Growing up, my sister and I always shared a bedroom … I’m not sure at what age we eventually moved out on our own (bedrooms, I mean), but I do remember being quite young and thinking we were ready to have our own rooms in a new house that my Dad and Step-Mom had moved into. On the day of the move, we were both full of bravado, each arranging our own bedroom into different positions, laying our teddy bears, Cabbage Patch Dolls and Barbies on our beds, ready for our first night in our own rooms. That night, our Dad kissed us goodnight … and minutes later I remember LEAPING across the hallway to jump into my sister’s bed … I missed her instantly.
She has been my best friend for almost 29 years and that will NEVER change. Even when she was here recently to celebrate my 30th birthday with me, I kicked Dave out into the spare room so that my sister and I could spend every possible moment together … chatting late into the night. We talk (almost) every day and when we’re together, we’re immediately back on the same page, as if we were never apart. Some things never change …
Now, while I am sure boys are different, I do believe is that my boys will (hopefully) be as great friends as my sister and I were and always will be. I think that sharing a bedroom (until they want their own space, of course) definitely moulds those kinds of relationships. So, as soon as Mika is old enough, I’d love to move them into a bedroom together. In our new home, Luca’s room is more than big enough for a great bunk-bed set up, with space for their bookcase and toy storage.
Being creative with their space, however, won’t really come naturally to me, so you can imagine my excitement when Sam Scarborough (thanks to Tanya!) invited me to attend her Kids Decor Workshop. I have paged through Sam’s book “Baby Rooms & Nurseries” and fell instantly in love with her decor style.
Sam will host the workshop on 24 and 25 August at the Plascon Spaces Showroom at the Design Quarter in Fourways, where she will give tips and ideas for decorating your baby, toddler or child’s bedroom. Clare Bond, from Plascon, will also be demonstrating and discussing painting techniques.
I’m hoping to get some great ideas for my boys’ joint-bedroom and if you’d like to book your seat at this workshop, drop Clare an email at email@example.com. The cost is R350 per person and includes a copy of the latest Plascon Spaces Magazine, refreshments and a copy of Sam’s fantastic decor book, “Baby Rooms & Nurseries”.
Hope to see you there!