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“Goodnight Moon” Nursery Decorating Ideas


Welcome! The current reality gives food for thought. So I hope this newsletter (a) provides a necessary distraction or (b) draws attention to your immediate surroundings. At this last point, many of us are using our homes like never before, and while my own day-to-day is more of a “rote to-do list” than a “total home renovation”, I haven’t stopped. to dream. – Kelsey


The classic for children good night moon is in strong rotation with me. Every time I open this hardback book I think to myself, “What a messed up kid’s room; I wonder what IRL would look like. It has real panache, mainly thanks to its bold color palette. Long story short, I’ve put together a few ideas for duplicating the look. This exercise being completely fanciful, I disregarded any notion of budget.

An illustration of a bunny sitting in a rocking chair in a room with bright green walls, red carpet, a red dollhouse on the floor, a fireplace, green and yellow striped curtains on two windows, and a bed with green linens and a red bed frame.

good night moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

From left to right: a stain of green paint, a colorful striped curtain, a carpet with the image of a tiger.

(From left to right) First of all: the painting. The original is an intense, nauseating shade of green; I would recommend going for an equally saturated shade, but with blue undertones that pair well with others (verdigris paint, $ 115 per 3-liter can, from Farrow & Ball).

Let’s talk about these curtains: they’re off limits, in a drab but delicious way. For a real piece, I would go for a serape-inspired yarn-dyed cotton stripe ($ 14 per yard, from Stone mountain and girls) that incorporates a few different hues, including this bold green.

good night moonThe Tiger Rug is, to quote a cinematic masterpiece, what really ties the room together. This cartoon-y version ($ 380, from Aelfie) made of wool and cotton is suitable for a toddler.

From left to right: a red bed, a pink carpet in the shape of a flower, a wooden light in the shape of a moon.

(Left to Right) Once your child is ready to take their size from a crib, you might as well get a trundle bed ($ 415, from Wayfair) for this single mattress.

All play mats should be washable, IMO, like this one by Lorena Canals ($ 200, from Playhouse).

Dimmable light is a must for a nursery. This one ($ 129, from Cash register and children) is satisfactory for a good night moon-themed room.

From left to right: a dark blue lamp with the light on, a red dollhouse, and a multi-colored shelf with nine compartments.

(Left to Right) Instead of a standard base and lamp shade combo, I like this playful midnight blue lamp ($ 178, from Gantri) that spins on its base, casting dramatic shadows true to the original illustration.

Dollhouses are all the rage – hmmm, maybe there’s something soothing about having full control over your own little surroundings? Theoretically, you could paint any dollhouse red, but here’s a ready-made shredder to start with ($ 200, from Dollhouses with green leaves).

The Eames Case Study storage unit is more “in the spirit of” than an exact replica of the GM bookcase, interpreting the multi-colored book rows as modular shelving components in contrasting colors. They are also available in a plethora of sizes (from $ 795 to Herman Miller).


A blue room has two paintings on the wall with a colorful mobile hanging from the ceiling.  On a small table is a lamp in the shape of a mushroom.

Speaking of bright colors in children’s rooms! I had Alex Gilbert, currently associate director at Friedman benda gallery, formerly of Sotheby’s and Artsy, to find out about his son Clyde’s main shot in their Brooklyn apartment. Alex is married to a gallery owner Patrick parrish, and it’s no surprise that their 4-year-old has a sense of design and texture: the mobile is his own creation.

Kelsey Keith: What kind of artwork did you all hang in Clyde’s bedroom? Are these parts that you have already had or purchased specifically?
Alex Gilbert: Andy Rementer made the figurative painting “7 Train”, and it was in a show of 2012 at PPG. Another friend, Jim oliveira, made the resin color field. This is from his “Patchwork” series. Patrick has some of his items for sale, cubes and totems.

Other art in her bedroom – we have a sidebar dinosaur print by Jason Polan, and this big Andrew Kuo Edition we arrived at the NADA in Miami. He also has a vintage hand painted Babar sign that his godfather brought back for him from a secondhand market in Normandy. The vintage 1930s airplane quilt we found in an antique mall is still in its cradle.

Let’s talk about painting. I like strong colors for children; it’s a bit underestimated.
Big, bold and colorful, this is kind of the road we took. Clyde was already 2 years old when we moved in, so we wanted a color palette that wouldn’t look youthful on the road. We actually painted all the little rooms in dark colors to make them a bit more comfortable. Clyde is Benjamin Moore Avalon’s Teal in eggshell.

Tell me about this lamp!
The mushroom lamp is something Patrick had in store – he remembers it coming from an Oklahoma amusement park – as an “outdoor” light fixture. We’re kind of a mushroom-obsessed lamp in this family. Patrick found this She is good for her sister, who is in the driveway to her upstate home.


A collage of four photos: two with a man in an orange jacket, one with the exterior of a house photographed, another with an interior with a spiral staircase and spiked chandeliers.

Brakes approved meme, h / t senior reporter Patrick Sisson.


  • ICYMI when it aired last fall, Something That Will Always Make Me Laugh: One directed by Aidy Bryant SNL parody of Farrow & Ball paint.
  • The letter shapes archive is now Open to the public, with 1,500 objects the archive of 60,000 items digitized and available for consultation online. It’s been 13 years since everyone learned Helvetica; I say it’s high time for some new police inspiration. Or just an insane and visually inspiring scroll.

Several pages of a book that displays typography, signs and silhouettes.

Search results of the Letter shape archives: “Objects from the 1960s belonging to graphic design, typography, book design created in the United States”

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