This client needed a little help with space planning and color. She also needed a little reassurance about durability for her kids.
My tips for kids and design:
1) Buy rugs with tons of pattern. That way little spills and stains will blend in to the pattern.
2) Taupey Charcoal fabrics are your best friend. I fondly refer to this as “dirt” color. With busy families, this color will save you a world of problems. I also think it is a lovely color that works with tons of accents (orange, slate blue, grellow, fresh tomato red, black, turquoise, even some purples).
3) Don’t sacrifice design just because you have kids. Buy some things of quality and mix them with things that are durable and kid friendly that you won’t mourn if they are ruined.
Here is the family room I designed for this client:
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