as most of you know, about 6 months ago we moved into a new home. it's new for us, but so familiar too, as it is the childhood home of simona and me. our parents built an annexe, so now it's a few generations in seperate living quarters, but sharing a lot of space and time as well. it's an aspect of our new home i love. i wouldn't mind having my grandmother with us as well. or simona and her husband, in fact!
i have to admit the decorating part of this transition took a lot longer than i had imagined. there was just so much renovating work to do, so that for a long time i was content with just the basics being done. i concentrated on the kids' rooms and the living room first. walls were painted, art was put up. it's still not 100% as i would like it to be. and especially the children's rooms are bound to be re-arranged in the years to come, as their preferences and tastes develop. i also know that if i wait for everything to be pinterest perfect, i will never share. so here we go, a mini-series of sorts, sharing a room and a corner at a time. with a few ideas and resources. let's start with a corner in the living room: the children's bookshelves.
we have a lovely wall of books in our living room, with still plenty of space for our collection to grow (making this addicted-to-buying-books girl very happy!) two of the lower shelves are reserved for the children. one side for the junebug, the other for the little man. i try to re-arrange the books regularly, placing different ones in the front the the children to explore. we also always bring plenty of books from the library to have a bit of variety. we've had one armchair for a long time, and the kids have been sharing it. we now got a second one so that they can both cozy up with a book. both armchairs are from ikea.
next week i'll be sharing the junebug's room (of which you can see a little sneak peek in the first picture).
have a good start to your week!