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Tobi TV: 5 Tips for Fun Kids Rooms with Personality

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Kids’ rooms are some of the most fun spaces to design in a home! I love to fill them with color and character to fit each child’s personality, which also gives them more ownership over their own space.

In my farmhouse project that’s featured in the April issue of Traditional Home, I had a lot of kids’ rooms to choose from! It was a blast to create individual spaces for a range of ages and personalities. In this Tip Clip from Traditional Home, I give you five great tips for designing fun and functional spaces for the children in your life!

Aren’t those fun rooms? Let’s take another look at my tips for creating fun kids’ spaces:

1. I had individual silhouettes created for each child in the family, and then hung the art next to each bedroom door. It was a great way to highlight every child in the family!

2. One young lady has a more tailored style, so I created a preppy room in green and blue to fit her personal look.

3. For a fashionista in the family, I added glamour with an unexpected color mix of purple and red!

4. Rustic touches and a blue and red palette set the perfect stage for an outdoorsy boy.

5. And I designed this little girl’s room in her favorite shade of pink, but kept it from being too sweet by adding in jadeite green!

Using colors, patterns, and ideas that fit each child’s personality gives them a space that’s definitely all their own! Let me know what you think in the comments section below!

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What Is That Color? Hunter Green

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So many things inspire the color palette for a room, from art to fabrics to wallpaper. And wallpaper is exactly where I found the gorgeous hunter green for the painted walls in this penthouse dining room!

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This custom de Gournay wallpaper is just stunning! My client absolutely fell in love with it, and it inspired all the other colors in the room, including the Sherwin-Williams hunter green paint color called Rookwood Sash.

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I love this shade of green, and it was the perfect complement to the wallpaper, so I used it on the other walls in the space. The mix of color and pattern makes this a very fashion-forward dining room, perfect for my hip and chic client!

Do you like hunter green? Where would you use this color in your home? Let me know in the comments section below!

Colorfully yours,

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Before and After: A Blend of Old and New

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Sometimes life throws you a curveball when you least expect it. And that’s exactly what happened to one of my projects right in the middle of our design process. My clients had inherited a lovely house from the husband’s grandmother, full of antiques and memories. There were a lot of things that he wanted to keep for sentimental reasons, but he and his family also wanted the house to feel modern and updated for their children — someplace they could live in for a long time.

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The original dining room, above, was one of those rooms that had some stunning pieces. A few of them just needed to be refinished or recovered, but they were beautiful. And here comes the curveball – a few weeks after we had removed the antiques that he and his family wanted to keep, the house caught fire due to some old electrical work in the sunroom.

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The good news is that we had removed so many precious things. But the bad news is that the gorgeous millwork and wallcoverings in the dining room above were completely destroyed.

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As you can see, what the fire didn’t damage, smoke and water definitely ruined. It was sad, but we were thrilled that we’d saved so many wonderful pieces that meant so much to my client’s family.

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I wanted to not only blend the old and new in a seamless way, but I also wanted to give them a bright and happy color palette for the room, making it a place of celebration and family once again. So I used a gorgeous Schumacher trellis wallpaper and painted the ceiling in Enchant from Sherwin-Williams.

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The result is a room that glows, and a great gathering place for friends and family! So what do you think about this transformation? And how do you blend your family heirlooms into your modern lifestyle? Let me know in the comments section below!

xo,

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A Peek Behind the Door

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If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve seen a couple of sneak peeks behind the door of my new house! I want to show you everything, but I have something cooking that will offer a grander reveal in a few months. It’s hard to keep all of it under wraps, though, because I love living in the new house – with gorgeous details like these stunning doors in my signature kelly green!

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And of course I’m using blue – another of my favorite colors. I love how it’s mixed with the green hues in this stunning wallpaper from Fromental.

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The wet bar, with an amazing counter from Cosentino and sink from Kohler, turned out even better than I thought it would! We’ve been mixing up some fun summer cocktails in here.

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And I may have surprised a few of you with the lovely combination of yellows and pinks in this room, with a Jan Showers lamp and Clark and Clark wallpaper. Can’t wait to give you the full reveal on this room. In fact, I can’t wait to give you a full tour of the whole home!

Meanwhile, keep checking my Instagram feed for a few more looks behind the door – I can’t help myself!

xo,

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Tobi TV: 4 Ways to Get Sentimental in Design

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How often do you or your client want to design a room around something sentimental, whether its grandmother’s china hutch or your wedding china? In today’s Tobi TV segment, we’re talking about how to do just that!

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Even interior design pros love using cherished items as a jumping-off point for a room. These family heirlooms or collected pieces can be a perfect inspiration for a room’s design. Take a look at this dining room where I used the client’s favorite china to the lead the way for the dining room design:

So here are my Top Tips for Creating a Room Around a Sentimental Object:

  1. Be strategic when pulling out the colors and finishes from the inspiration piece that are the best fit for your home. In this instance, I chose to highlight the blue instead of pink, since the home was a family with 2 young boys and the client wanted a space that was a bit more masculine.
  2. I also leaned towards blue because it’s a traditional and timeless color, so I used it throughout the space and even throughout the home – it will also give the design longevity.
  3. When it came to metal finishes, I took cues from the china’s gold accents and replicated that in the lamp bases and the starburst mirror.
  4.  And finally for this young family, I didn’t want the traditional china to lead to a room that was fit for a grandmother just yet, so I included a few simple and clean-lined pieces of furniture so that the room’s result was sophisticated and not stodgy. It really appeals to all ages.

So what do you think? Can you take this approach to using your favorite heirlooms and collectibles as a jumping off point for your design schemes? Leave me a comment and let me know how you have used or will use these ideas in your projects.

Happy Decorating!

xo,

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