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PROVENCE PLAYROOM

February 13, 2013

This lovely little spot above our garage, is our playroom–our sanctuary during the long, cold, Utah winter months.  It is still a work in progress, but it’s a wonderful place to play, run, be silly with friends, imagine, create, and relax, which is all our four young children care about, after all.  

 
The highlight of the room is the beautiful hand-painted mural on the north side of the room.  Created by the phenomenal artists,  Jonnie Hartman and Hollie Dance, I wanted the mural to be something personal and familiar.  France was the obvious choice, since I was born there and spent most of my summers in the Provence region of Southern France.  My sole requirement was lavender fields, just like those covering the countryside of Provence. Otherwise, I let Jonnie have complete creative control and she used her talents to hand-draw and paint a house, the stone barn, and shutters (a must).  I trusted her artistic vision completely and was thrilled with the results.  
 
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Take a peek inside and you will see where we play house, dress up, and even have an occasional sleepover.  It has three different entrances to three different rooms.  One unintended consequence, it can be hard to catch kids at bedtime.  They run in one entrance, wait for you to commit to one of the openings, and then run out another opening.  
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Some of our favorite playroom activities include baking cookies…
  
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Playing with dolls…

 

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Getting ready for our day…
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Getting our shopping done…
 
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And relaxing and reading with friends.
 
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My favorite spot in the room:  a walk in closet to store and organize all the toys away and organized in clear boxes for easy access. This makes a mom’s heart happy.
 

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  1. Vivian says:

    This room is a dream come true for any child, love the storage room and the organization.

  2. Michele Mitchell says:

    Pretty sure this is the most amazing toy room ever! Adding it to my wish list!

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