10 Family-Friendly Decorating Secrets You Should Know

Photo by: Roger Davies
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Children's art projects are given the artist treatment with frames in this Park Avenue apartment's kitchen. "I thought the apartment should reflect the fact that it's

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Photo by: Roger Davies
Frame It

Children's art projects are given the artist treatment with frames in this Park Avenue apartment's kitchen. "I thought the apartment should reflect the fact that it's for a young, modern family with three adolescents and a broad, cosmopolitan view of the world," says designer Eric Cohler. "We wanted it to be open, bright, fresh - everything it wasn't." A David Weeks lighting fixture animates the corner.

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Mon, Oct 8, 2012 12:06 PM EDT

Just because you have kids doesn't mean you have to give up your design style. We asked top interior designers for ideas on how they create a space that's both sophisticated and sippy-cup friendly.

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