September 21, 2009

Vintage children's room

I almost resisted titling this post "vintage children's rooms" because the interpretation of that word vintage is so wide these days! I find that rooms described as vintage style range anywhere from the "rose explosion" look to faux shabby to loaded with ikea and ultra-modern-looking toys.
When I describe vintage, I mean a room decorated with things that are old, likely used and hopefully have some kind of meaning to you or your children. This is the kind of nursery that I love for a child. I think these are some pretty examples. As with decor for any room, making it personal is what makes it really "yours" and you can't do that by buying up a bunch of stuff in a day- it takes time! (photos in order from the top: Jeu de Paume Children's Rooms London; next two photos from Children's Rooms by Judith Wilson; Swedish site Alvhelm via Desire to Inspire; emmas designblogg ; Flea Market Style by Emily Chalmers; Country Living online;; apartment therapy; Country Living online

Isn't this room cute? I found it on this flickr set. This creative mom, Annalea, made the mobile over the cot from an old calendar. I love the mix of colorful pillows on the blue daybed.

p.s. I'm looking for a web/blog designer to help me give my blog a "facelift". If you know of anyone who has a keen design asthetic, could you let me know? Thanks!