Friday, September 27, 2013

{client love} kids rooms

I have been working on some super fun spaces that I've been dying to share with you.  My client has three kids and is in the process of shuffling around there rooms.  Right now the oldest boy and girl share a room and the baby has his own room.  But we're switching things up so that the little girl has her own room and the two boys will share.  It's a little tricky because the boys are about 5 years apart in age, so one is playing sports and collecting baseball cards and the other is still a little guy in diapers.  

Functionally, we've been working on the layout to create a private big kid zone for the older boy and a separate area for the little kid toys.  The colors and decor have been so much fun to pick.  We knew wanted to do a bright space with lots of primary colors.  Below is the original concept for the space.  Things have progressed from here, but this was our starting point.   

For the little girl's room, well this is like my dream come true.  She's not a girly girl, so princesses were out of the question.  Her favorite color is purple and she asked me for a rainbow of stripes in her room (i love this kid!).  Below are some of the initial ideas.  We've tweeked our concept slightly, but the flower decals and the pennants are a go.  Right now we're working on picking the bedding and carpets, I can't wait to see how this turns out.  I'm not sure who is more excited about this - her mom and I or Simone.

Stay tuned for more updates on these rooms.  I hope to actually get these photographed when there done!
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Friday, September 6, 2013

First Friday {outfit to room series} School Uniforms

It's time again for First Friday Outfit to Room Series!  As you remember, fellow blogger Yana from Nomad Luxuries and I kicked off our new series last month with a Summery-Beach look.  This month we thought we'd draw some inspiration from the oh so fabulous (or not so fabulous) school uniform.  

Weather you think of little cuties like these kiddos:

Or perhaps you mind goes more to GG Season One:

In either case the basic features of a uniform are the same.  Black, White, Plaid, Primary color.  Done.  I mean the basic premise of a uniform is to keep it simple, right?  Keep everyone on an even playing field.  They're not really made to stand out.  But I've noticed some super-fly kids (think Jo-L, Jenny from the block era) walking the streets of DC in school uniforms.  They all find a way to make there personalities stand out regardless of the uniform.  So with that in mind.  I choose some pieces that are basic with a few highlights to make a the red ampersand or the yellow farm light.  All these pieces are also reminiscent of a school classroom.  I mean, why not go for it.

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So if you're ever in the mood to design a fun little schoolhouse inspired office space, you've got a good palette of options to work with now.  This could be adorable for a home office or small little desk area for a kids room.  Check out my Pinterest board for more pieces that will top off this look.

And don't forget to check out Yana's post to see what she came up with for her School Uniform look.  I'm sure it will be super glamorous!

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