Reflecting your roots via design {part III}

Written by contributing blogger, Christine Martin. Incorporating familial roots into interior design is a certain way to individualize your style and offer meaningful decor. When considering your child’s bedroom, why not draw from geographical and cultural elements?  Children Inspire Design’s very own Rebecca Peragine has created just that with her boys’ bedroom. A Wisconsin native, Rebecca shares pieces of her background while highlighting aspects of their current Californian state. The result is a tasteful Midwest/West Coast style where pops of color electrify the simplicity of gray walls.  With a more globalized society, it is no wonder our children have many cultural influences. Check out last week's mood board which conceptualizes a nursery for a child whose rich background includes: Colombia,...

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Reflecting your roots via design {part II}

Written by contributing blogger, Christine Martin of Somebody's Home. Let's exhaust the nursery ideas a minute: blue, pink, monkeys, frogs, owls. When it comes to designing a child's room, there are countless cute themes and motifs. Yet, wouldn't it be nice to go with something that can "keep" for a few years. Trying to create a versatile space that grows with your child is a goal that saves effort and money years ahead. Selecting neutral colors and making smart furniture choices are ways to create a clever design. But, let's have fun with it too. One way to add color and interest to a child's bedroom is adding global elements that reflect your family. Using your kid's roots is a...

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Owls? Intelligent taste

Written by contributing blogger, Christine Martin.  "We are all visionaries, and what we see is our soul in things." -Henri Amiel When it comes to selecting a theme for your child's room, animals are a popular one. Frogs, kittens, and monkeys seem to be the favorites. How about owls?  These great birds have varied historical and cultural meanings. To Athena, the Greek goddess of learning, the owl is sacred. In Native American traditions, this bird is associated with wisdom, foresight, and the keeper of sacred knowledge. Among other symbolism, the owl encompasses: protection, true sight, and intuition.  Owl decor pieces for kids' rooms are not only cute, but they carring meaning. Here are some highlighted items for your boy or...

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Global Kids' Design {Japan}

Written by contributing blogger, Chrstine Martin. What we like:   neutral backdrop with pops of color sense of playfulness (imaginary door) simple, uncluttered 3D elements: tree, hooks, door grame sleek lines of furniture with soft furnishings of cute stuffed animals {image credit: pinterest}

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Decor as easy as A,B,C

Written by contributing blogger, Christine Martin.  Using the alphabet is a simple way to add color and style to a child's bedroom. Not to mention a good source of teaching. Whether in old school block print or accompanied by animal images, these are mini works of art. There are a variety of ideas on how to hang them. 1. Glue them all together on a mat and hang them in a large frame.  2. Frame each individually with a simple frame that unifies them.  3. Hang thin rope or ribbon and clip each A,B,C with a clothespin.  4. Use stencils to paint them on a large wall or stick on decals.  5. Use a wall adhesive that will not peel...

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