Kid Spaces 148 Ideabooks

There's a lot of chatter about babies lately — spring and summer are popular baby birthing months. If you have been dreaming about your nursery and looking for new ideas, this is for you. I really like to decorate nurseries with an older baby in mind, because the newborn months are such a blink. I try to stay...
10 Beautiful Rooms for Real Kids
I have perhaps the tiniest chip on my shoulder about kids' room decor. My pet peeve is photos of children's rooms that are just too perfect and tidy and design-y to be even remotely real. I'm all for aspirational photography, and I understand...
Share Tactics: Great Ideas for Shared Kids' Rooms
My husband and I learned the hard way that as far as children are concerned, there is a yawning chasm between the concept of having a baby brother and the reality of it — particularly if it means sharing a bedroom. Our older son was 3½...
The Most Incredible Kids' Tree House You'll Ever See?
Steve and Jeri Wakefield had the idea nine years ago to build an elaborate tree house for their grandsons, Lincoln and Sullivan Scott, in their Dallas backyard. They hired architect and family friend James...
My Houzz: Universal Design Helps an 8-Year-Old Feel at Home
Building a new home in a kid-friendly neighborhood wasn't the only priority for Julie Brocklehurst and Andrew Boland. In fact, their entire house had to be custom kid friendly. With their 8-year-old son, Brennen, in a wheelchair, they needed to design...
15 Ideas for a Children’s Discovery Garden
Playing outdoors provides kids with physical activity and fresh air, encourages a love of nature and creativity, and can even help develop problem-solving skills. But the average big square of grass, while great for soccer matches, doesn’t...
Fun Meets Philanthropy in a Lively Playhouse
“I definitely consulted my inner child for this project,” says architect Stephanie Horowitz, of ZeroEnergy Design, a firm that focuses on ecologically sensible design....
Step Right Up to a Top Model’s Circus-Inspired Nursery
You may notice that this nursery has an unconventional shape. That’s because it’s in a turret … in a castle in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, complete with a moat. And if Mama looks familiar,...
Room of the Day: 3 Brothers Share 1 Big Bedroom in Hawaii
When an American couple living in Asia decided to build a vacation home on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii, they asked architect Tony De Jesus to create a single bedroom...
Basement of the Week: A Creative Space for Kids and Storage for All
Interior designer Justine Sterling was tired of her family’s having to enter their lovely colonial home through a dank basement, and craft projects had...
Room of the Day: Reaching for the Stars in a Boy’s Nursery
When Chicago interior designer SuzAnn Kletzien landed the assignment of converting a makeshift home gym into a nursery, she discovered that she and the client were both expecting...
This Designer’s Client Was Her 10-Year-Old Son
Turning 10 is a big deal, and interior decorator Cathy Zaeske wanted to mark the milestone with a new room for her son, Jack. “Two months before his birthday, we announced...
See an Arizona Nursery That’ll Never Get Old
The design of this boy’s nursery began with a Labradoodle. “My clients, who were expecting their first child, are crazy about their dog. She’s really their first baby,” says Joanna Gick of J...
Photos of 2013: The Most Popular Kids’ Spaces
Kids’ rooms are typically the most fun spaces to decorate in a home. It’s where designers and parents get to, well, be kids again. Things we wouldn’t normally incorporate into the rest of the house are acceptable — even encouraged....
A Magical Tree House Lights Up for Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwwVolkrLas “When I was 14 years old, I wrote myself a letter, which I still have,” says Jeri Wakefield. “It reads, ‘No matter what happens in my life, I pledge to be the best grandmother I can be, so when I...
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