Rachel used the same
fixture and dark wood
accents in both the
living room and dining
Rachel Reider assures sceptical clients that they can actually have
good design and kids under the same roof. Here’s her approach:
Burnt-orange leather drums kept in the living
function as side tables but
have removable tops for toy storage and last-
minute tidying when needed.
In a major step towards boo-boo-proofing, Rachel
opted for an upholstered ottoman instead of a
hard-edged coffee table. The ottoman’s deep
purple colour (also on the dining banquette) hides
stains well and adds lush sophistication.
Materials such as faux leather and suedes (micro and
ultra) are a parent’s best friend. They’re easy to wipe
down, and they convey the richness of more
Rachel is a big fan of modular carpet tiles. She used
them in the master bedroom and the nursery.
When— not if—the glue bottle turns over or the
Play-Doh gets ground into the pile, only the affected
tiles need to be replaced.
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