It’s August, and unfortunately, around here that means back to school time. Yes, you read that right….back to school. The children reported for their first day of classes last Wednesday, August 1st. It’s sooo hot and humid here in Georgia I feel sorry for the students (although we have had a little rain in the past few days.) They should be out swimming, running through sprinklers, or playing at a water park.
But instead, they are here….
And I am right here with them. Many of you already know that my “paying job” is teaching. A career in education takes over your life (if you allow it to as I have.) When I started this blog I wanted a place that was separate from my life as a teacher – a place where I could discuss things I love like houses and inns and parties – not lesson plans, standards, and tests. And let me tell you. I am loving this little place on the internet! Truly. I just wanted to let you know that I am back at work full time and will probably be slower in responding to your comments and emails – but I WILL get back to you.
So, what are we talking about here today? Well, in honor of all the children who have to be back in school we are going to look at rooms for them to play in. Even if you don’t have little ones, some of these rooms are just plain precious. I love the bright colors with the white in this one.
Organized storage is such an important part in any playroom. This one is beautiful, isn’t it? I think I would like a room like this for me!
Here is more pretty storage and a huge chalkboard too!lisasherryinterieurs.com
This one has some nice built-ins. Look under the window seat too….and isn’t that window treatment wonderful?!
I believe this next little space is in a kitchen, but it would be perfect in a playroom too. That window seat is just so cozy. It’s perfect for snuggling up with a book or two. (How can you resist red checks?)
Alright, enough of the little areas within the rooms. Let’s look at a few bigger spaces. Don’t the stripes add so much here?
Look at the chalkboard walls all over this room! The children would have to love that.
And it is amazing how many playroom tents I found in my search –
like this one…..vogue.com
and this one….houseandhome.com
and this one.themarionhousebook.com
Tents don’t seem to be the only common theme in these rooms. Take a look at how many times schoolhouse maps are used. This one is from National Geographic, and the owners built a frame around it.
This next one really does pull down like the ones in my classroom, and if you look closely, you will see that they also lined the back of the bookshelves with maps. Clever, huh? You could steal that idea for most any room in your house. How about an office space?
I really like this playspace because it doesn’t look so young. This is a room that can grow with the child.
And finally, I could not do a post on playrooms without including at least one from Pottery Barn Kids. Their play and study spaces are always a work of art to me when it comes to beauty and organization.
There are so many gorgeous rooms for children out there, but I have to stop “playing” and get back to doing some work. Even if you don’t have little ones around your house, I hope your inner child enjoyed seeing these rooms, and I am sure you are all going to set up a tent in some room of your house now!
Actually, what I would really like to know is…
Do you have a playroom for children in your home?
p.s. Pottery Barn has a cute book of kid spaces if you want to see more from them.
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