March 22, 2012

Hoop de do!!

Continuing on the embroidery hoop kick I started off on earlier this week, I thought I would share with you some other fun treatments/applications for the ubiquitous hoop that can translate well into kids’ spaces.

First off is this beautiful tree created by Kelly at DIY-my-home for her son.

It is just one part of a beautiful, modern nursery design that was featured on Ohdeedoh back in 2010.  There are a few more pics of the delightful nursery there, but sadly, it looks like Kelly’s DIY-My-Home blog doesn’t seem to be available anymore to give her proper credit.

Anyway, I love how the scale of the tree fits the recess in the wall.  I also appreciate the non-traditional tree colors for the hoops, and I think that the hoops themselves, paired with the stripe and the minimalist design of the rest of the nursery, really create a modern, yet comfortable and playful space for any age child.

I already included this next installation in a recent post on ceiling treatments in children’s rooms, but clearly I had to include it in this collection of great Hoop design.  I still can’t get over how amazing this must look to the lucky child that gets to look up at it most of the day.

(original source…at least as far back as I could find)

Of course, using embroidery hoops in children’s spaces isn’t just limited to grand collages or ceiling installations.  Sometimes, just some pretty fabric and a selection of different sized hoops can add a touch of whimsey to a room.  I found this image on Pinterest here and tried to credit the original source, but the blog that it was shared from isn’t open to the public. So we’ll just have to hope she was the original source of this inspired design.

And if you aren’t particularly the embroidering/crafting type, there are gladly a plethora of cute options already available for checking out over at my favorite handmade resource, ETSY.  Here’s just a small sample:

(from WearTheCanvas)

(from StateOfMuse)

I particularly like this last one originally from BlissInATeacup, but it is no longer available on their ESTY site.  Not to worry, it seems fairly straightforward.  The lovely silhouette is painted on a chalkboard background.  What a sweet way to personalize a room!

One Response to “Hoop de do!!”

  1. Adam in Texas Says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 am

    What a great way to use those hoops! Awesome post and I love the creativity. Thanks for sharing.