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January 8, 2015
Cool spaces designed for the wee modernists among us.
Bedroom hallway with concrete room divider

When she’s not at the treehouse of her Hawaii home, Jackson hangs out in the kids’ room.

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Originally appeared in Grateful Shed
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modern dwellings kalmic house quincy jones bedroom crib mobile neon sign

Baby Max’s bedroom (in his parents' Los Angeles A. Quincy Jones house) is outfitted with a Gulliver crib and a red PS cabinet, both from Ikea, as well as a Birds in Harmony mobile by Christel Sadde and Katsumi Komagata for the Museum of Modern Art Store. The custom “I brake for unicorns” neon sign is from Let There Be Neon, a shop in New York City.

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Originally appeared in A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
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Modern prefab modular and triangular home by HOMB in Portland children's bedroom with floor to ceiling windows with solar shades

“There are floor-to-ceiling windows in almost every room,” says Kaja Taft of her prefab home in Portland. “Light was a big part of why we loved this design.” With so much light comes the need to block it out at times, especially in the children’s rooms. Though the couple invested in solar shades and blackout curtains by Mari Design, “They still get up at 5:30,” Kaja says with a laugh. As in all the bedrooms, the carpet tiles are from Flor

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Originally appeared in 28 Triangles Make Up This Hyper-Angular Family Home
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Moe and Lewis play in their shared bedroom, the former Madame Wong’s kitchen. “It’s just so fun for them to live in a funny place like this,” says Amy. “Their friends love to come over and play.”

in a loft in L.A.'s Chinatown, Moe and Lewis play in their shared bedroom, the former Madame Wong’s kitchen. “It’s just so fun for them to live in a funny place like this,” says Amy. “Their friends love to come over and play.”

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Originally appeared in Sun Mun Way Cool
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amsterdam canal house kid's bedroom with ikea goed bed and cityscape wall

In a family's house in Amsterdam, a New York cityscape takes up one wall in Bram’s room, which has furnishings from Ikea and a bed from Goed Gemaakt. 

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Originally appeared in A Modern Take on the Pitched-Roof
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Children's room with traditional Indian twin bed

In this Brooklyn renovation, a traditional Indian twin bed in Mira’s room is outfitted in hand-stitched linens from Fabindia in Delhi. The toy blocks are from KID-O.

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Originally appeared in A Minimal Yet Mighty Brooklyn Apartment
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white bookshelves and walnut wood bunk bed in a kids' room

For a family with three young children, Brooklyn-based furniture company Urbangreen devised durable, modern bunk beds. Storage beneath the beds helps keep the room uncluttered. Urbangreen specified robust, soft-closing steel runners for the drawers.

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Bedroom hallway with concrete room divider

When she’s not at the treehouse of her Hawaii home, Jackson hangs out in the kids’ room.

Photo by Linny Morris.

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