This week Cortney and Bob headed to the west coast to design a clothing boutique in Fred Segal. The result was a store that had the art, warmth, and the comfort of a home. So let's reverse the process to create a kid's room that has the function, style, and durability of a well-designed retail space. Let's go shopping!
But we're not going shopping at a regular store. We're going to a store supply store. That's right...a supplier that sells retail fixtures. I rounded up some very cool spinner racks a while back, and this time anticipated that I'd have to dig around a few websites to again find some good stuff. But when I stumbled across Robert Ham, I knew I'd hit the jackpot.
This supplier has more unique pieces than an Ann Carrington button portrait of Debbie Harry. The warm wood mixed with worn metals create a lovely, vintage industrial look. They even have a tiny dressmaker form that you could use to display baby's coming home from the hospital outfit! So I'm reiterating this week to check out retail store fixture suppliers (especially Robert Ham) to find some awesome pieces that would add character and function to a kid's room, and I'm also reiterating how important it is to look for nursery design inspiration in unexpected places, like a retail clothing store.
(Top 2 images: Yuri Hasegawa/Carol Leggett PR. Product images:
mirrored tray with birds, $24.95, child-sized wood hangers, $42 for a carton of 100
miniature dressmaker form, $49.95, set of 3 wire baskets with burlap liners, $79.95
metal 5-tier shelf, $199, wall plaque with hooks, $24.95, wood A-frame chalkboard, $99.95)