11 Oct 2012

Lucky Kid

Start ‘em young, I say.

via Lonny Magazine, Riazzoli, A Beautiful Living, Hyperform

20 Oct 2010

Playroom: Decor

There is no shortage of amazing stuff to fill a playroom. I don’t even know where to begin, to be honest. It seems every day I find something new to love. I’ve posted before about some great playroom furniture. Here are a few more pieces that stand-out (for today, that is)

Below: Stek is a company based in the Netherlands producing some very cool furniture for kids. Why does it seem that everything I love is coming out of the Netherlands these days? Found via Bloesem Kids.

Below: Felt covered stools by Bookhou.

Below: Kalon Studios is an LA and Berlin based company that is producing some really beautiful, sustainable products. They
are focused on “contemporary form and innovative design”. Their hut hut rocking horse is a stunning sculptural product – probably too nice to keep in the basement! They also now offer more affordable (and colourful) pieces in five sustainable resin colors. Thank you Coochicoos for introducing me to this line.

Below: Ferm Living recently launched a line of floor cushions – aren’t they great? I also love Fatboy bean bag chairs . I sort of feel like a basement wouldn’t be complete without some sort of comfy piece to flake out on.

30 Sep 2010

Kids Rooms: Lighting

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.

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.

Below: Artemide Tolomeo Micro Lamp

Below: Different from the other pieces shown above, but still fun and fresh, how about the Beatrice Lamp by Jonathan Adler?

22 Sep 2010

Kids Rooms: Set the Tone

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?

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.

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!

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!