Friday, June 15, 2012

Play Area Next to the Kitchen



It's not the playroom, which is one floor down. That room is never clean enough for me to photograph, so you'll only see a sneak peak from the post with all the paint colors in the entire house.



This is the space that is open to the kitchen. It houses our art table with an art supply carousel and where we make projects like button letters before school.



This is our son's play kitchen with the impartial time-teller (aka a clock) above it.



Originally the play kitchen was a gift from our son to our daughter when he was born. As I mentioned when I talked about how to welcome a new baby into the family, it's important for the ne baby to get a gift for the older sibling. In our case, our daughter used the play kitchen sporadically, and it's our son who loves it! Good thing I can see it from the kitchen.



The proximity to the kitchen also means he can pull up a stool for a snack while I'm cooking.



The play area is through a set of doors from the library which has toys on the bottom two shelves.


If I'm sitting at my table, I can even see kids playing or a baby on a Gymini Activity Gym through the doors.


For another reminder of how this ties in with the rest of the house, you can pop over to Crafty, Scrappy, Happy where I'm guest posting today.


 Jessica

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18 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love that rug in there! :) and i love how cohesive this space is with the rest of the house!

The Hell on Heels Housewife said...

I love how open this space is...so nice for a mom to keep track of the little ones. And, I adore the way that you have the art work displayed. Your kids are very lucky to have such a great mom! Have a great weekend!

Maggie

Miranda said...

Jessica, your house is just so gorgeous. I love the colors and spaciousness - beautiful!

Kelli said...

What a great idea!! I love all of the colors in your beautiful home!

carol jane said...

Your home is so pretty. Is that a Pottery Barn kids table with the paper on it? Love it. Adorable. Also what colors are on the walls. Please share???

Megan said...

What a beautiful hutch/cabinet.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

perfect space planning! love the rug!

Jenifer Harrod said...

Love your blos. You are amazing! Its nice to see a mother who sees the value of staying at home and being with your children. Please come sist us.

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

What a great playroom and it is so nice that it is close to you. I need one in my house!

Simply LKJ said...

What a fun space, and convenient for you! Love it.

Kelly said...

That is so convenient and perfect! My son is HUGE into the play kitchens around here too. So sweet!

meaningfulnest said...

I love your playroom, Jessica! The way you hung your kids' artwork is so cute. I recently bought a ball of twine to string from 2 eyehooks so that I could clip up my daughter's masterpieces in her room on it. Haven't done that yet. :) You have inspired me to get that done among other things!

meaningfulnest said...

I love your playroom, Jessica! The way you hung your kids' artwork is so cute. I recently bought a ball of twine to string from 2 eyehooks so that I could clip up my daughter's masterpieces in her room on it. Haven't done that yet. :) You have inspired me to get that done among other things!

JennyLynn said...

It looks like a great place for your children to play. I have hung my children's art up the same way you have done. They love that it is displayed and admired.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I love how it's right off the kitchen and the office ... perfect for you to keep on eye on them while reading us!

Linda

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

another awesome space ... i love it's proximity to the kitchen ... makes it easy for all. :)

Christine @ First Home...Love Life said...

That rug is to die for!!! Where'd ya get it?! ;)

Alyssa@Clever Nest said...

You have such an elegant eye! I'm your newest follower, and can't wait to see what you're up to next :). I'd be tickled if you popped over and said hey in my neck of the woods!
Alyssa
www.myclevernest.com

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