Finnian's Montessori Room

When Meg sent us a link to photos of the room she has prepared for her (arriving very soon!) son Finnian, we were a bit awestruck. It is beautiful and creative by any standard, but is also a wonderful example for parents educating their children in the Montessori tradition of how to implement these ideas in the home.

We believe that Meg's succinct description of her goal for Finnian's room is what most parents are looking to achieve: I wanted it to be child-friendly and easily organized, I wanted it to be hand-made to the best of my time and abilities, and I wanted it to be high-quality yet very economical.

She's filled the serene, organized room with handsewn good and tied the look together with both natural elements and references to nature (a central theme of Montessori). As a Montessori educator herself she easily translates the tenets of the philosophy into the room's setup and the activities offered.

Meg's blog, Sew Liberated, is definitely one for your bookmarks. Start with her post on Finnian's room (with plenty more photos, a thoughtful description of the items in the room and why she selected them and links to many of the sources) and then have fun exploring! She also has an online shop for her sewing patterns.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.