kids interiors

One fabulous architect designed nursery

architect designed nursery

When you have the resources to hire a fabulous design studio to work on your child’s nursery. Well, lovely interiors like the one I am sharing today are the result.

This amazing rope canopy (or how would you call it?) is definitely the eye catcher and I am guessing that it can be changed from time to time. Different colours, shapes, and materials. I have never seen anything like it before and love the colourways they used.

Did you notice how the wall reflects the colours as well? Very subtle and sweet.

architect designed nursery

architect designed nursery

architect designed nursery

Those built-in shelves are fantastic as well!

And lots of natural light with beautiful greenery.

 

architect designed nursery

architect designed nursery

And there are more beds for children… make sure to keep looking up and not get stuck with another cool wall of shelves. There is kind of ‘rope hole’ for some fun as well as light coming through. Very clever and I am sure the kids love it too…

Plus the slide. Of course there is a slide!

 

architect designed nursery
And of course a very cute bathroom…

I would be very curious to see the rest of the house as well. And I am sure you too.

Would you like to see more architect designed places? One of my favourites is definitely this family apartment in Paris.

Via Studio Lifestyle
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Whimsical children’s rooms with lots of details

Whimsical children's rooms

I am sure that you had your fair deal of Christmas decorations, trees, and styled mantelpieces. Therefore, I will not share another magazine perfect place that looks like Santa’s elves have passed.

No, we are off to Australia where Santa comes in swim trunks and the baubles melt away. Raffaela Jenkins, stylist and mother to Indi, and Ollie has designed two delightful children’s room that you absolutely have to check out.

The family lives in Melbourne, Australia and are big supporters of handmade/small businesses.

‘I love to share my passion for quality products and support the brands that are making special items for the little people in our lives, as well as my love of interior design and photography.’

Raffaela created a very whimsical room for her daughter Indi, and a chic nursery for baby Ollie:

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms

Whimsical children's rooms
Oh the twinkly fairy lights and that beautiful wallpaper. This is definitely a room that invites you for cosy down time, and lots of special moments.

This room oozes love and is full of details. I am loving all the sweet cushions on the bed and that dolls house (similar here).

And of course that bed canopy! Oh my! There is no better way to turn a room into a romantic haven.

 

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

stylish nursery

Ollie’s nursery is much less romantic and boho but very stylish nonetheless. With a great duck egg blue feature wall, and again, lots of details.

More kids room inspo? I have this cool Brooklyn loft or a very bright family home in Finland for you!

 

Via Mama Disrupt & Project Nursery
Photos: Raffaela Jenkins
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Vintage home with colourful accents

Vintage home with colourful accents

After last weeks stint to London, we are back in Scandinavia. In Stockholm to be precise. And this cool Vintage home with colourful accents will inspire you for sure.

We are in a part called Tellusborg which is part of the Midsommarkransen area. You could translate this as Midsummer’s wreath which sounds utterly romantic don’t you think?

And the apartment reflects the part of town very well. It is a very charming and vibrant area with a nice mix of buildings from different decades. The environment is creative and dynamic with a large selection of unique design and vintage shops. Further you can find many restaurants, small cafes, and the beautiful Svandammsparken.

Let’s have a tour:

Vintage home with colourful accents

Vintage home with colourful accents

Vintage home with colourful accents
Vintage home with colourful accents

Charming children’s room isn’t? Light blue walls, a home made bunk bed, lots of vintage finds, and the well known Scandinavian light shining through.

Loving the green views too.

 

Vintage home with colourful accents 6

Vintage home with colourful accents 7

Vintage home with colourful accents 8
And a cute play area underneath the bunk bed.

 

Vintage home with colourful accents

Vintage home with colourful accents

Oh, how I love these adjacent rooms where the middle door is adorned with a built in bookcase. And filled with books, books, and more books!

Another great Vintage place is this family haven. Also in Stockholm…

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Gift Guides 2019 – baby

gifts for baby

Small, tiny, petit, mini… today we are talking about the best gifts for babies.

