Living with Kids

  • Making an Art Space at Home

    I teach art in my house. In my living room, to be exact. Before we moved in, I sketched out the plan of where and how I was going to fit an art space into my living room (I had not yet hatched the plan to teach 4-year olds in that space, ha!). Having an …

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  • My Connecticut home on Design Mom

    Our Connecticut Home on Design Mom

    Today my house is on Design Mom!!! If you don’t know this blog then you’ve been missing out on one of the best. Created by Gabrielle Blair, mother of six, Design Mom is where motherhood meets design. Her daily inspirations are widespread and cover everything from DIY projects, book reviews, family-friendly travel (she moved to France …

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  • 9 Etsy Typography Prints

    I have recently been scouring Etsy for some cool typographical art for my daughters’ rooms. I wanted to share some of the lovely things that I found. Any of them would make a very sweet addition to a small wall space or a gallery wall. Je T’Aime by Love Sugar, $24, 8 x 10 // …

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  • Etsy Finds for a Shared Space

    I’ve been on Etsy a lot lately because I’m trying to solve a space problem in my house. We have a room that is a shared space…half living room, half art area. I don’t want it to look too kid-ish since it’s my living room, but I still want it to be fun and playful. …

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  • Best book on children's spaces with a Scandanavian feel.

    Children’s Spaces // A Favorite Book

    Before Pinterest, I used to collect books. Throughout my childhood, high school and college, my dad would buy me one big art book every Christmas. It started with Norman Rockwell, Paul Klee and Toulouse-Lautrec. As I got older, my tastes changed but my love for beautiful books did not. After marriage and children, I started …

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  • Book Nooks {24 ideas}

    I love a good nook, especially when it’s filled with books. These images will make you want to find a space in your house and create a nook of your own…stat. From converted closets, to simple ledges and book bins, these spaces are where parent & child create life’s best memories. 1. Converted closet by …

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  • Best Blankets {favorite 20}

    The leaves are starting to change here in Connecticut, and the mornings are crisp enough that we are creeping into the winter storage every morning to find sweaters, vests and cozy socks. Every year at about this time I wish I had one of those houses where you change the slipcovers, drapes, pillows and linens …

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  • Photo Wall Murals

    I am obsessed with the idea of a giant photo wall mural. (Do I say obsessed too much?) I am definitely doing this in my next house. The question is, do I chose a scenic photo from one of our trips, or a black & white of the kids? I love both ideas very much. …

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  • The Painted Staircase

    I love painted stairs. They make me think of my summer house (in my dreams…). Here are some stairs that will definitely inspire! ombre stairs // striped stairs at kate spade london pop-up shop // hot pink stairs // yellow patterned stairs (wow!) blue painted stair runner teal painted stairs // blue ombre stairs // …

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  • 18 things to do this summer with kids

    Summer List 2013

    Happy 4th of July! At this moment, we are somewhere exploring the island of Martha’s Vineyard. I will report back later in the month. In the meantime, here our summer list (better late than never I always say): 1. bake giant chocolate chip cookies / 2. make mini storage / 3. sombrilla beach tent / 4. …

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