For many of us, cutesy simply won’t cut the mustard when it comes to children’s furniture. So we’re lucky interior designer Jennifer DeLonge turned her hand to family-focussed furniture design (she has two children of her own with Blink 182 rocker Tom DeLonge). Beautifully tailored lounges and chairs with a wide choice of fabrics, including some by Marrimekko, as well as unique and stylish storage options, characterise the range.
The lounges and chairs are scaled down versions of elegant, mod-inspired adult furniture, which will co-ordinate beautifully with your existing pieces. For adult and child furniture to coexist in harmony is a beautiful thing!
My absolute favourite is the wing-backed Parker Child Chair, a slightly more ornate design to add visual interest to a plainer room. There’s also the Ava chairs in two sizes – toddler and child – and a co-ordinating sofa.
Storage options include the ingenious Book Bound bookshelves which enable you to display all those beautiful picture books to their full advantage. The cylindrical Charles unit borrows beautifully from the plastic Anna Castelli units so popular in the 60s; it features a blackboard underside so it doubles as a child’s play station.
Check out the fabulous Style Guide to see the furniture in action and ideas for the upcoming holidays. Check individual items for pricing – chairs start at US$299, plus shipping.