Thursday, April 8, 2010
Book Review: Room for Children
Rizzoli New York was kind enough to send me an advanced copy of this brand new book, Room for Children, written by Susanna Salk with a foreword by Kelly Wearstler. Let me just say, after flipping through this image-packed book of inspiring spaces, it makes me want to be a kid again or have one of my own just so I can design an amazing little space for them to enjoy. These unique spaces created by well known designers, parents, and often kids themselves, prove that good design is not just for the rest of the house and that children's rooms are just as worthy of serious design attention. "It's about understanding the importance of helping our children create a private world where they can discover who they are and all they were meant to be," according to Susanna Salk. Kelly Wearstler suggests involving the kids early in the design process, "I always advise parents to let their children pick the colors of their bedrooms, even the concept...it's essential that children enjoy their space and make it feel like their own." Thanks to my own mother, she allowed me at a very young age to have creative freedom on how I wanted my room to look (and she even let my brother paint his room black!). If you have a child, are expecting one or just have a passion for beautifully designed spaces, this book is for you! It's scheduled to be released later this month for $45. (Hint: Pre-order your copy from Amazon for only $29.70!). Enjoy your sneak peek into this beautiful book!
IMAGES COURTESY OF RIZZOLI NEW YORK