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✽ b r i l l a n t e  | est. 2016 | artful living. joyful learning. | hybrid teacher-designer | transforming kids' spaces to inspire learning + creativity.

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Picked up this special edition issue of @time magazine today - full of great articles, and a special focus on the different stages of development. I especially liked the feature about the kinds of environments we can design to support each stage of development (floor, play space, quiet reading nook, workspace) Very well written and research-based. I highly recommend for $16.99 at your local newsstand. #brillantedesign.
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B A S K E T S. You can't have enough. Take stock of the different types of toys in your kids' space (ie: group them) and determine how many baskets you will need. I like matching baskets because it lessens the visual noise in a space, and I have a thing for natural woven baskets. It's a great place to bring interesting textures into the environment. Opt for baskets with handles, and add labels to encourage independence and responsibility in your kids. Make a game out of it by pulling out different toys from each basket and laying them on a tray. Time them to see how quickly the items can get put away properly. #brillantedesign .
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This post comes from my β™₯️. I wanted to share this photo with you all, because I rarely show my kids "in action" in their play space, and I realized the only photos I share on my feed are the carefully curated kind {read: perfect, neat and tidy!} This is not realistic, nor attainable, and I feel like a bit of a fraud. Because that's not how we roll. Our current playroom looks like Lego-land meets American Girl hair salon, and there's paper and feathers all over the floor. And sometimes it's like that for days. I want our girls to ENJOY their play space; to go deep into "flow" in their play space. There are expectations that the girls clean up and take responsibility, but it's a constant ebb and flow between wanting to give them independence, ownership and reign over their space, and the need to have a fresh + organized "play-slate." The point is, we have systems, and I've done a great deal of teaching, modelling and practicing to help them keep it organized and functional. {I'm a firm believer that a messy environment - if left for days - will curb imaginative play!} In the end, it's all about balance. And isn't that the theme of parenthood? #brillantedesign.
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L I G H T. Studies investigating the importance of natural light, and its effect on learning are beginning to emerge, and the results are indisputable: let the sun shine in! There was a time when windows in schools were actually frowned upon (imagine!) but we now know that light in learning environments not only promotes student learning; but the quality of learning is also improved. One study even showed that the higher the amount of natural sunlight, the greater the students' school attendance, achievement and overall health. For any #teachers out there - think about where your desk is positioned (if you have one). Is it parked in front of a window? (I was guilty of this at one point as a teacher, until I really thought about the fact that I was stealing the minimal light from my students!) IF you have are lucky enough to have windows in your #classroom, #childcare centre or #playroom, give them a good cleaning and let that light shine in! #brillantedesign .
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It's not often that I share client concept boards. {it wouldn't be fair to my paying clients who pay me to source + design their spaces, right?} But this lovely client of mine was happy to share. Working with her was like a DREAM! πŸ’« The exciting parts behind this concept board {not shown here} are a super cool Lego station and wooden swing idea for her very active boys! I love when clients have their own creative ideas - they know their kids best, and together, we look at the space with intention and purpose for every piece that goes into the design. If you are looking for a quick consult, e-design or or a full service design, I'm your girl, and I would love to help you bring your kid's space to life. Thank you, Froese family for this opportunity!
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C O L O U R . C O L O R . However you spell it, one thing is for certain: kids love it. {just think back to the last time you treated them to a donut 🍩 bet ya it was the colourful sprinkled variety they were after!} The key is to use colour thoughtfully, and in balance. My signature style for kids is a neutral white wall with bold colour thoughtfully mixed in through accessories, art + materials. This #arttherapy studio I designed brings in bold colour in choice places: the #tolix stools, the #gallerywall and the art media on the opposing wall bring in just enough colour to not overwhelm the senses. There is a reason why so many fast food restaurants use an overwhelming amount of primary colour: they want to entice + excite you to eat, and then move you along on your way! When choosing colour with kids, choose one or two compatible colour combos {some of my favourites are: mint + orange, turquoise + yellow, navy + orange, and grey + blush}. Find swatches at a paint supply store, and carry them around in your wallet so you can match them up to good accessory finds at your local #homesense or #homegoods. #brillantedesign .
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Have you ever tried milk marbling? πŸ₯›πŸ₯›πŸ₯› so gratifying + mesmerizing for kids! All you need is whole milk, dish detergent, some food colouring and a toothpick! Now watch those colours dance! #brillantedesign .
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H E L L O everyone!
I wanted to re-share my series from nearly a year ago - Top Ten Tips for Kids' Spaces.
In this series, we go BEYOND DECOR for your little ones. We look at INTENTION, and why it's so important to identify the values and attitudes you wish to cultivate in your kids, and how you can set up an inspiring space to reflect those values.
Whether a #playroom, #nursery, #classroom, #childcare centre or #sundayschool class, I will be sharing my favourite strategies for making your kids' spaces more inviting, intentional + inspiring {oh, and organized!} Stay tuned - and tag a friend or #teacher who might be interested in following along! .
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Do you buy books as gifts? Birthday gifts, baby shower gifts, teacher gifts? I love finding hidden gems, and these are a few I've found lately. They range in style {board book, atlas, and first concepts}, and are as beautifully illustrated as they are written. Do you have any secret book-gems in your library {old or new?} I'd love to hear in the comments below! ⬇️ #brillantedesign .
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I love it when e-design clients send me photos and feedback of their new space - it's so gratifying for me. I especially love hearing how he KIDS respond to the space. This lovely client of mine has been a repeat customer, and although her playroom, art room and homeschool space are still works in progress {Yes! Three dedicated spaces for joyful learning!! How lucky!}, she sent me a sneak peek at her son's bedroom. I just love how she presented the special art pieces that were so meaningful to her son. I'm thinking of doing a gallery wall for my daughter's space now! #brillantedesign
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The season of school lunches is upon us, and as I calculated the number of lunches that lie ahead of me {3 kids x 200 days x 12 years = 7200 LUNCHES!!!} I thought: that's SOOOOO crazy!! πŸ₯™πŸ—πŸ₯šπŸ₯•πŸŒ½πŸ₯’πŸ†πŸŒΆπŸ₯πŸŽπŸπŸ‡πŸ“πŸπŸ₯πŸ§€πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ but I have a little something that takes a BIT of the pain out of making school lunches: the YUMBOX leakproof bento box. {no, I'm not an affiliate, but I should be!} I had a friend recommend them to me last year, and I ended up buying 6! SWIPE LEFT ⬅️ for a cheat sheet/checklist of some of my favourite {easy} MIX + MATCH bento box ideas to make lunch-making a little easier! For all my friends and teachers starting their new school year tomorrow, I wish you a wonderful first day! xo #brillantedesign .
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