For so long, children's furniture has been restricted to the nursery. For parents who love sleek, modern design, Jennifer DeLonge's children's furniture seamlessly transforms grown-up spaces into sophisticated yet child-friendly family rooms that are imaginative and playful. Jennifer, a designer by trade and a full time mom, became inspired to create the line while vacationing with her husband Tom DeLonge, frontman for Blink-182 and the new Angels & Airwaves. "I wanted to design pieces that had the same quality and construction as high-end adult furniture, but built on a smaller scale especially for kids," she says. Find out more about Jennifer's philosophy and get some home décor ideas from her here at Pregnancy & Baby!
Jennifer DeLonge

Your question:
We have a small apartment, and the baby will have a corner of the main living area rather than a separate bedroom. Do you have tips on how to integrate everything we will need for our baby without making it look like a toy store exploded in our home?

Jennifer answers:
Use a bassinet or crib that has strong design qualities to it -- such as a Caribou bassinet -- that fits in nicely with the rest of the d?cor, or an interior-driven crib constructed with beautiful woods like white oak, walnut or mahogany.

Hide essentials such as diapers, blankets and toys in storage that is transitional. For example, the Charles and Audrey collections, due in 2007, allow you to hide all the baby paraphernalia yet still keep them easily accessible. Plus, the pieces are sleek and modern and will blend in beautifully with your existing d├ę

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