Hooray, it’s back all fresh and new in 2016. My Favourite Space is finally making it’s comeback, ready to give you the low down on the favourite spaces of our friends. Let’s face it, I’m a sticky beak, in fact I’ve always been a sticky beak. Right back when I was just a little babe, 2 to be precise, when while sticky beaking through the bedroom window, at what was going on next door, the flyscreen broke and out I tumbled onto the concrete below, breaking my collar bone in the process. I’ve since been referred to as the Mrs Mangle of Woodend, but hey, I love to see how other people live. Obviously you like a looky too, or you wouldn’t be here 🙂
To get us started with a bang, we have the very lovely Emily Hawker from emhawkerblog sharing her kids play room. Em is all kinds of awesome, witty and wordy, she keeps me on my toes while I attempt not to overuse my apostrophes. Emily describes herself as…..I’m a stay-at-home mum, wife, daughter, reluctant housewife, writer, editor, blogger, serial winner of 25-words-or-less competitions, former marketeer, recovering chocoholic, wordsmith, pianist and geek.
My Favourite Space with Emily Hawker
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m Emily! I’m a wordy nerdy mum of two who writes, proofreads, pianos, parents, wifes and grumbles about housework. Not usually in that order. I blog at emhawkerblog. (Did I mention that I’m really imaginative?)
Tell us about your favourite space?
My favourite space is actually my kids’ space. We renovated our house a few years ago, extending it back, under and over, and we made the first storey all about the kids. This kiddlywink play area is easily my favourite room in the house.
What is it about this space that makes it your favourite space?
I love the size. I love the space. I love the storage. I love that everything the kids’ need is available, and you can tell what they have at a glance. I love the red, yellow and blue. And clearly, I love Dr Seuss. He’s in the cushions, the posters, and he of course has pride of place in the book collection.
What are your favourite items in this space?
Tough call. It’s a three-way tie – I’m so happy with the matching easel, table and chair. They are by different brands, from different stores, and the table and chair set has long been discontinued. I’m just so glad I snapped up the last one!
I also adore the bookshelves. We had designed a completely different look for them, but that fell through. In the end it was a blessing, because these IKEA units look great and cost much less.
The cushions are another favourite – my mum made them with Dr Seuss-themed fabrics. When the kids hit their tweens and outgrow this space as it is, I’ll have to find somewhere else for them. Perhaps my own bed! I refuse to part with them.
How does this space make you feel?
This space makes me feel happy, and it makes me feel young. I get an extra energy kick when we play up here, and I’m not entirely sure why. The room simply feels nice to be in.
Thank you for sharing your or rather, your childrens space Emily. I shared these pictures with my own children who were totally envious of such an amazing space. For me, any space that the children can relax in and when finished I can simply close the door, is perfect!
Did you have a playroom when you were young? What was your favourite toy?