I love the work that I do with families. I love connecting and helping create solutions. I love sharing ideas, but I especially love figuring out how to meet each client's individual needs. This was one of my favorite projects so far. Lovely family with three girls. The three girls share a bedroom, and have one main play area. The three girls also have different developmental needs, so my goal was to give each girl her own space that celebrated her uniqueness and interests.
During the first session, mom and I re-worked the layout of their bedroom, giving each girl her own dresser (thank you to her husband and my husband who lent their muscles to get a dresser from the basement up to their room!). We then eliminated extra furniture, re-purposed some furniture, and really made sure each girl had her own space. We went through all of their clothes and mom made a pile for donation and then another pile for consignment.
That evening, I received a phone call and pictures from the mom showing the work that her daughters did together to make a little "doll clubhouse" for daughter #3. They all worked together and mom said the girls were so excited for their newly purposed space!
During our second session, we tackled the play room. Mom had moved the large piano out, and in its place, placed a re-purposed crib that she built into a daybed. Now the girls have a cozy spot to sit and read! We cleared the bookcases and gave each girl her own shelf to display whatever she wanted to- framed pictures, special little treasures or books.
We then made piles for donation, consignment and storage. We re-organzied the shelf that was holding all of their stuff, and just kept out a few games. The other games are nearby under the daybed for easy access.
The goal was to simplify and make this space usable and encourage order and creativity. The floor space is open now and allows for lego creations and room for board games. We had re-purposed a small nightstand and centralized all of the dress up items to that location.
The mom took advantage of our decluttering special and partnership with Rhea Lana's of North Cincinnati. I dropped off her donations to St. Vincent, then took all of her items for consignment to Nikole at the shop in Forest Fair Village. Nicole logged and tagged everything, then at the end of the sale, will mail a check to this mom. Win all the way around!
Contact me at 513-873-3591 to book your session. Let's work together to create a space for your child!
Beth is a mom first and foremost. She is also a trained Montessori teacher who is passionate about making the lofty ideals of the Montessori philosophy more real and manageable for families.