With its toy-laden shelves, full-size crib and row upon row of color coordinated books, it’s hard to believe that baby Holly’s room was once part of a hallway. This clever reworking of a tight space came about because Holly’s parents, Craig, an art director and his wife Lisa, a marketing executive, couldn’t afford the cost of up-sizing to a two-bed in their Brooklyn neighborhood – where apartments that size average almost $4000 a month.
The floor-to-ceiling library rails, the garland-decked zebra head, the zingy bright art work; we had serious nursery envy when we saw little Charlie’s mood-lifting space. His parents Sarah (Hair Stylist) and Matt (Painter and Creative Executive) wanted to fashion out a space that felt “optimistic and fresh” for Charlie in their top-floor Williamsburg apartment.
Anything that might help your baby sleep better, calm grizzly toddler tantrums and make you feel less frazzled has our full attention. So the art of Feng Shui – thought to encourage imagination, learning, confidence as well as promote calmness and improved sleep – is something well worthy of incorporation into a kid’s bedroom. We caught up with Master Pun-Yin, one of New York’s most sought after Feng Shui experts – Mandarin Oriental, American Express and Calvin Klein are all on her client list – to find out the switches we need to make.
My rule for finding art to deck out a kids room is that you should love it so much that you’d happily put it elsewhere in your home; after all when they hit their teens it’ll probably be given right back to you to make room for One Direction posters anyway. As our picks below prove, there are reams of stunning prints that skirt the line between kids and grown ups. PS Did you know it’s a proven theory that looking at art makes you smarter? What better excuse do we need to go shopping…