Friday, April 2

Susanna Salk: Room for Children

Author and style maven Susanna Salk continues to go from strength to strength when it comes to her books. Like many of you, I could not wait to get my hands on her first book A Privileged Life: Celebrating Wasp Style, and was equally excited when Susanna released her second book Weekend Retreats.

Well now she’s done it again with her latest book Room for Children, with a foreword by Kelly Wearstler. Room for Children is both visually exciting and inspiring, showcasing the work of Kelly Wearstler, Charlotte Moss, Alessandra Branca, Amanda Nisbet, and Jamie Drake, among many others. I wish I had this book 13 years ago!

You can see Susanna on The Today Show (April 21, 9am eastern time) discussing her book as part of her regular style segment.




29 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I think childrens' rooms are the most fun to decorate. Personally, I think children should have input in how their room is decorated. I do however, think it is always good to design a room with the growing child in mind. Race car beds may be cute and fun at age 6, but it's the rare 12 year old boy who still wants to sleep on a bed with wheels.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Children are such a gift and decorating their rooms to suit their personalities is so vital. I remember well my mother decorating mine so wonderfully with me in mind, I found happiness and joy each time I entered my room. It was my own little sanctuary!

These rooms are wonderful, and the last pic so dreamy.

Amanda said...

So beautiful! I love that second image and the juxtaposition of the more modern crib and the traditional, ornate chairs. It is adorable for a child and sophisticated at the same time.

Shani said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this! Decorating with children in mind is so important and such a challenge (as I type this out from a family room whose grand point of reference is a Thomas the Train table!). I know this book will have a lot of great knowledge to impart.

sinnlighet said...

Love your blog, it's amazing!!

Agneta, Sweden

Gypsy Purple said...

I wish you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple

bluehydrangea said...

This book looks fabulous..I am off to Barnes and Noble. Thanks for the tip!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Kids rooms just keep getting better....especially at the hands of such great talent!

qerat said...

These are probably among the most beautiful kids rooms. Playful and sophisticated.

Andrika King said...

It will be so nice to have all of these photos in one space instead of looking through bookmarked books all the time. Thank you for sharing! I had no idea that it would be available so soon!

Happy Easter!

elmundodelola said...

Very creative, lovely & charming

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

It looks like a fun book - I am glad there is a new option for kids rooms other than the Pottery Barn collection.

Mapiurka said...

Love your blog! Regards from Buenos Aires, argentina

Francine Gardner said...

Hi Ronda:
Will get the book...the image with the heart on the blackboard was actually from our design studio, it was my then business partner kids study/playroom.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

heart, heart, heart - there is nothing better than injecting serious personality into kids rooms! xo

Kimberly Grigg at "It's So Fabulous!" said...

Hi Ronda! I am a huge fan of your blog. The pictures you featured from Susanna Salk's book are fabulous! I agree that children's rooms are so incredibly special and should be decorated with the utmost zest and enthusiasm. These spaces hold all the makings for their future childhood memories. As a designer, the rooms of my kids hold a truly unique place in my heart. I actually showed the room of my youngest daughter, Grayanna, in one my recent blog posts on March 15th. The blog is about "crowns", so as you might imagine, my daughter is quite the princess, in her own right! HA! If you get a chance, stop by my blog, "It's So Fabulous!" at Knotting Hill Interiors.I would love to hear your thoughts and insights! Thanks again for your fantastic blog!

VictoriaArt said...

Love to decorate children's rooms. And I like their input too!
My daughter (13) has phases, like the moon, where she redecorates and re- arranges her bedroom.
I love to see her imagination at work! New wall color every three years... ;)

Victoria

Shay Geyer said...

I had heard about this book from a friend. Thank you for sharing a sneak peek inside it! I will definitely be getting my own copy :-)

Marija said...

Absolutely looking forward to this book. And you can bet I'll tune into the Today Show broadcast! Marija

Living It At Home said...

Wow, this book is a must! I can't wait to go find it at the book store.

~jamilyn

vosges paris said...

If only they were still kids ;) Children room are fun.. I always like the jokes and simplicity in them

Renee Finberg said...

clever post.
it seems that i do not run into many posts about kids rooms.
these are wonderful.

xx

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Susanna's style is amazing & why not include kid's rooms? Nothing I dislike more than the kitschy, themed nurseries and children's spaces. These rooms any adult would adore.
Thanks for the look inside this amazing book. ~ Deborah

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Susanna is amazing. Nothing I dislike more are kitschy children's themed spaces. These rooms any adult could move right into. Thanks for the peek inside this terrific book.

mary said...

Sounds like a great book, but I have a few hesitations regarding some of the age-appropriate elements. But no question regarding the beauty of the rooms. Eighteenth century Venetian side chairs in an infant's room? (Ex: I'm pretty sure there was a lot of lead used in paint during that era) Thanks again for a great post.

Heather Roper said...

I am heading up a contest for a child's bedroom giveaway and this gives me some great inspirational ideas-I don't want to do the "norm". Thank you!! I will have to go out and get Susanna's book.

Envelop said...

Stylish indeed. Looking forward to have that book on my shelf...

Christopher said...

the only problem with getting your child's input on his or her room is when he or she requests stripe walls (specifying painted - no wallpaper). combine that with a mother who is a perfectionist = levels, straightedges, chalk lines, and entire weekend and loads of tape. but it did look good.

and a year later 'we' wanted something different.

Reanna said...

I love the angel wing chair! childrens room are so fun to decorate because you can get so whimsical and crazy with everything! I love how the rooms are sophisticated enough that they can grow into them!

-Reanna
http://thegypsyswindow.blogspot.com/