13.12.18

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

Ok, it is not (interior) Tuesday but I need to share this lovely barn that will give you all the Christmas decoration inspiration you may still need.

A fantastic Christmas tree decorated in beautiful whites and beige tones, with some sparkle and bling of course. Greenery all around the house. As well as stars, candles and little seasonal details.

And who lives in this charming converted red-brick barn in the countryside outside the French city of Lille? Rachel Coppens, a stylist (you absolutely should follow her Instagram), and her son, Louka, 4.

Loving the wooden beams, whitewashed brickwork, ochre walls, boho influences and super cosy feel…

 

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

A French barn in full Christmas decoration
That Christmas tree! A dream!

 

A French barn in full Christmas decoration
A very easy idea to steal. Several stars on the wall that will add some extra glow during those short days…

 

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

A French barn in full Christmas decoration

A French barn in full Christmas decoration
So, what can we take away from Rachel’s beautiful Christmas decoration?

Sparkling fairy lights are always fantastic and also work great in kids interiors. Stars are timeless, always great and so good. Try and keep things simple with white and wood and add some gold objects.

And never forget candles! Candles are romantic, cosy and add a little bit of magic. Winter evening magic!

 

Found on Homes to Love.
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12.12.18

What do happy kids wear?

happy kids wear

I was just browsing a few shops this morning to see what is new. And started to selected a few items that caught my eye. Once done I somehow just named the whole moodboard ‘happy kids wear’. Because for me these pieces are timeless, comfortable and perfect to mix and match with anything already in the wardrobe.

Pieces that are perfect for any occasion and allow free roaming around!

Lets have a look at those goodies:

 

1. Two friends...

2. Absolutely love this dress. Perfect shape, colour and print!

3. Fun animals print on this Bobo Choses shirt– for a good cause.

4. Quirky graphic print knitted beanie.

5. Super cool overall for long days of fun!

6. Leo print blouse for little people.

7. Cutest bunny backpack.

8. Very beautiful woolen scarf.

9. Gorgeous Mina Perhonen long sleeve. I just love this print! (there is a dress and baby grow with the same print as well)

10. Ultra comfy trousers with an elastic waist and flap pockets.

11. Liberty print will NEVER go out of style and you will keep this dress for future generations. Guaranteed.

 

 

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10.12.18

8 simple and festive hairstyles for children

8 simple and festive hairstyles for children
For some reason I thought about hair when I was looking into the article for today. Since the kids wear uniforms to school, even Leonor has to tie her hair back. And finally her big sister is allowed to help (she was asking her all the time to braid or just do her hair but only on very rare occasions she got a yes!)!

So, since it is only 2 weeks (!!!) until Christmas, I thought that some simple and festive hairstyles for children ideas would be really good!

I hope you like the idea…

Because you probably got a nice dress already, the kids are excited anyway and having a lovely hair-do will just underline the whole festive spirit.

Here are some ideas, because often it is all we need. Some inspiration. Some ideas… a photo, and there we go:
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8 simple and festive hairstyles for children

Braids, braids, braids… decorated with a beautiful floral headband (this one is extremly lovely too).  And for the braids, just follow your kids’ wishes!

Sources: one / two / three / four

 

More simple as well as festive hairstyles for children:

8 simple and festive hairstyles for children

A fishtail is always beautiful, add a bit more volume and start braiding from one side or go over to the other. Mid-length hair looks festive with a crown braid.

Sources: one / two / three / four

And? These are simple ideas that you can pimp with some accessories. Add some texture, crowns look very festive and maybe add a little sparkle from mum’s magic hair box.

We will definitely do a little hair session in our house. Little Josephine likes to get her hair done (by her big sister) as well and we will find some sparkling clips for her (still) baby hair.

Maybe I will also sit for a session. I admit, I love to get my hair brushed, it really relaxes me… and I let it grow at the moment. Oh… two more weeks. Unbelievable!

 

8 simple and festive hairstyles for children
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06.12.18

28 delightful things for your December!

Paul & Paula: 28 delightful things for your December!

Ok, I know it is not Friday (yet!) but Thursday will do beautifully this time around too. Because I saved so much great stuff for this list, you will need an extra day.

And I am happy to finally share all of it and get this out to you… this may very well be the longest Friday List on Paul & Paula to date!

By the way, I am planning to write a few things that are on my chest next week. A few life updates…

I hope that I will find the time and the perfect moment, because I always need to ‘right’ moment to get started.
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Typically Red
Typically Red – thoughtful keepsakes.

Ever noticed these awesome subtle details in those movie credits?

 

scandinavian kids room
Lovely family home in Stockholm.

My latest fashion crush.

 

kids chess set ingela p arenhus
Antoine loves chess and this set is really cute, don’t you think?

About Instagram and captions!

 

alphabet-learning-board-
Fantastic vintage inspired boards for the kids room.

DIY – paper umbrella garland. Frankie.

 

rainbow-rug kids
Totally thinking about this rug for one of the kids rooms upstairs.

