A while ago, I ordered a baby shower gift from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child. Ever since, I’ve been on their mailing list. Since we don’t have kids, and aren’t planning to anytime soon, I normally just thumb through it then toss it. However, the most recent edition caught my eye and I found myself wishing I was six years old again so I could have a playroom like one of the spaces in the magazine. Specifically this one…
What little girl wouldn’t want to have a tea party in this room? I mean, seriously. Even though this room would cost you well over $6,000 (the bookshelves are $1,149 each), you could still learn a thing or two from the rooms featured in the catalog. For example, the groupings of the silhouette art pack a big punch and the industrial bookshelves and mix matched play chairs give the room a great eclectic storybook vibe.
Even if you don’t have kids, or a bazillion dollars to spend, these rooms have some great decorating trends to take note of. Here are a few of my favorites…
The first thing I noticed about this room was the miniature, estate-looking, leather sofa. I have to admit, even though it’s $1,700 and I would constantly be worried about my kids scratching it, I love it. It’s one of those “statement pieces” you could build an entire room around. The oversized wall art above the sofa, the metal pendant light and the vintage cafeteria table are other definite show-stoppers in this room. So cute!
I think I could get some homework done in this room, couldn’t you? Again, I love the oversized wall art and the vintage schoolhouse chairs remind me of my kindergarten class and Mrs. Mondee.
The miniature wingback chairs are simply adorable. I also like the framed synonym flash cards and the numbered coffee table (both which would be really great DIY projects to get the look for less).
The catalog also has some pretty awesome nurseries too! The floor to ceiling mirrors behind the cribs along with the chandeliers make a big statement. Though I’m sure once the babies were old enough, they would love getting fingerprints all over the mirrors! And yet again, I’m loving the framed vintage nursery rhymes. Genius.
First of all, that’s some chandelier, right?! This nursery looks like it came straight out of a storybook. The decorating tips I noticed from this room is how they made the crib the focal point of the room with layering the chandelier, crib and a huge mirror. They also brought more attention to the crib by flanking it with matching dressers.
Now this is one snazzy looking safari-themed nursery! It all works… the huge art, the netting, the trunk for the side tables, light curtains, the giant pendant light. I also noticed two decorating choices made here I wouldn’t ordinarily think about doing: the art lighting is only on the top pieces and they put a rug on a rug.
This room uses the same furniture as the nursery above but instead of a safari theme, they’ve transformed it into a little more grown up varsity theme. The two hanging pendants over the desk are a great alternative to an ordinary desk lamp. I also like the vintage flags in the shadowbox over the bed.
The layers of bedding makes you want to hop right in. Again with the wall art… they framed pages from a French storybook. I’ve seen book pages framed before but I particularly liked how they hung them so close together. It gives the illusion of one big art instillation.
Last but not least… if I was six, I would SO be asking for one of these tents for Christmas. And the sheepskin sleeping bag to match.
There’s more rooms to be gawked over on their website including ridiculously fabulous play rooms, nurseries, and bedrooms. The room gallery is full of decorating ideas not just for kid’s rooms, but for “big kid’s” rooms too, don’t you think?
Images courtesy of Restoration Hardware Baby & Child.