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Kids’ products get such a bad rap, don’t they? Known for pastels, animals and over-the-top childish patterns, I often cringe when I think of the options that were available to mothers a short fifteen, ten, even five years ago. But now, kid design is in full swing with a few retailers creating childrens’ spaces that I’d happily live in myself! Here are a few products that work double duty for the minis in your life (and yes, even their parents!):

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Mid Century Modern for Kids

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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And this cheery space feels that much more mature with its attention to Mid Century Modern elements in the details.

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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…

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…a fanciful mobile…

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…a cozy rocker…

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…a kids chair…

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…or bunk beds for the twins…

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…Mid Century Modern pieces abound and are ready to transform your space.

Do you have a Mid Century Modern nursery or kids room?

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