Rachel Faucett designs children’s clothes and runs Handmade Charlotte, a blog about design and vintage goods for children. She lives on a farm just outside of Atlanta with her husband and their five children.
It’s such a thrill to be contributing to the fabulous Etsy Blog! As a mother of five, my thoughts tend to center around my kids and their varied interests. Pulling from Etsy’s vast universe of all things vintage and handmade, I’ve put together a few kids’ rooms based on the interests of my own children.
Boy’s Room: She Blinded Me With Science
My boys, ages 8 and 6, are involved in a never-ending science experiment. I adore their inquisitive nature and try to support it with their surroundings. I can only imagine how they would fill the vintage mineral bottles…
1. Vintage Light Bulbs Pillow from utilitarianfranchise 2. Vintage Books Wire Basket from unExpectedParTie 3. Antique Rock Minderal Collection from aldetha 4. Space Age Wall Sconces from Qnssekr 5. Space Telescope With Case from Hindsvik 6. Complete Young People’s Encyclopedia Set from Uchenna 7. Magnetism Chart from zandbroz 8. Blue Eames Chairs from groovygirl60
Girl’s Room: Dreaming Softly
As much as my boys are striving to define the absolutes of science, my girls — ages 3 and 10 — are lost in the wonderful worlds of their imagination. I could easily see either of them curled up in the delightful Aran armchair reading a favorite book.
1. Under the Apple Tree Canopy Bed by atilladesigns 2. Rabbit in Frame Pillow Sham from designercushions 3. Salon Wall Grouping of Antique Framed Mirrors by RowansRoom 4. Knit Anthropod Vessel Sculpture by modernfiberlab 5. Hand Knitted Armchair Slip Cover by BiscuitScout
Unisex Room: The Greatest Room on Earth
All of my children love to engage in elaborate productions together, and nothing embodies this more than the idea of a carnival. Etsy really shines in this category, offering treasures you couldn’t possibly find anywhere else.
1. Tattoo Man in Vintage Swimwear by mck254 2. Hand Printed Floor Cushion by Mookah 3. Red Dwarf Star Poncho from 4. Vintage Ferocious Lion Poster from nickandnessies 5. Elephant Photographic Art Print by GrandOleBestiary
How do you decorate your children’s rooms? Share in the comments below!