Tiny Tot Thursday: striped walls and ceilings

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I really like the school desks painted in a hip and modern way. Fun pattern and colors will keep children engaged in homework and learning…

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A cute tween room with a grown up feel. Using adult headboards and lighting will make it easier to transition as she grows older. It’ll also prove cheaper for the parent as they won’t have to buy new furniture every few years….
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I like the way the circus canopy striped ceiling….
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Tiny Tot Thursday 4.10.14 bunk loft bed heaven

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{Hgtv}

With this loft bed taking up ceiling space, it gives more floor space for other things and furniture, kind of like this

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{Ken Linsteadt Architects}

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I would totally have a big kid moment and sleep here. Which bed would you want if you could be a kid again?

{Interior designer Jett Thompson architect Peter for the Weber Scarp Ridge Lodge}


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Tiny Tot Thursday (new series)

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This new series will happen every Thursday where I will highlight cool decor or design interior & party inspiration for the kids. Love how this bunk bed has a tailored canopy. Too cool and clever.

{Designed by Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis}


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Common Denominator: 3 interiors with one similarity. Can you find it?

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Contemporary Family Room by Milton Photographer Michael J. Lee Photography

 

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First, I love the teepee in the boy’s room. See another post I done on kid’s tents here. Anyhoo can you find the same thing in all images? Continue reading for the answer…

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Tee pees and tents that makes me want to be a kid again…

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Did you have a tent growing up? I was over my sis n law’s watching the Beyonce specials on tv this Saturday when I decided to lounge in my niece’s tent. Hers wasn’t quite a teepee but it was fun. There is just something about fabric enveloping you. Your own little secluded spot. Of course my niece loved it. So here is a roundup of tents and teepees to buy as well as several diy tutorials…

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{chic cheap nursery}

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{my growing home}

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Stylish Kids Toy Storage Solutions

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One of the most inevitable truths for parents with kids is that they will always have lots of stuff all over the house. Kids are collectors. With birthday parties, holidays and showers they receive a lot and pile up a lot of stuff into the house. Kids always leave their toys anywhere. This can lead into a huge mess in your house if not well stored or taken care of. However, kids need the toys for play and development. Many parents find themselves wrestled down by the issue of storing kids things while at the same time maintaining a stylish space.

You can control all the mess by gathering it up after the kids, as you train them to do it by themselves, and organizing toy storage. There is actually a wide variety of kids storage solutions. Some of these solutions are much easier than you think.

 
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Cardboard boxes present one of the simplest ideal ways for kids’ storage. In this case go for the tougher ones that will last longer. Since they are for kids, you must make them look attractive. You can for instance cover the boxes in gift wrapping paper to make them attractive. Alternatively use other colourful paper. Remember to also label the boxes so that the kids get to know which item goes where. Colour coding can be an interesting option too. In addition to the cardboard boxes, you can use plastic containers; which are even longer lasting. Such containers are ideal for storing small toys and tiny trinkets, which need easy accessibility. You can also try exploring with bags like those you carry to the market.

 

Shelving is also necessary as a way of neatly keeping the storage containers, boxes and bags. The shelf should be of a comfortable height for your kids, to enable them easily remove the containers and bags and put them back. You can even utilize the empty space around the windows with some built-in storage complete with drawers. Another perfect kids’ storage solution here is a chest of drawers. You can also have under the bed storage for your kids’ stuff. You can check this website for more information.

 
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Hot Air Balloon kids party & decor ideas for a nursery…

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hot air balloon party by designindulgences on polyvore.com

 On my bucket list, I want to experience a hot air balloon ride. I’m all for unique childrens parties and I think this theme would be cute. Recently I went to Michael’s and in their dollar section they had several hot air balloon items including note cards and invitations. Those random bits can easily be used as party favors for guests…

{Apartment Therapy}

 

{CW Barchitects as seen on Elements of Style Blog}

I also think it’s cute to have as a voyage theme. Typically we see airplanes used for bon voyage themes but hot air balloons are indeed a mode of transportation so why not take on this route versus the typical? You can add luggage trunks and maps or globes to add to the overall effect and still keep it child friendly…