Is this the future of retail?

 

geometric paper xmas wreath
My kind of Christmas wreath.

I found this super interesting. 6 rules of photo composition that are also rules to live by.

 

felt creative christmas wreath
And how about this one? A wreath for every door?

More Instagram – the feed war.

 

lovebox messenger
All there is to say: Lovebox makes it easy to spread the love

Keep your baby warm this winter.

 

raduga grez wooden toys
Love me some Raduga Drëz toys.

Who does the best show on stage?

 

wunderkin hair accessories
Wunderkin hair accessories. A dream for every girl. Timeless and elegant. And cute!

Cool breastfeeding tees and jumpers. And I mean, really cool!

 

japanese kids clothes
Kids clothes that make happy. Tiny Rainy Kids from Japan.

Very much in love with this wedding dress collection!

 

moon shaped wooden letter board
So wonderful. Moon shaped wooden letter board for all the messages you want your kids to remember.

A dream house.

 

kidsroom_mood_board
A complete mood board for the kids room. Beautiful prints and cards.

Plush magic.

 

Ira_Loves_Mae

Ira_Loves_Mae
Very poetic.

Our folk.

 

Sooooo… I hope you enjoy my picks and the articles that I think are very worth reading. Have a great rest of the week… xoxo

PS: Have you seen these attic rooms? So cosy…

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05.12.18

Pitti Immagine Bimbo 88 and all the news

Pitti Immagine Bimbo 88 and all the news
I know that everyone is busy with Christmas. Decorating, menu planning and shopping. But when you are part of the (kids) fashion circus you get excited about something else too. New collections!
For one, the new collections for Spring/ Summer 2019 as well as a few pre-spring or even cruise collections will be delivered to stores as of now. We have seen the current stuff for a while and new pieces, colours, styles and more are so welcome.

And, in January the fair trade season will open and we will all meet again. And apart from lots of catching up we will also see what the designers came up with for next winter. Clap Clap! Exciting!

And one show that nobody in this business can miss is also the first show of the season: Pitti Immagine Bimbo.
It is the 88th edition of Pitti Bimbo and it will take place from 17th to 19th January 2019 in Florence, Italy.

My flights are already booked and I am so looking forward to it.

 

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Pitti Immagine Bimbo is constantly evolving and when reading through their news as well as press releases I think that at this edition the eclectic trend sections will shine even more. And they got more space! Now in the heart of KidzFIZZ you will find the athletic-metropolitan #ACTIVELAB as well as THE up-and-coming brands in The Nest.

Another growing part and in my eyes a very important one: The fair’s lifestyle section is also growing. Nowadays a very important part of the kids business. Because stores all go for experience and offer a concept that includes fashion as well as lifestyle. The Fancy Room doubles its numbers and spaces on the lower level of the Main Pavilion.

Altogether, we will discover 553 collections, of which 360 coming from abroad! In fact, Pitti Immagine Bimbo is becoming more and more international. Which is fantastic, inspiring and speaking for its value.

The Pitti Box is the main theme of Pitti Immagine Bimbo 88
A tribute to all the Pitti shows: To be a Surprise Box, ideas and innovations to open and switch from season to season, and to tell the newest vibrations of fashion and lifestyle.

So, we shall get ready for an “in-and-out of the box” multi-sensory journey, that will offer an experience with a high energetic-emotional rate, entirely outlined in an design-set conceived and edited by the lifestyler Sergio Colantuoni.

“The path of Pitti Bimbo will be marked by many “Boxes”, with which we want to involve our audience in a series of experiences curated by Pitti Immagine. They will be designed as a place of comfort and entertainment, but above all an invitation to meet and share ideas and suggestions, breathing in the unique energy of the event”. Agostino Poletto, General Manager of Pitti Immagine

Infinity Box
The special video art gallery where you can dive into The Pitti Box: a space that will offer a high visual-energy-emotional experience.

Park Box
In the square of the Fortezza da Basso, a large covered arena dedicated to sharing food, ideas and moments of relaxation.

Show Box
Ideal container for a talk program with the protagonists of fashion and lifestyle, and at the same time an original photo set to “shoot” and “get shot”.

Recharge Box
The most functional box, to recharge the batteries and to allow yourself moments of escape.

Silence Box
5 minutes of “switch-off”.

Out of the Box
Ten huge images located in ten strategic perspective viewpoints of the Fortezza da Basso. Ten looks at nature. Ten telescopes that come out and open onto the world. Ten photos chosen from the Reda archive. And through the extraordinary eye of reporters and artists, have captured the territories of Biella, New Zealand and Australia, underlining their beauty and harshness. Each of the images will focus on the deep bond with nature that man and society must preserve as one of the irresistible duties.

Video Box
The new behind the scenes digital art project of the promotional campaign of the trade show. Additionally, a viral video that tells the soul of contemporary children’s wear through the lens of The Pitti Box.

In short: This sounds awesome and I cannot wait to check this all out… see you in Florence!

 

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