I remember that when my children were very little, finding a great Christmas gift was not that easy. Especially when it is a sibling. Therefore I hope that I can inspire you with my selection today. Because I know that the grandparents are also waiting to receive recommendations…

Or do you have a newborn and it will be his or her first Christmas? Awwww… make sure to take lots of pictures and little videos. Because they will be the best gifts in a couple of years time.

Here are my favourite gifts for baby:

1. Gorgeous rainbow play mat*. It is perfect for playtime, tummy time, a picnic, photo background, and as a gorgeous statement piece in the nursery.

2. Openwork baby bonnet* knitted with super soft alpaca.

3. Christmas forever with these wooden stacking characters.

4. Super fun and specifically designed to fit in with parent’s décor tastes. These ball pools* are made from Oeko Tex-certified, BPA-free materials and completely recyclable. It is impossible not to have fun in one of these. (various colours available)

5. These beautiful dolls* are dressed in clothes made from upcycled fabric off-cuts generously provided by well known children’s brands. And it is certain that you will find a doll that pleases you and your child among this thoughtful collection! Bonus: 10% of profits from the sale of this collection will be donated to Un Enfant par la Main, a French charity, that works to protect children and defend their rights.

6. Christmas Eve puzzle*!

7. Extra warm baby snow suit* for a snug winter time. (various colours available)

8. Cutest pull-along bumblebee* that makes a fun buzzing hum sound, as it is pulled along the floor. And the faster you go, the faster the wings spin, and the happier the buzzing will sound.

9. Entertaining baby toy* with two musical settings. This is an educational toy ​that introduce shapes, colours, the alphabet, numbers and much more.

10. Fair Isle alpaca cardigan*. Luxurious, beautiful, and therefore a perfect heirloom gift. (you could even hang it up as decoration when not worn, it is that lovely!)

11. This wooden Safari puzzle and play set* can be stacked, assembled, and played with! Great quality and beautiful enough to be decor or toys.

12. This little rainbow love sign* is engraved with a painted rainbow detail! Lovely decor for a nursery or toddler room.

 

 

Gift Guides 2019 overview:

* Stocking Fillers

* Mum & Dad aka grown ups

* Christmas Decor

* Baby

* Kids

* Family Games

* Books

* Teens

 

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Like a fairy tale – the De Gournay family home in London

De Gournay family home in London

Today we are going as far away from the Scandinavian interiors and design I often show you here on Tuesday as we possibly could. We stay in London and visit a very colourful home that could very well be part of a fairy tale.

Owners of this ‘Alice in Wonderland’ kind of place are Hannah De Gournay and her husband, Eddie Harden. Hannah is the daughter of De Gournay founder Claud Cecil Gurney. And Eddie owns and manages Nanhoron, a Welsh estate where his family has lived for some 700 years.

And since Hannah was brought up with these beautiful and colourful hand-painted wallpapers they were the first thing she decided on for every room of the house. Yes, every room is home to a different De Gournay wallpaper that became the starting point for everything else. Furniture, lighting, decoration, and mood.

The Victorian house in London’s Battersea neighbourhood was turned around completely to make it the perfect home for their family of 5. Let’s have a tour, starting with the kid’s rooms:

De Gournay family home in London

De Gournay family home in London

De Gournay family home in London

De Gournay family home in London
De Gournay family home in London

Why not bring Africa to your home? And how cool is that cute little canary-yellow built-in shelf?

And then there is the children’s bathroom, outfitted in a completely bespoke wallpaper featuring whimsical scenes such as squirrels skipping rope, foxes playing soccer, and mice pushing ice-cream carts.

I am pretty sure that many interesting stories and tales came up when looking at these wallpapers. From swimming with the turtles, to flying with the balloons, and watching the giraffes. Like I mentioned before – it is like a fairy tale in this house!

 

De Gournay family home in London

De Gournay family home in London

De Gournay family home in London

De Gournay family home in London

De Gournay family home in London
The other rooms are equally stunning (I am sure you did not expect otherwise) and so full of details.

More about De Gournay:

De Gournay is highly sought after among top designers and tastemakers, who wait months for each paper to be rendered by hand. It is coveted for its couture artisanship, unique and extravagant wallpapers. A brand that holds a special place in the world of interior design.

Are you interested in more colourful interiors? How about this dreamy home in Australia?

Photography: Douglas Friedman
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