kids design


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Julie Ansiau

julie ansiau

It is a bank holiday today and I did not want to write a post actually. But then I came across the website of Julie Ansiau and was lost a little in her colorful world.

And thought – let’s share this with you.

So, just some inspiration for you. Don’t be afraid of colors is probably the title. Enjoy and have a nice long week end.
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Bookshelf ideas for the kidsroom

kids bookshelf ideas

Kids books are the best, aren’t they? I mean I love books in general and can hardly pass a book store but the illustrations and the creativity that come with kids books are so inspiring.

We have many books for the kids and we love to choose books when we go ‘home’ – to Germany or France – and want to bring back books in ‘our’ languages. These moments usually take a good amount of time but especially in Germany book stores are real lifestyle shops these days and have something for everyone. But back to the topic.

With four kids, a couple of languages and lots of book lovers the book shelf is busy. And I always like to use some of the extra beautiful ones as decoration as well. Do you do the same?

That is why I went out looking for some inspiration on how to display the kids’ books best.

Above is a great idea. A shelving system made out of crates. You can find those at your local hardware store. Just make sure to get the treated ones so no risks of splints.

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Vintage inspired nurseries

vintage nursery
After I put together the post about Romy’s room {check here} and the Vintage pieces we found to make it cosy and personal, I saw more and more Vintage things popping up in front of me.

And I thought I will share a few cute nurseries  – because I feel there is something very precious about a newborn sleeping in a cot with lots of history.

Maybe some stories will be shared whilst the new baby is dreaming?

Finding one of these beautiful baskets or rattan cots is not so easy and usually requires a good portion of luck. So I am crossing my fingers for you…

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Romy’s Room {update}

romys room

The last time I shared pictures from Romy’s room was in November 2013. 3 1/2 years ago. And just as my girl {who will turn 10 next month!} the room changed and grew. And I thought it is time to show you a little update!

What do you think?

I shared some peeks through Instagram like here or here  and when I finally found a little cupboard not so long ago the room got a real little {does that make sense – real & little together?} make over and this is how it looks today.

I love it. I like the little Vintage pieces we found here in Sweden over the last years.

It is the smallest room in the house and actually a bit tricky to photograph. You come in and have a big built in cupboard – very practical , just not for pictures.

Let’s see if you can spot the things that changed.


tween room
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tween room




A few things in May {Friday List}

kids room

It is the middle of May and a lot is going on here at Paul & Paula. I am working with some beautiful people and brands and will share more about these collaborations soon. I am also doing more and more consulting which I love.

Soon the trade shows will start again as well and I am looking forward to discover the new collections – hoping to see some of you around!

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