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Skipping Stones – Using Rocks in Your Room

At the start of each month, we eagerly await the arrival of our magazine subscriptions – we love sitting down and seeing what’s hot in the world of design.  We’ve noticed that items featuring rocks have become a standard throughout the home, so we’re thinking “why not incorporate rocks into a nursery design?”.  The more we thought about it, the more it made sense.  After all – rocks are inherently organic – a trend that’s here to stay.  Rocks also serve as the basis for many childhood memories, collections, and even as “pets”.  They’re kid friendly, design friendly, and we’ve got some fun picks for a nursery or kid’s rooms design.

Lately, we’re generally loving floor poufs (and we’re pretty sure we’re not alone on that!).  These felted rock poufs from Viva Terra are a fresh alternative that would work in virtually any color scheme.

floor poufs for a nursery designer

And, while scoping out the poufs above, we came across this lamp – also from Viva Terra.  A perfect blend of sophistication and whimsy, this lamp is reminiscent of long Summer days spent finding the perfect skipping stones.  Each look at this lamp would be an opportunity to recall the memories of youth – lovely!

We have a special spot in our hearts for Flor – a genius line of floor carpet tiles.  We flipped over this design, appropriately called “Skipping Stones”.

skipping stones flor tiles

But do all rock items have to be shades of gray?  Of course not – check out these drawer pulls – a perfect addition to spice up a changing table…

Photo via DC Design Coop

Going back to those design magazines that we love so much, this month we noticed a fabulous feature in Elle Decor about beautiful bookends – an item we regularly place in our nursery design projects.  The feature included several beautiful rock options – we were enthralled with a pair by Edwina Hunt.

As professional nursery designers, there’s one piece of advice we always share: No matter what else, make sure your nursery feels special.  Fill this space with items that make you and your family happy.  If being on trend with design is something that makes you happy (as it does us), then go for some rock decor & enjoy!


Friday 18th of February 2011

I've got a similar drawer pull, I'd tell you with the right color scheme, these are really elegant beauties! I think I'm going to have more stones in the house. It would be a great DIY project for me. Thanks for the inspiration.


Thursday 17th of February 2011

I would agree with you on the floor poufs... they look real! They would make a nice addition to any existing room. Loving those skipping stones lamp too... are those rocks real?


Wednesday 16th of February 2011

You should check out We introduced their slate photos into our room design and loved how they came out.


Wednesday 16th of February 2011

Wrote a similar post about this about a year ago - and it's one of the most visited posts on my blog! Here's more inspiration: (The blog is wacky right now so please excuse the mess). Jaime

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