Even before we found out we were having a baby, we were looking forward to redecorating a room for a little one. So, once we knew we were having an actual baby, we started throwing around ideas. It should be colorful. Crazy colorful. Our home more generally is full of nutty colors but a kid’s room seemed like a perfect opportunity to go all out on color.
While the website was fun to use, we wanted to see the tiles in person before we ordered something for the baby’s room. We headed to the Flor store near us (in Chicago) and worked with Kim, who showed us all sorts of tiles. After working with us for awhile, helping us zero in on a palette of tiles we liked, and seeing that we were open to lots of ideas, Kim suggested taking the tiles we liked and laying them out in a striped pattern. She laid it out on her laptop (and even emailed us a .pdf of the design to use when we set up the tiles). We hadn’t thought of stripes but immediately felt like it was a super cool way to capitalize on the modularity of Flor tiles.
We had a bunch of fun putting the tiles together and the Flor definitely fulfilled our desire for a unique and nutty carpet in our baby’s room. We really love her room, hopefully she will too!
Matthew – Chicago, IL
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Posted by Miriam | Filed under Musings
Earlier this week I had some fun reviewing the Mid Century Modern design aesthetic and how we can interpret that in a more modern way in our homes. Now I am excited to extend these observations to the kids room. One might argue that babies don’t need anything but a place to sleep, some clothes to keep them warm and food. It is the argument we all make when we are knee deep in trying to create a space for a newborn that we all know could care less about how their nursery is designed…or if they even HAVE a nursery for that matter.
I will however deign to say that while a baby may not care about design aesthetic, parents sometimes do. And sometimes what you need at the end of a long day of spit ups, projectile fill-in-the-blanks, tantrums and picky eating is a serene place where you as a parent can relax and refocus. The focus on form introduced in the Mid Century is pleasing because of its attention to beauty and simplicity in design. Now what parent can’t appreciate some beauty and simplicity in their life?
These featured nurseries all do a bang-up job of highlighting Mid Century Modern design while keeping the rooms fresh and modern. Whether it is a gray-as-neutral color palate with pops of yellow like above, or the reliance on natural wood and crisp lines as in the space below, Mid Century Modern can fit well into an array of lifestyles.
I’m not sure there is anything more on trend than the beautiful, interactive wall paper and chalk-board half-wall in the space below. Combing those things with a Mid Century Modern feel in the rest of the space, keeps the whole thing from being to trendy.
And this cheery space feels that much more mature with its attention to Mid Century Modern elements in the details.
The great thing about Mid Century Modern pieces is that they fit well into most any space regardless of the rest of the design. Whether it be a sleek crib…
…a cozy rocker…
…a kids chair…
…or bunk beds for the twins…
…Mid Century Modern pieces abound and are ready to transform your space.
Do you have a Mid Century Modern nursery or kids room?