Kids

Friday, August 3, 2012

Junior League of Hartford Show House 2012 — AFTER

I've been remiss in main­tain­ing my blog — I plead the crazi­ness of sum­mer sched­ul­ing! Here are the after pic­tures from the Junior League of Hart­ford Show House, pho­tographed by the tal­ented Michael Partenio.

The space was called "It's a Boy's Life". From this angle, you can see the ceil­ing and wall tent I cre­ated. The pan­els are tied together with leather cord through the antique bronze grom­mets. The ikat drap­ery set the color palette for the room. The neu­tral can­vas pan­els and wall color are a calm back­drop. The cus­tom queen bed cov­er­let is denim, sim­i­lar in tone to the ani­mal print on the plush arm chair. The glass drop lamp is a fun shape and doesn't take up much visual space.

junior league show house boys bedroom tented

Junior League of Hart­ford Show House boy's bedroom

Oppo­site the read­ing nook, at the front of the house, a small dormer was designed as a micro work space. The drop-down desk is large enough for a lap­top. Even an adven­tur­ous boy needs a place to do home­work! The drawer pulls I designed for the built-in draw­ers were a huge hit — lit­er­ally, sticks from my yard, cour­tesy of Win­ter Storm Alfred! On the walls, favorite quotes from Tolkein and St. Augus­tine speak to this boy's love of travel.

junior league show house boys bedroom tentedThe dormer as workspace

A close up of the cus­tom bed with wing head­board and bed­ding. These pieces could eas­ily fit into any adult mas­ter bed­room! (miss­ing from the pic­ture is the cus­tom bol­ster, seen in the next non-professional picture).

junior league show house boys bedroom tented Cus­tom fur­ni­ture and bed­ding is not just for adults!
junior league show house boys bedroom tented In this ama­teur pic­ture, you can see the bol­ster and the full shape of the bed
Oppo­site the bed, the cus­tom mural by Patrick Ganino expands the boy's vista and the bound­aries of the bedroom!
junior league show house boys bedroom custom mural

So much fun to look out of the tent at this vista!

This Junior League of Hart­ford Show House boy's bed­room was so much fun to design! I hope you had a chance to visit the show house — it will be 3 more years before you have another chance!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

something lovely…from tema home

I spied these adorable lit­tle side tables/stools at ABC Home in New York City. From Tema Home's Lis­bon Col­lec­tion and made in Por­tu­gal, the Han­dle fea­tures a metal frame wrapped in col­or­ful, thick you-have-to-pet-it-to-believe-it felt. The dynamic col­ors and petite size (12" square x 18" tall) really make it per­fect as a mov­able side table. Fun, sim­ple and adapt­able — what more can you ask of a lit­tle piece like this?

handle from tema home

han­dle from tema home

handle from tema home

han­dle from tema home

Opin­ions? Love it or leave it?

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Monday, March 14, 2011

bathtastic! fun from stocco

Oh, the Ital­ians def­i­nitely know how to have fun! This is a sink for when you are really ready to trans­form a space. From Ital­ian firm Stocco and aptly named 'Meta­mor­fosi', the base and sink top are avail­able in numer­ous lac­quered col­ors (includ­ing iri­des­cent and metal­lic), with eight optional themes to com­bine into your expres­sion of cre­ativ­ity. Get ready to play!

metamorfosi by stocco with the "pop art" theme

meta­mor­fosi by stocco with the "pop art" theme

metamorfosi by stocco with the "oriente" theme

meta­mor­fosi by stocco with the "ori­ente" theme

metamorfosi by stocco with the "onda" theme

meta­mor­fosi by stocco with the "onda" theme

Coör­di­nat­ing mir­rors are avail­able for each theme. These would be espe­cially great in bath­rooms for teens and tweens. What do you think? Too funky or fun for all?

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

something lovely…spotted at modtots

Sim­ple and graphic art­work appeals to me for chil­drens' rooms. These ani­mals fit the bill, from mod­tots. See all 10 designs, and the 20 avail­able back­ground col­ors on their site. LOVE!

I'll take zebra any time…

how great is this narwhal?

for a wise lit­tle tot

Images from modtots.com, part of Mod­ern Bird Stu­dios. Check them out.

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