Guest post by Rachel Fox Kipphut.
We have recently moved into a new home, and it was a priority for me to get the girl’s room done first. Eva (age 3) has a love of books, dancing, art, plants, and playing dress up. Eva also happens to have Down Syndrome. She attends pre-school full time as well as dance class. The days can be tiring for her, so she looks forward to coming home to her room to read, play, and more importantly, decompress from her day. It is important to me that Eva has a space in which she could do this but also share the fun with one of her best friends, her sister Elsie (age 2). When designing a room, my first stop is usually Ikea, then Target, and then the thrift store. I like to finish the rooms off with plants and some handmade items from small businesses and artisans. What is special to me about this room, specifically, is that a lot of the decor has been hand crafted by some incredible friends with shops, that I met through Instagram. It was also my first encounter with Babiekins Magazine, which continues to inspire me daily.
Links//Kids Art Project Collage DIY | Original Abstract Art Pieces (Over Beds) | Never “Grow up” & Heart Art |Chalk board Fireplace ( Homemade Chalkboard Paint ) | Free Spirit Banner | Figure Drawing Model| World Map | BrightLabs Ball Lights |
Toddler Beds & Round White Mirror |
Pink Rug and Pink Blanket |
Yellow Blankets,Floor Basket,Children’s Pillowcases | Handmade Bunny + Fox Pillow
Guest post by Natalie Gochez.
Vida’s room definitely reflects his personality and culture. He’s a curious and busy child, so his space had to be rich and stimulating. When I decorate, I try and keep everything at his eye level, it encourages him to explore and develop self-help skills in his space. I’m also a big fan of color and anything DIY! Vida spends most of his day in here enjoying his puzzles, caring for his baby doll, and watering the plants.