Kids Craft Room

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2010 Atlanta Symphony Show House & Gardens. Kids Craft Suite designed by Margaret L. Norcott, Allied ASID - Principal of Milieu Design Group, Inc.

Design Inspiration

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.

Decorating Style

I don't have a style (personally speaking) but I love to mix styles from all periods to create an acquired, timeless look.

Project Details

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., and Kravet Fabrics; Carpet tiles by; 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 in Alpharetta, GA; Recycled Art from re-Inspiration (Atlanta, GA).

Favorite Items

"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).


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    Oh-Em-Gee!!! Can I drool? This is dreamland! Look at all those shelves and all those colors!

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    Oh, there are also board games. This room is really amazing and wonderful. I wish my kids could have a crafts room, too. It would really encourage them to make beautiful things using their hands.

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