Our good friend Irene just posted these fantastic alphabet frames on Bloesem Kids—how cool would these be in a kid’s room? Inspired by a Danish folk design, the shelves are hand-cut using simple wood joinery and can be hung on a nail.
Available for $250 at Chiaozza.
Growth charts are an easy addition to a child’s room. Kids love to see if they gained an inch or two, and for mom, a growth chart is a great ally to get the kids to eat their veggies!
Here are some of our favorites…
Wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to dramatically transform a child’s room. With so many great options and patterns available, the hardest part is selecting the wallpaper that best suits your child’s room and personality. Animals prints, flowery and romantic wallpapers, geometric patterns—the options are endless.
Here are a few of our favorites…
Short on space? The new Tuck Bed by Casa Kids only takes up 12″ of floor space when folded into its self-contained wall unit. Even better, the bed is backed with your choice of a whiteboard, chalkboard, or magnetic metal surface for use when the bed is folded. Too cool!
Stencil Week continues on Handmade Charlotte, and today we’re sharing one of our favorite projects. We created this lovely little mobile using the cloud template from our Folk Art Handmade Charlotte Stencils. Our latest obsession is applying Folk Art chalkboard paint onto fabric, so we included a chalkboard cloud that you can use to personalize the mobile with your child’s name or write a new message for baby each day :)
Download the instructions here and make your own rainy day dreams come true! You can purchase the stencils as well as the other supplies you’ll need to make this mobile at JoAnn.com.
Kids love to build impromptu forts—hiding inside tents, nooks, and improvised shelters makes them feel protected from imaginary monsters, frightful creatures, and the rest of the outside world. We’ve seen a lot of DIY and ready-to-buy tent options on Pinterest and all over the blogosphere lately, but one idea makes my heart skip a beat: the repurposed closet.
We’re totally digging this swing chair by Angela Missoni. Head over to NOTCOT for details!
I’ve been blogging about children’s design for almost four years now. In that short span of time, I’ve watched trends, makers, and stores come and go, but I’ve also seen some brilliant creatives carve out a niche for themselves and thrive.
The ones that have lasted possess that certain something that allows them to withstand the test of time as they gain confidence, experiment with new products, and surprise us at every turn. In my opinion, kids’ shop Les Petits Bohèmes fits squarely in that category.
Whenever I am looking for inspiration for my own home, I go to Les Petits Bohèmes, where Mathilde Hardy and her textile designer friend Perrine Coudevylle have created something unique—an original, enchanting universe for little ones and big ones alike. They offer an ever-changing mix of industrial vintage, handmade textiles, lights, accessories, artwork, and more.
The shop always makes me want to run to the nearest flea market and dare to be more creative at home. Just take a look at what they have to offer and you’ll see why…
As you already know, pretend play has many benefits. While doing things exactly like mom or dad, your child develops his/her creativity, analytical skills, logical reasoning but also communication and social development skills.
Play kitchens are among favorite pretend play games. Here are a few of our favorites…
Our good friend Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag recently updated the bedroom shared by her three children using Handmade Charlotte stencils. We can’t imagine a cooler way to use the cloud stencil!
You can pick up the stencils at Joann.com. Thanks for the inspiration, Merrilee!