Child’s Play

Three local designers unleash their inner child with playful mood boards for kids’ rooms.

Produced by Loren Savini, styling by Kara Butterfield.

Orange You Glad

Interior designer Jill ­Goldberg dreamed up a vibrant children’s room with punchy tangerines offsetting aqua florals. White and blue furniture creates a seaside vibe, while a textured white-and-metallic Phillip Jeffries wallcovering adds a contemporary twist.


Photograph by Francine Zaslow

“Anchor Blue” and “Glacier Ash” wood finishes, both O & G Studio.

Carrara marble, Restoration Hardware.

Designers Guild “Brera Piccola” linen textile, Osborne & Little.

“Ellepi” clips and Italian pushpins, both December Thieves.

“Enamel Orange,” “Light Brown,” and “White Shell” wood finishes, all OLY.

“Enchanted Woods” wallcovering, Phillip Jeffries.

“Fishs Eddy” ceramic nut bowls, West Elm.

“Ilsa” linen-cotton textile, Romo Group.

“Isla Morada” wallcovering, Brunschwig & Fils.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard “Agra” linen textile, Webster & Company.

Banquet Atelier & Workshop notebook and wooden robot toy, both Patch NYC.

“Plushy” solution-dyed acrylic textile, Perennials.

“Seersucker Suit” paint, Benjamin Moore.

Sunbrella “Fiji” all-weather acrylic trim, Pindler.

Land Before Time

To create her mood board, designer Alina Wolhardt, of Wolf in Sheep Design, turned to the Jurassic era for inspiration. Cowhide and sleek forest-green leather add texture to the snappy dinosaur-themed wallcovering.


Photograph by Francine Zaslow

“Dux” brass pencil sharpener, December Thieves.

“Gilded Age” and “Vinyl Snakeskin” wallcoverings, both Phillip Jeffries.

“Kahlo” viscose textile, “Kemble” cotton textile, and “Latch” cotton-viscose textile, all Romo Group.

“Meadow” European hair-on-cowhide leather; “Napoli” European full-grain, aniline-dyed cowhide; and “Texas Weave” aniline-dyed cowhide; all Edelman Leather.

“Persian Pistachio” onyx herringbone tile, DiscoverTile.

Snake brooch, Patch NYC. • Vault Trimmings “Chase” waxed-cotton looped-bullion fringe, Zinc Textile.

“Dino” magnetic wallcovering, Sian Zeng.

Blush Rush

With a daughter of her own, interior designer Lindsay Bentis set out to create a kids’ room with feminine flair. Her West Coast sensibility shines in the dip-dyed vintage indigo fabrics and warm wood accents, while sheepskins in hot pink and lavender add texture.


Photograph by Francine Zaslow

“Areca Palms” wallcovering, Eskayel.

“Basilica” and “Khotan” linen textiles, both Zak+Fox.

“Lavender,” “Snappin Pink,” and “Candy Floss” sheepskins, all Bowron Sheepskins.

Cloth & Paper “Persia” and “Ghent” linen textiles, both Quadrille.

Croisette “Vence” cotton-viscose textile, Osborne & Little.

Lost in Translation #31 painting, by Crystal Michaelson.

“Royal Suede” European aniline-dyed suede, and “Sueded Buffalo Bull” European aniline-dyed sueded cowhide, both Edelman Leather.

Castel “Siana” polyester textile, Donghia.

Girard wooden doll, Design Within Reach.

Vintage textiles, sourced by designer.