Several of my girlfriends are either having a baby or adopting a baby, and since they are older first-time moms it is so exciting to see and I could not be more happy for them. And because they know I love design, conversations generally turn to designing children’s rooms.
The first thing I suggest is rent Father of the Bride 2 for some laughs and to see that spectacular baby nursery at the end.
Then, I encourage them not to rush decisions, but instead write every idea down in a dedicated “baby” notebook, so that when they are ready to decorate all of their ideas are in one place.
Next, of course, there are questions like:
- Should I respect the traditional pink for girls, blue for boys, and yellow as a safe neutral?
- Should I explore going eco-chic everything?
- Should I wait until I can better gage my child’s personality?
- What age do I design for, an infant or older?
Luckily, I read about Today Show contributor SUSANNA SALK’S Room for Children and was thrilled to recommend it to my friends. The book features inspiring photographs of children’s rooms by designers like Kelly Wearstler, Alessandra Branca, Amanda Nisbet and Jamie Drake.
Whether your style is traditional, modern, whimsical or you have no clue what your “style” is, Room for Children will inspire ideas, offer solutions and motivate you to create an engaging environment for your children no matter what their age.
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