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20.05.19

8 Ideas for Children’s Bookshelves

8 Ideas for Children’s Bookshelves
I know that parents are always looking for stylish and practical storage for children’s rooms. Always!

Why is that? When you become parents for the first time you will start creating a nursery and learn from everyone that a baby does not need much. Which is true. A bed, a changing table, and some outfits. You can get away with that for starters easily. Of course, you may get (and receive) some little books and toys but it is all very manageable.

And then they grow and with that, there are more toys and just more ‘stuff’ in general. And that includes books! I mean, who can resist all these beautifully illustrated children’s books?

Wouldn’t be a pity to put them in a drawer? Of course! Great children’s books are probably the best way to decorate a room in a heartbeat. Which means we need some cool bookshelves! So, the modern parents we are these days we want them to fit our interior style. And, of course, we are smart and want them to be functional too.

Therefore I had a look around and gathered 8 ideas for children’s bookshelves today:

peekaboo-bookshelf-kutikai
The Peekabo bookshelf* that has lots of space for books and other things. This bookcase is a stunning and useful storage piece, with plenty of space including some handy drawers underneath! The shelves are varying depths and sizes, creating plenty of opportunity for different displays.

 

oliver furniture kids_shelving
Oliver Furniture has this simple wood shelving unit which I love because you can use it as a bench too! You can either mount it to a wall or place it on the ground on a base that you can purchase apart. A very classic Nordic design that will never go out of style and can fit lots of things. The storage boxes and the cushion can be bought separately.

 

oeuf mini bookshelf
The Oeuf mini bookshelf* is a true classic by now. Functionality meets high-end modern design, because this sleek and contemporary look will fit in with any type of decor. It is designed for easy access which I find is the main advantage for this shelf.

 

children bookshelf tidy books
Get your child reading with this award-winning Tidy Books Children’s bookcase*. Moreover, the design makes it easy to pick out books for themselves, and encourages independent reading. Also, this shelf can hold up to 85 books of all shapes and sizes!

 

Rafa-kids-shelf
Rafa Kids has a lovely collection of shelves in four sizes and various colour combinations. Display your child’s books, toys or heirlooms. Maybe these are more display style than storing tons of books, but they look stunning and I find it is great fun to select your favourite books and put them up! (these pretty box shelves we featured some time back, are great for display too!)

 

string-system-kidsroom
We always knew that a String is a great investment. For any room of the house! Finally the company created some fantastic lifestyle images to show that they are just perfect for a children’s room too! Altogether, a simple, classic design and one of the few investments your kids won’t outgrow as the system can be adapted and adjusted over time to suit your kids’ needs.
Find a big selection of String available here*.

 

oeuf bookshelf
Also from Oeuf is the vertical bookshelf* that comes in handy for narrow corners and corridors. This bookcase was inspired by the original mini library. Its tall, compact design makes it a perfect fit for any size room. Again, the shelves and stylish cubbies provide ample space for books, toys, and other treasured items.

storage-shelves-flexa play
The storage shelf* from Flexa is available in various sizes and colours. I love the pastel shades (there is a style to suit every taste) and rounded edges. Therefore you can organise and display your child’s favourite books in a colourful way. In addition, the shelf can be hung on the wall or placed on the floor.

Would you like more interior inspiration? How about these accessories for a natural kids room or cool world maps? And of course, our kids interior category is full of cool family spaces.

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25.04.19

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Every season, the Scandinavian brand Bloomingville Mini delivers an ultra cute collection for decorating children’s rooms. Funnily shaped storage baskets, big cushions and graphic shelves. And the new collection is no exception.

This year the organic materials like wood and bamboo for toys and furniture pieces are the big winners. They create style, natural charm, and are mostly gender neutral. Win Win!

Bloomingville Mini is a Danish brand that designs and produces home decor and accessories for children. Created in 2000, the collections are inspired by Scandinavian minimalism. You can find beautiful, creative and high-quality wooden toys, furniture as well as tableware for your little ones.

Let’s have a look at the new collection:

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children
Soft and dreamy textiles adorned with adorable animal motifs for the ultimate cosiness. Great storage baskets, adorable plates and cups (Easter is over but that bunny plate* would always find a spot at my table!)

For tableware and accessories from Bloomingville Mini you can check here*.

And that lovely cloud shelf…

 

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

Natural home decor and accessories for children

You can easily transform your child’s room into his own personal jungle, with the new bamboo bookcase and bench for example. And the best part about Bloomingville, the price tags are usually very reasonable!

Can you resist that penguin basket?

 

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18.04.19

15 fun things for your Easter weekend

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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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15.04.19

Spring accessories for the children’s room

baskets kids room

Good Morning and hello new week. A short week which makes it an even better Monday.

Plus on Wednesday we will pick up some friends from the airport who come to visit us here. Everyone is very excited and planning fun things. More good news… the weather forecast says sun, warm (around the 20C marks!!!) and happy. So our Easter egg hunt plans will be fine and the Vitamin D will put everyone in a good mood.

And for today I am sharing the new collection from Cyrillus because there are lots of lovely things and they all have an affordable price tag. And Spring is such a good season to re-fresh the home a little bit.

All it takes is a new cute basket, a fun poster or new bed linen in a great colour or with a sweet print.

childrens-basket-with-wheels cushions kids room futon-mattress rattan bed children

What do you think? Lots fresh accessories, fruit prints and cute cushions and baskets.

I am keeping it short for today and wishing you all a great, short, week!

 

 

 

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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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