we are in the midst of a (slow, d-i-y style) room remodel for the boys. for all intents and purposes they are now sharing a room, which they love and we love and everyone is happy. the only problem is they do little more than sleep in their room and our hope is to draw them into playing there. it just seems like a missed opportunity to have a bedroom that they barely hang out in and another one (J’s old bedroom) that isn’t even used for sleeping! our house is so small they seems stacked on top of each other when they play, making the whole situation slightly ridiculous. so, the task ahead of us is three-fold 1) update the bedroom from a baby-style to a kid-style, 2) convert one bedroom into a play area that they actually want to play in and 3) find a magical way to make their shared room inviting enough that they wander up there when they need a little separate, quiet time. in truth #3 is our real objective but the first two seem a little more realistic.
these handmade pillows are stage one of this essentially covert operation. made with linen-cotton blend fabric in a simple envelope closure style, these pillows sit in the corner of the room…near the books and stacked on top of the bean bag.
personally, I am nuts about this japanese fabric. I got it here on sale. the guitars are a heather ross print and the cars (love that retro style) are echino. I paired them with the two pillow styles, of my design, that the boys requested. honestly, who wouldn’t want to snuggle up and read here?
we have other room plans…new curtains, new coat of paint, new rug, a SUPER FUN AND INVITING toy storage system, some new prints from etsy, etc. but that is all down the road. for now, I’m happy with a little pillowy reading nook. wish us luck!