If you have little ones, then you know toys and child-like accessories are a part of kid-proofing your home. However, that doesn’t mean style, sophistication and glamour have to go by the wayside. Some home accessories can be incredibly chic while still offering entertainment and enjoyment to your tots. Here are a few items that not only will have your kiddos squealing with delight, but will also impress fellow parents when those last-minute play dates emerge.
Pirate Hideaway Tree House
When you think of backyard jungle gyms monkey bars and swings usually spring to mind. For the youngster who quickly tires of traditional play equipment, try this Pirate Hideaway Tree House from Posh Tots. Each house comes with a 6-foot tall log that has been reclaimed from local branches and includes Douglas fir framing and cedar board siding. Featuring a ship’s wheel and skeleton figurehead, your little pirate will spend hours exploring his very own ship while searching for treasure out at sea. $17,900. www.poshtots.com.
Made for the chic offspring of Crate & Barrel, CB2, this hopscotch rug is a stylish way to keep kids entertained in their room or playroom without making a huge mess in the process. Created by the Italian design team, A/R Studio, and made of 100 percent Argentinean wool with 100 percent cotton backing, this rug is ideal for families with a lot of hardwood in their homes and who need softer areas to allow for safe playing. Its hard twist wool and a gahbe dyeing technique ensures that each hopscotch rug is unique and a bit different from the rest. $199. www.cb2.com.
Carrot Collection Table and Chair Set
When its time for your little one to settle into a good book or get out the Crayolas, it’s nice for him to have a table a chair set that’s just his size. This Carrot Collection Table and Chair Set from Posh Tots is adorable and its color palette will coordinate well with the earthy tones in your home. Featuring hand-painted designs of Beau the Rabbit and Rosebud the Bunny, this set is custom made especially for you upon your order. Products may be totally customized for an additional fee, and extra chairs are available for purchase if desired. $800. www.poshtots.com.
Croc Toy Box
For the princess in the making, this luxurious trunk is the perfect way to store Barbie and all of her accessories. Available at Neiman Marcus online, this toy box is made from a pink crocodile material and has a padded top and goldhead nail trim. Keeping the playroom clean has never been so glamorous. $899. www.neimanmarcus.com.