Monday, May 23, 2011

Design Tips: Kids' rooms-baby to teen

Your children are going to grow up, if they haven't already... how do you allow their room to grow with them? What happens when they are too old for their nursery but too young for their own apartment?

In an interview conducted by Leanne Italie of the Associated Press, our own Jennifer Adams Meyers, along with Nate Berkus, give some helpful advice for making the transition.

The entire article, "Some ideas for transforming a nursery or young child's room into a hangout fit for a teen" is available at The Republic's website, which is the online arm of the newspaper based in Columbus, Indiana.

Both designers offer some great tips, including some of the following excerpts from the article:

--Don't try to play up a theme: this type of furniture won't stay current and grow with the child. Instead, choose "classic, comfort, cool and color."

--Jennifer Adams adds: "furniture in distressed, whitewashed and some darker woods are hot trends in baby furniture, boding well for use in a teen room through simple sanding and painting."

--"Go for classic lines, not something too youthful," Nate Berkus said.
"Going with a vintage chest of drawers is a good idea, like English mahogany or Swedish Painted."

--Emphasize furniture rather than open floor space for toys

--Get the child involved, they're more likely to stay interested and help keep their room neat.

For more information and tips, see the article. Photos courtesy of AP/PBTeen (Pottery Barn).

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