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Whimsical nature inspired baby furniture

Nature King baby furniture

Oh today we are waking up those baby hormones! And if you are not pregnant or talking about a family addition, maybe share this with a friend who is. Because it would be a shame to not to…

Because when I found these beautiful boho inspired nursery pieces I was smitten right away. And the story behind Nature King is all about family and love. Elina and Janis, designed the hanging cradle* for their first baby to place it beside their bed. Something they dreamed about from the moment they knew there was a little one joining them.

Soothing baby off to sweet dreams and mimicking being cradled in mum’s arms with the soft movements. And once your little one is bigger, the hanging bed can easily transform into a standing cradle. (you know I love functional and transformable things that grow with the kids!)

But of course, before anything I feel in love with the whimsical design. Stylish, minimalist, boho, natural and such beautiful craftsmanship:

Nature King baby furniture

Nature King baby furniture

Once they designed the hanging cradle and people discovered it in the house and, of course, wanted one too the next project came up. Because not everyone can make a hole in their ceiling. (and in some houses you probably really should not!)

The standing crib* was born. A piece that can move around the house as well and is just as appealing as the other version.

Every crib is handmade with lots of passion and love, and Elina’s mother Mara helped with the design and making of the white twine that surrounds the wooden structure. Family business! It forms a small diamond pattern that starts from the top of the frame and ends with the base. From the base to the floor hangs light twine as well. Simply beautiful!

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Rainbow fiber art for the kids room and beyond

Rainbow fiber art

So happy to start this week with art. I was waiting for some time to have Mandi Smethells re-opening her Etsy shop* and voila, here we go.

(because I know how frustrating it is to see something you want just to learn you cant have it, so I prefer to wait!)
I also know that there are quite a few rainbows around, lots of macrame and other fabric wall decorations. But this, this is another world and quality.

These rainbows* (and some other cute items) are whimsical, colourful in the best of ways because it is actually an art to combine and find the perfect colours. Happy items that will be the sunshine of any room and that will stay forever. By the way, the biggest rainbow is three feet / ±92cm wide! True rainbow fiber art.

Mandi makes all of her items by hand, which means that each is unique and special. Her inspiration comes from her two young daughters, and the experience of motherhood:

Rainbow fiber art mandi smethells

The work I create is near and dear to my heart. As a mother, I am inspired by my daughters who embrace joyful imagery that is brought to life with playful colour. I can’t help but feel that each piece I create is adding a little more positivity to the world, which has sometimes been in short supply lately! I hope that my work puts a smile on your face.

For more inspiration you should follow her Instagram:

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And good news: Mandi gladly accepts custom orders!

You love rainbows? How about these rainbow prints or this rainbow edition with a mix of fashion and accessories.

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22 fun things for a sunny March!

22 fun things for a sunny March!
Yes, Yes! Today is the 1st of March. Already! I really hope that you are located somewhere where you could enjoy some Spring-like days already as well. Here in London it was amazing and our batteries got such a good recharge.

We put our little garden together and even had lunch outside on some days. It is crazy right?

But I also kept track on everything that caught my eye over the last weeks and voila, a new Friday list is born. 22 things I have. Lots of interior (mainly from researches for my Interior Tuesday articles), some Etsy finds and, of course, a few things for mums too.


paris kids room white floor
Cool Paris home designed by Charlotte Fequet.

OMG. This shirt* has summer all over it.


slow fashion kids
Slow Fashion* from Minsk.

If you have a thing for textiles, you’ll love this!


scandinavian home office
Home Office Scandi Style. Via Jonas Ingerstedt.

One of my favourite Instagram accounts at the moment.


gauze cotton kids clothes
When I say sunny, I mean sunny. And this cute shop called Sunny Afternoon* has the best gauze cotton pieces for the little ones.

New talent. 9 photographers to check out.


wild honey apparel
Wild Honey Apparel. la la la love these T-shirts.


I get that we’re in a time where minimal-style kids clothing is having a real moment. You know the type I’m talking about – linen, rompers, muted colours, beige (So. Much. Beige!), kind of Amish – but I feel really conflicted about the whole thing. On the one hand, the colours and styles are undoubtedly gorgeous, but on the other hand, these colours and styles don’t do much to entice little people to get dressed and have fun. I strongly believe happy clothes – colour, easy-wear-silhouettes and unrestricted shapes – are better for children both mentally and physically.

