Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Room for Children by Susanna Salk



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, Photographed by Joshua McHugh


Designed by Amanda Nisbet, Photographed by Tory Williams


Designed by Jonathan Adler, Photographed by Tim Street-Porter


Designed by Sixx Design


Designed by Diane Bergeron, Photographed by Peter Throsby


Designed by Katie Ridder, Photographed by Lucas Allen


Designed by Katie Ridder, Photographed by Scott Frances


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 Amy Lau Design, Photographed by Kris Tamburello


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


Designed by Alex Papachristidis, Photographed by John Gruen

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.


5 comments:

  1. What an awesome book! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love that pink and green girls' room! What a fabulous book!

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  3. Yup -also one of my faves. I have some additional pics on my blog too (for a friend who wanted a pink bedroom) http://roomforyoungones.com/2010/05/07/pink-walls-and-room-for-children/

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