Cool for Kids
For Christmas this year, rather than buying them gifts, our present to the nephews is to help them re-do their bedrooms. When my sister and her family moved into their current house, the boys were around one and three years old too young to have any input in their bedroom decor. So they are both overdue for a makeover! (I mean, one of them still has a Dora the Explorer plush chair in his room.)
I would love to do something along the lines of what San Francisco interior designer Martha Angus did in a showhouse a few years ago:
Alas, the ten-year-old whose room we're doing first has other ideas. But it looks like we will be getting the Parsons desk from West Elm, which is the same style that Martha chose. Washington, DC-area interior designer Regan Billingsley used the Parsons console in a showhouse earlier this year, and I love the paint treatment:
I might borrow this idea, but rather than painting the desk, employ Emily Henderson's contact paper technique. Of course, I have to get this approved by my little (okay, not so little anymore) client!