Ugh, aren't you fed up with magazines featuring kids' rooms with no evidence that a live kid lives in them, except for a token Uglydoll or Teddy Bear propped on the bed? Oh, you are? So you can see why finding this room, designed by Hillary Thomas for Marlien Rentmeester of Lucky, made me smile.
Thomas kept the surface smooth and comfy, and reserved the glamor touches for higher up- a very practical yet pretty way to go when decorating for kids. I keep seeing grasscloth in kids' rooms everywhere (Celerie Kemble has them too, as shown in the Lonny issue before last). I have no experience with grasscloth- though I think it's gorgeous and adds just the right amount of texture to a room - so I'm wondering if that's a stylistic decision or is it really that practical? If you happen to know the answer to that, please share.
The cute table and chairs set (my kid has a similar one from Ikea) supplies a good place for painting and drawing without messing up the white floor (which seems to be easily wipeable, but maybe I'm mistaken), and the banister is a great place for propping toys without creating a too cluttered feeling (and tripping on them at night- ouch!).
I think what really makes this room is that the designer sticked to two main tones (blue and white) and kept the playfulness for the beautiful art, and the playful Canovas fabric, which reflects the colorfulness of the toys.
What did you think of this room? Would you put such high-end fabric in a kid's room? And were you happy to see a less sterilised version of a kid's room in a magazine?