Thursday, April 7, 2011

Children's Spaces in Issue 4 of Rue

Thank you to the girls at Rue on-line magazine for featuring some children's spaces in their latest issue #4! (Lonny you let me down this past issue, I'm sure you will double up next time.) Dallas textile designer Bonnee Sharp showcases the playroom and her daughter's bedroom in this issue. She is quite the talented textile designer and uses fabrics from her line Studio Bon throughout the house. The design throughout is a mix of modern materials and traditional heirlooms (a trend we are seeing, epecially throughout the south). The playroom above is painted in chalkboard paint and to mix it up a bit, she created a gallery of mis-matched empty frames above the couch. Brilliant! And the rug, it is the Alvine Ruta from Ikea and only $159.

A few more photos of details from her daughter's room. The pink and red print on the pillow is fabulous. It is her own Xando print available through Schumacher. The pink trellis rug & paper butterfly mobile is from Pottery Barn Kids. The mobile is no longer available in white but it now comes in pink.

This next photo is a snapshot of a nursery designed by interior architect Andy Beers, featuring a mid-century family heirloom teak & rope rocker, the Oeuf Sparrow Crib, and an oversized giraffe by Melissa & Doug. The Oeuf Sparrow collection works very nicely with mid-century pieces and is the general choice for designers working in this arena.

Since hand-me-down cribs generally no longer pass our safety standards, I always recommend purchasing a new crib and using heirloom rockers, dressers and artwork instead.

Lastly a new bedding set from Kate Spade home is showcased with the rest of the new sets from the Kate Spade Home collection. The set is intended for an adult but would work wonderfully in a child's or teen room. (Bedding will be available at Bed Bath & Beyond.)

And on a separate note I highly recommend following Kate Spade NY on Tumblr, some great inspirational photos uploaded throughout the day!

1 comment:

  1. These are great inspiration. I have a question about the chalkboard paint walls though.. I'm concerned that my child will not pay attention to which walls are chalkboard and which aren't! So I keep deciding not to do it... Have you had any experience with this??? :) I also linked back to your site on my Monday post...