Recently we have been working on projects for multiple generational homes, and the kids have been playing a large part in the design process. We are having so much fun working with these “junior designers” and learning from them everyday.
The Wall Street Journal’s article “Silly Parent, Good Design Is for Kids” has really struck a cord with us and as we have learned, sometimes your youngest clients are the most knowledgeable about what they want.
Gone are the “Disney-themed” rooms of yore and in its place is a more sophisticated design that can grow with the child.
Rita Konig with the WSJ writes “When you decorate a child’s room, you are really just giving them a canvas. The art is their plastic toys, swimming trophies, pictures, books and hideous horse and fairy ornaments. It’s similar to how we grownups use accents (cushions, vases, lampshades), for the colors and patterns that are fashionable at that moment, or to satisfy a phase we’re going through.”
Photo via The Wall Street Journal
We are looking forward to exploring the design mind of our youth in the upcoming future.