kids interiors

05.02.19

House with a view – natural family beach house in Shoal bay

natural family beach house in Shoal bay

Today we are escaping the grey London skies and enjoy this beautiful part of Australia called Shoal Bay. Hidden in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia and decorated with a stunning beach front.

And this exciting beach house is nestled in Port Stephens, only 2,5hrs North of Sydney.

It is the holiday home of Lauren and Michael, and their three daughters, Lillian, Evelyn, and Claudia. And it ticks all the beach bungalow sunny Oz boxes there are. But man, it is lovely. Seriously, why going nuts with the interior when the view is the main feature?

And since it is a holiday home, a pristine and tranquil environment is exactly what you are looking for to unwind and relax.

And, you know, whilst putting together this article and looking at the images, I am thinking about our dreams about a holiday home. It would be so lovely, but there are quite a few things to take into consideration (like good connections to airports for example) that we never went really far with them.

 

natural family beach house in Shoal bay

natural family beach house in Shoal bay

natural family beach house in Shoal bay

natural family beach house in Shoal bay

This modern beach house was built in the 1970’s and went through a 2 year renovation.

Lauren and Michael grew up in the area and finding this home brought back many memories. Memories they can now build with their own daughters too.

The panoramic views across Shoal Bay sold the house and are the core of everything that happened during the renovation.

 

Paul & Paula: natural family beach house in Shoal bay

Paul & Paula: natural family beach house in Shoal bay
The triple bunk bed is custom-built and the timber railings and ladder are made from Tasmanian oak.

Have you seen? There is a little shelf for every tiny person as well. So practical.

 

Paul & Paula: natural family beach house in Shoal bay

Paul & Paula: natural family beach house in Shoal bay

Paul & Paula: natural family beach house in Shoal bay

Feel like a trip to OZ now? There are great news – you can actually rent this property! Yes! And it has lots of space, beds and of course: one stunning view.

 

Via Homes To Love
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29.01.19

A dreamy family home in Paris

A dreamy family home in Paris

Bonjour. We are staying in France for today as well. And we are visiting this dreamy family home in Paris.

Inhabited by parents Vincent and Blanche, who live here together with their children Romy and Vadim. Of course, the moment I saw the name Romy (my eldest has the same name just in case you don’t know) I was even a little bit more in love.

The apartment is on the ground floor of a building in the 9th district of Paris. These ground floor places are usually pretty dark so I guess the couple was really lucky and happy when they scored this space.

And you can clearly say that the family loves a good decor, thrifting through Vintage markets and shops as well as mixing designer pieces with decor from the more wallet friendly stops. An art that the French are especially good at. (fashion wise as well)

Have a look into this warm, friendly, modern as well as stylish place:

 

A dreamy family home in Paris

A dreamy family home in Paris

A dreamy family home in Paris
We may not like McDonalds, but that M sign could very well sit in my house too!

 

Romy’s beautiful kids room:

A dreamy family home in Paris
Garland from Numero 74*.

Light grey cabinet*.

Similar basket here* and a lot of baskets here*.

Dream curtain*.

 
A dreamy family home in Paris
Floor mats – something you may find through Jamini. A brand I showed you yesterday.

 
A dreamy family home in Paris
Ball pool from Misioo*.

 
A dreamy family home in Paris

A dreamy family home in Paris
Elephant from Anne-Claire Petit.

Shelf from String*.

Rattan bed from Bonton*, for example. Where you would need to check regularly because they sell out quickly every time they hit store.  And bed linen from Numero 74* and they do have many other colours too..

 

Vadim’s kingdom:

A dreamy family home in Paris

A dreamy family home in Paris

A dreamy family home in Paris
Ballons from Petit Picotin.

Changing table from Quax*.

 

More Paris inspiration – how about this stunning house in the suburbs or this one right in the heart of Paris.

Photos: Billie Blanket
Via: Elle.fr
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28.01.19

Adding a touch of India to your home

Adding a touch of India to your home

Hello! Fresh back from Paris and starting the week with something for the whole family that combines the French chic and traditional Indian roots.

You may have noticed that I am writing more about interiors as well as accessories and design brands at the moment. I will tickle that a bit more when I will write my round up about the fairs I just visited. But as a whole: I find children’s fashion a little bit boring at the moment. That is why I am looking a bit further and share more from the other worlds of the industry.

And the funny thing about today’s brand is, that I follow Jamini for a very long time on my Instagram. And only just realised that I never wrote about them here. x facepalm x

Jamini is a lifestyle brand that has roots in India and is based in Paris. Usha, the founder, brings together two great and fascinating cultures to create a unique range of handcrafted lifestyle pieces.

Discover the mix of centuries-old techniques to highlight, modernity, contemporary French chic, colours and patterns. A peek into the Indian culture and a glance of France.

I love it!

 

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Adding a touch of India to your home

Adding a touch of India to your home

Adding a touch of India to your home

Adding a touch of India to your home
Adding a touch of India to your home

Usha grew up in India, worked in Hong Kong and moved to Paris to start a family. And the birth of her first child made her realize the urgent need to create a bridge with her roots, India.

And then Jamini was born. Out of a passion to showcase the elegant beauty of textile traditions and the skills of expert artisans from her country.

