We got the chairs, and Bennett loves them...

But now the question is, should we build a table or try to find one 
that may not be exactly what we want?
 The latter may be cheaper, but would it last?

While I was searching online for ideas for midcentury kids tables I came across these shots of amazing kids rooms, belonging to famous designers, captured by Maynard Parker back in the 40's and 50's. I love finding old pictures of people's houses, not only for inspiration, but just seeing how they lived in general.

I'm sure Bennett would love to move right in to any of these!
Check out the original post here, and more of Maynard Parker's digitalized archives here.

Calvin Bain residence:

Cliff May (!) residence:

Harold Prince Jr. residence:
(in Frank Lloyd Wright's lone built skyscraper!)

Alexander Girard residence:

Liljestrand residence:

Robert and Virginia Stanton residence :

Aren't those amazing? 
I'm still not sure what exactly I want to do for his table, 
but I want it to be as simple as possible and not $3653.


  1. kira on April 13, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Those photos you found are so awesome!

  2. Sarah on April 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    I wish I knew how to build things. And had a nail gun so that I could at least try! Maybe you should ask Craig to build you a little table for Bennett. From what I read on Lauren's blog he builds things : )

  3. Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... on April 14, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    oh B! he likes them! and we should discuss building B that table when we get together tomorrow, because i'm sure craig would do that. ok...that is all.


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