Magical Spaces for Children

Trends For The Year

Trends for Indian Nurseries this year!

 

- In Garima's Words

Nurseries are getting trendier each day! Parents-to-be today want to go all out and make no compromise. Both modern and classic have managed to sustain simultaneously. Modern is not that loud anymore but rather restricted with just a pop or a show-stopper. Stylishly understated and serene with mature details tops the trend chart.

 

This year's popular colours -

Black surfaces are no more taboo for children. Neutral shades of mushroom grey, maple, etc are in this season with accents / accessories in bright hues like a canary.

 

Future trends (Colours / Materials / Textures) -

Sea greens go well with a rustic look. Burnt orange may come back as though it never went out of fashion. Canvas-like fabrics which are more matte than sheen are sure to come back again.

 

Trends that are no longer in -

Glossy surfaces as well as bling are no longer in. Simplicity is the key!

 

Favourite Products -

Accessories like lights, rugs, clocks, a fun shelf, a swing, floor cushions, etc are favourites right now. They need not be permanent fixtures in the rooms and are hence easily swapped out with the change in season, etc.

 

Personalised Products that are requested for -

At Peekaboo Patterns, cushions and blankets are absolute favourites – a lot of people prefer personalising gifts cause they make it special. Name boards, monograms on bed headboards are becoming more trendy now in India.

 

Customisation  - the sky's the limit! From knobs to rugs, to beddings to anything at all, is Peekaboo Patterns' forte. Customers in India nowadays mostly customise window dressing and bed covers as windows and mattresses are not so standardised yet.

 

Decorating Ideas –

For new parents to liven up a nursery -

The easiest and most pocket-friendly way to decorate a nursery would be with accessories. Do the floor with a rug, walls with decals and windows with curtains. Add some photos of the baby on the wall and get some nice bedding and throw in some coordinated cushions.

 

For parents expecting twins -

It would be best to pick two colours and play with that. This way individuality can be created. Keep a wall for quotes and pictures, almost like a mood board. Use monograms for demarcating areas like wardrobes, etc. Focus on a lot of free space for play time.

 

 

Stylish baby products – Tips on safety without compromising on design -

It would be best to customise in that case. Some fun, quirky or DIY designs work well. For example – its impossible for companies to make safety railings to match the million options. One could get it made to match the rest of the aesthetics. Though in that case as well, its not easy to get the best hardware options. Either way, its a bit of a compromise. 


