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{living well home & garden} A Playroom Grows Up As our children grow and change, so do their needs. A Keswick area playroom, originally built for sisters aged 6 and 3, needed to be able to adapt to the activities and interests of teenagers. Designer Amy Hart of Dovetail Design & Cabinetry was tasked with the job of updating the childish space into a teen hangout for the girls, now ages 11 and 14. Pink and green walls were repainted with a warm neutral for a more sophisticated look. Additions include a loft for lounging, pillows above and below as well as a fireman’s pole giving an alternate method of exiting the loft. A platform was added, for the girls’ singing and drama performances. Cabinetry, with whimsical hardware, was added for storage and display, while also connecting to the builtin counter, perfect for crafting and homework. The new space should suit the girls for years to come.

When not writing, Becky can be found teaching all manners of cooking classes, out in her garden or visiting some of her favorite local wineries. See her adventures at


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CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM November 2017  

Volume 18 Issue 11

CharlottesvilleFamily's BLOOM November 2017  

Volume 18 Issue 11