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Oct 11 2012

Start ‘em young, I say.




via Lonny Magazine, Riazzoli, A Beautiful Living, Hyperform

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Kids Rooms: Lighting

Sep 30 2010

It feels way more liberating to decorate a space for kids. Why is that? Even choosing a table lamp seems like an opportunity to add a bit more character.

Below: Table lamp by Jielde. Choosing this piece is easy. Landing on one single colour is not.
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PBTeen has actually made a knock-off of the Jielde lamp. I’m not sure if the quality is anything like the original and I don’t love the idea of knocking things off, but given the price difference, it’s certainly tempting.

Below: Link Task Lamp and Tube Top Lamp by Pablo Designs.
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Below: Artemide Tolomeo Micro Lamp
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Below: Different from the other pieces shown above, but still fun and fresh, how about the Beatrice Lamp by Jonathan Adler?
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Kids Rooms: Set the Tone

Sep 22 2010

For those of you new to this site, we’re building a home. I’ve been running through design decisions and inspiration room by room. We’ve made our way through the main floor, most of the second floor, and now we’re onto the kids’ rooms.

Our nursery furniture has been passed down to the baby and our eldest daughter is ready for some new digs. How exciting. My goal is to design a room that is playful, but not too childish – if that makes sense. Fun and whimsical with some longevity as she grows.

Below: It was years ago that I saw this photo of Amanda Peet’s daughter’s room in Domino Magazine. Something about it stayed with me, though. The space is filled with character, but is still sophisticated. The Funny Girl poster is fabulous and I love the mix of patterns. Plus, what’s not to love about the rug?
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Below: Milk Magazine is a total treat from start to finish. It was hard to whittle down which shots to share, but here are a few.
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Below: If you don’t already know, I’m a big fan of Emmas Blog. She always has inspiring finds and the kids rooms below are no exception.
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Below: The room below was designed by J.Crew style maven, Jenna Lyons, as seen in LivingEtc. There was no shying away from colour for her son’s space. Black walls – I don’t think I’d have the guts to pull that one off, but she certainly did!
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Below: Former Domino Magazine editor Deborah Needleman also gave a good does of colour to her kids’ rooms, not to mention a gorgeous Paul Smith rug!
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Kids Rooms: Wallpaper

May 20 2010

While I have wallpaper on my mind, I thought I’d share some designs that I think are fabulous for kids rooms.

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Above: FermLiving Dotty wallpaper
Below: Sandberg wallpapers

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I love the designs and story behind Fine Little Day. Some of the products are designed by Otto, the 8 year old son of founder Elisabeth Dunker. How great is that? (discovered via Design*Sponge)
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Below: Designs by Isak
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Below: Miss Print
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Below: Cavern Home
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