This carpet, from Color Reform, is available from ABC Carpet. It is awesomely rich and vibrant. This would make a fantastic focal piece for a kid’s room. But…it’s $9000. Now don’t get discouraged. I am not suggesting that you ever spend that much on a carpet for a kid’s room no matter how much money you might have. We aren’t crazy. They’re kids! They are messy! But it would be gorgeous. So now what?
It's the little details that are vital. Little details make big things happen"
If you are just joining in, we are doing a bit of an experiment. How does our everyday life influence how we design? I suggest you go back and read before jumping ahead or you will miss some fun stuff.
With my palette photo in hand, I decided to start at the fabric store. I decided to choose some fabrics I might use for bedding, pillows or curtains. This is what I chose. One sample is for a girl’s room, the other for a boy.
I have had the job of designing a space where a brother and sister shared a room. That can be a challenge at times. I’m aware I’m making generalizations here. All of these are interchangeable of course. But I do find kids tend to follow a bit more traditional path. Whether it is instinctual or learned, I’m not sure. But this is about YOUR kid so you know what is best.
They vary in color, pattern and theme. But they all work together, most importantly because of their weight. To understand weight better, read "Spoil Me Rotten Jonathan Adler." It will make a bit more sense.
The next step I want you to do is look for accessories. Buy what you are attracted to. You may end up returning some of it, but you don’t want to edit now. Just keep an open mind. Tomorrow we will se what we find. Happy hunting! : )
This Sunday morning while wandering around the bustling Larkspur Landing, I found myself surrounded by the bold and fresh designs of Roberta Freymann at Roberta Roller Rabbit.
One of my favorite rooms to this day is one I created for a client in Los Angeles. A couple was building a new home, high in the hills above the Pacific Ocean. One of their young sons loved baseball. When I first sat down with his mom, she had very definite ideas about what she wanted. She had great taste, and high expectations, which I love. She told me that her son wanted a dugout in his room, and was it possible for me to build it into the design. I remember responding that anything was possible, while I calmly restrained my excitement.