Entries for our annual Small Cool Contest are flooding in, and as usual
they are filled with fantastic ideas we can mine for our own spaces...including kids spaces! Here
are a few images and ideas for your kid's room inspiration-board.
I fell in love with Charley Harper's prints a couple years ago when I read a Todd Oldham book called Hand Made Modern. When I discovered Charley Harper, An Illustrated Life, also by Oldham, I immediately knew that Harper's work would be the inspiration for my future baby's room, regardless of the gender.
When we moved my youngest son out of his crib and into his own bed last year, I wanted to re-decorate his room to be a fun, inspiring place for him to hang out in that reflected him and his fun personality. His two requests for his room were that they included his two favorite things; dinosaurs and baseball. The Cincinnati Reds to be exact.
I wanted a space that was age appropriate for a 3-year-old. I also wanted to steer clear of any "themes" and just create a room that felt youthful and fun. This room is teeny tiny so my biggest challenge was to edit edit edit!
We have been in the midst of many transitions, notably crib to bed, more storage for clothes etc., so we had to make some adjustments to his room, which frankly speaking was just an excuse for me to redo the entire space.
Name: Giovanni (9) and Matteo (6) Location: Temecula, California
I wanted this space to reflect my children's character and heritage. We have the West Coast/Midwest design, the Italy maps and globes to represent their father’s family who all live in Italy and the Luchador artwork that I created as a salute to our past lives when we resided in Mexico for 4 years.
For this installment of "One Design, Two Budgets" I envisioned what might be a dream haven for a young, artistic tween girl. Oh, perhaps someone like I may have been once upon a time, or how I forsee my girls in just a few short years. *Tear.*
I began dreaming of Silas' nursery as soon as we discovered we were having a boy. I envisioned a space that was bright, colorful, playful— but not too themey. I also wanted it to reflect our love of adventure and our desire for Silas to have wonderful adventures of his own.