Get the Look isn’t just about real homes; it can also be pure fantasy. This week, guest writer Gabriella Cetrulo curates a set of rooms inspired by kids’ interests.
When I was a little girl, I spent a lot of my time daydreaming and drawing. I didn’t really care all that much about what my teachers were saying; I was more interested in staring out the window, picturing Julie Andrews singing “The Sound of Music” in the softball field. I remember wandering into the woods (where were my teachers?) and singing songs that I made up as I went along. I was a weird kid.
My brother was a totally different story. He was social and well-adjusted from an early age. He excelled at every sport he tried. I remember his bedroom walls were covered in Michael Jordan posters, his shelves were filled with trophies, and he even had a tiny basketball hoop hanging from his door. Meanwhile, my room was filled with fairytale books and costumes.
Looking back, I realize how much our childhood bedrooms reflected and nurtured who we were becoming. I was growing into a creative person while my brother was becoming athletic and popular.
With this in mind, I started to dream up children’s rooms tailored to different interests.
[1. Vintage Spanish postcard from Carpemanana 2. Vintage easel from Vintagejane 3. Balloon art hanger by Shelyka 4. Vintage wooden crayon holder from Thisvintagething 5. Hand-embroidered pillow by Alittleworld 6. Vintage clock from Cubecone]
The Little Champ
[1. Champ banner by Nhayesdesigns 2. Growth chart by Kimssister 3. Antique locker basket from Thecornerstorebk 4. Vintage ceramic mitt from Ohsoretrovintage 5. Vintage red folding chair from Southernwhimsicality 6. Vintage photo from Dawnandross 7. Vintage football lamp from Theweeshelf]
[1. Hansel and Gretel plaque from 100cards 2. Vintage flash cards from Jerseyicecreamco 3. Antique chalkboard from Goseek 4. Letter pillow by Mabledear 5. World coin bank from Myheirloomcharms 6. Pencil bookshelf from Evanspicks 7. Vintage alphabet blocks from 1499vintage 8. Bookworm bookends from Compostthis]
The Life of the Party
[1. Carousel tv tray from Thecottagecheese 2. Vintage clown lamp from Aneedleinthehay 3. Vintage plaster balloons from Vintagezen 4. Handpainted clown chair by Floridafound 5. Vintage bin from Luckylittledot 6. Vintage carnival duck from Heyyoyo 7. Vintage duck pillow from Fiftieshousewives]
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