Name: Olivia & Zoe Location: Noe Valley, San Francisco, California
When we were planning the nursery for the girls, we were really just seeking to make it a fun, colorful space. We wanted bold pops of color and because the room has minimal light, we wanted to brighten the space up with the textiles and accessories.
Even with white or neutral walls, a room can still feel colorful with a few well-placed accessories. One that can make a big impact on the room is an area rug. Area rugs generally cover a large amount of square footage, and as a result can really make quite a color statement. Here are a few of my favorite children's rooms in which the rug is the star of the show:
Sure you can paint a desk. But instead, if you're a busy Mom like me, or if you simply love the finish of a professional paint job, you can buy one ready made. Here is a rainbow of desks, from both high and low price points for kids.
When I was hunting through stores last month for the Style Cure I kept asking myself: why is it so hard to find great curtains for kids rooms? It seems like your options, as a parent, are plain or chevron. What else is there that won't look too grown up, yet not too babyish? Here are five styles of curtains that come in great colors and will look great in a kids space.
Growing up as a huge fan of The Muppets, this was something I wanted to pass on to Oscar hoping he would also love them. This room has no window so we had to keep the walls and room light and bright. We had so much fun putting this room together - can't wait to do it again!
Renters rejoice! We know that you can sometimes feel left out of the color loop because you can't bust out that paint brush and splash color all over your walls. But fear not - here are 30 fabulous ways to add color to your kids' rooms (or most any room of the house) without painting the walls:
The style inspiration for Westin's nursery played into a little of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom/Fantastic Mr. Fox, along with some more modern inspiration from Nate Berkus' mix of metallics and natural materials.
When I decided to write about "kids' furniture that pops", I had no idea it would be so difficult to find vivid statements. Most of us, and I count myself guilty, are sticking with white, wood, or grey for the big pieces and taking more risk on the walls. But it doesn't have to be so! Click through to see the lucky few who have brightly hued furniture: