Inspiration: a little bit of everything...(little edition)

Our vintage school chairs

Our vintage school chairs

Here are a few lovely things for the little ones. We are working on "modernizing" our decor a bit now that everyone is getting a bit older and I'm becoming less of a nervous nellie. Here are a few items & images that are inspiring my search to make changes that express the idea that this is in fact our home instead of a daycare center. The first few beautiful pieces are from the fabulous Vintage Enfant, which carries vintage items for children (in case that wasn't obvious). I'm always a crazy nut (to put it mildly) about safety and whatnot, but whenever I can overcome my child-related insanity, rational or not, I do love to mix in some vintage items whenever possible.  If France ia a bit too far, Etsy is a great place to pick up vintage children's items, like the little yellow school chairs I recently bought for our dining room or these super cool Vintage Casalino chairs I spotted today. 

As an alternative to real vintage, vintage inspired items are a perfect alternative. You can feel secure in knowing that the products are designed to be safe for your present day baby, while adding in a bit of super cool style to the nursery or playroom. And it's a great way to make a room that will grown with your child. Land of Nod is a fabulous resource for injecting some modern/vintage dash into your little one's room without going way overboard on the budget. I've pulled in a few of the newer options below that I love. Another way to add some style to your child's room is with art. Forgo the usual kiddie pics in favor of vintage prints, book plates or home made art projects that reflect a bit of modern pizazz. Not only will you love the look, but you won't feel like you have to swap out the images every time you pass another birthday. The project below from The DIY circle punch art project from mer mag is a great way to make a stylish art piece that will grow along with your child instead of grow old as they get older. I also love the idea of a modern mobile (like that super cool Twizzler from Hop & Peck below) to add some movement for little eyes.