September 3, 2011

Children's Rooms in High Style

Restoration Hardware Baby and Child 'Belle' crib

For a long time I have envied UK shoppers whose selection of chic, affordably-priced, French-style furniture seems enormous compared to ours here in the US. And while many UK companies sell worldwide, the shipping costs for large items can be quite prohibitive. Well envy no more (or not quite as much) because times are a-changin'! Restoration Hardware's launch of their new Baby and Child line is certainly a step in the right direction. Full of furnishings easily adaptable to French, Belgian and English styles, they are not only easy on the eyes but easy on the pocket book as well. The glamorous 'Belle' upholstered bed, shown below, is only $1299 for Twin size and $1499 for Full.

The 'Belle' upholstered bed is a vision of understated glamour

As a matter of fact, there is something distinctly familiar about this bed. Let's have a look at another angle.

Ah, yes; there it is! It bears a resemblance to Suzanne Rheinstein's bed, below, in all its loveliness, featured in her book At Home.

image via Greige Design

Well, what's not to copy about anything Suzanne Rheinstein has laid her talented hands to?! I found myself checking the available sizes on the Restoration Hardware bed to see if it comes in King. I could just see myself snuggling into it.

Gone are short-lived nursery styles, and in are pieces to grow up with.

The 'French Wing' headboard is perfect for the sophisticated young lady; use it with navy tartans for a distinctly masculine vibe in a boy's room.

Did you notice the vintage-style nursery rhyme prints hanging on the wall?
How many times have I searched for prints like these that didn't cost $200 EACH?!

Reproductions of images found in an antique book of nursery rhymes, printed on tea-stained paper. One for $39. Set of six $199.

So many clever features in this room, from the silhouettes to the miniature Professor's chair.

Of course there's lots more where all of this came from, from bedrooms and bathrooms to playrooms and study spaces. Enjoy shoppping it HERE.

And remember, kiss those sweet little heads when you bid your babies bonne nuit!

xo -Keri


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