When I think of bunk beds I immediately think of kids rooms and overflow in a ski or beach house — most people want to pack as many friends and family in their vacation home so why not create a designated space for the kids to hang out in.  There are all kinds of fun and creative ways to make this space friendly, safe and inventive.  If the kids love it, they might actually want to go to bed when you tell them to!

Simple and sophisticated so they don’t outgrow it!

Adorable nautical themed room with a stunning white bunk – check out the cleets that are being used as drawer pulls

Feels like another boat to me!  perfect for the spillover

Now here’s a bunk design that is great for adults – so chic!

Whatever the case may be – don’t count out bunk beds when you’re renovating or trying to maximize the sleeping space in your house.  It’s a great way to pack in the people and you can get your contractor to build you just about anything.  Let your imagination fly!

Bed Head

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Sep 14, 2010 | 3 Comments | Category: Budget Design, Decor Accessories, Kids, Walls

Need a headboard for your kids room or a guest room but it’s not quite in the budget at the moment?  Have no fear, bed head is here.  Check out this adorable decal headboard from Whatisblik that starts at just $40. 


They have other great decals too..check the website for more fun ideas to finish off your dead wall space!

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Posted By Rebecca-NY | Jul 22, 2010 | 7 Comments | Category: Decor Accessories, Decorating, Furniture, Kids

This afternoon I went over to the midtown loft on Fifth Ave. and 29th street to check out the Hayneedle Home Showcase.  Before getting there, I had no idea what to expect or what type of product I’d be seeing and as I was leaving, I felt pleasantly satisfied with everything I saw.  Hayneedle is a leading online retailer of home furnishings and lifestyle products that acts as an umbrella to over 200 specialty stores offering more choices for the home, work and play.  They started as hammocks.com and grew from there.  They have the widest variety of product and some of the best prices for great quality items.  Here are a few items that stood out as great finds for me:

Zuo Modern Chair

Plaju High Back Chair

Babyletto Mercer Crib

Plum Garden Play Table and Chairs

White LED Blossom Tree – This is really cool in person and would look great in any kids room!

4 in 1 game table

Magnolia Hammock

Speaking of Hammocks..it’s National Hammock Day at Hayneedle which means you get 10% on your purchase of any hammock and a portion of the sale will support Childhelp in it’s mission to prevent child abuse and treatment for kids.  What a great cause and great excuse to buy a hammock to relax in!

Start shopping at Hayneedle today.  I promise you won’t be disappointed


ducduc, goose!

Posted By Abby - New York | Mar 17, 2009 | 2 Comments | Category: Kids

I first stumbled upon a children’s furniture maker called ducduc when I attended ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in NYC a few years ago. I was browsing for ideas and inspiration for a project I was working on; designing 3 children’s bedrooms and a playroom. ducduc was the first line of children’s furniture I saw with a modern aesthetic, clean lines, and bright colors. They gave me a promotional T-shirt with their adorable logo on it, a simple duck in orange on the front and it read “quack baby” on the back.

I proudly jogged around Brooklyn in that T-shirt! (And I’d like to think I drummed up some business for them!) They were previously carried only by other retailers (Design Public, 2Modern, etc.) but they now have their own showroom at 525 Broadway in NYC. I ended up purchasing this play table for my client’s son.

They even have some furniture that I would gladly purchase for myself. Why should the kids get all the nice stuff?

I’m also a big fan of their complete room designs. (And everyone knows I’m OBSESSED with this wallpaper!)

Not only is the furniture manufactured right here in the USA, the people at ducduc are friends of the environment and strong supporters of several charitable organizations. I realize this look isn’t for everyone but I suspect there are dozens of brownstones in Park Slope decked out in ducduc!