Last year we watched good friends of ours struggle over decorating their new son's room. They wanted something that was appropriate for him that wouldn't look like fingernails on a chalkboard for them. As his mom said, "What the heck is the deal with little animals on everything?"
We definitely think that manufacturers like Modern Seed and Sparkability are clueing in to the needs of new families that don't want 'little chickens' on everything. These are modern parents, who want modern kid's design.
We cut this page out of Dwell two years ago because we loved the graphic nature in which these homeowners dealt with melding their child's bedroom in with their own style. Apparently a riff on a German painter Gerhard Richter, it reminds us of our favorite Pantone reference books and is an idea we plan to bookmark until the time comes. -Richele