The family strung up a tire swing smack dab in the middle of the living area. "It's hours of fun for Luca and his friends," says Rebecca, who replaced the swing's original industrial metal chain with a blue-and-white rope from Home Depot to give it a softer feel and help it fit in with the room's decor. Playmor tire swing, in Blue, sassoconstruction.com.
Our decorating editor's favorite online sources for kids' rooms.
ikea.com: It's great for affordable kids' furniture, but many of its adult pieces also work well in kids' spaces. I also love the graphic linens.
nonchalantmom.com: This Rhode Island parent sells chic kids' room accessories and clothing, and writes an inspiring blog.
montessori-n-such.com: Many of the toys on this site, such as the natural lacquered tower, are beautiful enough to display as sculpture.
clementineart.com: I'm a big fan of these natural, nontoxic art supplies -- if Luca takes a bite of one of the crayons, I don't have to worry.
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