All right people, I got the message. You don't want to see $18,000 rugs on your mood boards, let alone in your actual kid's room. But I ask: what's a little baby vomit on a carpet that costs more than your car? I thought everyone wanted and could afford such things! I'll make note of it in my Hermes notepad while you click through to see the rest.
Michele's son had outgrown his room's decor, and everyone was sick of the orange, purple and red color scheme. It took a couple of weeks to re-do it completely, using a lot of what they already owned, plus adding a few new things to the mix. The goal was to keep it affordable and simple.
This past week I took the train out to Newark to visit the Shifman Mattress Company and had a remarkable deep dive into not only how Shifman makes their mattresses (the old fashioned way - they were founded in 1893), but also how the mattress business works and has evolved over the past hundred years. Come along for a tour, courtesy of the Hammer family, who have run Shifman since 1985.
I love a good "get it for less" post, just like I love a good "before and after." Today is all about creating a beautiful kid's room for a range of parents' budgets. Click to see what this room configuration costs, then explore ways to get a similar look and feel, for a variety of prices.
Name: Stefan (14 months) Location: Manhattan, New York Room Size: 9.5' x 12'
Tina and Stefan were first-time parents but second-time clients, brought to me from Apartment Therapy itself several years back. Tina's "Good Question," about preserving the freshness in their master bedroom while still showcasing some gorgeous family furniture led to my working with this lovely couple, and designing a nursery for their newest gender-to-remain-a-mystery-until-delivery-date soon-to-be.
Sometimes a bed is just a bed and sometimes it's practically a piece of art. Looking back over the year, we saw many unique and unusual beds. Sometimes it was their aesthetic that made them special, other times their function. Take a look:
A simple tufted headboard - as seen here in Linda's Fashionably Modest Condo - is an easy way to add a little sophistication to a bedroom. Additionally, the padded headboard is a perfect place for leaning your back while reading in bed. After the jump, check out five tufted headboards, including the one shown here.