Is it weird that I’ve been reading classic kid’s books and coveting the interiors?
Image above: The Old Lady had taste. Euro-cozy-meets-Dorothy-Draper living room from The Travels of Babar (Jean de Brunhoff).
An over-the-top mix of jewel-tones accented by pops of acid yellow. Not sure what little Pepito thinks of his bedroom but I’d sleep there. From Madeline in London (Ludwig Bemelmans).
Cheery, earthy pattern mixing with a grounding of white. And that couch! Rewind four years and call Domino magazine. From Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (William Steig). [UPDATE: look at this feature from Emma Robertson’s wonderful blog, Emmadime – it’s the Sylvester sofa/rug combo!]
This poor child may be largely raised by the maid and stuck in a bizarre WASP-y time warp, but I do love the fuchsia armchair with the powder blue rug. From A Child’s Garden of Verses (Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrations by Hilda Boswell).
The perfect guest room: matching vintage beds, pretty wallpaper, herringbone floors. Another page from The Travels of Babar.
A classic, now and forever. From The Runaway Bunny (Margaret Wise Brown, illustrations by Clement Hurd).