Cam and I have migrated things in the apartment yet again and given Nevlin a bit of his own space. Here's a shot of his room, from the door. My brother put me in a laundry basket when I was very young, I don't think I was nearly as happy as Nev is here.
There's lots of color in his room. From the beautiful home-made quilts from his Cioci & cousin to the Sri Lankan masks to the mobile that hangs in the middle of it all.
Here's a shot of the mobile by itself. Made from the vines growing next door and stars from all over the world (many cousins have contributed), it is the centerpiece to his domain. Stars were flown in from the US and Aussie flags were added too. Recently our neighbors went to China & bought him the birds with the red hanging part. I love running that into Nevlin's forehead, an action that often gets a giggle.
We have also created a space where our dining table used to be for Nev to play in. The carpet makes it much better to fall over and the couch is a nice place for us adults. There are no outlets, so its pretty safe.
The bookcase faces outward and we painted a nature scene on the side that faces the play area. Letters and numbers are on the side, making it easy to break out into "ABC" frequently. An orange tree and blueberry bush are on the left, just above a pond. Nev's hand print doubles as a cloud.