play space 2.0

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Not only is it a new year, but it's also the last year of my 20's. I've set some goals I'd like to achieve before entering my third decade, and one of them is to make every room in our home work. I'd like the attic to finally be a working studio and the basement to be a project/game room for the kids. I'd like every closet and every drawer to only contain what is meant to be there. I'd like everything to have a spot. The home environment has such a direct impact on the tone and rhythm of family life. I look forward to streamlining and beautifying!

I plan to track my progress here and started out our little tour in the family room (slash studio, slash office) yesterday. Today, I bring you our play space, 2.0. I'll be honest, after all the attention my last play space got, I was really hesitant to change anything. Would the space lose the magic? I decided to take my chances and completely rearrange the room to better suit our needs now. We've added a rug to warm it up, a comfy chair for story time and playstands for more imaginative play possibilities.

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This is my favorite room in the house. It's light, bright and airy. The toys are so beautiful and so played with. Most importantly, we spend many happy, calm hours in this room everyday. I dare say, I like this incarnation even more than the last. What do you think?

(As I was putting together this post, I realized that this is the third January in a row that I have posted a little tour of our play space. If you'd like, take a look at the evolution!)