Having kids does not mean you need to compromise your style. These cool objects will keep your coffee table stylish and your kids entertained – and everyone is happy (as happy as a bird with a french fry – *wink). For more ideas on how to keep home decor stylish with kids, check out this book review.
1.Coffee Table Book Collection
Happiness Is… – This is THE new happiness book. From Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling, famed illustrators and New York Times bestselling authors of Me Without You, this adorable gift book illustrates 500 things to be happy about. Happiness is …an unexpected bouquet, watching the sea, fixing something, a good high-five, and so much more! The charming, make-you-smile illustrations hit just the right note–not too sappy, not too sweet–and remind us that there are dozens of things to be happy about every day.
Alphablock – Alphablock features thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, creating a sort of peek-through guessing game around the letter form itself. As children interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the 26 letters and associated words, but also with each letter’s physicality — angles, holes and curves, both front and back. Illustrated by hip British design team Peskimo, this fresh high-concept ABC book encourages readers to manipulate the alphabet in a whole new way.
Maps – This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. The maps show not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events and many more fascinating facts associated with every region.
2. Manhattan Toy Company Skwish – The Classic Skwish is natural. Skwish fascinates babies with its twisted web of rods, strings, and beads. It’s made from renewable rubberwood and finished with water based, non-toxic paint.
3. Tegu Magnetic Wodden Blocks – Tegu Blocks are heirloom toys meant to be passed from generation to generation. They’re a modern twist on a beloved classic.
4. House Industries Neutraface Blocks – Children need to understand the important nuances that define fine alphabets long before they learn how to spell cat, dog, mom, dad or 529 college savings plan. To that end, we have developed this compact set of 12 Neutraface Slab alphabet blocks that will transmit subliminal stylistic messages to both young impressionable minds or the odd dolt whose narrow view of typography is defined by a partial screening of the Helvetica movie.
5. Plan Toys Water Blocks – These 6 water Blocks come in 2 shapes. Children can put the blocks together to learn about new colors.
6. Londji Goose & Ludo – This is a Londji version of two classic games; The Game of the Goose on one side of the board and Ludo on the other. It’s made of recycled cardboard and players can start enjoying the game after assembling the dice, click and play! The board, dice and pieces are packed flat to simplify carriage and storage.
7. Zara Round Plaited Basket – A soft basket that can be placed anywhere on your table and great for storing all the little toys the kids like.
8. Ikea Reggisor Coffee Table – The embossed grain surface in the poplar veneer enhances the wood feeling and gives each piece of furniture its own unique character. The shelf below allows for extra storage.
I love these ideas! And the idea that you don’t have to totally sacrifice style when you have babies running around!
Right?! I love these pieces and would add them to my decor any day.