Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Designing for kids...




Back from Vegas (post to follow...)  on to the New York gift show. I was not particularly looking for
anything specific  as I seldom place orders at this show, with the exception of great candles and some accessories.

I am however, in the process of designing 5 kids bedrooms and playrooms  for different projects. I tend to incorporate modern design even for children's rooms as I like to see kids in unfussy, bright, fun spaces.

I have already picked great modern pieces from Knoll kids and was thrilled to have found fun accessories, furniture and lighting for boys and girls.

A few ideas for the "modern" kid...

From Knoll kids:







Fun pieces for girl's bedrooms from Seletti: dots or stripes?





Fun cardboard cut outs




As for the more romantic girl, I imagine a mural of dragonflies...



Lighting with a twist...




And modern sophistication from Jonathan Adler kids


For the very young set, an intriguing beautiful mobile


Mirrored clouds...


And soft colors...





Can't wait to see all the rooms finished...I just have such fun designing for my young clients

21 comments:

  1. Oh,great post .I really like it ^^!

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  2. Francine,
    They really are fun and bright. Pretty
    Hip or Hep looking. The stripe dresser is a real eye stopper. The chairs, dragon flies and that lighting are exceptional. What fun it must be to follow you around. Hunker down, there is a new snow strorm on it's way.
    Yvonne

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  3. It's great that there's so much available for kids nowadays. Love the new Knoll series - so modern and chic!

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  4. Finally!!!!Some NEW looking kids furniture......I ususlly am bored to death with it but this is great stuff...The lacquer bobbay chest rocks! I was just about to make my reservation for the show when they announced the big storm,I would have been flying home today. so I didn't go..... Thanks for letting me live it through you!!!!!Maryanne xo

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  5. I am sorry now that I missed going to the NYIGS with you. Some of what you found there looks like it would work for the grown-up 'modern kid' that wants a little fun in their life! Also I love the scaled down Knoll furniture. Five kids rooms?

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  6. Francine,

    What a glorious selection for the kids!! I love the painted fur You are a busy lady right now!

    Be sure to enter my amazing Giveaway from Splenderosa!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. How wonderful! What fun little rooms could be created from all of these fantastic pieces!! xo

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  8. Oh to be a kid again and have my parents choose you to design my room. Love the bright colors, modern lines and attention to sweet details. You have a new follower from the south of France! Bonjour from Aix.
    Leslie

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  9. what fun you have doing them and
    how very cool for the kiddies.

    renée xx

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  10. Super sympa! I find it harder to design for kids than for adults as there are often too many cooks in the kitchen... but color and simplicity and fun is a very good formula. Love your choices. Bravo!

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  11. Dear Francine,
    What wonderful ideas for children's rooms. Our son and daughter-in-law are having a baby in April so, they will be wanting some ideas soon !!!!
    ..... and, many, many thanks for your lovely comment and birthday wishes. You don't know how much it means to me. ..... and, I'm still celebrating !!!!
    Enjoy the weekend Francine. XXXX

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  12. Fab-u-lous, Francine,

    You are so incredibly talented. Wish I had a child in my life so your inspiration could be applied.

    I KNOW you are drop-dead chic. I just know it.

    xo,
    Tish

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  13. Gorgeous designs! What a nice idea for a children's room. Love your choices and thanks for sharing!

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  14. Oh Francine because of you I want to be a kid again. I think grandchildren are more realistic don't you? Knoll for kids is wonderful with JA as a runner up. Fabulous to be a child these days.
    Hoping you had a good..good weekend?

    Cheers ~ Deb

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  15. francine... what a darling post!
    l o v e the dressers...
    hope you are well sweet friend... xx

    will you decorate my room????

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  16. I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  17. Hello Francine,
    So sorry that it is a while ago since I visited your blog!! A most interesting post about designing for children.
    Sometimes it is really difficult to find the right items and furniture, I might say! One of my readers recently asked me how I would design a room for her son who badly wanted to have his room in a surfin atmosphere!!!! I am thinking about it and I am browsing the internet!
    Francine, isn't it possible to subscribe with email on your blog? It would be very comfortable.
    I would love to read your blog everytime you post!
    Kind regards,
    Greet

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  18. I so love those drawers! It's so cute and colorful!

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  19. Such fun finds Francine....lucky little children who find these goodies in their bedrooms...xv

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  20. Hello Francine,

    Hope you are very well! These pieces are fantastic. Kids are so great to design for, I must say—limitless fun, as seen here. I just adore that red chair so much—classic and vivid. Have a wonderful time designing for these children—I would love to see images of the rooms when they are complete, if you would like to share :)

    Wishing you a wonderfully relaxing weekend...

    Warmly,
    Sarah

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