Mid-Century Modern Kids

28 Jul

 The drool-worthy Dwell magazine recently had an issue devoted to family living spaces and that got me thinking about how we treat our kids’ rooms. There is so much focus on the living, dining and family rooms coupled with an almost pathological obsession with kitchen space that we forget entirely the wee ones and their need for cool rooms too. Plastic Barbie dwellings and the gazillion stuffed animals that are kid musts can live alongside some pretty swank furniture that doesn’t make mom cringe.

Our twins Hailey and Hannah (who have also been browsing through Dwell…way to go, girls!) are in-love with these hanging beds. We are all convinced Brett could make these and they would transform the girls room into a modern Wonderland. Unfortunately, I can’t find a link to the article, but Brett scanned the photo from the magazine for me. It doesn’t give any DIY instructions, but I think it couldn’t be too hard to figure out. (Right, Brett?  Right?)

Courtesy of the blog Babble (and Michelle!), here’s great stuff to taking mid-century modern style into the nursery and kids’ rooms. Love the baby tulip and Eames chairs.

From the blog Happiness Is, a room that would suit any discriminating teen!

And getting old school, this is an image from the original Eames coat rack, obviously with family in mind:

And finally, as a fun DIY project, I could totally see painting these Ikea spice racks a bright color and using them for kids’ books or even magazines and books in a family room. (Did I just digress into book storage again?)


2 Responses to “Mid-Century Modern Kids”

  1. Andy Pierce July 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    I like the bunk beds suspended by ropes… my brother and I would have taunted each other with threats to cut the other’s rope each night. Nothing like making the other live in fear!


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