Several months ago, I had a really interesting experience trying to find a pair of shoes that I had my heart set on. I must not have been the only one since they were basically sold out everywhere and weren’t expected to be back in stores for another several months. I haven’t had this happen before and it was driving me insane because… I wanted those damn shoes. Ridiculous, I know. I haven’t even had this experience with toys for my boys since I generally shop online and tracking things down on the interwebs is a challenge I don’t take lightly. I live for it, my friends… So when I continued to strike out at every turn and started to think these shoes might get the better of me, I had the genius idea to look for them in my equivalent youth boys size (duh, I should have started here the minute I hit my first several roadblocks). Naturally there was more than enough stock in kids shoes to keep my feet happy for the next 20 years. Lesson learned – and to top it all off, they were twenty dollars less! Hell to the Ya!
While this may seem like a completely irrelevant bit of rambling, I am pretty sure it relates to a general state of mind I have adopted lately and think you should too! You see I have had children’s furniture and decor on my mind lately, since I have been trying to finish up the boys shared space. Finding pieces that suit their very different ages and stages while still working as part of the general design plan has been challenging, to say the least. Plus, I don’t exactly have a concrete direction for the design plan this time around, so there is also that… Any time I have a free minute, I scour the wares at a few of my go-to kiddo spots online and hope (pray) that something jumps out at me and suddenly the perfect path will become clear – you know – like divine design intervention. Totally a thing – promise.
Well that hasn’t precisely happened just yet, but I know it will at some point. What has happened however, is an immense amount of inspiration for other projects I have been working on – none of which have anything to do with children and all of which have everything to do with spaces for the adults in this house. But it got me thinking… once again there is much amazing-ness to be found in the fab wares designed for kiddos – and often these things are a slightly less pricey version of something nearly identical for grownups. So why the hell not? Why not buy my desk accessories, or even my desk, at Land of Nod or the kids section of Target. I mean, it isn’t like those items are actually even miniature – in fact they are the almost always exactly the same. Though let’s be real for a minute, since I am miniature in height anyhow, would it reallybe such a bad thing if I bought a children’s version that was actually smaller? Maybe I would simply appear to be the super model height I see myself as in my dreams? It’s totally possible, right? Just say yes…
1. Round Bookshelf // 2. Embroidered Art // 3. Hemisphere Floor Lamp – White // 4. Natural Color Table Lamp Base // 5. Pink Striped Pillow // 6. Dresser // 7. Roller Rink Rug Pink // 8. Homestyle Bench
So in true to me form – here is a round up of some of the gorgeous things I am totally crushing on (obsessing is more like it), that should absolutely go home with you (me) the next time you are in the market for a little design update! The scrolling lookbook underneath each layout has a whole lot more than is shown – so don’t be shy and click on through. There is some seriously good stuff in there!
A couple of them even have a bit of nostalgia working in their favor and will take you right back to a time where roller skates ruled the roost. Because that time will always be a better time and I promise if my boys weren’t boys – their room would be rocking some of this awesome-sauce peachy pink color – hell, maybe it still will. I have been known to take that leap in the past.