These sweet little ones are enjoying their first birthday cake! I love how their outfits compliment their beautiful hair and skin tone.
Likewise, this living room designed by Mary McDonald is a symphony in brown. Gray may be the new brown, but don’t count brown out entirely! I love all of the neutrals, and brown has a wonderful warmth that isn’t easily substituted. Mary used several sophisticated yet twin-friendly elements in this beautiful room — the lucite ghost chairs, the leather slipper chairs, and the zebra ottoman — but one thing I am always extra-careful about in a home with young children is the window treatments.
I love using long drapes … but remember that you could have two climbing monkeys! Window hardware must be anchored very securely so that it doesn’t get pulled out of the wall by a Spiderman impersonator. Of course, I also believe in teaching children that drapes are not to be climbed on — thankfully, mine have never tried it — but it’s still important to take precautions.
Likewise, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit. Read the CPSC info sheet about the four deadly hazards presented by window covering cords and learn some tips to make sure your home is as safe as possible. Oh, and remember that while you may have baby-proofed your own home, not everyone has. Pay attention to hanging cords in homes that you visit … and keep both eyes on those speedy crawlers and walkers!
Do you have a favorite window covering?
Twins photo by Firewife Photography.