Good Design With Kids in Mind is Coming Back to 6th Street

If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog you may remember a series I did on my blog over two years ago called Good Design with Kids in Mind. This series tapped into the expertise of 18 bloggers on how to incorporate good design while still maintaining a beautiful and somewhat organized home. 
At the time Jett was barely walking and although it was somewhat chaotic and messy in my home it was nothing compared to the everyday tornado that rages through my house now. 
one toddler + one baby + one busy mom = lots of smashed cheerios on the floor, milk stains on the sofa, play dough forever wedged into the fibers of my dining room rug, fingerprints everywhere, toys strewn across the floor, nicks and dents in all my furniture etc etc. 
I need help! So I thought it was time to revisit this series. We are going to be asking the new experts a lot of the same questions we asked last time but I want to hear from you! 
What are your biggest challenges with raising kids in your home? Is it toy storage solutions? Durability of furniture and textiles? What issues do you want me to address during the series? 
I also want to curate a Pinterest board with all of your kids rooms! So email me your children’s spaces. I want kid’s rooms, playrooms, nurseries etc. 
Email me your pictures and links to blog posts about the spaces at kirstenkrason@gmail.com! 
As part of the series I’m also teaming up with Land of Nod to decorate a playroom in my house. It’s going to be super cute! So get excited and follow along with all the progress on my instagram feed. @kirstenkrason #6thstprojectplayroom  

17 Responses to Good Design With Kids in Mind is Coming Back to 6th Street

  1. Julia | Pawleys Island Posh Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    I loved that series. I'm pretty sure it's how I first started following your blog! I wasn't even a mom yet when it first ran and now I have two littles ones and feel it's even more relevant for me. I can't wait!

    • Kirsten Krason Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      Julia! That's awesome that you have been following my blog that long. Hopefully the series will be just as great this time!

  2. Lisa - A Room with A View Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Sounds like a great idea..looking forward to seeing a ton of great inspiration!

  3. Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Great idea! With a preschooler and infant twins, this is a perfect series for me!

  4. Holly Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Fun stuff Kirsten! We're in the process of moving but I already have my daughter's room somewhat designed in my head at least – it's all about the zones. I think I'd love to see more ideas on toy organization especially as it's co-mingled with a family room or multi-use space. We're not going to have a room devoted just to a play room, but I also don't want the kids to forget about their toys and books because they're all stored away in bins and baskets.

  5. what i heart Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    It is so nice to hear someone else has playdoh embedded in their carpet! Toy storage is always a good one. One of the things I'm working on right now, as we're about to start a full kitchen remodel, is how to make certain kitchen items more accessible. For instance, my 3 year old sets the table so in my new kitchen I'm thinking about storing plates in a drawer so she can get them out herself.

  6. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    A great idea as I have two crazy girls running thru this house. Can't wait to follow along!

  7. Bryn Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    One of the hardest things for me as a working mom is keeping my deocr fun and visually appealing while maintaining a less is more simplified design. Before baby came along, it didn't matter if my bookshelves had a million things on them, no one was pulling them off the shelf and it didn't look as cluttered as it does now with baskets of toys galore. I need help to find that balance of what the bare necessities are so I don't feel so overwhelmed with stuff and if I spend an hour cleaning you are gonna notice it's clean! : )

  8. Karen Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I love this idea – If you could at some point touch on rooms for teens – especially boys, that would be WONDERFUL! I'm more than a little desperate for some good (preferably diy) design advice for my son's room.

  9. Marlene Scoville Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Kirsten! This sounds super fun! I will be staying tuned…

  10. Heather J Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    That was a great series, I am excited you are bringing it back. Excited to see your new playroom!

  11. ashley rachelle Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    i loved this series the first time around. tons of great tips! too bad my daughter's room is far from finished or i'd send you pics. however, this has lit a fire under me to focus on getting her room finished! can't wait to see all of the lovely spaces you'll be showcasing. xo

    -ashley
    ashleyrachelle.com

  12. Sabrina Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I'm excited for this series! I have 2 kiddos under the age of two and it's amazing how much damage they can do. It's hard to find the balance between having my nice things out and yet making the space kid friendly.

  13. Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    I am so looking forward to this series! With a 4 year old and 5 month old, my house is constantly bombarded by a kid tornado. I'd love more info on furnishings and decor that look gorgeous but are kid friendly, and how to create a workable play space that is In a highly visible area.

  14. Laura Lynn Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    I would love to see this come back. I am in the middle of moving 3 of my kids into different rooms so the design process is starting all over again!

  15. Janelle Friday, April 26, 2013 at 1:34 am #

    I would LOVE any tips on decorating co-gender spaces, specifically bedrooms! Not everyone has the space to do gender specific rooms, and it can be fun for kids to share. I would so love any tips, pictures, ideas, links, etc!

  16. gemma@thesweetestdigs Friday, April 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    Fun!! Considering I'm a few months away from life with a baby.. I will try and capture any big lessons from this series. Can't wait! 🙂

    xo,
    gemma