Comfortable, Cute, and Colorful Children’s Desk Chairs (Plus Three for Fidgety Kids!)

It’s September 1st (!!). Here in the Northeast, and in other parts of the country, the first day of school is at hand, or close at hand. My boys have a staggered start next week (in-person…for now…), but as I’ve mentioned before, I am already mentally preparing for remote learning – while trying to remain positive, of course. I just think it’s inevitable that we’ll all end up back there sometime this fall.

ANYWAY

Those of you who are homeschooling, remote learning, or working with a hybrid model, are probably looking at your children’s Zoom schedules and scratching your heads, wondering how on earth they are going to sit comfortably at a desk for several hours at a time with minimal breaks. Kids will be sitting in front of computer screens for time durations approaching that of adults with ‘desk jobs.’ So it seems more important now than ever to ensure they are comfortable, well-supported, and that their chair enables and encourages good posture. Depending on how your child tends to sit (and for how long), they may benefit from a more specialized desk chair.

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Pottery Barn Kids Preston Desk & Storage Wall System

For this week’s Friday Family-Friendly Find, I wanted to feature something to make homeschooling and remote learning easier, more comfortable, and better organized. It’s so interesting to me how the concept of a homework space has shifted over the past five months. Before, the trend was really toward more of a communal area downstairs, near the kitchen, and now, everyone (grown-ups and kids alike) seems to need their own dedicated space apart from one another to focus and participate in Zoom classes/meetings without disrupting or distracting everyone else.

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My Berkshires Home Multipurpose Room with Circle Furniture

I sat down to write this post and suddenly realized it was my first time blogging about the second home I am building with my family in the Berkshires (aka #KRIProjectGoldenrodHill on Instagram. How is that even possible? I’ll aim to do better going forward, promise!

I’ve spent countless hours selecting the materials, finishes, and furnishings for this home. Some of it flowed easily, some of it was like trying to squeeze blood from a stone. As a designer, I’m really good at helping clients make decisions…not quite as good at making them for myself, unfortunately. 🙂

And one room – what we are calling the Multipurpose Room (labeled ‘Study’ on the architect’s drawing above) – really had me stumped…so much so that I saved it for last and decided to figure it out ‘later.’ Months went by, and I had a rough furniture layout and not much else besides tumbleweeds floating between my ears.

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Crate & Kids Larkin Nightstand (Plus 5 Shopping Tips for Kids’ Nightstands)

[Note: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission. Thank you for your support of this blog!] I can’t believe it’s Friday already! This week has flown by for me…has it…

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Friday Family-Friendly Find: Taylor Burke Home Lauren Chaise

What is better than lounging in a cozy, inviting corner chaise longue with a good book (or podcast, or Instagram feed) and your favorite beverage? Nothing, ever. Well, maybe napping – though I’m personally not a napper (I always feel more tired when I wake up!). When I am designing living spaces for clients I am usually angling to see if I can fit one into the furniture layout. It isn’t always easy, but when there is adequate space in just the right place, it is magic!

The only problem is…I often have a really hard time finding a chaise with the ‘just right’ specs – style, size, one-arm (generally looks best in a corner) and, most importantly, quality construction.

But I’m all about finding unicorns, and today I’m sharing one with you.

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