Home is Where the Fun Is

Pure cheery goodness.  How could you be in a bad mood
living here?  Sixx Design (for more make you drool, fun living).

I know I’m like the 100th person to post this perfect house this week but maybe a few have
 not seen it yet & I just love it, like everyone else.
I am IN LOVE with this and must have one of these one day.
The Family at Home is one of my most favorite and best design
books!

I think a swing in my kitchen would be pretty  great too.  
This pretty space is the home of Anita Kaushal, author 
of The Family at Home.
And what kid doesn’t want to ride bikes IN the house?  We have 
a very long hallway and I have to say I’ve let my kids do this 
(the winters are really long here, what’s a mom to do?)
I love the idea of a stylish home that is totally kid friendly.. and not just kid friendly, to be exact but kid fun.  The first time I saw the above picture, of the slide in the house, I fell completely in love.  And should I ever build from the ground up, this is a definite feature (I think, even if my kids are grown). 
One more favorite idea :  I was working at a fundraising event that we held at the home of one of the owners of Chick-fil-A.  They had a larger family and NO TV.  Well, they lived on a lake and once I took a tour of this fabulous house (if only there were camera phones back then) I could easily live there with no TV.  All of the sudden I saw people walking out of a giant old armoire and I had to do a double take.  There was a secret stairway that came out through an old wardrobe (thank you C.S. Lewis).  It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.  And once I took a closer look, I found that there was another opening, from the secret staircase,through the bookcases in the dining room.  So clever, done very stylishly and just pure fun and imagination for the children and grown ups a like.
Have a fun and happy weekend!

Images via Cookie Mag, Anita Kaushal and  ABT, via Pink Wallpaper.

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  • Aubrey
    Commented on March 13th, 2009 at 12:54pm

    My kids would be in heaven!!! Lots of sleep-overs i’m sure. That slide is a MUST :) ..Great post..

  • Sarah Arkanoff
    Commented on March 13th, 2009 at 12:57pm

    I don’t know what it is, but there is something seriously cute about a kid riding their tricycle through the house!♥

  • Fifi Flowers
    Commented on March 13th, 2009 at 1:09pm

    FUN house… however I must say I am glad my kids are much older… I’m not sure I would like all the playing in the house… BUT I LOVE seeing it in this post… everyone is SOOOOO HAPPY!
    ENJOY your day!
    Fifi

  • Jennifer DeDonato
    Commented on March 13th, 2009 at 2:03pm

    They have managed to make the home SO child friendly and at the same time look so stylish. What child wouldn’t love that! Totally awesome!

  • Lorie
    Commented on March 13th, 2009 at 2:40pm

    I need that trampoline. We have a regular round one and we love it, but that rectangle would be prefect for summer sleepovers on the trampoline!

  • my favorite and my best
    Commented on March 13th, 2009 at 3:33pm

    yes, house crush indeed. those shutters are the reason i blog about design.
    also great story about the armoire! loved it. thanks!!!

  • paula
    Commented on March 13th, 2009 at 3:59pm

    I would love to have secret passages through our home, for the kids of course. My little one’s do get to ride the tricycles in the house, but that slide would top it all!

  • LissyLou
    Commented on March 14th, 2009 at 4:14am

    How fabulous!! x

  • Maggie May
    Commented on March 14th, 2009 at 3:08pm

    a lovely happy place. i love the walk through armoire!

  • Sofea
    Commented on March 15th, 2009 at 6:33am

    wow..its gonna be a play house come alive !!

  • citysage
    Commented on March 15th, 2009 at 11:36am

    LOVE the trampoline—and I’m convinced that the adults must have as much fun on it as the kids! how great would it be to host garden parties with that in your yard?

  • annechovie
    Commented on March 16th, 2009 at 6:37pm

    Wow, what a kids’ dream house! Very cool!

  • Nicole Marie
    Commented on March 17th, 2009 at 2:39pm

    oh my goodness!! i dream of having a slide like that n my house one day! and you better believe my kids won’t be the only ones going down it!

  • meg duerksen
    Commented on March 20th, 2009 at 2:30pm

    love that book.
    these images are exactly what i want my house to be.
    my husband always gets crazy about wheels in the house…i would totally do that.
    the buried trampoline is genius.
    love this house.

  • Rosa
    Commented on March 21st, 2009 at 1:46pm

    I hope their wall paint is high gloss! Mine would be black in a day with my kids!

  • Jennifer Ramos
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 5:57pm

    Cookie has the best kids home tours..that SLIDE is so wonderful….I SAW when it first appeared on the site..! :))

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love…'
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    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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