Many of us have rooms that serve a few purposes and I knew just what Gillian meant when she described this space: "The thing that really bothered me was that it didn't feel like a dining room, or an office or a school room. It just felt blah."Gillian's family are spending a year in NYC and while they lucked out with enough bedrooms for everyone, this room is where they eat together, get work done and where she is going to homeschool her son. After deciding a large, vintage, pull-down map wasn't in her budget, Gillian picked up a bunch of National Geographic maps on eBay and hung them up all over the wall. It's a great solution for incorporating a traditional school element while letting it just be pretty and decorative when the space is used by the whole family.
You can see more of this room on Gillian's blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Stop by, say hello and read more about how her family is adjusting to apartment life in the big city.
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.
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