Monday, June 27, 2011

Series: Stylish Kid and Pet Proofing with Green Street

 Today is the kick-off of a new month long series:

 Stylish ways to protect your kids and pets in your home (and your home from your kids and pets!).

I am thrilled to have Fran, from Green Street, kick-off this series which includes quite a number of other fabulous bloggers.  Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday for the next month, check-in with me to get great ideas from people who know how to 
live stylishly with kids and pets.

Thank you Camille for having me kick start your guest series!  I'm excited to be here and flattered you asked me!  So, I've decided to share one way to protect your home from kids!  Now, to all you design aficianados out there, this idea is nothing new, but you would be surprised at how many people come into our home and comment on my expedit bookcase that I use for toy storage.

They think it is the greatest thing known to man kind.  And, I agree, the expedit bookcase is simple and so functional.

When you have kids, it is so easy to let the clutter (i.e.: toys) take over your home and a simple solution like the expedit bookcase can help protect your home.  Wouldn't you agree?  If you're on the fence, here are some of my favorite expedit inspiration pictures to sway you over...Enjoy!!

Thank you Fran for showing us some beautiful examples of kid friendly storage, including the Expedit in your own house!  I love how you have the lighthouse and the vintage-y looking cars displayed on top of it.  

My favorite thing about this idea is not only the vertical storage, but the baskets which can hide a multitude of tiny and ugly plastic parts.  This post has me yearning for an Expedit for my girls' room so I can return our breakfast room to its original function.

Before you I leave you, I also want to mention my favorite decorating project or idea from each blogger in the series.  Recently, Fran turned an inexpensive Ikea rug into one resembling a Madeline Weinrib using some paint and a stencilYou are not going to believe it when you see it! 


  1. great post

  2. I love Fran and her style. The rug she recently did is one of my favorites! Great post!

  3. Love this, Fran! A great way to keep everything corralled and organized!

  4. What fun rooms! Love that rug design too!!! I'm getting ideas...this could be dangerous!

  5. Fun! I have a modified Expedit as my TV console, and I LOVE storing all the cords, remotes, & other ugly TV junk in baskets. Thanks for the inspiring pics!

  6. Thanks Camille for having me!! Enjoy your time in Colorado!

  7. Great post. I love having places to stash items even if they are mine own toys and not kids toys.

  8. Love this idea and I'm looking forward to learning a lot over the course of this series. Normally one does not think of "stylish" in the same sentence as "kids" and "pets" :)

  9. What a fabulous post! I am thinking of getting a toy storage cabinet in the near future for my son's bedroom and this is such a wonderful idea.

    Love all the inspirational pictures especially the one with the 'Sandwiches' signage. And I love how the expedit bookcase is so versatile too. You can put it vertically or horizontally, depending on the space in the room. I am definitely getting this in the future.


  10. I'm sorry...did you want pictures of my child-locked cabinets and dirty dog blanket (to protect the rug) for this series? How about my paw-stained floor and hair-covered sofa? No??

  11. Love those bookcases. Nothing better than Ikea bookcases and baskets!

  12. Love these images and ideas - great for my little mans room xx


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