Charley is a busy 6 year old, and his sister Kyra is only 2; their mom wanted old time play- no electronics, just classic fun. I created a puppet show area with a hidden passage through a pivoted bookshelf, is a place for costumes and puppets on hooks, and…well…because children love to hide. The bunk is painted in chalkboard paint, and with my son’s suggestion, can be a pirate ship one day, then a castle, spaceship or train the next. It also doubles as a bunk for stay-overs. The ladder is removable for when Kyra is using the space, but for Charley, is a clear divider for the “boys only” level.
There is a space for arts and crafts, lots of IKEA storage and Flor tiles for comfort. The paper is Graham and Brown, and allows the child to paste and paint on the walls! The primary palette is classic in yellow, red and blue, grounded by a black chalkboard paint, which is also magnetized. It’s only a 12x12x9H space, but feels much larger, by keeping lots of open space in the center, and shelving that you can see through. Oh, to be a child again!!