Refreshing talk about kids clothes!


Cute ceramic mobiles.

Cute sweater for Spring. For us, mums!


Soft kids room.

Easter wall stickers* from Belle & Boo.


little cotton clothes
little cotton clothes
Little Cotton Clothes.

Bilingual babies focus better.


dodo bar or 2019
Dodo Bar Or – I am saving up!

The most incredible birth photos.


wooden tool box set
Wooden tool* box set.

How to say NO!

To finish – I loved watching this Lady Gaga performance?


Happy weekend friends and see you back here on Monday! xoxo


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Must-have accessories for a natural kids room!

Accessories for a natural kids room!

One of your favourite kids rooms here on Paul & Paula is the fantastic universe of Sonny Lou. It is a natural children’s room that is full of inspiration and things to take away.

Some DIY ideas, colour combinations that work for both boys and girls as well as cute products.

Therefore I thought I would put together a little mix of some really nice accessories for a natural kids room.

I hope you like these ideas:

1. Beautiful organic cotton swan cushion.

2. Rainbow mobile from Liewood. With pompoms and earthy colours.

3. Very cool boho shelf for a very reasonable price. Such an eye-catcher and so timeless.

4. Rainbow velvet pouf to play, relax and having fun.

5. Organic blanket from Bobo Choses. With a quirky touch. Love it!


6. Loving this raffia basket with its turqoise dots. Because every natural room needs a dose of colour. This is just the right one!

7. Fan garland. Here in natural but available in many colours. Probably one of my favourite accessories – these are so elegant, come in the best colours and just add a touch of whimsy to any room.

8. Such a pretty lamp. (other colours available too) Not just for the kids room. Makes for beautiful light and ceilings!

9. This hanging cradle is the bomb. If you are about to put a nursery, you need to have this. A dream.

10. Safari bedding in junior as well as one person bed sizes.


11. Little knitted fawn. To cuddle.

12. Machine washable cushion.

13. Quilted bed throw or blanket. Here in mustard but available in other divine colours as well.

14. Can you ever have enough storage baskets? Especially when they are this cute?

15. Fun print from the Mado X Soft Gallery collab.


See you tomorrow for a new Friday List!

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The best mobiles for the nursery!

the best mobiles fo rthe nursery

Do you know a kids room without a mobile? Once you are deep into decorating your nursery and come to the details, a mobile is always on top of the list.

Above the cot or changing table, they stimulate your baby, can be an eye catcher and just complete your little ones room. And they make excellent baby shower or newborn gifts too!

That is why I went out and gathered 12 of the best mobiles just for you! Designs that are not in every shop, not all over Instagram and that are made with love. Enjoy:


felt ball baby mobile
This beautiful felt ball mobile*. Cute, light, modern and gender neutral. And definitely a feast for every baby with these colours!


baby jives mobile
Jahje from Baby Jives really makes the best mobiles. Like this beautiful moon mobile* with a tiny dragon, so adorable. But make sure to check out her full range. So dreamy!


seagull mobile
Hang this soothing, floating bird above a crib and let nature do the rest.


baby mobile geese flying
Another spot to check for things that are not in every Instagram nursery – Anthropologie. Here I found this cute geese mobile.


bee beehive felt mobile
Cutest bee and beehive mobile from Harriet Bee. This adorable baby mobile would make a precious addition to any nursery.


felted bunnies mobile
With a baby in the house, every day is Valentines Day. So why not hanging those rabbits* with their heart scarves up high?


beatrix potter baby mobile
A classic – Beatrix Potter* – and this is such a well made mobile. A heirloom piece!


swan mobile
Felted swan mobile*. So delicate and whimsical.


stars moons mobile natural nursery
Stars and moons* that would fit any nursery. And especially a natural one!


Felted clouds mobile from Sebra. This really looks so pretty!


llama nursery mobile
Beautiful Llama mobile* for the nursery. Not only for boho fans!


totoro mobile nursery
We love Totoro* in our house and this is a must for every fan!


Also check: The best dollhouses or cool shelves for children’s rooms.

Hope you enjoyed this list!

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