Neon has been enjoying a design redemption in a big way. These hot colors are hot again, but unlike most design trends, neon hasn't trickled down into nurseries and kids spaces as much as I'd expected. But for those parents who have chosen to use neon in big or small ways, I say hats off to you!
This space was actually inspired by a gorgeous nursery featured here on Apartment Therapy. I was drawn to the light and happy feel of the combination of aqua and yellow in that room and wanted to try and recreate that feeling for our Grace.
Storytelling is a part of the learning process. Kids can express emotions through storytelling, they learn new vocabulary, and learn to listen as well. Story Stones are an interesting tool for boosting their creativity.
My second baby is now four months old and I've transitioned her from the co-sleeper in our bedroom to the crib in her nursery. But other than sleep - at night and for naps, she actually doesn't spend much of her time there. More often than not she's in the main part of our house with my toddler and me, watching us play and interact, eat our meals, and go about our day.
My first daughter, on the other hand, spent a large portion of her time in the nursery - rocking, playing in her crib, and of course, sleeping. I remember designing her nursery and wondering to myself, "Should I make this a soothing, restful retreat for sleeping purposes or should it be a more stimulating environment?"
Today I'm re-invisioning my daughters' room with a slightly larger influence of the local culture we'll call "Tex Mex-ish." This room of readily available items would provide a nice backdrop for some smaller treasures at the local mercado.
There are spots in every home that are wasted or underused. They may be small, awkwardly shaped or a bit inaccessible. I love seeing these spots turned into something useful or, even better, a bit magical. A smallish space at the top of the stairs in this Montreal home was transformed into an indoor cabin for two young children - and my inner child is jealous!