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Aug 18, 2011

10 back to school essentials

By: Cindy Jacobelli

10 back to school essentials Author: Style At Home

Buying Guides
Aug 18, 2011

10 back to school essentials

By: Cindy Jacobelli

It’s always a little sad to think of summer coming to an end. But the ritual of getting kids ready for school can be a lot of fun - not just for them, but for you, too! Don’t limit yourself to pencils and paper. Think big! It’s a new beginning that offers a chance to revamp your home with some stylish new accessories that look good and provide kids with a creative learning environment at the same time. Adding new home decor items can also keep things organized in what will soon be your frenzied back-to-school routine.  Here are 10 ideas that may seem old-school … but they’ve each got a modern twist to keep things interesting.

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Chatham Large File Desk

Half the battle of getting good grades is good organization. This retro-style desk provides winning style as well as lots of room for school supplies. It comes in antique white and dark espresso. Additional cabinets are available for extra storage. pbteen.com, $126.57 – $829.71.

 

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Clip-it lamp base
This lamp puts the fun in functional! Clip everything from photos to reminders of test dates (or chores!) to notes of encouragement the whole year round. pbteen.com, $88.21. Bschool-bookcase.jpg
Dawson bookcase
Everything may be going digital, but books are still a big part of any school year. This solid bookcase will provide just the storage your little bookworms need. Sears, $259.99. BSchool-Bean.jpg
Adult vinyl beanbag chair
Who says studying can’t be fun? Your kids will love cramming for tests or kicking back with friends in these colourful beanbag chairs. Available in an assortment of vibrant colours, they’ll make any study space more fun. Sears, $99.99. BSchool-deskChair.jpg
Wrap office chair
Add a touch of modernity and style to any study space with these chic wrap chairs that swivel. Whether it’s hardcore homework or daydreaming about the future, kids will love them! West Elm, $169. BSchool-ipad.jpg
Ipad case

Kids can be tough on all kinds of things, including their technology. Minimize the damage with the Dodocase. Made to look like a traditionally bound book cover, this iPad case has got old-school style but offers modern day protection! dodocase.com, $59.95. Bschool-trash.jpg
Inter design pail wastecan
Waste doesn’t have to be an eyesore. Dress it up with this old-fashioned pail wastecan. The words “Trash Bucket” remind kids how to file it under ‘G’!   www.amazon.com $12.74. Bschool-watch.jpg
Pocketwatch clock
Get the family off to school on time with these timeless timepieces. Mount them in the hallway for everyone to see or stand them on individual bedside tables. They’re as pretty as they are practical. Pottery Barn, $31.66 – $77.82. BSchool-chalk.jpg
Framed chalkboard with hooks
Getting everyone out the door on time in the mornings can be an exercise in military precision. Don’t waste time finding everyone’s keys – or reminding them of things individually. This chalkboard is the perfect tool for after-school schedules, keys or lunch bags. Etsy, $72 US. BSchool-Wall.jpg
Straight and narrow wall rack
Keep clutter off the floor and workspaces free for homework with this bookshelf-and-hooks combo. It comes in different colours to match any decor. Land of Nod, $99.

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