A Playroom on the Porch

A Playroom on the Porch

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Carrie McBride
Aug 27, 2014

Name: "SuperBoy" (4), "SweetPea" (2), and "BabyLoves" (3 months)
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Our special playroom for the children is also our three season porch. Given that our home is 100 years old, it is a challenge to convert a room into a playroom without taking away from the patina of the original architecture. We added touches here and there, but tried to keep the openness and vibrancy of the space still here.

One of my favorite pieces is the antique map. We got it at a thrift store in Stillwater, Minnesota, where so many fun antiques and thrifts can be had. The rattan furniture is from the 80's and inherited from my parents. Our family also has a fetish with Persian rugs, so even the playroom's Spanish tiled floor has a few splayed out.

The organizing bins were an easy purchase from Target. For the most part, the toys are natural and encouraging of self-exploration for our kiddos. We're big on unstructured play and found that a tidy, organized play room lends itself to that well!

Thanks, Nell! Readers, say hello to Nell at Whole Parenting Family.

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