Have you ever walked into a home with small children and immediately realized it showed no signs of existent kids? You know the homes I am talking about: the walk-on-your-tiptoes houses because glass centerpieces rumble and the china hutch shakes when all of your weight bears down on the floor…the don’t-bump-the-accent-table properties because an original candelabra from The Tudors reign in England rests there. I always wonder how kids who grow up in these homes play inside. Internally, I morph into Fraulein Maria, holding back my sudden urge to rip down the window treatments and make play clothes for the von Trapp children. [Burst into song....now]
But every so often, these houses – so elegantly decorated to perfection – offer a pleasant surprise; a special room just for children, a place where they can be children.
This property, located in the neighborhood of I’on, is one of these homes. It is meticulously and BEAUTIFULLY decorated. It is southern-authentic. And it is full of children. 4 little ones roam (not own) this home and to carve a space just for them, the owners turned the sun room to their playroom.
I l.o.v.e this space. I cannot put my finger on whether its the school supplies or the kid’s artwork filling the walls or the amazing organization skills of these parents. Perhaps its the bold contrast between the white room and its furniture, sprinkled with color color EVERYWHERE. I think this room inspires creativity, something kids are quickly forgetting how to harness. When I walked into this room, I felt like a happy child. And I wanted to draw on the chalkboard.
This sunroom turned playroom is clearly filled with love. And giggles. Unfortunately, the children that fill it don’t wear window curtain play clothes – but they are just as adorable.
And just outside the sun filled playroom, the outdoor space blends durable, kid-friendly amenities with an adult atmosphere for entertaining and dining al fresco.
And just for you Sound of Music lovers out there…