Children’s Bedrooms

How To Design The Perfect Child’s Bedroom

How do you design a bedroom for the perfect child? No, that’s not really what we’re asking. No one is perfect, but with a bit of clever planning and investment in quality pieces, your child’s bedroom just might be.

Steer clear of fads

Of course you’re designing the bedroom for your child. But that doesn’t mean you should over-theme to suit their tastes. This may sound harsh, but think about how quickly they change their minds. If they love butterflies this month, they may not be so keen the next. You can invest in some classic pieces and still have fun. And if they are desperate for those butterflies, consider wall stickers or prints that can be easily replaced. Notonthehighstreet.com has a good selection of tasteful vinyl wall stickers.

Childrens Room's - Butterfly Wall Stickers
Notonthehighstreet Vintage Butterfly vinyl wall stickers

Keep the basics neutral

Good quality furniture will stand the test of time. If you keep the basics neutral, then toys and soft furnishings can inject colour and fun, and be tailored to your child’s personality. We love this colourful clothes stand – Paradise Tree by Magis

Whiteboard and blackboard paint is also a great way to allow your child to express his or her creativity.

Children's Bedrooms - Magis Paradise Tree
Cool and funky Magis Paradise Tree Coat Stand

Storage, storage, storage

Essential if you ever want to be able to push the door open and find a path to the wardrobe, good storage can work with the design of your room. This String storage system comes with cabinets, shelves and two desks.

Cheildren's Bedrooms - String Shelving
String Storage with desk – great for kids of all ages

Soundproofing

And finally…once you’ve created the perfect room, he or she will want to share it with their friends! So don’t forget the soundproofing. Rugs will help to muffle those footsteps. Why not try this colourful HAY Pinnochio rug.

Children's Bedrooms - HAY Pinocchio Rug
Muffle out all that noise with the HAY Pinicchio rug
Keep track of Time

Vitra Zoo timers are a fun way of helping children to tell the time and make sure they get to school on time!!! Available in 3 fun animal design’s.

Children's Bedroom's - Vitra Zoo Timers
Vitra Zoo Timers with Junior Panton Chairs

Be creative with Children’s rooms, they dont have to be boring or age restrictive and if designed correctly can be fresh for many years. Check out our Pinterest board for more information – http://www.pinterest.com/cimmermann/childrens-rooms/

the Team at Cimmermann

Credits –

http://design-milk.com/colorful-modern-kid-friendly-apartment-by-incorporated-architecture-design/

String Shelving – Modern since 1949

The String ® system was designed in 1949. Over 60 years it has evolved from being a ground-breaking concept to becoming one of the most loved pieces of classic Scandinavian design. Each component of the system is so well thought through that there is an almost infinite variety of combinations. thanks to the slim panels it’s possible to create a shelf large enough for any number of books and objects that still looks light. The components are available in a range of colours and materials, yet the measurements are fixed and have never been altered. that’s why a String ® shelf can always be rebuilt, reinvented and transformed.

The designer Nils Strinning was born in Kramfors and came from a Swedish family with origins in the 18th Century.  He designed the String Shelving system in 1949 for a contest initiated by Bonnier public library. In the 1940s, he studied architecture at the  Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH).  In 1952 he founded the two companies String Design AB and Swedish Design AB. Together with his wife, he designed many plastic items in 1960 – and 1970’s.

This year sees an addition to the range – the “Shelf Bowl” its perfect for storing those things you never seem to find a place for.

String Shelving
New String Shelving system featuring the new “Bowl Shelf”

String Shelving - Shelf Bowl
Shelf Bowl – perfect for your plants
String - Shelf Bowl
Flexible use for the new Shelf Bowl

String also has a smaller brother called String Pocket. Truly flexible system made up with 2 wall panels and 3 shelves. Available in 10 different colours they can be built up to create some truly unique configurations.

Configuration of String Pocket finished in copper
Configuration of String Pocket finished in copper
String Pockets - colour and flexibility
String Pockets – colour and flexibility

String Shelving is a true Design Classic. Its flexibility and modularity are so appealing it features in 3 rooms in the Cimmermann household.

