Today I’m guest blogging for Averill and I’m giving her motherly advice for her new little '”munchkin”!
Speaking of munchkins, I read a wonderful group of posts over at 6th Street Design School , where a group of the best design bloggers gave their opinions on the coexistence of kids and great design! Well, here is my view on the matter:
Yes they can exist together. It’s just a matter of figuring out how to make that happen in your home with your kids! So far, I’m failing!
I thought it was a good idea to do homework sometimes at the dining room table…yeah, that was a terrible idea. Can you see the scratches in the left image? Now, can you see the pencil and eraser marks in the second image?
Thought I could leave some paint on the kitchen counter for a minute
Oh I was so…..What’s the word? Well, I’ll let you fill in the blank;-)
that sofa was going to my family room…It’s definitely going now. I’m just going to flip the cushions!
While we’re on the subject of paint, when I test a paint color, they test a paint color…
Sigh… Of course I have my hands full with three, but most of these mishaps were my fault. But, for some reason I really want to believe that at least my five year old know better…
Anyway, after all of this, I DO believe that kids and a nicely decorated home can coexist. It’s a matter of teaching them what to do and not to do. And it is a matter of planning a design with them in mind. When I say plan with them in mind, that doesn’t necessarily mean that my sofa should have been brown. It means that many items should be kid friendly. Especially the most used items!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who have these mishaps! And make sure you stop by Averill’s blog and see what I recommend for the baby!