- A Project For: Kids Craft Room
- Location: Atlanta, GA
2010 Atlanta Symphony Show House & Gardens. Kids Craft Suite designed by Margaret L. Norcott, Allied ASID - Principal of Milieu Design Group, Inc.
My inspiration was the space itself, as well as, the fabric I selected for the "middle" desk space which created a domino effect after for other fabrics, art and accessories. As well, I wanted to show case real artist work and recycled projects/art that kids could identify with and feel they could possibly make themselves.
I don't have a style (personally speaking) but I love to mix styles from all periods to create an acquired, timeless look.
Paint color was Crowne Hill Yellow, by Ben Moore, for all accent areas. Painting was done by The Paint Doctor (.com) and they painted about 5 other rooms for Designers in the house as well. Great job! Fabrics from F.Schumacher & Co., Duralee.com and Kravet Fabrics; Carpet tiles by FLOR.com; Lighting from C-Lighting (shop in Buckhead/ATL, GA); Desk Chairs/Coat Rack/Desk Lights from Room & Board (.com); Womb Chair and Mi-Lin Green Stools (& more) from Knoll (.com), Folk Art supplied by matildascottage.com in Alpharetta, GA; Recycled Art from re-Inspiration (Atlanta, GA).
"EVERYTHING!" Every single detail and item in this room mattered to the overall feel of the space. It took crafts, desk supplies, children's art work, hand puppet, recycled art and custom designed draperies/pillows/seat cushion and chair "jackets".
Many of the items in this room were crafted by artist but as my theme of the space stated, it was so that a child could feel like they too could make (or closely do so) that picture or what have you. If you can sew, you can create a similar desk "jacket" for your child's chair. If you have paints, get a canvas and let your child go wild and create whatever they wish ~ it will personalize your space. I also kept the colors to about 4 (yellow, orange, green and white as a base/neutral).