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Living Large Like a Kid

April 10, 2017

While I don’t have kids of my own, I am a proud aunt and have designed more kids rooms and nurseries than I can count over the past 15+ years. Designing kids rooms is of course tons of fun, but there are some pieces that I would love to keep for myself. Why do the kids get to have all the fun anyway? When I’m sourcing pieces for children’s rooms, I often find myself marking them for future use for those taller than the kids – us adults. There are pieces of great quality that are big on style with a price that’s often lower than similar styles found elsewhere.  Another reason why I love using pieces from vendors that focus on children’s spaces: a lot of their pieces are perfect for those with smaller living spaces – I’m looking at you, city dwellers.

Here are some of the items I’m currently coveting and why.

I have to kick this off with the chicest nightlight I’ve ever seen. It’s too good to just live in a kid’s room.

A six drawer dresser worthy of a master bedroom.

Sure this candlestick lamp would be stunning in a nursery, but I love it for an entry table or a sideboard in a dining room.

 In an entry, bathroom, or hallway, this mirror makes a statement. Carved Oval Mirror – Pottery Barn Kids

Statement floor lamp for the kids but just as good in your living room. Cosmo Floor Lamp – Land of Nod

I’m definitely not afraid of using pink in my designs. I’m a firm believer that any shade of pink can be used and still be considered sophisticated.  Isabelle Rug – Pottery Barn Kids

Sure kids items come in fun bold colors and these baskets come in two more than what is shown here, but don’t disregard the neutrals – Stripped La Jolla Baskets – Serena and Lily

Don’t just spoil the babies, wrap yourself up in this alpaca throw – Haven Baby Alpaca Throw – Seren and Lily

FurnishingsTable Lamp // Nightlight // Baskets // Dresser // Area Rug // Throw // Mirror // Floor Lamp

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