Episode 10-Family Friendly Design

Let me ask you something.  Do you think you should wait to design and decorate your home if you have kids or pets?   Would it be a waste of effort and money since kids and pets can be a little messy?  Well, think again because it doesn’t matter if you’re a parent of children or furbabies, you can create a beautiful kid-proof/pet proof home that you can enjoy for years. If it sounds too good to be true.  Then keep listening for tips on how to create a kid-friendly AND pet friendly home.

What to listen for in this episode:

  • Should you wait to design and decorate your home if you have young children
  • What the Ugly Room study taught us about the spaces we’re in
  • How letting your kids touch the fragile things might be a good thing to try
  • Being realistic about how you use your home
  • How to choose materials that can hold up in a busy family
  • A material in rugs I avoid at all costs
  • How the Ben Franklin quote “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies to your home
  • What I put on rustic furniture to protect it help keep it looking new

Links and images:

Ruggable washable rugs

Nature’s Miracle pet stain remover

Fiddes & Sons Wax to protect table tops and rustic furniture

Detoxinista Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blondies (SO yummy)

Gingerbread house
The gingerbread house they EVERY kid wants to touch. So, I let them:) This is my most favorite Christmas decoration.
Dexter and Floyd Retired racing greyhound
Dexter and Floyd-our retired racing greyhounds

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