The designer-artist upcycled a vintage footstool into a mommy raccoon for extra seating. "I truly believe great ideas don't need to break the bank. It’s all about approaching a project with creative solutions," says Talbot. "I love the process of collaborating with a client and thinking really big — and then pulling back to a workable solution that fits within their needs and budget." A few weeks after installation, the designer-artist received an email from her client, who revealed the one downside of having such an amazing playroom: When it's time to go home, the parents of Avery's playmates usually have to drag their kids out screaming.