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Kelly Caron: Posh Tots

I have recently been both overwhelmed and impressed by the creative interior design options for babies and children. From luxury bedding and luxe furniture options to fabulous boutique chic room themes and over-the-top one-of-a-kind designs, ‘Posh Tots’ now have a whole design category of their own. Check out some of my current favorite children’s rooms from Stanley’s Young America Collection, Dada and Letto Bambino!

Stanley Young America - Paint Box

This room was called ‘Paint Box’ and was in the Stanley Furniture showroom during the April High Point Market. I love the Pantone DIY (Do-It-Yourself) concept of color blocking. What a great way to add creativity and interest without the expense of artwork.


Here is another room in the Stanley Showroom.  They titled this room ‘Flock’ after the thousand multi-colored origami paper cranes. It is thought to be a powerfully lucky and benevolent charm to have 1,000 paper cranes hanging in a babys’ room.  This Japanese legend promises the baby a long life full of good luck. As the child grows older they are supposed to distribute the cranes as gifts to loved ones for birthdays, weddings and major life events.


Appropriately titled, the ‘Gallery’ room featured cool Jackson Pollack inspired splatter floors.  I love the Picasso quote on the chalkboard portion of the wall that, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”


This room was called ‘Fly.’ Notice the bird house details and the clever tree wall mural.  I really like the symbolic concept of a ‘nesting’ place in a babies room and having birds watching over the sweet dreaming baby.


This room was called ‘Fantasia.’  I really wanted to share this room because not only does it maximize a smaller space, but the flower poms are a low-budget high impact decor element.  They could be created in any color scheme, size or shape.


We discovered the Italian vendor, Letto Bambino, while working on private residence for Castello di Casole.  I love how angelic and peaceful this space is.

Letto Bambino Bassinette

Here is another view of the room. The layers of white and different textures within the room create a sublime serene feeling.


This chic monochromatic room is from French vendor DADA HOME.  What really caught my eye about this room was the clever horse task table/desk.  I’ve included an additional image of that piece below.

Finn Room

This room was found on The Animal Print Shop blog. It is a perfect gender neutral modern approach to a nursery. I think any baby would have fun seeing these cute faces each day.

All of these furniture items are available through J Banks Retail.

In addition to overall room design are some to-cute-and-clever-not-too-include products!

Fantastic Furnishings

1. Horse desk from DADA-Home 2. Pouf  by Jiti (Available in J Banks Retail in several additional colors and styles) 3. Giraffe sconce 4. Uptown Crib by Nurseryworks (also available in black with white trim) 5. LULU DK fabrics and wallcoverings from Schumacher 6. Westin Acrylic Rocker in Ecru by Nurseryworks 7. Sobey Dresser by Post Tots 8. Knowledge Tree Bookcase by Posh Tots

Little Miss and Mister

1. Owl Backpack (Available at J Banks Retail)2. Play Canopy by Land of Nod for a little Princess or Astronaut 3. Elephant Storage Bins by Rosenberry Rooms 4. Rocking Mini Vespa (Available at J Banks Retail)

Fun for Any Little One

1. Hanging alligator and cow wall storage by Rosenberry Rooms 2. Porcelain Trinket Boxes perfect for a first curl or special memento (Available in J Banks Retail) 3. Owl Backpack. All of the pictured books are available in the J Banks Retail store.

I hope this post has been inspiring for you and offered a dose of creativity.  There is lots of fun to be had when it comes to fabulous ‘Posh Tots!’

Kelly Caron, Designer, ASID

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Trend Alert: Ga-Ga for Gatsby!

The release of The Great Gatsby movie today has us swooning over all things art deco. We are simply…


Gatsby 1

1. The Design Legacy ‘Spectacles’  are reminiscent of the Dr. T.J. Eckleburg billboard 2. Mod Model pillow by Jonathan Adler 3. Dwell Studio Pierre Dresser in burled walnut and black lacquer 4. De Stijl headboard by Christopher Guy 5. French Conductor Lantern by Visual Comfort. We pictured this fixture with a green light bulb like the green light Gatsby would look for across the water.  (All of these items are available through J Banks Retail)

Gatsby 2

1. Mayfair Mirror by Jonathan Adler 2. Antique Brass Torch Sconce by Global Views 3. Lacquered Strie Wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries 4. Hood Chaise by Christopher Guy 5. Global Views Link Console in Black  (All of these items are available through J Banks Retail)

Gatsby 3

1. Mirrored Gemstone Boxes (Available in J Banks Retail) 2. Birkhall Chest of Drawers by Currey and Co. (Available through J Banks Retail) 3. Dining Chair by Christopher Guy (Available through J Banks Retail) 4. Antique French Bar Cart from Treadway Gallery.

Preview some of the beautiful imagery on the official website of the Great Gatsby Movie. We hope you are as inspired by the beautiful costumes and decor as we are!



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Tuesday Tabletop

It’s time for a JB’s style tea party for the little babes in your life. There’s no reason that a tabletop for the kiddies can’t be just as magical as the grown-up’s table!

Boys… girls… (and maybe even some of us “older souls”) will be delighted by the quality and absolute cuteness of these dish sets.

Before you think this is total fantasy… we have good news!

The darling ceramics from Alex Marshall Studio are highly durable, dish-washer and microwave safe.

Sparkling “crystal cut” tumblers are only an illusion. What looks like Waterford cut crystal is actually no-crack acrylic! (You know… the durable stuff that they make sports water bottles out of.)

Mini-sized flatware is tailor made for tiny hands in Italy by Vietri’s Bugatti Bambini line.

Add even more fun with these place mats that your kiddies can color again and again. During dinner entertainment has never been so easy.

Shower your little ones with these tabletop treasures, and create a favorite memory.

Happy Tea Party Tuesday!



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