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Kids’ rooms should be playful and reflect their unique personalities, but that doesn’t mean a room needs to be childish. Don’t forget, children’s bedrooms are part of the house. We chose sophisticated but whimsical lighting; light woods and color palette that blend with the rest of the house; and design details such as curtains, rugs, and art that are a reflection of our house’s overall design aesthetic. You should want to spend time in your children’s rooms.
I just want you guys to know that I was very strategic in my planning of Scar’s room. I was given a gift in this adorable cardboard box with rose gold, pink, and white printing. That became the color palette inspo for her room. That was it! I bounced my ideas with interior designer, Tiffany Harris and the room instantly came together! I wanted her to have furniture that she could grow with and I wanted her palette to be neutral. I wanted her to be able to be in the same room 14 years later. And to be honest– I didn’t want to have to redo her room every year.
First, I used neutral colors. I chose neutral for the fabrics, the wood and even in the wall! I’ll tell you guys this mom hack: lighter wood is so much easier to keep clean than dark wood is. Just like the rest of our home, I wanted Scar’s built-ins to be open and airy. Brooks and Scar go to a Montessori School that teaches by hands-on and collaborative play. So, I made her room like that. She’s able to play with her baskets, take out her clothes, put on her nightgowns. She has access to all of her books and toys.
Another really easy way to make your kid’s room last longer is by layering your rugs. I first bought a base rug with texture and metallic. This is a huge tip for moms because when you have a rug with texture, it’s so much easier to hide spills and stains. Layering is key because when Scar outgrows the top rug, we can replace it with another and it’ll give an entirely new vibe. Another tip that I always share is to use waterproof or outdoor fabric on your indoor furniture. It is so easy to clean and people will not see your happy mess that you try to hide!
And instead of splurging on this pricey chandelier for both the kids’ room, we bought the knockoff and spent our money instead on custom built- in shelving and curtains. We decorated her room with handmade toys that we found on Etsy! There are so many incredible artisans making the sweetest little pieces, and they often will customize colors to fit your room and theme. My absolute favorite thing in Scarlett’s room is the custom mobile made by an artist in Los Angeles. It’s magical!
Interior Design: Tiffany Harris
Art and Photography: Gia Canali
Colorful Turkish Rug: Vintage purchase by Tiffany
Custom Neon and Japanese Ribbon Mobile: Custom made by artist from NYC! Contact Tiffany if interested.
Pillow on loveseat: Vintage purchase by Tiffany
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