February 13, 2013

Command Central: Laundry/Office/School Room

 Yesterday I revealed our laundry room and ended the post with a little teaser.  We designed this room of our house to be command central.  In our last house, the laundry room was right next to the school room and it worked out great.  I loved being within arm's reach of being able to switch the laundry loads between math and history.  It really helped me stay on top of the laundry issue.

So we created this space with that concept in mind.  Since we spend so much time in this room, we don't let the piles of laundry to overtake us.  Does it get messy?  Of course!  We live life in here!
This little corner is where we do school.  Two of my three kids prefer to do it in here.  One of my girls prefers her room, and I'm okay with that.  We all have different learning styles and preferences!  The table is our previous kitchen table with the middle leaf removed.  Some days the chairs match, other days, the kids bring in whatever they want to sit on.  Can't sweat the small stuff.  I made the bunting on the windows for a barn party and realized that it would be a fun addition to the Ikea $4.99 sheers.

I found this fun printable here.  The colors were perfect for our room.  I am sure it is just the beginning for this little corner, but I thought it was a good place to start ... God's word!  Ha!

The other part of the room is MY space.  I love my little desk nook.  It's where I communicate with you, write, create lesson plans, eat dark chocolate and edit photographs.   

We added this closet to the plan while we were in the framing stage.  Best decision ever.  It holds all the school/art/sewing supplies.

 The color of the walls is Shagreen by Sherwin Williams SW 6422.  It is a soft, happy green.
I'm joining these great parties:
Creative Cain Cabin, Wow Us Wednesday, Elizabeth & Co., The Ironstone Nest, Imparting Grace


Kimberly said...

It brings me joy every time I get to see snippets of your new home since I can't see it in person anymore!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

Love the banner!

Dawn said...

Yep, still in love with your newly transformed space. The bunting makes me smile and works great in there. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin.

ashley said...

This room is awesome! It actually makes me want to go in there to do some work. That says a LOT.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

It is very nice. Love the color. School, laundry & chocolate...perfect.

Cindy said...

That's a really fabulous looking learning/office/laundry space! You've made it into a really special space. Because it's so bright and cheerful, I'm sure your family loves it.
Hugs, Cindy

Kellie said...

Love it more!! :)

Sandy said...

Love that you are still using the blue table that was mine growing up! And you can paint it anytime you want to, any color you want. Love your special room!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Great idea! Love bunting and everything looks so bright and cheery!

Have a blessed and amazing day,

Richella Parham said...

Oh, Gretchen. I LOVE IT! Now, would you please come to my house and make my house look like this? You're so organized, so I'm sure you could make sense of my mess in no time. Right??