Photo Gallery: Modern Furniture For Kids
Designer looks for children’s rooms.
A functional desk area and bedroom.
Sculptural Pieces Designers Marg Gillespie and Laurie Bildfell chose a shapely mirror and classic Panton chair to contrast the clean-lined desk.
Soft Palette Green walls and bright white furniture keep this room young yet understated.
See more photos of the 2009 Junior League of Toronto showhouse in our gallery.
This shared bedroom in gender-neutral hues includes clever nooks under the eaves.
Storybooks are stored above the bed instead of on a bulky bookshelf, and built-in drawers and a cupboard maximize storage in an awkward corner. An Eames molded plastic rocker works with Ikea staples to create a playful space.
For more storage tips, see our Organizing Kids’ Play & Work Spaces photo gallery.
Wall-mounted David Netto Cub Stacker shelves keep the floor clutter free.
An eclectic mix of patterns from Dwell looks cohesive in the same pastel palette, and contrasts nicely with the modern Oeuf bed and Nelson pendant light. Pretty baskets corral toys and stuffed animals.
See more photos of Christiane Lemieux’s glam and graphic New York loft.
Create a nursery that will grow with your child.
Chalkboard paint allows Tanya Linton’s son, Eddie — once he’s old enough — to draw on walls without rebuke. Painted iron moose antlers is a humorous art piece that doubles as hook storage.
Bertoia Collection in Child Size. $631. Design Within Reach.
Eames Elephant. $340. Ella + Elliot.
Lou Lou Ghost Chair. $165. Ella + Elliot.
Tea Trolley. $2,230. Ella + Elliot.
Womb Chair in Child Size. $4,077. Design Within Reach.
Knoll Kids Barcelona Chair. $4,302. Ella + Elliot.
This playful table setting features low, casual floral centrepieces with pops of juicy pink and orange.
A white paper runner for doodling, candy jars and crayons enhance this family-friendly table. (As does the The Jetsons-like Bloom high chair.) Low-key tableware takes a back seat to the bright colours, as does the iconic furniture: curvaceous Panton chairs and an oak cross-based table. The candy jar/place cards double as take-home gifts. Invitations at each place setting add a special festive touch.
Add a fun element with one colourful chair.
HGTV star and Toronto-based designer Tommy Smythe decided on black bentwood bistro chairs for this dining area, and added a touch of whimsy with a single red chair. The round table serves as a perfect spot for the kids to play while dinner is being prepared.
See Tommy Smythe’s Victorian Makeover photo gallery for more photos of this home, watch Suzanne Dimma tour through the kitchen, or check out more clever seating combinations in our Mix & Match Dining Chairs photo gallery.
Pair a mid-century chair with a vintage desk.
This bright 1960s Eames chair with wheels makes a perfect desk chair. The industrial stripped metal 1950s desk, vintage typewriter and wheel combine for a fun, eclectic workspace.
For more, see our Iconic Furniture In Hot Hues photo gallery.
A landmark of modern design.
Introduced in 1946 as part of George Nelson’s first collection for Herman Miller, the Platform Bench has a clean, linear quality that reflects Nelson’s architectural background. Perfect for a mudroom, entrance, living room or even a garden, its simple design and materials lend this bench a contemporary Asian-inspired look.