Ever since my first read of Jane Eyre, which opens with her seeking solitude by curling up with a book on a window seat, I've dreamed of having a similar spot in my home. A reading nook is an accessible escape.
This room in our home was being used as a media room, until our son Henry came along. We still use part of it for a computer area, but the rest of the room has become a simplistic, well-loved playroom.
Our home is our first classroom, but in Bea's case, her home really is her classroom. Her mother, Nichole, homeschools her and runs a small, part-time home-based preschool. This classroom is inspiring whether you are planning a space for formal learning or just looking for ways to create an environment at home to inspire and edify your child.
Charley just turned one and I wanted to create a space that was appropriate for her now, but could also grow along with her. I wanted it to be a space that I enjoyed being in because, well, I spend lots of time in there with her.
I can already imagine spring on its way… and with warmer weather comes the opportunity to get outdoors with the kids! Here is a clever idea for using an outdoor screened-in porch as a preschool learning room — what a great way to get some fresh air and spend time with your little ones as they stay busy!
Tess shares the story behind her work on this project:
This playroom belongs to a creative family of four that includes two small children. They wanted a play room that was fun and kid-friendly, while also being a place where the whole family could enjoy spending time.