Home Decor For Kid-Friendly Spaces: Best Fabrics to Withstand Horseplay, Spills, and Couch Jumping

Just because you have small stain-making machines running around your home does not mean you have to shelve your refined tastes until those messy munchkins are filling out college applications. Fabrics and furnishings that are stylish and kid-friendly are out there!

To find out just what you should look for, we tapped all-star interior designer Graciela Rutkowski, she of the Seattle-based décor shop GR Home and an eponymous interior design firm. “I’m not really a believer that we should just do dark brown leather on everything because it’s kid-friendly,” Graciela says of designing with kids in mind. “Adults have to live there too. It’s about balancing the kid and adult lifestyle.” Click to see some of Graciela’s amazing work, and suggestions for the types of materials and furnishings that will withstand little hands.

04.12.2013 / 06:08 AM EDT by Lauren Mang
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