During his single days, Ethan would literally swing from the chandeliers. Elves are crazy! Just to prove my point, I have searched high and low to find out what some of the boldest and most playful elves have been up to. And let me just say, shelves are almost never where you find them. This is my top 20 favorites…the finale of which is our own, reliable guy, Ethan. Twinkle, you’ve made him a new man.
If you have been wondering what Juvenile Hall Design has been up to for the past two weeks, here is your answer. This weekend we proudly launched a collection of Hand-made "Vintage Industrial" Holiday Ornaments. All are made from an unusual collection of materials: linen, paint, fur, buttons, ribbons, hardware, jewels, wire, ropes, feathers, canvas, glitter, paper, zippers, metal…you name it, it's probably in there.
In all of the years I have designed rooms, designing a tree to cascade over a bed or crib is by far my most requested design. There is something really magical about the illusion of sleeping in the forest of a fairytale or magic garden. Breaking the boundaries of the interior by incorporating the walls and ceiling of a room is very powerful…especially when the child who sleeps under it is 3 feet tall.
In my recent posts, I’ve mentioned how it is so exciting that blogging has presented me with a “new” element in my design career. And I have received such positive feedback over these first few months. Thank you to all of you who are sticking by me while I find my voice. I’m so grateful.
One question I have been asked during this time is “How did you start doing children’s rooms?” Well, THIS design is room number ONE! My very first kids room ever.
Now here is the scary part. It is possible that the boy who slept in this nursery could drive right by me on the road. He might even be…dare I say…in college. Oh my god!
And yet I remember this project so clearly. It was a very powerful time for me. This project took me down a path that until that point, I never even considered. Now it’s like breathing. Designing for kids allows me to experience fantasy and imagination to the extreme. I feel so privileged to have had so many parents invite me to create these whimsical spaces for their kids. I am a lucky woman.
Since I have been so busy the past few weeks flying to ALT summits, making flowers for Pinterest, or just dealing with my kids during summer vacation, I thought this week we would talk about some DIY projects. This is part of a room I completed for a client. It is one of my favorites. There are lots of little personal touches that make this room very unique. As a whole, it might seem a bit daunting. But if we take projects one at a time, I bet you could do some of these yourselves. THE TRICK…take your time and no deadlines. Getting the result is rewarding. But enjoying the process of getting there should be the main goal. There is still a lot of summer left. Take notes. Gather supplies. Ask questions. Include your kids & make this fun! I will make this as easy as possible.