"For Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play, (Rizzoli, April 2010), Salk culled images of every type of kids' space, from nurseries and teen retreats to multi-child bunkers and playrooms in which we’d welcome the chance to hang out. The rooms were shot by the industry’s top photographers and designed by some of our favorite designers, including Kelly Wearstler (who wrote the book’s foreward), Amanda Nisbet, Amy Lau and Sixx Design. You might even recognize the spaces if you’re an ardent follower of shelter mags and design blogs. (Hint: J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons’ much-touted dark-walled nursery makes an appearance.)" ~TheInsideSource.com
"Knowing that designers had been creating bedrooms and play spaces for their clients’ children all along — [Susanna Salk] often saw photos that were never published — inspired her to write Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play, published this month by Rizzoli. " ~The New York Times
"...First book ever to treat kids’ rooms with design seriousness. You won’t find cutesy rooms there, no Disney themes allowed either (thank you!) – just great design ideas and execution with a lot of flair and style. Finally!" ~Ridgefield's Talk of Our Town
"Author and style maven Susanna Salk continues to go from strength to strength when it comes to her books... Well now she’s done it again with her latest book Room for Children, with a foreword by Kelly Wearstler. Room for Children is both visually exciting and inspiring, showcasing the work of Kelly Wearstler, Charlotte Moss, Alessandra Branca, Amanda Nisbet, and Jamie Drake, among many others. I wish I had this book 13 years ago!" ~AlltheBestBlog.com
"For a coffee table book, it is, appropriately, compact in size, and uses whimsy wherever possible: A wall stripe or a geometric drapery pattern is picked up and replicated lightly beneath the type, and cheerful, brightly colored text pages accompany most of the images. Room for Children (as in taking the time to truly make room for children, and not the plural, simplified rooms) may prompt you to go back in time if just for a moment, to settle in without a care in your room fit for a prince, princess, rockstar or explorer, and reflect on, as the author says, a place 'where your imagination can be free.'" ~1stdibs.com
Susanna Salk is the author of Weekend Retreats and a contributing editor for Bon Appetit magazine, 1stdibs.com, and ivillage.com.
Kelly Wearstler is a renowned interior designer and author of several books.
These are glamorous rooms. Gorgeous, unique, elegant. The kind of rooms that very few real kids would feel comfortable in. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Meg Sumner
There were maybe 4 rooms in this book that I would even considering replicating any part of in my own home. The rest were hideous. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by DagobahSystem
I saw Susanna Salk speak at a design conference recently (I am an interior designer) and decided to purchase her book after realizing that I loved another book of hers (Weekend... Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by chase's mom
REALLY ENJOYED THIS WITH KATHERINE OUR ONLY GIRL GRAND DAUGHTER..WE TOOK IT ALL THE WAY TO BOSTON MASS JUST TO GET HER INSPIRED FOR HER NEW ROOM MAKEOVER..LOVED IT..Published on March 12, 2013 by Hugh E Reynolds
Some great ideas within! (I am an interior designer and am thrilled to have this as part of my design book library.Published on February 18, 2013 by Adrianne
I am an NYC based interior designer & bought this to search for inspiration images that would show something new that I would have otherwise not been able to find online. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by NYC442
I fell in love with pictures, being a visual thinker I need pictures to work with. As a kid at heart I was going why can't I make this work for me. Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by thepirateofbooks