The Savvy Five: Décor for Kids
Just like the birdies, the coming of spring often inspires us to feather our own nests, especially the ones where our little chicks rest their heads. So for this month’s SavvyFive, here are our favourite kid décor picks for some savvy design direction.
3 Sprouts Storage Bins
Good for: Corralling toys, books, laundry and more
Why It Made the List: Made from 100% certified organic heavy cotton canvas and 100% eco-spun felt (made from recycled water bottles), these bins by Canada’s 3 Sprouts not only add a hit of colour and a smile to every room, they’re a space-efficient storage solution. Sturdy enough to stand on their own when empty, and available with your choice of a purple hippo, brown owl, navy or pink elephant, or yellow monkey, add a few to the bedroom or playroom and make it a menagerie. ($38, available at www.saplings.ca)
Zid Zid Kids Mini Poof
Good for: Sitting on, playing with or brightening up a corner of the room (we always like the multi-tasker)
Why It Made the List: Based on the timeless ottoman designs of North Africa, the handmade (in Morocco, no less) classic Mini Poofs are soft and sturdy, yet lightweight and made with beauty in mind. Sewn with fabrics such as brushed cotton flannel and denim and filled with recycled cotton, the covers can be machine-washed and air-dried. The only problem we had was trying to decide which design to go with—we loved the whimsy of them all. ($85, available at www.babybot.com)