Kids' Rooms


JUNE, 2014

Create the perfect child’s room


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Create adequate storage
Organisation is paramount in a child’s room and storage should be visible and easy to reach – if kids can’t see their toys, they’re less likely to play with them. The trick is to display toys in a neatly arranged fashion – shelves work perfectly for this purpose and allow for toys to be easily rotated. You can never have enough baskets and crates to store neatly under beds or at the bottom of cupboards. Storage boxes on casters make for easy moving and can be pulled from room to room.

Personalise their space
It’s important to stamp the child’s identity onto their space as it gives them a sense of ownership and belonging. A traditional décor idea is to have their names displayed on their bedroom door – this is the first thing they’ll learn to recognise when they go to school. Name flags also work well as they ...


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MAY, 2014

5 Commandments for Kid-Friendly Decorating


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Invest in Versatile Storage
"The key to a happy life with small children is having a plan for emergency cleanup: lots of concealed storage. I've got beautiful boxes throughout my apartment, so I can almost run my arm across a table, dump everything into the box, stash it, and replace it all with fresh flowers. Done!"—Celerie Kemble

Choose Upholstery You Can Easily Clean
"You can have soft upholstered chairs — just choose a great vinyl or pleather for the seat bottoms, so you can hose them down after meals." —Elizabeth Martin

Bring Outdoor Fabrics Inside
"Use outdoor fabrics indoors in high-traffic areas. I love the Breathe Easy fabric by Great Plains. Its super-soft bouclé is reminiscent of a classic Chanel suit. And Dedar makes incredible faux leathers and suedes that are completely wipeable. They look great on walls, as well as furniture."—Natasha Baradaran

Create More Floor Space
"Give kids a lot of floor space in their rooms. ...


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APRIL, 2014

Introducing Pippi & Jip - Design led children's products from across Europe



Pippi & Jip is an online marketplace selling an edit of the very best design led children's products from across Europe - many of which you cannot find elsewhere. Set up by Lenneke Klomp (29) after she was unable to find individual, high quality products for her friends’ children without a huge price tag in the UK - something she took for granted in her native Holland.

Pippi & Jip sources the best local designers and manufacturers across Europe and provides them with a platform to market and sell their products without retailer mark-up, language difficulties and high individual shipping costs. Many products can be produced bespoke or to your individual requirements.




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MARCH, 2014

Engrave a unique and charming pattern on baby’s cot




Babies spend much of the first years of their life asleep. That is why many parents are keen to ensure that their baby has a unique and wonderful little bed. From stars and fairy tale figures to your baby’s name, just complete our three steps using the Dremel® Engraver and transform your baby’s cot into a realm fit to dream in.


Step 1:

First take our template or make one of your own on a sheet of A3 paper.  Unleash your creativity at this stage of the proceedings. Transfer your motif to the end of the bed using a pencil and tracing paper.




Step 2:

Now for the engraving. Fit an engraving tip to your Dremel® Engraver. Use it to work your personal motif slowly and carefully into the wood. Take care to ensure that you exert equal pressure on the lines so that they remain equal in depth.




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Pink Teen Room


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Maximise space with this bunkbed solution


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DECEMBER, 2012

Declutter Your Kids' Room



 
 
If you have 5 minutes: Make a game of it. Challenge your child to pick up as many items as possible in five minutes. If you have little ones who aren’t old enough to pick up, spend five minutes before they go to bed picking up a few things.
 
If you have 10 minutes: Target one area to clean up, such as a disorganized dresser, a messy desk, or a haphazard bookcase.
 
If you have 15 minutes: Pick an area that needs a purge, such as a toy collection or the clothing closet. If your child is old enough, have him or her work with you to identify items that can be donated or tossed if they are broken or no longer usable.


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NOVEMBER, 2012

Toy Explosion


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Toys, like dust bunnies, seem to multiply when you're not looking. This is particularly true during the holidays, when children have lots of time on their hands to play with new toys and rediscover old ones.
 
Fast fix: Designate labeled areas in your mudroom or children's bedrooms for toys, and encourage kids to clean up every day before bedtime. Create a chart that rewards each day's good work with a star.


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MAY, 2011

'What a Hoot' by Harlequin


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