Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely sources. This month, we were inspired by Cottage Living, and while we don't own a cottage, we did find some great ideas for design with children in mind. First up, the red cottage. If you love a color, don't let anybody talk you out of using it! In this case, that color is red. What is most striking, though, is how the bassinet in the living room (pictured above) is so well integrated into the design of the room. So often, adding the stuff kids need to your design mix can look like an afterthought, and this photo struck us as a great example of how to do it right. Below, the same room shot from a different angle.
The article (including design resources) is here. Other great decorating ideas in this issue, with regard to design and children, include re-covering couches in durable outdoor fabric to make them child and spill friendly, and bringing a chalkboard into the living room in a unique way, by framing it in gilt.