The Team at Cimmermann

Spring, add a little sunshine

Spring Interiors
Spring – brighten up your interior with our inspiring moodboards

Inject a little bit of spring sunshine to your home to make you smile and escape all the miserable weather, here’s a few ideas….

a) add a cluster of light’s with muuto’s e27 light
b) put some spring flowers in a beautiful muuto vase
c) inject a splash of poppy red with a vitra eames DSR chair
d) add a pop of colour on your sofa with hay puzzle cushions
e) arrange some bright colours on a string pocket

Add these simple but effective additions to your interior to make a real difference and brighten up your life!

The Team at Cimmermann

Design Classic – Make that investment in 2014

Buying a Design classic can be a big investment, but at the same time rewarding and cost effective. Let the Team at Cimmermann advise you of the best to invest in for 2014 –

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Available in several different finishes and now in 2 different sizes, our favourite is the Santos Palisander Shell with Black leather. The quality and craftmanship that goes into making an Eames Lounge Chair means that purchasing one of these means you can pass it on to your children and they pass it on to theirs ……….. This Design Classic is meant too only get better with age.

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Design Classic
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman looking sublime as usual
Design Classics
VitraHaus 2013 – too many Design Classics to mention http://instagram.com/p/hvejFAHiI0/
Bestlite BL1 Table Light
This is the oldest light in the list, designed in 1930 and favoured by Winston Churchill the Bestlite BL1 table light is a true Design Classic. Bestlite recently introduced a new Brass version but for us the original chrome version is perfect. Watch a great video about Bestlite here.

Bestlie BL1 Light - design Classic
Bestlite BL1 light in a cool office

String – Black & Walnut system
Designed in 1949 by Nils Strinning the String system is so flexible and versatile it can work in any room in the home. The Cimmermann house includes String in Kitchen, Playroom and Bedroom – a perfect endorsement for the flexibility and design of String. Available in many colour combinations our favourite is the Walnut and Black, a warm mix of colours and materials. Will String furniture look as good and be an investment in 2014 – you bet it will, one of our favourite Design Classics.
String Shelving - Design Classic
String Shelving in Black and Walnut combination
String Shelving - Black & Walnut
String shelving – walnut detail

Modernica Bubble Light
The bubble light by George Nelson is available in many shapes and sizes but our favourite is the Bubble Ball Light. Originally designed in 1947 they look as good today as they did all that time ago when they were first produced. The simple shape makes them perfect to compliment any interior design scheme. These lamps with their simple sculptural shapes were constructed of an innovative taut plastic that coated a steel wire-frame. Nelson’s unique design and ingenious use of materials prove to eliminate glare and provide an abundant, yet diffused light. A quality which alone is unique to this material and has yet to be bettered. These famous lamps are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Modernica Bubble Light - Design Classic
Modernica Bubble lights, image courtesy of http://designspiration.net/image/2613663118624/

Flos Arco LED
Achille Castiglioni’s stunning light now comes in a new LED version. Offering 2 different levels of brightness the LED light is both bright and warm, a revolution in LED lighting. You can’t go wrong with this Design Classic originally designed in 1962 this new version adds a technological advancement to an already iconic product.
Flos Arco LED - Design Classic
Sleek interior with Flos Arco LED light

Vitra DSW Chair
The iconic Eames DSW Chair is now available with Black or Dark Maple coloured legs, adding even more exciting possibilities. Vitra have also launched a new Shell colour – Basalt which is a beautiful warm grey colour which combines so well with the new leg colours. A true design classic that just got better.

Vitra Eames DSW Chair - a true Design Classic
Vitra Eames DSW Chair – a true Design Classic
Vitra Eames DSW
Vitra Eames DSW with new Dark Maple legs
Kartell Componibilli
Componibilli is an iconic storage range that is flexible, functional, practical and looks great in any room of the house or office. Componibilli has been produced now for over 40 years and is a real Design Classic by Kartell. With its innovative design it is on display in the Musuem of Modern Art in New York and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Available in 4 different sizes and 4 different colours – White, Black, Red and Silver. The youngest Cimmermann family member has several in his playroom and Postman Pat loves sleeping in there!!!
Kartell Componibilli - Design Classic
Kartell Componibilli – so flexible and sleek, looks cool in white – image courtesy of Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/446841594248911894/

Check out our Design Classics section and choose for yourself.

The team at Cimmermann

Credits & Links:

http://www.gubi.dk/

http://www.string.se/imagebank/highres/STRING-014326.jpg

http://designspiration.net/image/2613663118624/

http://instagram.com/p/hvaOt5HiEH/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/446841594248540720/

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