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Those of you who read my posts may know we have 2 adult sons, both are married to wonderful women…we really lucked out.

A little over 3 years ago we were blessed with our first grand baby, a sweetie-pie named Olivia.  Olivia lives with her parents in Austin, Texas. Her California grandparents (Mr. B and me) visit as much as we can and they come this way at least twice a year, sometimes more.  We love Austin and as a plane-ride destination to see your granddaughter, it’s the best.

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{Livi now sleeps in a big girl bed (twin) and has Pottery Barn linens in her favorite color}

Our youngest son married in December 2012 and they have just announced that we can expect the arrival of our second grand baby sometime in late October of this year. We’re over the moon with joy!

This got me thinking about nursery design in this day and age, and kid-friendly rooms in general.  I thought I’d share Pinterest images I’ve discovered, as well as a few blog and retail sites whose images I was able to gather, for some great examples of bedrooms for children of all ages.

It should not  surprise anyone  that the newest generation of parents have some pretty amazing ideas for their children’s bedrooms.  Gad, I wouldn’t mind having one or two of these rooms to daydream in myself.

Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware have revolutionized the options for the nursery.  Sarah, our daughter-in-law/mother to be, selected this crib for Baby B.  The bed was “inspired by a French antique”.

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The youth bed conversion is so pretty.  I could see using this as a piece of furniture in another part of the house once baby has outgrown the bed.

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{RH Belle Upholstered Crib}

 The possibilities are endless where nurseries/kid’s rooms are concerned and most of us seasoned [read: older] moms know, babies, all over the world have slept in less stylish digs and thrived.  Still, as someone who dwells on feathering the nest, including each and every room of our home, it’s fun to dream of how we would design a baby’s/child’s room in this 21st century.

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{Elle Decor ~ photograph by Pieter Estersohn}

From the opulence above, to the reality below…

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…children really only need space to dream and feel comfortable and secure in.  As a mom, I can say the years from birth to college years pass by in the blink of an eye.  The needs change too, so sometimes it pays to decorate with an eye to the not too distant future to avoid need for costly renovations.

This is a room that, except for the wagon of toys and the trundle bed, any guest would be delighted to slumber in. It’s also pretty unisex, no striking pink or blue touches.

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Same with the room below.  Although I’d think this might be a boys room, what do you think?

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I love the wallpaper and roman shade in this room.  Furnished with a larger bed, or a desk this space could serve any purpose in the family home. I could see it as a guest room, TV room and/or study.  For now it’s a great kids room!

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{Elle Deocr ~ Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna}

A cowboy themed room is fun, but you can see that it wouldn’t take too much to convert it to a college age person’s bedroom, right?  At least one of our son’s would have loved this and probably would want to keep the carpet with it’s cowboy and Indian images through the college years!  Why not?!

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The nice thing about a tepee is you can store it and no one would realize this was a little boy’s room.

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I love built-in beds.  Especially with a built-in book case.  Would I enjoy making these beds, probably not.  This is why we’d train the children to make their own bed at a very early age. :-)

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Whoa.  How many will this room sleep?

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I really like the idea of a window seat bed…this could easily transition to a room for any age person.

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Just last a couple of weeks ago Belclaire House wrote about this fantastic Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper, “Battle of Valmy”.  I love it and could almost put it in a room in our house.  I think even a girl would like the horses, soldiers and flags, don’t you?

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The nautical themed room (below) might be my favorite.  Having boys, I tend to gravitate to something like this.

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As I was proofing this post, I realized that nearly all of the images are geared to a boys room.  I confess, I think that is my default.  Raising two boys does that to me.  So, to be fair, and because we have absolutely loved having a girl baby in the family, here are a few amazing rooms for girls only.

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{Restoration Hardware ~ above & below}

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Pink toile, I love this room.  I realize not very little girl will be thrilled with it, but it’s pretty all the same.

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Are there any little ones in your life?  How do you decorate their rooms?