Modern Spaces for Little Ones

It's been a busy week and we've spent a lot of time curating look books for clients who have nursery (kid room) projects in mind. Here are some terrifically designed spaces that we loved at first sight. 

Jam (as in traffic) by Sissy + Marley for Jill Malek. Beep! Beep! Designed by Sissy + Marley. Photography by Marco Ricca.

Brooklyn-based illustrator Kale Williams provides the wall art in this nursery via Dwell Magazine

'Cities Toile' by Rifle Paper for Hygge & West adds great illustration to this room's walls...and now we are consumed by wanderlust!

Chasing Paper removable wallpaper adds so much to this colorful kids room via Design*Sponge.

The cutest giraffe there ever was from Abnormals Anonymous. Designed by Melissa + Miller Interiors. Photography by Rebecca McAlpin. 

'Dino' by Sian Zeng turn this room into a Jurassic wonderland. The paper is offered in a magnetized version, too,  with optional accessories for hours of entertainment. 

'Woodlands' by Sian Zeng is whimsical and magical. 

We love the pattern in 'Baby Elephant Walk' by Sissy + Marley for Jill Malek. Designed by Mona Ross Berman Interiors

What great patterns and colors in this nursery designed by Thienes & Levent using Grow House Grow wallpaper. Photography by Emily Gilbert. 

'Tapestry' by Cavern Home gives this room a hint of Bohemian-Southwest! Via Domino Magazine. Photography by Amy Bartlam. 

Cement Wallpaper by Piet Boon for NLXL gives this room an industrial edge that suits kids young and old(er).

Woods from Cole & Sons via Wit & Delight. Photography by 2nd Truth Photography.

Jungle Love by Anna Ekre from PhotoWalls packs a punch! 

A little 'mini Matisse' from Leah Bartholomew of Beneath The Sun. Styling by Jessica Hanson. Photography Amanda Prior via Poppytalk.

Flights of Fancy wallpaper from House of Hackney has kids dreaming of nature's creatures. 

Dreamy Eskayel wallpaper that adults will love too. Via Lonny

Flat Vernacular adds a verdant touch to this large accent wall. Via Lonny

'Safari' by Rifle Paper for Hygge & West adds warmth to this nursery's accent wall.  

Colorful Patterns

It's a new year and we find ourselves gravitating toward bold colors and lots of pattern! We know that wallpaper is a great way to add an exciting design element to any space (yes, we're bias), but throws, pillows and rugs are guaranteed to brighten up a room too. Here are a few of our favorites...

1. Dorsey Throw designed by Cassie Byrnes for Slowdown Studio

2. Mayan Blue designed by Chris Haughton for Node 

3. Lola Rug by Dana Haim

4. A Poster A Day Rug - Day 1169 by Studio Proba 

5. Spring from Flock in collaboration with Sunny Todd Prints

6. Zahra Flat-Weave Rug by Aelfie

7. Evil Eye Blues Cotton Napkin by Walter G at StudioFourNYC

8. Olivia Rug in blue at Burkelman

9. Flight Blue Rug by Fayce Textiles for CB2

10. Cartographer Pillow by Sara Berks, MINNA

11. Garden Hunter (Green) by Hillery Sproatt

Gift Guide No. 2: For the Kids

We love gifting our children experiences; they use memberships to the Children's Museum, the Museum of Nature and Science, the Botanic Gardens, and the Denver Zoo over and over again (the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Denver Art Museum are free for children under 18 thanks to generous underwriting partners!).

We're also big fans of Craftsman & Apprentice who offer classes for kids, adult workshops, and host a "Parent's Night Out" where your kids can tinker for 3 hours while you go out for dinner! (What a great thing to give parents needing a break!)

But this is also the time of year we give our children something tangible, so here's a list of some inspired designs and practical gifts you might find useful (and yes we do have Pokemon cards and Star Wars action figures hidden in the closet, too!).

Happy Holidays! 

1. Tokyo Digs A Garden, here.

2. Decorate-A-Kids Teepee, here.

3. Deluxe Root Viewer (we love the Fat Brain site), here

4. All Day Ruckpack, here

5. Shipkite, from Haptic Lab, here.

6. Sleeping Queens card game (one of our favorites!), here

7. KooKoo Alarm Clock, here

8. Pottery Pillow from bfgf, here

9. Rug. Illustrator Chris Haughton (of "A Bit Lost" fame) turns one of his beloved characters into a rug produced by Node. The rugs are handmade and makers are affiliated with Fair Trade Nepal. Employees of the company (making the rugs) are also taught literacy and skills, and in addition to receiving fair wages, their work supports a school of 260 children and an orphanage of nineteen.