Item description for Cool Kid's Room by Hisashi Tokuyoshi...
The bedroom is a child's most treasured place: a study, a playground, a sanctuary. Eager to make the space perfect, parents are confronted by a sea of decorating ideas, often precious yet pedestrian. "Cool Kids' Rooms" presents a refreshingly hip alternative#151;unique, beautiful bedrooms, brimming with originality, dreamed up by Parisian artists and designers for their own children. Whether elegant, unconventional, or romantic, the rooms share one common denominator: creativity. Combining 200 photos with innovative graphics, this inspiring book offers a wealth of ideas for organizing and decorating a child's bedroom with the flair of an artist.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.19" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
ISBN 2850188247 ISBN13 9782850188244
Reviews - What do customers think about Cool Kid's Room?
Almost stole it from the library Jan 12, 2008
Okay, I really wanted to before I moved but didn't. This is a great book about kids rooms. I like that the style isn't all focused on TV characters or really childish themes. Instead it shows rooms that leaves room for individual creativity. If you are a parent like me who spends time in your child's room and want to make it a space that you also like being in this book will inspire you. There isn't any how-tos in this book just descriptions and the resource guide in the back of the book won't help you to create these rooms since most of the objects in them have been lovingly created. But the book is just fun to have around while creating your child's room.
Depressing and dull vintage style rooms Jan 9, 2008
This book is definitely not for me. I was looking for a book that showed childrens' rooms with bright colors and a simplistic look and how to decorate on a budget. This book does not fit that bill. As soon as I opened the book and paged through the images I got such a sad feeling. The rooms are all very dull and cluttered. Stuff sitting on shelves and bookcases haphazardly. No true color scheme. Most of the items pictured were vintage style - very 1970's. While I appreciate the message behind the designs - focusing on children's artwork, keeping with an eclectic theme, etc. - the rooms just depressed me. They have some great toys pictured (Keith Haring rocker, Kapla Blocks) - and a few of the rooms are cute. But I would truly hate for my children to have bedrooms like these. If you are looking for clean lines, bright colors - think Haba, Pottery Barn kids, Ikea - this is not the book for you. If you are into thrift shops, vintage toys and a hodgepodge/nothing really matches look - then you may love this book.
Rooms to grow In - Little Folk Art's great rooms for babies, kids, and teens by Susan Salzman and Daryn Eller is a much better representation of vintage style/decorate with what you already have kind of book. The rooms pictured in this book are much more pleasing to the eye - they have a happier feel - and a much more aesthetically pleasing look.
a lovely book on kids rooms Nov 10, 2006
I enjoyed this book mainly because of its casual, unfussy and down-to-earth approach to decorating children's rooms.
kids' rooms needn't be expensive. they can be full of cheap treasures which give their owners a true delight.
This is the Real Thing Sep 7, 2006
I am glad one of the reviewers pointed out what was different about this book or I wouldn't have bought it. This isn't a book providing instant-chic, formulaic, over designed looks a la pottery barn and martha stewart for McMansion buyers. this is the best of european style---creative, individual, non-commercial, mix and match. Every single room was an inspiration to me. There are no specific ideas I plan on copying---instead it has inspired me to be more creative and less bourgeois and allow my son's room to reflect who he is.
My kids room is cuter Jan 27, 2006
I thought just about all the rooms were just so-so. There was no organization or any one theme. Nothing really flowed. These just looked like any kids room, with random hodge podge decoration. This book is worth a peak but only if it is at the bookstore or if one of your friends has it.