This Memorial Day weekend I was lucky enough to spend some time looking through my newest book purchase: Room for Children by Susanna Salk (Rizzoli, April 2010). Susanna Salk is an interior designer, writer and contributor on the Today Show. This is a wonderful coffee table book featuring inspiring and mostly professional designed children's rooms and play spaces. Some of the rooms were designed on a budget and others feature designer fabrics and inspiring custom window and buildout treatments.
This the book to get if you like children's design and are looking for some additional inspiration. Susanna also intended Room for Children to be a book for older children to look though to help show their parents what kind of look they like in a room. Honestly forget about the kids, I'd take lots of these as a design for an adult bedroom.
The forward was written by Kelly Wearstler. Her son Oliver's room is featured above and she describes how she designed the room to hide toys and allow for ample space for crawling, games and reading. She summarizes the children's spaces in this book as being creative and functional.
Here area few photos of the rooms featured in the book. If you like these you are going to love the Room for Children.
Designed by Suzanne Sharp for The Rug Company
Designed by Windsor Smith, Photographed by Cindy Gold
Photographed by Pieter Estersohn
Designed by Sixx Design
Designed by Diane Bergeron, Photographed by Peter Throsby
Photograph taken by Melanie Acevedo
Designed by Kim Zimmerman, Photographed by Pieter Estersohn
Photographed by Tim Street-Porter
Designed by Eve Robinson
Designed by Laurence Kriegel, Photographed by Pieter Estersohn
Photographed by Costa Picadas
Designed and Photographed by Pieter Estersohn
Designed by Tracy Boss Design, Photographed by Jonathan Wallen
Jennifer DeLonge's nursery....
again for those of you who missed it a few days ago. Photographed by Roger Davies
Designed by J. Crew's Jenna Lyons &
Photographed by Melanie Acevedo
Photographed by Max Kim-Bee
Photographed by Justin Bernhaut
If you want to hear more about the book before you purchase it, the ladies from the Skirted Round Table sat down for an interview with Susanna last month featured here.