2014 Design Contest: Best Children’s Room

Ariana Villalta’s simple yet beautiful masterpiece.

Ariana Villalta, Alison Vanderpool of The Elegant Abode

What child wouldn’t love this room, with the cozy and colorful rug and its basket of matching classic kiddie books? And while it is clearly a room for young children, it will easily adapt as they grow up, by swapping out the stuffed animals, string lights around the window, and chalkboard for edgier, teen-oriented accents. The armchair, which was passed down from the children’s great grandmother, is a timeless design. “We started out with plain white walls to give the room a bright, neutral background that wouldn’t compete with all of the toys,” says Alison Vanderpool of this Scarsdale project. “The Dwell rug was the first item in the room—we all fell in love with the colors and the playfulness of it; it felt almost circus-like. Then we added the string lights around the window (from Etsy) to add some color in that area. The ornate chalkboard was the couple’s from their wedding and the gold “C” was another fun purchase from Etsy.” 

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