KID Friendly & Unique

I've always loved the NYTimes and used to pick it up when I lived in NYC. I even added their app. onto my iPhone to keep me updated on the news. Besides news, they have a great section on their site called Home & Garden. That is where I came across Pamela Bell's children-friendly home. Pamela who was an original partner in the Kate Spade brand, owns a beautiful east village town house in which she decided to create a more kid friendly environment without sacrificing style! From the looks of it, I think she suceeded, don't you??



*above, Pamela's daughter , invited her classmates to decorate their sofas by using paint. What an interesting way to spice up a living room! As for me, I haven't decided what fabric to use on my new sofa, but this is kind of neat! Maybe I could invite some neighborhood kids over to do this for me. Just kidding! Although, I think it looks great! What do you think of this idea?? Would you let your children in on the decor of your home like this?

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27 comments

  1. Wow, I know three little monsters who would love the chance to draw on my furniture!

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  2. Very bright and funky! :-) A kid would have a field day in that house. lol

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  3. I have to say I am hating this look. I don't have children. But I do remember when I was 7 and my younger brother took a red permanent marker and walked around the perimeter of our home and drew on the house ( a white house). I think I was more appalled than my mother!!
    It would however, hide stains and those accidental pen marks from dropped pens on the couch!!

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  4. love the chandelier and the sconce against that wallpaper!!

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  5. I love it.
    I would use it in a playroom!!!

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  6. LOVE this post! The couch thing is such a great idea! I think the classmates did an awesome job!

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  7. this couch is fab! hey I just spotlighted your work on my blog and added your link. a link swap sounds great btw :).

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  8. Definitely fun!! Don't know if I could do mine like this, although I wouldn't mind having a separate room to be spruced up this way. When I have kiddies someday! :D

    I love that pic with the suitcases, cayuuuute.

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  9. Your blog is so colourfulness, it´s a inspiration!
    Do you mind if a write about it and tag you in my Blog?

    Kisses

    www.porquehojeequarta.blogspot.com

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  10. I just saw this this morning. What an amazing house.

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  11. That couch is so awesome.

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  12. I'm totally in love with this sofa

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  13. Oh love these - kid friendly can be stylish too!

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  14. Hi there Jen!!!! Super-fab post girl. It ALMOST makes me wish my kids were little. ALMOST. Either way, fantastic post. Call me later to discuss other fab things!

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  15. i'm still deciding how i feel about that sofa...but i'm totally digging all of her wallpaper.

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  16. That couch is awesome, I am definitely going to do something like this in my home, even if it is a chair, actually I have a great chair to do this project on. Can I ask where you gathered the photos from, I want to see if I can see more of her home.

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  17. i love the look of the chandelier and the birds wall decor, especially against the blue wall color. beautiful!

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  18. Hi Mer, welcome to my blog! I LOVE your blog so it was super nice to see you feature me, thanks! I have linked you too, thanks! : )

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  19. Hi Walter,
    Of course you can. : )
    Ciao!

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  20. 20 something superhero,

    Oh that is too bad...but i guess i can understand why you wouldn't like it after hearing that story. Yikes.

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  21. I have to say the SOFA is my favorite too! I would actually consider this if I had kids...ha!

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  22. Hi Mona,
    You can find the photos on NY Times website i the home and garden section. : )

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  23. I personally would never do it, but I like it!

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  24. Great site and a totally fun article. Aside from having the kids artistically vamp the furniture another cool thing to do to muslin and burlap fabrics is to stencil them. Check out the stools I found in France and the fleur designs that were stenciled on them...

    http://www.rubylane.com/shops/j-covington/item/3E039

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  25. Hey Alex,
    How are you?

    I agree and think stenciling is another great way to go, to mark up fabric. Thanks for the link, they look great!! : )

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  26. I love the chandelier and the graffiti-look of the sofa, but not the chair. I would have loved that upstairs fort-deck whatever you call it, when I was kid. Actually, I'd probably like that now. :D

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  27. I love this idea! B would get a kick out of helping me decorate...wonderful!

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