Friday, September 23, 2011

10 Kid's Bedrooms That Prove Good Design Isn't Just For Grownups!

TLC's site Parentables just posted an article showcasing some wonderful kid's bedrooms, and I'm flattered they asked if they could include Max's bedroom in the lineup! Here is what they said about designing rooms for kids:

"Most parents know that children's tastes change as quickly as they grow, but that doesn't mean that you can't create a space that they are sure to love for many years to come and that you'll be happy to have grace your home. These stunning kids' rooms prove that kids' rooms can be both fun and chic."

Ha!! If you read this post on Isabella & Max Rooms this week, you know I know about rapidly changing tastes! But that is another story...enjoy these rooms!

"We love how the designers make an all white room so exciting by adding pops of color with turquoise and chartreuse in unexpected places such as behind the bookshelves as well as in a few standout pieces such as the headboard, throw blanket, and pouf/ottoman. The built-in cabinets and desk make it clear that this room was truly a custom design, but the pops of color against white make it a great inspiration room for both those who have free reign over their homes and those who are renting and may not be able to change wall colors."

"In addition to being timelessly chic, this twin gray and yellow boys room designed by Janell Beals of Isabella & Max Rooms encourages its inhabitant to dream of things beyond the four walls that surround him. The parts of the globe painted on the walls combined with the large stripe of chalkboard paint allow him to dream of his next destination and plot his route to get there, and we love how Beals incorporates every surface of the room into the design by adding a compass surround to the hanging pendant on the ceiling." (ah shucks, thanks!)

"While this room designed by Serena & Lily would easily be suitable for a little girl moving into a big girl bed, we are certain that said little girl would also be asking to take most of these pieces with her when she moves into her first apartment in the city. The pieces are clearly inspired from various locales around the world and easily translate from a comfortable and sweet child's room to an eclectic, worldly, and chic home."

"The vintage inspired pieces in this room by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child are sure to last for many years, if not generations, to come. We particularly love the Millbrook bed against the backdrop of the vintage flag and the oversized toy bin as you can never have too much toy storage. This room is sure to inspire your little to both appreciate the designs of generations past as well as understand the importance of history."

"Holly Marsh from the blog Life as a Thrifter took inspiration from her prior career as a kindergarten teacher when designing her daughter's room. Marsh perfectly mixed old and new in using modern pieces with clean lines from Ikea for the crib and book shelves and combining them with vintage style wire baskets, an old schoolhouse chalkboard, and oversized letters in a hodge podge of colors to spell out the alphabet. The combination of fun colors and "old school" charm are sure to put a smile on anyone's face as the walk through the door."

"This little boys' room evokes the feelings of a well loved teddy bear. Grace Sorensen of the blog Grace Happens used a mix of checks and stripes along with vintage and new items to carefully display items that all have one thing in common: a special meaning to her and her son. This room is a perfect example of showing that things can be very beautiful when paired together even when they aren't matchy-matchy."

"This stunning little girls room designed by Palmer Weiss Interior Design is certain to make any child feel like she is living in a fairy tale. We love the use of a sophisticated fabric in formal draperies, canopy, and bedskirt offset by the fun striped rug and cheerful butterfly accent pillow. The combination keeps the formal feel of the home while also making it clear that it's a kid friendly space."

"The only thing better than one stunningly beautiful bedroom is two. Kathleen DiPaolo of Pacific Family Homes designed these two rooms using the same elements with different accents for a set of twin girls."

I have to say, I'm pretty taken with these last rooms with the combination of blue grasscloth, divine headboards and sparkling light fixtures. I'd enjoy such a room myself!


Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Love them all, but especially the first one. I love the blue and green for a little girl's room. It will transition her well into her teen years.

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Joan Price said...

Awesome designs! Any tips for designing a Michigan themed room? My youngest son loves Michigan football and my husband and I planned to design his room after it, but it hasn't turned out so well. So far we got him one of these Michigan college bed sets, but besides that we are stuck. Any help?

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