Bold Color Combos for Kids Rooms

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Taking a step outside of the box isn’t easy… especially considering that re-designing your interior is a brave step in itself. We are going to ask that you go even further outside of your comfort zone when it comes to designing your child’s room! A unique color palette is the key to taking your little one’s space from cute to absolutely inspiring. Here are some examples of color combos for the bold!

Fuchsia and Robin’s Egg Blue: This little girls room from our Parkside Contemporary project was created for a sunny space with a neutral backdrop. Our combination of fuchsia, robin’s egg blue, teal, and magenta all work together in perfect harmony.

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5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Play Room!

Hello again!

Since we’re currently working so diligently on Joe’s dream room, we thought we’d send a few tips for children’s rooms your way! Finding the perfect balance between child friendly and fabulously stylish can be tricky. To make the process a little easier, we’ve collected 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Play Room inspired by .

  1. IMPLEMENT EASY-CLEAN UPHOLSTERY

Continuing on with the keeping-clean lifestyle, we encourage using fabrics and upholstery that is breathable and as stain resistant as humanly possible. Check out our in our boutique to find some inspiration!

  1. COLOR!

Save the neutral hues for your guest suite. Kids love color and we love it too! When collecting inspiration your play room select your favorite bright-colored palette or, better yet, go for the full spectrum.

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  1. STORAGE

Where there is a child, there is usually a toy. Creating a space that can fit every trinket into storage is difficult to do without the right tools. Take advantage of spare corners, space under furniture, and be sure to stock up on storage bins that allow for a quick and efficient cleanup by little hands.

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  1. AMPLE FLOOR SPACE

Kids love having space to run around! Not to mention the fact that Houston weather can be a bit unpredictable sometimes. Giving your child a space that’s both livable as well as play-friendly will make them feel like they can have just as much fun indoors as out.

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  1. ACCESSORIZE MINIMALLY

Antiques, collectables, one-of-a-kind furniture and dainty accessories are so wonderful – but not anywhere near a playroom floor! Put your “fun to look at, but don’t touch” items up on high shelves or in wall-hung shadow boxes. Your kiddos will love to look at them and you can add to them over time.

Send us your ideas for kid’s play rooms – we’d love to hear them! Visit our blog for more kid’s room requests and designs!

Until next time,

Laura

Joe’s List

Happy Friday!

One of my favorite aspects of design is the collaboration we have with our clients. Learning about everyone’s different tastes, history, travels and dreams for their home is so much fun. We love working on the entire home, but there is something magical about designing children’s rooms.

We are currently working on an incredible project for some of our close friends. I received this text yesterday which is the wish list from the homeowner’s nine year old son. Thought y’all might enjoy reading his thoughts for his new room: “Joe’s List”.

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In case you can’t make it out clearly, Joe would like the following included in his new room:

  • Loft bed – blue
  • Wood desk
  • 2 small spinning chairs – blue
  • Small couch – green
  • 2 bean bags – orange
  • Larger chest
  • Tall lamp
  • Small lamps screwed into loft
  • Hanging light fixture
  • Wall color light – green
  • Fish Tank for George my beta fish

This is some serious detail, which we absolutely love to have at the outset of any project. And… we are going to make it all happen! We will keep everyone updated on his awesome room, which is slated for completion next year. Until then, hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

Best,

Laura

Beach Retreat | Guest/Kids Bedroom Reveal

Hello Again!

Spring has just begun, and we’re thinking about the beach already! Our showed one of our latest projects in sunny Galveston, Texas. This home has us in the mood for summer breezes, with a cool drink in hand.

We are so excited to have received the professional pictures from this project (thanks Julie Soefer Photography!), and we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite rooms these next couple of weeks: today, one of the guest bedrooms and baths!

[ezcol_1half]The homeowner asked for plenty of space for family to spend their summer holidays, and the cozy yet airy bunk beds help fill this need admirably! (I love the way the top bunk seems to float in midair!)

With touches of the same watery cerulean accents found throughout the rest of the home, the aesthetic is bright, white, and cool—lots of family memories to be made here!

I also love the wavy pattern of the area rug (seen below, from the bath), which neatly ties in our nautical, sea-touched theme.

The bath continues the beachy theme with the beadboard detail on the doors of the cabinetry. The deeper teal blue on the cabinetry adds a little gravitas to the room. And isn’t that porthole mirror just so fitting?

Next week, we’ll feature another couple of rooms from our beach getaway project. For more of our favorite interior images follow us on ![/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end][/ezcol_1half_end]

See you then!

Laura

Helpful Tips to Create Real Rooms for Kids

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Last month Jillian shared some great tips on the blog for , so we thought today we’d share how we take some of those guidelines and put them to work in our clients’ homes.

We thought we’d double down on our Memorial Park Modern project in Houston and show you the children’s bedrooms and playroom.

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BEDROOM

Twin boys needed study desks and a little privacy, with their own personal spaces for storage and display. Sleek contemporary lines and colors will transition easily as they grow up and their own design tastes mature. Bright touches of color and eye-catching shapes keep things fun! We put together a design board that includes a neutral palette, and sleek furnishings that include shiny silver accents, along with some pops of bright, juicy orange in various accents which can be switched out when a fresh look is wanted.

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