kids interiors

18.04.19

15 fun things for your Easter weekend

Paul and Paula blog

Hello there! How are you? Are you away for the Easter weekend? We will enjoy it here in London with friends. And sun. Because the forecast says – temperatures of 20 plus, lots of sun and BBQ. I am so excited.

Because what better than hosting friends, opening BBQ season, a real Easter Egg Hunt outside and doing a bit of sightseeing and sitting outside for coffee and toilet stops?

But before, I have compelled a sweet list for you:

Ira-Loves-Mae
Ira Loves Mae is founded upon the idea that less is always more. And their clothing inspires families to live more intentionally in the moments that matter most.

Special Day – lovely journals* to keep memories from baby’s first year. (great gift idea)

 

emily ward home giovanni ribisi
Emily Ward designed a family home for herself and actor Giovanni Ribisi. So cool!

Lush quit Social Media!

 

black linen jumpsuit mini me
After the mini me round up. I need to add this cool look. Jumpsuits* made in a soft, medium weight, washed linen and a relaxed and comfortable fit.

So cute and perfect for your breakfast table – toast plate*.

 

kids room pink canopy
One blog to follow – Emma’s Vintage! Cool house, fun interiors and lots of passion in her work.

The Legend of Keanu Reeves!

 

magazine wall display
Cool idea! (via unsplash)

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?

 

house of hackney founders home
Do you know House of Hackney? This is how the founders live. So fun!

How about our crazy life as a family of 6?

 

doodly kids clothing
All Doodly items* are ‘approved by children’: they are suitable for active play and fun and contain unique elements that amuse little dreamers so much.

I have decided that I will follow the same approach to my Insta as I do here now – less is more. And instead of sharing photos just for the sake of sharing I will share the ones I truly love or when I feel I need to talk…

oak and the little ones
Oak and the little Folk* have the cutest leather shoes, pinafores and baby rompers!

Happy Easter and lots of sun for you too!

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16.04.19

California mid-century meets effortless in this family home

California midcentury meets effortless in this family home

Hej! We are in lovely California today and even so I could write a lot about Jessica and her cool fashion style I am focusing on her cool and effortless family home.

Fashion stylist Jessica de Ruiter and her husband, artist Jed Lind, live here together with their daughter James. Nestled in the Silver Lake district of LA, it is a lovely mid-century home that is modern, elegant and light filled.

It features amazing use of plywood throughout and was updated during a two-year renovation period. However the couple decided to keep the main features.

Let’s have a tour:

California midcentury meets effortless in this family home

California midcentury meets effortless in this family home

Starting with James’ room of course. A lovely space that includes a sleeping area as well as a space for playing, reading as well as hiding or just relaxing for a bit.

Below you will see the built in plywood arrangement that has an integrated seating area. It is so cool and is a great idea for small spaces too.

“Legos live in the basket, stuffed animals in the drawer, crayons in the buckets at the easel etc… and that way it’s easy to tidy up quickly and get things away and out of sight for the most part. And if your storage containers and vessels are attractive they can make kid stuff look good when put away.”

Decor: A wall-mounted swan* by Tamar Mogendorff,” the natural tipi* from Vilac, cute rabbit lamp* and the rocking chair* that you will keep forever.

Such a relaxed oasis that feels eclectic, and timeless.

California midcentury meets effortless in this family home

California midcentury meets effortless in this family home
California meets a bit of Scandinavian design and includes gorgeous textures, wood built-ins, and whimsical kid-friendly details.

Very often I dream about California actually. Since we did our long road trip I am in love and could go back all the time. Obviously I am only seeing the positive parts of beach, sun, surfing and chilling. Oh and Tex Mex cuisine. But hey, otherwise it would not be a dream…

More house envy from California? How about this Venice Beach family abode ?

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Via Pure Green Mag & One Kings Lane
Photography: Matthew Williams & Nicole LaMotte
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09.04.19

Two contemporary children’s rooms with flair

Two contemporary children's rooms with flair

Today we are in Australia again and get a peek into the home of one of the founders of Norsu Home.

Better, I picked out the two children’s rooms. One for a boy and one for a girl. Easy to spot which is which but still none of them sticks out to be an overly stereotyped girly room. Or superman-kind for the boy.

They are both very lovely and decorated with lots of attention to detail and some very cool ideas.

Lets have a look:

Paul & Paula: Two contemporary children's rooms with flair

Paul & Paula: Two contemporary children's rooms with flair

The girl’s room.

Some shades of pink, blush and apricot as well as natural wood and lots of white. Very airy and with the bold prints from Australian Pax & Hart also very modern. These prints really keep the romantic flair at bay.

For dollhouse inspiration – please have a look at my dollhouse edit.

The mouse chairs and table are from nofred.

Paul & Paula: Two contemporary children's rooms with flair

Paul & Paula: Two contemporary children's rooms with flair

The boy’s room.

