Ideas To Steal: Kids' Furniture In </br> Adult Spaces

by Alex Ronan

As the brains behind Current/Elliott and frequent style experts on Who What Wear, designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott are aces at solving your fashion conundrums. Having just launched a home collection with PBTeen, the duo unveils their whimsical new line of furniture and accessories, and share why these pieces also work well in homes of the young at heart.


teen-03 Pick Classic Shapes: "We wanted to create timeless pieces that nodded to adventure, pieces that felt youthful in spirit but could live in a more sophisticated environment," Current explains. To that end, spring for a denim chaise lounge, which pairs a stately shape with casual upholstery. Denim Chaise Lounge, $799
teen-05 Look For Lighting: Not only are kids' lamps cheaper, but you'll find really unique options, like the Bunny Lamp they did for the collection. "A fun lamp in an otherwise simple space can illuminate the room with style," says Elliott. Brass Bunny Table Lamp, $109
teen-02 Add Accent Furniture: Because little ones grow so fast, kids collections are designed to be versatile transition pieces. Items that can be moved around are really useful in multipurpose rooms. To get the look right Current suggests "elevating these pieces by surrounding them with sophisticated elements--nice fabrics, beautiful books, or art." Wardrobe Rack, $299
teen-04 Load Up On Storage: "We love the idea of using beautiful containers to store unexpected things," says Current. And when storage options look good, there's no excuse not to use them. Wishbox, from $59
teen-01 Consider A Playful Touch: Don't be afraid to add a dose of fun. As Elliott explains, "a bit of whimsy can ignite conversation with guests or bring a smile to your face after a long day."  Shimmer Needlepoint Word Pillow, $60

NEW Photographs: Emily & Meritt for PBteen, available at

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