Child-ish. Art for your kids walls

Sage Vaughn   we LOVE you! 

Sage Vaughn we LOVE you! 

Ever wonder..."Why is everything for a kids wall so....childish?  So dated?"  "I wish I could make my kids walls cooler, with out getting hives looking through Pinterest or with out spending a ton of money and time"

If you follow TWH, you know that we love all things decor, all things interior and all things pretty and we absolutely believe a kids room should be no exception.   We love to admire each others handy work in our homes, especially when it comes to the kids rooms and their walls.  We don't think just because they are little they should have Elmo and Elsa covered walls.  

This is not ok.  Image via- Google, ugly kids rooms

This is not ok.  Image via- Google, ugly kids rooms

Yep, kids love kid things!  They love Mine Craft, Frozen, football and Big Bird but that does not mean their rooms have to look like a walking advertisement.  Besides, tomorrow they will be obsessed with something else so save your money on the Disney decor.   We think kids absolutely love art and beauty.   And seeing fun art on their walls just opens their horizons on what art actually is.   Now let's get this straight...we are NOT talking about having a Mona Lisa on their walls (unless they want that of course)  We are talking totally kid/nursery appropriate pictures that also happens to look cool.

Dear Elisa Sassi, no matter how many pieces of yours we collect we never get sick of your sweet yet totally twisted and sassy (pun totally intended) creations.

"So Follow Me"-    Elisa Sassi

"So Follow Me"-  Elisa Sassi

Cool posters are a great way to add personality to a room with out spending a lot.   Mini and Maximus prints are incredible for boys and girls (and parents too).  How incredible is this "Rock" poster.  Throw on an Aaron Brothers frame and voila...art.

Mini and Maximus  posters are all things punk, cool and wild child wrapped into one.

Mini and Maximus posters are all things punk, cool and wild child wrapped into one.

Speaking of posters as art, give them a little lessons about movies that changed your life with a vintage movie poster.   Most posters are reprints so if you are over scouring Ebay and paying crazy prices head to poster site to find the perfect one. 

One of the most important movies of our lives.  Goonies.  

One of the most important movies of our lives.  Goonies.  

We fell over when we saw Larry Ketang's creations.  His versions of movie posters is stunning!  If a traditional movie poster for your kids room isn't quite how you see things then look at this.

Larry Ketang'  s cult movie posters are incredible.

Larry Ketang's cult movie posters are incredible.

Give them a little reminder every morning they wake up with this cute banner.  When you kiss them to say goodnight it is also a perfect reminder for you.

We love all things arrows.  Tattoos, art, prints, cards, decor...so it's no surprise we teared up a little when we saw this print from The Poster Club.  TPC is an incredible resource for beautiful prints for the whole house and their kids section is everything but childish.

Remind them that when life pulls you back, its just so you can shoot forward and fast like an arrow.    The Poster Club Kids

Remind them that when life pulls you back, its just so you can shoot forward and fast like an arrow.  The Poster Club Kids

Every nursery needs to have an animal picture on the wall.  And the great ones can hang for years.  We absolutely love all of our Sharon Montrose photos but when we came across artist, Nikki McCauley's animal paintings we knew these were perfection.   Nothing childish about these but the sweet innocence and gorgeous images of her work can hang anywhere in your home.

Nikki McCauley's   sweet yet provocative artwork can hang for a lifetime in your kids room.

Nikki McCauley's sweet yet provocative artwork can hang for a lifetime in your kids room.

Another great place to find art for your kids walls is Land Of Nod.  They are right in line with our ideas that a kids room doesn't have to be childish.  Just fun, festive, and provoke creativity.  

Stay tuned to TWH for a few of our favorite artists we found going down the rabbit hole.  One can be found here....

Fuco Ueda.  No words.  

Fuco Ueda.  No words.  

TWH

What's Black and White and Brass All Over?

Q:  What's black and white and brass all over?  

A:  The bathrooms worth a thousand pins.

    Yep... we screen cap instagrams all of the time for inspiration...do you????  LOVE the warmth of the wood mixed with the modern yet chicness of the marble and tile Kirsten Marie Inc.

 

Yep... we screen cap instagrams all of the time for inspiration...do you????  LOVE the warmth of the wood mixed with the modern yet chicness of the marble and tile Kirsten Marie Inc.

