My girls’ room is sloooowwwwly beginning to make some progress. Check out the amazing monogram that will be on my girls’ headboards! The beds are antique – I bought them on Ebay, and I think they are going to be stunning!
I also want to set up a play kitchen and dining area and a little grocery store for them. I found this market by a ‘new to me’ toy company called Janod (pronounced j-nod) out of France. After immediately falling in love with it, and probably spending a little too much energy searching for it, I have sadly faced the fact that no Janod retailer in the US sells it, and to get it over here from overseas would be $500+. So it’s a no-go, but beautiful nonetheless.
It has been a bit easier in recent years to find toys I like, but I am rather particular about them. Just like the spaces I design, I prefer toys to be natural, inductive of creativity, and beautiful, which typically means…not plastic. Though I have sadly wrenched my heart from the Janod Market, I did find this one from One Step Ahead I think might work. There is some cherry red in the curtains in that room so it will coordinate nicely, I think. It’s also wooden so that makes me happy. The chalkboard awning and display is pretty cute, too.
For the play dining area, I purchased the Pottery Barn Kids Farmhouse Table in Weathered Pine after a fruitless search for a farmhouse table made from reclaimed wood (like the one we eat on every day). I even pondered finding a reclaimed coffee table and using that as a kids table, but I could not find one where the dimensions worked. I suppose I could have one made, but I am sure it is $$$, and I snagged the PBK table on sale with free shipping. I decided on the Weathered Pine color because I thought it would wear better – I think PBK’s painted finishes chip easily. I like it, but it had such a strong smell when I got it that I was disappointed. The finish is not as “weathered” as I would prefer either. I don’t usually like manufactured furniture like this, but we’ll see…I may love it when I pick the chairs!
Ah the chairs…of course, I like the mismatched dining table/chair look so the search has been on for awhile now. I pondered many of these from this great post on one of my favorite blogs, Little Green Notebook.
But then I got on Restoration Hardware Baby & Child’s website (big mistake! I LOVE their play furniture for kids!!!) and oohed and aahed for a good thirty minutes. If I had my druthers, I would pick these.
Oh, and I would also get this dining table. I mean…
If you have some spare time and love miniature versions of gorgeous furniture, you should check this link out.
A mini Chesterfield, what??!!
More to come on my girls’ room. Have you been working on a kids room lately?