“For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.”

― John Connolly, T

It is great to be a kid in NYC! So many boutique retail and high-end stores are catering to toddlers and young children in new and fun ways. Little kids are so adorable and parents generally like to go above and beyond when it comes to pampering their little ones. The following are some examples of the cool and creative ways that design has catered to kids (and also brings out the inner child in us!)

Commercial Spaces

This hair Salon for Kids(NYC) was envisioned by Andrea Mason/Architect, and caters to the needs and wants of children under the age of 10.

Laufen is an imaginative bathroom company that specializes in designs for children. Great for nurseries, kindergartens, and schools, the design takes into consideration the smaller scale for little one. The result is imaginative, colorful and playful bathrooms that are both safe and functional.

Residential Spaces

Encourage kids to read by giving them a comfortable and well lit reading space. Create an atmosphere that is stylish, playful, or intriguing.

Awesome bunk beds with porthole windows.

Children's Product Designs

Balloon lamps by Estiluz – The overall feel of floating balloons sets a happy mood.

In the past couple years, we have seen an increase in the demand to miniaturize some of manufacturers most popular pieces. Up to one third the size of the adult pieces, kids can sit in the most classic of furniture pieces before the learn to walk. Some of these small scale furniture items are used for pets as well!

Top Right - Jonathan Adler - Lampert Sofa (junior size)

Top Left - Ligne Roset - Togo mini - Made entirely of foam this chair provides enveloping comfort for small children.

Bottom Left - Ligne Roset - Mini Dada

Bottom Right - Oly - Petite Belle Lounge Chair

Pin Press’s crazy appearance looks great in any kids room, and makes putting toys away a playful experience. It is an unusual method for storing books and toys, that inspires energy and creativity.

When desiging for kids, keep in mind that the space should be both safe and versatile. Keeping decor versatile allows you to update your child's room as they grew. And they always grow up too quickly so start your fun designs now!