We are slowly transforming the former yoga studio in our home into our learning space. In no way do we feel tied to be in this room all day, but being the Virgo that I am, I find there to be a sense of order and comfort in having this designated area. This room is an incredible space making setting up shop in here quite appealing and easy. It was important for me to add cozy seating for lots of quiet reading, knitting, sipping tea and chatting.
While I no longer teach classes in our home, I hoped to retain as much open space as possible, it is still my own practice space. We've always enjoyed having a wide open room in the house for Emily and her friends to play as well. There have been many late eighteenth century balls held in this room...
There are still little things to do in here, the area rug (wool, cotton or hemp) to put down in front of the shelves, with a chalk board or white board low on the wall to the right of that. An activity table (not too big or too tall, sitting on floor pillows height) on the rug for games and such. Emily also needs her own bulletin board by her desk, and a better shelf system to organize her things. For years my organizational efforts have revolved around wooden apple boxes, for the first time I seem to have a shortage. Must pay special attention at the flea market this weekend.
We also like how both of our desks are by the window so we can watch the birds visiting on the deck throughout the day. All in all, so far so good. Before we moved into this room we were taking over both the dining and living rooms, which was kind of sweet and cute at first but did begin to make me a little batty. Oh well, I've read in several places homeschooling and tidy houses do not necessarily go together.
We also have pretty cute classroom pets... Yes Mom, that is the beautiful shawl you made me for Mother's Day, Hazel and I share,sorry.