5 Must Haves for any Kid's Rooms! - From the Director's Desk

  1. Activity Table and chairs - Better known as a Mess table - is a must have for all kids! It is one item that is most functional and used by all age groups (2-15yrs). Can be made in many colors and finishes but ideal when designed such that parents can use it as well. This accent piece adds that element of freedom of expression -Do what you like and how u like it! Its for art and craft, play dough fun, tea parties, Lego play, puzzles, school projects or community reading! Some can be made with storage and floor seating! Create a fun space where the mothers don't have to use the word "don't "! Unleash your child's imagination by painting or pretend play. A happy family evening playing a board game like monopoly on this table is a great time spent. Being super Multi functional, this piece of furniture promises good times! 
  2. Wall Paper- Wall coverings determine the ambience of any space. Sometimes they can be the show stopper. Many times we at Peekaboo take it as the main character of the story and build the rest around it. For example the color pallete of the entire room or mood board can be put together based on the selection of wall paper. Be it stripes or dots or patterns or motifs a wall paper sets the fun that is required for the kids room. Find a wide range of lovely wall paper collections for boys, girls, sharing spaces, toddlers, teens and baby nurseries. Super heroes is the current favourite with the teens. While butterflies, ballerinas and cupcakes every girls dream come true. Boys usually like cars n sports while animals are most popular with toddlers. Wall decals also can be added to make the walls fun along with wall paper. There are glow in the dark stickers, chalk board sticker s, growth chart that are best sellers. 
  3. Cushions- create a whimsical display by clustering these playful cushions on your bed. Cushions would be like decorating a cake with icing n cherries. Something that adds all the fun, the colour and can be very specific to the child's interest. Its a mood generator and can be customised and personalised easily. We like to bring the theme n colour palate with these soft furnishing items cause of its flexibility. There can be long cushions, shaped or different sizes including the huge ones that go on the floor. Easy to wash n maintain, skin friendly 100% cotton cushions in various shapes n colours is a must have in any kids space. For example a butterfly shaped cushion, a farm cushion with animal pop ups, a choo choo train can be every toddlers all time favourite .
  4. Rugs- A floor covering is used to add colors and fun in any kids space. ​They come in a variety of shapes - squares, rectangles, circles, etc. They can be patterned, solid or with themes. For example transport, floral, chevron, etc. The most trendy right now are the felt ball rugs - these can be made to order in any size or colour. A favourite design accent for every designer -these Tufted Rug​s or felt ball rugs ​​make the most stylish apparel for your home are specially designed to bring life to any ​child's room. ​Easy Maintainence and soft on the child's feet, ​maximises satisfaction. 
  5. ​Seater - (bean chairs​) Let your little passenger take the ​a​ seat! Available in many designs and colours a bean chair works like almost an artefact in a kid's room. The fun colors makes it attractive and the comfort of lounging makes it every childs' favourite. ​Our 'Boys n toys' bean chair ​has​ comfortable armrests, and a diesel pocket to refuel joy! Ideal for children aged between 2 and 7 years to laze on. Easy to maintain,​ it's filled with thermacol balls.​ Light weight makes it easy to drag around the hous​e​ - so best for reading time or tv time! These are made of Fine cotton fabric that ​is​ appliqued and tailored to perfection.

 


    Technology, Mom's and Children!

    Felt like voicing this - it's been long overdue! 

    I often meet mothers as customers. Sometimes a couple before noon.  It’s been 11 years since Peekaboo happened. These moms seem to be super busy. I get nostalgic, as when my kids were small (toddlers) I was too! However, I feel my motherhood was blessed as there were no smart phones.

    Undivided attention is what babies and kids (0-5) need. It’s my strongest understanding that Nothing in the world can replace that. 

    As much as I would like it for speeding up business, it’s sad when I get quick responses on whatsapp from young moms. They always seem to be on the phone! I protest this! They should be only available for their kids. 

    I now belong to an old mom's category and try pacifying myself that its ok - times have changed and kids are perfectly ok with a "gadget mom"package. 

    However, deep inside me there is this strong conviction that mothers are required not on whatsapp groups!!! That prompt comment is Useless! Rewardless! Pointless! Wish they can foresee how a child’s EQ is 100 % dependent on only them!!! 

    (Just a mom-centric topic for now)

    A confident child is the future of our nation, not an I-mom!


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    PEEKABOO PATTERNS AT INDIA DESIGN 2016

    A little bit of spin, a little bit of roll, visitors stepped right up to experience a unique, one of a kind take on Children’s Interior Design. Peek-a-boo Patterns is now recognised as a name synonymous with comfort, practicality, aesthetics, style and customization, that stands tall for 11 years and counting. 

    Based in Chennai - a brainchild of Garima Agarwal - it caters to bespoke furniture, furnishings, accessories and room decor for children. Peek-a-boo Patterns looks at a project with a birds eye view sitting on top of a ferris wheel, and touches all the angles of detail like in a carousel.

     

      


    Recreation Zones for Kids

    Kids exercise their intellect and imagination through various indoor and outdoor activities. This helps them prepare for more formalized learning.

    Indoor zones can be defined using built –ins and furniture grouping, floor finishes like carpeting, platforms and dropped ceilings, in various colours and patterns. Customising the zones to support the activity works best. For instance, quiet pastimes like reading or resting call for a soft, sheltered enclosure.


    Best Gifts for a Baby Shower

    Having a hard time in choosing a present for baby shower? Finding the perfect present from a huge variety of gifts for babies can be quite difficult and time consuming task. You can go for practical and buy some items that will help future parents to cope with daily things. Or you can order or even create unique and personalized gifts. Here is the list of top gifts for a baby shower desired by parents. 

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