By Lynn Byrne. As a general rule, Q likes to post about kids’ stuff, but she has recently informed her Aunt Lynn that she simply has no time to blog now that she attends pre-K daily. So I guess I am forced to tell you about these great children’s spaces myself.
This first batch are by noted designer Vicente Wolf. He first shared these shots on his own blog (which is fantastic by the way–he is amazingly generous with advice for other designers). Click here to find it. I thought they deserved more exposure because Vicente achieved great results using catalog merchandise and mid-priced retailers.
In this first shot, the bed came from Vicente’s own store VW Home, but everything else is from Crate & Barrel and Wisteria.
I love this lavender room by Vicente. So creative. The curtains are stamped paper with white black out shades. The bed is from Brocade and the night tables are by Room & Board (one of the best values out there for furniture). Note how Vicente hung pendants to create bedside lighting. That is a great way to free up your night table real estate for other objects.
For me, the most intriguing thing about this boy’s room is how Vicente crafted the headboard out of cardboard paper tubes! The cool bookcase is from CB2.
The next batch of children’s rooms are from the British magazine, Homes and Gardens.
Here the artwork carries the space.
Photo from British homesandgardens.com
In this next girl’s room, the soft accessories repeat the shapes in the wallpaper creating a very cohesive look. Note the pom poms trimming the drapery, bedhanging and pillows. Also, in the second shot, the flowers on the pillow have a form similar to some of the flowers in the wallpaper. The mixture of colors in this room is also very interesting. Somehow, the purples, the golds, the blues all “go” wonderfully, but the room is not pulled together by one single element such as a fabric or rug in a “connect the dots manner”. That makes for a very sophisticated kid’s space.
Next 4 photographs by David Brittain for the April 2010 issue of British Homes and Gardens.
The vibrancy of the colors in this boy’s room are stunning. I like how the retro/mod elements such as the drapery fabric, and the Verner Panton desk chair are mixed with traditional ticking pillows.
Finally, so sweet! The silhouette painted on this door is charming.
Photo from British homesandgardens.com.
I am not having anymore kids, and let me tell you, my hands would be cut off if I tried to decorate the rooms of my 3 teenage sons, but a girl can still dream.
For British Homes and Garden’s gallery of children’s bedrooms, click here.
To read Vicente Wolf’s blog post on the kid spaces featured in Decor Arts Now, click here.