Creative Children Spaces
An essential handbook for modern families
Putting together a creative and inspiring environment for children is perhaps one of the most exciting interior projects, yet it is also one of the hardest to get right. Creative Children's Spaces is here to change that.
Firstly, writer and stylist Ashlyn Gibson sets out to make sense of the basics in an introduction that offers a valuable guide to creating a childhood haven that can grow along with your child and all their changing needs, from newborn to pre-teen.
Next, in a series of practical yet inspiring chapters Ashlyn discusses the key elements of successful children's spaces – colour, wall décor, storage, displaying artworks, dens and hideways, creative spaces and homework zones, and cosy bedrooms. Each chapter closes with a detailed study of a real-life family home that puts the ideas into practice. Ashlyn visits homes that feature imaginative design ideas and explores children’s spaces that provide a stylish yet playful backdrop for busy family life.
An award-winning retailer herself, in the sources section Ashlyn reveals her own favourite online suppliers and design stores, as well as suggesting a variety of interesting blogs and instagram accounts that readers might like to follow.
Packed with fresh and imaginative ideas, Creative Children's Spaces is the perfect companion for a journey into parenthood.
Ashlyn Gibson is an interior designer, art director and writer. Her latest project is renovating The Clapton Laundry – the location house in East London that she shares with her daughter Olive, her theatre director partner Matthew and their Bengal cat, Tigwani. Thanks to her renowned children’s store Olive Loves Alfie, Ashlyn has developed a unique focus on family life. Her first book, Creative Family Home, was a great critical and commercial success and was also published by Ryland Peters & Small.
Ben Robertson is a lifestyle photographer who specializes in interiors. After a long career as a photographic art director and graphic designer, Ben has turned to a full-time career in photography and is much in demand with leading magazines and commercial interior companies.
|Author||Ashlyn Gibson, Ben Robertson|
|Dimensions||cm 21,6 x 25,4|