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Kid Spaces 172 Stories

Chris and Alana Chernecki knew they were going to transform a sunroom into a playroom for their three young girls when they moved into their big bungalow near Winnipeg, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, last May. Alana, a former kindergarten teacher who’s now a stay-at-home mom, envisioned a bright, fun space...
My Houzz: Family Home Stays True to Style
When stylist Janette Crawford became a new mother, she wanted to be sure that the arrival of her daughter didn’t mean the departure of good design in her home. To stay true to her design sensibilities, she took care with every purchase and style decision. Two...
Room of the Day: Girls’ Bedroom Plays With Color and Pattern
Working with a bold color like fuchsia and a variety of dynamic prints can be tricky, but interior designer Alicia Weaver found the right balance in this playful bedroom belonging to two young sisters. Weaver incorporated more than just the girls’ favorite...
Room of the Day: The Cat in the Hat Inspires a Nursery Color Palette
“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” So says The Cat in the Hat. A piece of Dr. Seuss’ artwork his grandmother gave to baby Pierce and his parents inspired a color palette of navy and gray and a sense of fun. The new room has...
A Child's Playhouse Brings the Circus to Town
The moment his first grandchild was born, New Zealand landscape photographer Declan O’Neill decided to embark on a project that would provide fond family memories for years to come — he would build a child’s playhouse with a magical twist. Inspired...
Houzz Call: Show Us Your Gen Z Rooms!
They can’t remember a time before smartphones, let alone rotary-dial phones. Collectively, Generation Z — those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s — are teens who are possibly more tech savvy and connected than any who have preceded them. They...
Inspiring Book Nooks Welcome Young Readers
It’s back-to-school time, and one great way to support your budding or independent reader is by creating a special place for curling up with a good book. Here you’ll find 10 ideas for setting up a cozy reading spot, organizing and displaying your...
Room of the Day: Child Safety at Play in a Nautical-Themed Nursery
After working with interior designer Beth Bourque on the rest of their home, the Hingham, Massachusetts, these new parents were ready for her to transform son Finn’s nursery. The...
5 Ideas for a Great Home Learning Zone
As children head back to school, it’s back to reality for parents too. Now is the time to organize our homes for the homework that’s soon to come. Advance planning and a few simple strategies, the experts say, can help boost productivity and reduce...
Get a Grip on Climbing Walls
Home climbing walls rank with bowling alleys, arcades and home elevators as objects of home fantasy. What kid, or adult for that matter, hasn’t checked off “climbing wall” when dreaming about his or her ultimate fun house? But unlike many other...
Who Says a Dining Room Has to Be a Dining Room?
Cathy Zaeske’s kids had moved on from their Lego blocks and taken up musical instruments, so it was time to get rid of the playroom that had taken over what had once been designated the dining area. Clearing things out gave her a good chance to rethink...
Create a DIY Homework Station They’ll Really Use
In our home the end of summer ushers in back-to-school time for our three children; it also marks the beginning of crazy sports schedules, homework sessions and other school projects. Needless to say, this is the time of year when I’m always looking...
Room of the Day: Color Energizes a Texas Playroom
This Frisco, Texas, playroom was “blank, cold and barren, and I wanted to make it cheery, warm and welcoming,” says Dona Rosene. Her clients, who found her via Houzz, have a young son and daughter, who kept them too busy to finish the decorating themselves....
Reboot Your Child’s Room for Back-to-School Time
Whether your child is just entering preschool or starting senior year, a new school year is a transition worth marking. Giving his or her room a reboot is one way to honor the growth your child has made and set an inspiring tone for the year ahead. Some...
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