These bathrooms, all B&W with splashes of brass have had our design loving hearts all a flutter for over a year now and the fever of needing one is getting pretty high.  So high we are finding any reason (seriously any) to get one of these.  

Industrial chic  .  A LOT of steel but also a lot of inspiration.

Industrial chic.  A LOT of steel but also a lot of inspiration.

"Oops this bathmat is getting yucky...we should probably redo this room"   "What if we just replaced the lights.  Oh and the sink.  And painted the walls chalkboard black.  You know...for the kids"  Yes, real convos all just to get an ounce of the gorgeousness of these bathrooms below that fill us with SO much zing and inspiration.  

Jenna, you are so cool its insane!

Jenna, you are so cool its insane!

Here is the OG...the bathroom that started our craze.  Also the bathroom of the goddess of ALL that is cool, Jenna Lyons. Yes from that same woman and the same house (she no longer lives there) that made everyone want a black bedroom.  I am still trying to convince the boy to let me paint at least one room all black.

This next yummy delight had us hunting high and low for that sink. How crazy cute is it?  Sure, its not the most functional thing with no storage on top or below but hey, fashion isn't always comfortable right?  We need that trough sink...yup said it..NEED!  And those matte black hex tiles and industrial chic shower ain't too shabby either.

This bathroom from Katie Martinez has been pinned so many times it might be past a million repin mark.  Those chic and welcoming cement tiles and warm brass accents? Please...and thank you!

Love this Katie Martinez cuteness.

Love this Katie Martinez cuteness.

Speaking of yummy concrete (encaustic) tiles...this next little diddy is someones DIY version of Katie Martinez (pictured above).  SUCH a great job!

Oh hi there favorite bathroom right now!  How are you and your delicious herringbone and opposing black hexes?  Whats that?  Oh your beautiful brass fixtures play swimmingly off of the black paint?  Yes they do.  And we want you all!  Thank you to one of the cutest, most talented moms we follow (stalk) on the web, Smitten Studio, for this bathroom inspo!

Its so simple, clean and chic it hurts.

Its so simple, clean and chic it hurts.

Leave it to Amber Interiors to take the black white and brass trend and do this....

Cupcakes and Cashmeres  powder room has us blossoming with tons of excitement...and jealousy!

Cupcakes and Cashmeres powder room has us blossoming with tons of excitement...and jealousy!

Well that did it...now we are reOBSESSED and must find a way to get it done!  Ooops...the toilet clogged and now the light bulb went out?  I think we need to renovate!

Happy Pinning!  And nesting!

xoxo

TWH

Nooks of Books

Mom's Dream Nook

Mom's Dream Nook

Oh man there is nothing better, cuter and cooler than a kids room/space with a reading nook to encourage a little cozy reading time for your bunnies. 

Neverending Story

Neverending Story

Its like their private little oasis where they can read, dream, imagine and play.  I often catch my girls in their teepee playing, with the sounds of tiny giggles and in the early mornings you can catch a glimpse of a book taking them to other worlds in it. 

And a nook doesn't even have to be in their room... it could just be in a small corner of your home.  Here are a few of our faves that make us all fuzzy.  

Yum

Love this big kids pod swing for the corner of their room.

Pod

This DIY hammock swing from A Beautiful Mess has us getting out the fabric paint.  Its perfection for a bigger reader

Oh hi there perfect kids room complete with a chalkboard door and teepee nook

You don't need a teepee or tent or pod to encourage a little reading.  Just a few pillows and books!  There are no words to describe how much we love this nook.  And ill take 2 of those Miffys please!

Pinterest.  Seriously I need that Miffy.  And this corner...and that chair

Pinterest.  Seriously I need that Miffy.  And this corner...and that chair

Here is the cutest nook in a nook.  Love the nautical theme

This cute nursery proves you don't need a large space to have a nook.  Its perfectly tucked in that corner.  That bear rug really needs a home in my home!

Here is our checklist for the perfect nook-

Books, Pillows, Cushions, baskets with books, a blanket, flashlight and anything else to get their creativity flowing.  

Love this   DIY   one made from an old crib mattress and curtain

Love this DIY one made from an old crib mattress and curtain

Let your inspiration inspire them to read!  

xoxo TWH