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December 20, 2013
With the kids officially on winter break—how will you fill the time? Here are 10 spaces to inspire a redesign guaranteed to keep your little ones occupied in high style.
Modern children's room with cute wall decals

This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home. The smallest member of the brood chills near his owl design feature, which sits on a real branch. Photo by Mark Seelen. 

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Living small is par for the course in New York City, but accommodating a family of four in under 700 square feet rarely looks as effortless as in this storage-smart renovation. Jonah can easily transform his sleeping berth from desk to bed by himself. Photo by Raimund Koch.

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The four children divide themselves among three Blu Dot–furnished bedrooms and two bathrooms located off the second-floor hallway.

Two of Tanya Wexler and Amy Zimmerman's four children cuddle up in a bedroom in their holiday retreat on Long Island. Keeping the room spare allows the kids to focus. Photo by João Canziani.

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Originally appeared in Kid Tested, Mothers Approved
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The kid-friendly stainless steel kitchen countertop exemplifies the design’s unfussy commitment to contemporary life. Yet, says Matthew Bardin, “you have all this history underneath you here.”

Create a tabula rasa: In the kitchen of Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she shares with her husband and two children, a kid-friendly stainless steel countertop creates a perfect landscape for little artists. Photo by Craig Cutler.

 

 

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Originally appeared in Row House Revival
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On a lakeside plot outside Toronto, four friends forge a new kind of vacation house. Here, a loft and a book provide plenty of entertainment. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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Simple kids bedroom bunk bed with ladder

At the lakeside Toronto vacation house, a bright hall gives way to comfy bunk beds for the kids. Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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Originally appeared in Four Friends Joined Forces to Realize This Idyllic Forest Retreat Outside Toronto
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Children's room with traditional Indian twin bed

A couple takes a minimalist approach to their Brooklyn apartment, focusing on supple materials, subtle gradations of color, and custom finishes by local craftsmen. A traditional Indian twin bed in Mira’s room is outfitted in hand-stitched linens from Fabindia in Delhi. The toy blocks are from KID-O. Photo by Matthew Williams. 

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Originally appeared in A Minimal Yet Mighty Brooklyn Apartment
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At the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow, the kids share a warm, bright space with modern prints. Photo by Richard Foulser. 

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The house’s uncluttered and airy feel make it a playground par excellence, especially in the cheery upstairs sitting room.

Carve a little space for the youngsters without sacrificing your modern aesthetic. In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, a house’s uncluttered and airy feel make it a playground par excellence, especially in the cheery upstairs sitting room. Photo by Matthew Williams.

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In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home. In one corner, the family created a cozy space for their daughter. Photo by Jonas Bjerre-Polsen. 

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Modern children's room with cute wall decals

This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home. The smallest member of the brood chills near his owl design feature, which sits on a real branch. Photo by Mark Seelen. 

Photo by Mark Seelen.

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