I love that green cupboard. I love green. So refreshing and a colour you do not see that often, especially indoors (apart from plants of course!).

In case you wonder, the cloud lights are from fromagelarue.

Paul & Paula: Two contemporary children's rooms with flair

I am often dreaming about our own house these days. Being able to really do, plan, install and make things the way you want it. Are you a house owner? Long story, maybe something I could try and write about on Friday’s

Anyway, have a great Tuesday. Tomorrow I will show the best mini me looks of the season. Stay tuned…

Photography: Lisa Cohen
Styling: Beck Simon
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02.04.19

A dream of an urban jungle

Paul & Paula blog: A dream of an urban jungle

Today’s interior is a little different. There is no kids room. Yes, I know. Boooo…
However it is a beautiful place in Gothenburg, Sweden that may just be a tad too small for a family. But it is a dream of an urban jungle.

So why do I feature it?

Because it is inspiring and perfect for this season. It is a little urban jungle with plants all over the place and even some indoor gardening happening. And I am sure I am not the only one how likes to plant, sew, bring colourful flowers home and who hits garden centers and nurseries these weeks. We want spring, we want fresh, we want green!

And plants are the best cure!

So, kids room or not, I am sure that you will love this place nonetheless and will find something to take away too.

Let’s have a look. Oh, and pssst, that wall colour is a dream too!

Paul & Paula blog: A dream of an urban jungle

Paul & Paula blog: A dream of an urban jungle

Paul & Paula blog: A dream of an urban jungle

Paul & Paula blog: A dream of an urban jungle

And? What do you think about this space? The plants, that awesome little rattan sofa, the blue walls and, not to forget, that fabulous Scandinavian light that puts everything just right.

If you are looking to buy some more plants now I totally understand. For pots and planters* I always love to see what Anthropologie has in store. (I love that store for everything actually, but since you are sure to find something special it is a safe spot to check for pretty pots as well!)

Paul & Paula blog: A dream of an urban jungle

Paul & Paula blog: A dream of an urban jungle

Paul & Paula blog: A dream of an urban jungle

Paul & Paula blog: A dream of an urban jungle

I love to hand plants from ceilings too. And this hanging planter* from Ferm Living is a real eye catcher. Or something more simple* and available in various colours and sizes, great for ‘special’ plants.

Happy planting and turning your own place into a mini urban jungle…

Via: Entrance
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29.03.19

19 jolly things for your April!

jolly things for your April
Should I? Should I mention that we are heading into April like a spaceship? I mean… whaaaaat?

But… the good thing is… we are heading into Spring as well. The days are longer, the birds are chirping (in front of my bedroom every morning) and we can go to the park after school or just have fika (yes we keep that Swedish thing for afternoon snacks going) in our garden. Love it!

And I love all these sweet things I gathered over the last weeks. For mums, for the home, little gifts, great articles and and and…

Enjoy:

simple kids
The cutest baby rompers, the best t shirts for boys and just stunning season after season – Simple Kids*.

My article about the best dollhouses is doing so well, just in case you missed it.

 

loomshakalaka
The name – loomshakalaka – is all you need to know. F U N!

OMG. So cute! A deer headband*

 

twirl dress
Your girl loves to twirl? Let her twirl!

That article resonated with me on so many levels. Loosing your mum is the toughest thing

 

the hey gang
The Hey Gang!

What do your kids have in their pockets? I love this photo series.

 

corner toy shop wood
The coolest toy shop ever!

You want to improve your photography skills? Here are 3 projects that will help you!

 

french country house shabby chic
Z E N! This looks like the perfect spot to relax and recharge…

Check the lovely shop called Matilda and Grace*, because you can never have too many pretty hair bows. (the make great little gifts too)

 

done by deer
Done by Deer* was inspired by the jungle for their latest collection.

Five independent businesses share their ‘rip off’ stories. Shop small and shop from the original.

 

Rafa-kids-dresser

Rafa-kids-wardrobe-for-children
Rafa Kids was busy and launched two new products recently. A wardrobe and a dresser. I like!

Vegan: I made this delicious Vegan Chocolate Pie.

 

jungle wallpaper kids room
Talking about jungle, how fantastic is this wallpaper*?

Female creativity vs. motherhood.

 

vanessa bruno raffa bag silk drss
My first Vanessa Bruno bag, I bought it approx. 20 years ago. The one with the sequins. You probably know (latest when you visited Paris where every women has at least one). The smallest version, in black so it worked with everything. Since then my collection grew step by step. And I still think it is one of the best bags around. The raphia version is super nice too. Summer, chic, seqins… Y E S! Together with that gorgeous silk dress or with your favourite pair of jeans… it works with everything. On the picture you can see it with khaki sequins (but there is gold and white two). In either Large* or Medium*.

 

Enjoy your weekend and see you back on Monday!

jolly things for your April

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