We are always dreaming up fun and fantastic spaces here at hauthaus, and today is no different! Here you can see a snapshot of a quick idea for a little girls’ room; inspired by and for a girl who loves nature and creativity – what little girl wouldn’t want to live here?!

Our inspiration palette for a little girl's room.

 
We pulled Romo and Villa Romo fabrics together to act as a starting point for this bedroom. We’ll need fabrics that can be easily washed so we chose cotton for most of the applications.
 
This room has many spots for fun fabrics: drapery panels, an upholstered headboard, an upholstered chair, floor and bed pillows.
 
 
 

Color palette inspiration

 
 
The color palette is kept fun and fresh with crisp white, bright pink, light green, earthy violet, and a sky blue.
 
Wonder what we could dream up for you?  🙂

design your own area rug!

September 16, 2010

example of a child's drawing...

I came across this fun website the other day, and thought I would share with you, our loyal readers!

Get this: you, or your kids, can create a drawing and this company, Carpetzz, will make a rug for you from that drawing! It sounds so fun, doesn’t it?!

This could be the perfect way to finish out a play room, child’s bathroom or bedroom. Imagine how exciting and unique it would be!

Check out the website for more exmples and pricing: 

http://www.carpetzz.com/en/index.html

If you have a rug created or if you have done this before, we’d love to hear about it!

the drawing made into a carpet!

vintage find!

August 17, 2010

While out at one of our favorite vintage stores in Minneapolis, we came across these ‘too-cute-to-pass-up’ pages from a old childrens’ book. (lucky us!)

Wouldn’t these look great framed in a nursery, kids’ bedroom, or kids’ playroom?!

There are about 20 of them all together and each one features a different flower, poem, and illustration.

What fun!

design tips: vol 2

August 10, 2010

Get out your No. 2 pencils and jot these few design tips down! 🙂

For the kitchen:  know your cooking/baking style.  It’s important to design your kitchen for how you will use it!  Do you bake for an army?  Have an extra oven and room to spread out.  Put utensils, dry goods and baking items in the drawers and cupboards near your mixer.

For the dining room:  a mirror reflecting the dining table is said to increase a feeling of abundance.  Mirrors also move natural light around a room which can be helpful if your dining room has just one window. 

For the mudroom:  make it easy for everyone in the family to help organize this space.  Kids do really well cleaning up when they have hooks, drawers and of course, gentle reminders.  Cabinets that can handle the sizes of everyone’s bags, laptops, books, purses, boots and other things are a must! If all of this can hide behind a door that can be shut, that’s even better!

For the master bedroom:  this space is for you or for you and your spouse only.  Photos of your kids belong somewhere else!  This is the room that should promote relaxation, sleep and intimacy.  A quick and easy way to do that is to relocate the laundry basket and ironing board!

For the kids’ bedrooms: personalize their bedrooms with items that are practical for their age group.  An indoor swing with a hand painted wood seat is easy to install and can promote hours of imaginative play.  Hula hoops hanging by hooks on the wall or a beanbag with a small table and reading light next to it are inexpensive and add fun!

cheers, amber