I share our family adventures and projects over on my blog at mckenziefussell.com!


What was your design vision for the playroom?

Form and function! It’s a charming little space with a sweet window seat and old heart pine floors. The room connects to my daughter’s bedroom so we pulled colors from their space to get the room started.


Empty room with wood floors and grey walls and white wainscoting

We’re fortunate to have a large walk-in closet in the room (a major blessing in an old house!) where we can store most of their toys so we choose just a few special things to have out each day. The room serves as our primary play space and while we’re renovating, it also serves as the only guest space! We opted for a daybed instead of a sofa so that our guests can have a place to sleep AND my husband and I could have a space to sit while the girls play.

Moss abstract curtain panel hanging on a window behind a white daybed next to a green chalkboard

Pictured here: (1) 50" Hockney Moss Pinch Pleat Panel


What drew you to our Hockney Moss fabric?

I’m constantly perusing thrift stores and antique shops (our town is full of them!) and one day I stumbled upon the prettiest pink and green floral tablecloth. For a whopping $3 I brought the tablecloths home with me hoping to repurpose them. We ended up having a bench cushion and cafe curtains made out of the fabric, perfect for the window seat. The Hockney Moss fabric perfectly complements the floral! My daughter loves art and the Hockney design reminds me of brushstrokes so it was a no-brainer. It’s a bit whimsical and playful.

Close up of moss green geometric custom pillows and pink gingham pillows on white daybed next to a photo of a pink gingham tent in a playroom with moss green abstract custom curtains

Pictured Left: (2) 20" Hockney Moss Pillows


How did you decide which width and length was right for your space?

I worked as an interior designer before staying home with my babies and learned the hard way that the most important part of any design project is proper measurements. Math isn’t my strength so I measured quite a few times before ordering! I wanted drapes to extend to the ceiling and barely puddle the floor for a dramatic look. Thankfully, Pepper makes it so easy to place orders with the exact measurements you need!

Close up of moss green abstract curtain panel hanging on a window in a playroom with a white daybed


We're obviously all about accessorizing! Tell us about your curtain rod choice!

French return curtain rods and historic homes are a match made in heaven! We chose my favorite (inexpensive!) rod by Merryville in a beautiful antique gold finish.

Moss abstract curtain panels hanging on a rod behind a white day bed in a. nursery with a pink gingham tent and rattan kid's furniture


Loving McKenzie's look? Order a Hockney Moss swatch today to start scheming!