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28 Ideabooks by Rita Templeton
Guest Picks: Surf, Sand & Sleep: Beachy Bedrooms
I grew up in the landlocked Midwest and am raising my four sons in the same area. Needless to say, going to the beach is a foreign concept. But even my corn-fed Iowa boys could feel like surfer dudes in a bedroom filled with casual, cool, beach-themed...
Guest Picks: Sweet Safari Style for Kids
I spy something that's adorable and friendly but has a wild side. Make that 20 things, all for a child's bedroom
Whether it’s a jungle jaunt or a trek across the savannah, kids love to pretend they’re having exotic adventures. I know my boys would love a room in which they could pretend that a lion was lurking around the corner. With these safari-themed pieces,...
Guest Picks: Great Gray, Meet Terrific Turquoise
Alone, gray can feel subdued, but when livened up with a pop of turquoise, the duo looks like a bright patch of sky breaking through on a rainy day. For a kids' room or nursery, the combo is calming yet cheery. Then combine the colors with a bold print...
Guest Picks: Ship-Shape
Ahoy! Would your wee buccaneer love to live in a swashbuckling ship-scape? Use these sea-worthy accents from stem to stern to create a pirate-themed room that's rad with a capital "Arrrrrrrrr." — Rita from Fighting...
Guest Picks: Urban Renewal
No matter what kinds of areas you're partial to, there's just something about cities that draws people in. They're big, bustling and always full of excitement. Revitalize a boring bedroom into your own urban oasis with these fun, fantastic touches that...
Guest Picks: We Want Candy
Candy, candy, candy! Whether you're crunching it, crushing it or craving it (darn diet), its deliciousness is something that can almost be universally agreed on. A candy-themed bedroom would be a fun, sweet treat for kids — without the stickiness, which...
Guest Picks: Gettin' Campy
My boys love the great outdoors. Personally, I'd rather not reek of mosquito repellent and campfire smoke, but even I could get behind "roughing it" in a rustic lodge-themed bedroom — no bug spray required. — Rita from Fighting...
Guest Picks: Mad About Mario
Not since my childhood, original Nintendo controller planted firmly in hand, has Super Mario been this much a part of my life. But having four sons, it's pretty much inevitable. If there's one thing any parent knows, it's that kids love Mario and Luigi...
Guest Picks: Fresh as a Flower
Oh, spring! There's just something about the freshness of this season that's good for the soul. After a too-long, too-cold winter, I'm always more than ready to cast off my coat and open my windows as wide as they'll go. If you're as giddy as I...
Guest Picks: Delightful Dinosaur Decor for Modern-Day Kids
Look to the Stone Age for artwork, bedding, storage and accessories that make a roaring design statement today
If you've got a little boy, chances are he has gone through — or will go through, or will never stop going through — a dinosaur obsession. With these charming additions for a dino theme, his bedroom will be prehistorically perfect. —...
Guest Picks: Take Off With a Travel-Themed Room
Get the whole world in your hands with travel-minded furniture and accessories for grown-ups and kids alike
Bon voyage! OK, so maybe you're not going anywhere, but it's always fun to pretend in a travel-themed room. For adults and kids alike, these worldly accents add an air of adventure. Bonus: With all those maps, you'll be great at geography! —...
Guest Picks: A Rainy-Day Refuge
People are always showing love to the sun, but what's cozier than curling up in your favorite space on a rainy day? With these storm-inspired accents, you can turn your bedroom into a rainy refuge — without having to worry about puddles. — Rita...
Guest Picks: Farm Fresh
From the time the rooster crows to the time the sun sets behind the barn, farm life is full of fun. My boys have always been fascinated with anything related to the farm: the animals, the equipment, the processes of planting and harvesting. A room full...
Guest Picks: Seuss-tacular Furniture and Accessories
On the bed, done in red, pictured on blocks or for holding socks, these Dr. Seuss–inspired designs will charm any fan
What kid hasn't at one point or another been enchanted by Dr. Seuss' whimsical illustrations and lively rhymes? His creations have made him an American icon, and he lives on through familiar characters and well-loved stories. A Seuss-inspired room will...
Guest Picks: Lego Land!
My little dudes love Legos, and so do I — maybe not the part when I step on them on my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night (ouch!), but the endless creativity and possibility that these simple, clicky bricks embody. What better way is there...