My clients are always asking for a space that is pleasing for them and their families. Whether their kids are school age or teeny toddlers; their needs are all the same, the space needs to be practical and attractive.
Here are a few of my 'go-to' pieces that attract a wide range of styles.Lee Industries 2-Dwell Studio 3- Room & Board 4-Anthropologie 5-LandofNod 6- Lex Mod 7-Jonathan Adler 8-Hickory Chair 9-Bludot
MGBW 2-Bungalow5 3-Plantation Home 4-Vintage lucite 5-Hickory 6-Bungalow5 7-Ikea 8-Zincdoor 9- Restoration Hardware
My general advice is:
- Buy something affordable. Your needs may change in about 3-5 years so commit to a piece that will last as long as you need it.
- Be practical. If you have kids under 3, it's smart to have super soft edges; try an upholstered ottoman or poufs.
- Provide storage. Pre-school age+ probably requires something with storage. A drawer to hide a coloring book or a few toys.
- Any age, the table needs to be durable. If I find a table I love that is white, paint it! If you apply a high-gloss paint it's easily wipe able. If it gets warn down, re-paint it in a year!
- Keep it simple. The space may not reflect your dream design but it's important to be realistic. You have kids, they are hard on furniture. Get something that can take a beating and know you can replace it down the road.