Today you can find beautiful home accessories that combine modern graphics with traditional know-how. Each piece is produced in India in an eco-friendly, fair-trade spirit. Cotton, woven silk, embroideries, hand-printed fabrics – the materials are beautiful and the designs are delicate and original.

Adding a touch of India to your home

Adding a touch of India to your home

Adding a touch of India to your home

Basically I want everything and like I said in the beginning: This is the perfect shop that can decorate any room in your house. For the kids, your sofa or bedroom. Beautiful cushions, scarves for mums, cute bags, mattresses to play on or rugs to give your space the last little detail.

Last three images: Claudio Cambon & Bruno Warion

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25.01.19

20 marvellous things for your weekend!

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Bonjour! I am off to Paris this afternoon, for a week end of Playtime fun. My reports from the shows will follow soon. Hopefully I will find some new and exciting brands and collections. And I hope to see some of the snow that covered Paris this week.

But before I will head out, I have this Friday list of things that caught my eye for you. Please enjoy!

Also, I started to write the ‘after the move’ article this week. Bullet points so far. But I really want to share some details, share that these changes affect everyone and that we also deal with emotional roller-coasters and children looking for their place in the world.

 

kids room design
VT Wonen put together a few design classics for the kids room and did a fab room styling. Love it.

Luna Luna is where princess dreams and ballerina wishes come true.

 

baby cashmere blanket
Beautiful ultra soft 100% baby cashmere blanket. Made from the finest Mongolian cashmere yarn, a lovely keepsake for years to come.

I love turquoise and it makes such a great summer accessories colour. That necklace is on my wishlist!

 

linen dress girls
Beautiful linen clothes by Mama Lama.

I love yellow. Especially on boys. And especially for Spring. Sweater love!

Cherries are the fruit of the season. And this cherry print dress from Bonpoint is not just really pretty, it has an OK price tag (for Bonpoint) too.

 

waldorf doll play set studio escargot
These play sets from Studio Escargot are too cute for words.

Magic Night Light. Rechargeable, turns itself off automatically after 45 minutes and it has a replaceable light filter: either white light or star-shaped. And you can create your own filter with drawings or images. WANT!

 

rainbow necklace kids
Sweet rainbow necklace – makes for a lovely little gift.

Brrrr, it is cold outside. Skin Food is my go to at the moment. And yours?

 

modern hallway aussie bungalow
During European winter time I like to look at houses in Australia. Like this bungalow in Melbourne.

Very simple, stylish and practical these bags. For mums and dads.

 

east hampton house
Or how about this place on the Fire Island? But it is winter there too now. Ha!

A visit from your mother. Let’s giggle over that article.

 

Teasy&Friszi
Teasy & Friszi. It is the details that do all the magic!

Atelier Zooz.

 

wooden australian animals
KK – Kangaroo & Koala set. never enough wooden toys.

Pill desk.

 

scandinavian bedroom
On Tuesdays I share inspiring family homes. But of course I see lots of other cool spaces too, so some of them I share here then. Like this cool flat.

Happy weekend friends!

 

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24.01.19

Embroidery hoop art for the children’s room

Paul & Paula: The bestembroidery hoops for the children's room

I have a new thing. Embroidery hoop art.

You probably know that I love embroidery in any form. And changing from the traditional prints and posters, these hoops are a lovely addition to decorate walls. Actually, I think, these look best when mixed with some of those prints and posters. Because the mix of modern and heirloom is still the best.

And do you know why I love those hoops?

There is something poetic about them. Something delicate and elegant. You can buy a lot of patterns and get creative. Which is wonderful in our quick world. And often the projects are not huge and rather easy even for beginners. (and they look very sophisticated!) A project that reminds you to slow down and that will decorate your little ones room. Love it!

Therefore, I gathered a few of my favourite embroidery hoop artists. Some are ready to be hung, some need to be stitched. You decide:

 

Paul & Paula: The bestembroidery hoops for the children's room

1. Simple yet stunning butterfly embroidery hoop.

2. French Mango. Colourful and fun embroidery art from a French mum living in Chicago.

3. Embroidery kits with little animal friends. Simple and sweet.

4. L O V E embroidery kit that includes absolutely everything to make this yourself.

 

Paul & Paula: The bestembroidery hoops for the children's room

1. Marta Insa from Aro designs and embroiders every hoop herself. I love the sweet faces. A beautiful addition to any children’s room.

2. Hand embroidery designs that are delightful and so pretty. I am sure you will embroider those with a big smile because they just make happy faces.

3. A fox for the woodland nursery!

4. Very sweet floral face pdf pattern that even beginners can master.

 

Paul & Paula: The bestembroidery hoops for the children's room

1. Sleeping foxes. Calm, sweet and a very easy embroidery that is great for beginners. It comes as a kit that includes all tools.

2. A good fairytale needs a stunning mushroom. Perfect for all the nature inspired nurseries and kids rooms.

3. Hand embroidered magnificent swallow that is ready to decorate your wall.

4. Such a stunning pattern. It is a pdf that you can download immediately and start your work. This Floral Field would look amazing in any room.

 

And if you love these hoops, you will love Momo und Carla too.

 

Top image: Georgie K Emery
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