“Pick one room and make it yours. Go slowly through the house. Be polite, introduce yourself so it can introduce itself to you.” – Frances Mayer, Under the Tuscan Sun
So I still have a lot of decorating ground to cover in our new home, but I took the above advice and it really helped. This little corner that I decorated is kind of a small dinning area off of the living room. Since we have a larger dining area off of the kitchen we decided this spot would be a good kids play area. It’s close enough to us when we lounge in the living room/family room, but all the toys and everything aren’t in the way. A lot of the time we play with Samantha during the day so Brad and I found ourselves in this corner a lot. It kind of turned into an extension of the family room for us. So I got the cubby organizer to put all Samantha’s toys in, but decided to still have the decor theme continue on from the living room instead of going with a kids theme (the kids bedrooms are “kiddie” enough as it is). I was going for warmer tones, that had a hint of retro/vintage, but no clutter. I may add or change a few things here or there, but all in all I’m happy with the result.