kids interiors

12.06.19

A charming family apartment in Paris

family apartment in Paris

We are back. After a little hick up yesterday I am back and I am so excited to share this charming family apartment in Paris with you.

Patrice, owner of the shoe brand Feiyue, and Laetitia’s, who is a clothing designer, beautiful old apartment hides behind an anonymous facade in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. An area I have lived during some of my Paris years too!

Patrice is a trained architect and the couple met in China for the first time. They were both on a business trip. Now they have their base in Paris and their little son Yume joined the family since then as well.

The couple opened up the hallway to create a large modern family kitchen. Totally understandable and so useful, especially for a family. I love kitchens and it is always a priority when house hunting, because there needs to be enough space for everyone and lots of cooking, activities and entertaining!

And the mix of modern and the traditional Parisian flair is lovely with these magnificent old fireplaces, large beautiful windows, and lovely old wooden floors. See for yourself:

family apartment in Paris

Such a cosy spot inside that cool tipi… and I love to see a bit of Amsterdam in Paris…

Things: Tipi*, rug*, Amsterdam house wardrobe!

 

family apartment in Paris

family apartment in Paris
Yume owns a couple of super-cool vehicles. Having this ‘mattress haven’ adds a lot of calm to the room! And they become practical when it is sleepover time too.

Things: Yellow chair*, skateboard* and a selection of mattresses*.

 

family apartment in Paris

And I love those inserted windows that you can find in a lot of places in Paris. They let in so much light that it is even worth to have a little less privacy in your bathroom (I am sure there is a little toilet for guests somewhere in the apartment too).

 

family apartment in Paris

family apartment in Paris

Gorgeous place and I will leave you with it for today. Because next week I will be off for my first trade show of the season and before that we have a busy weekend to squeeze in including a birthday party!

See you tomorrow!

Via alt.dk
Photos: Helenio Barbetta / Living Inside
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06.06.19

6 Nursery Decorating Tips All New Parents Need To Know

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There is an endless array of decisions that come with raising a tiny and delicate child. Though some of these decisions can be very hard and difficult, one of them is quite easy and fun. This is the decision of designing and decorating the nursery.

Any couple who puts a lot of effort into the design and décor of their house can’t neglect their baby’s nursery. There are many ways to decorate a nursery. Here is a list of some tips that every parent must know when they are decorating their child’s nursery:

 

Use Blackout Curtains

Many people use amazing curtains that are made of light fabric in the nursery. These curtains may look great for the time being, but when you try to put your child to sleep, they can be a great hindrance. You should make sure that the lighting of your nursery can always mimic nighttime. Therefore you should invest some heavy curtains that can block a lot of light or a window shade.
The minds of babies are wired to sleep better at night, and newborn children have to sleep for a long time. And when it’s time for a nap during the day, the light from outside can be a real problem. So, make sure that you are able to control the lighting of your room to ensure a peaceful and relaxing sleep for your child. You can also opt for a two-layer curtain with one layer. This is very elegant and compliments the design of the room and another layer of blackout curtains that you can use at nap time.

Extra tip: Natural light from the sun is also good for babies so don’t keep them in the dark all the time. Instead, you should take them out in the natural light for the wire when they are awake. All in all, the two-layer curtain system is the best to control lighting in the room.

Buy a Crib That Matches Your Nursery’s Décor

There are many cribs available in the market. Some are quite simple and bland, but there are others which are quite elegant and beautifully designed. The crib is the main focal point of a nursery, and the design of the crib can significantly improve the décor of the whole room. So, chose an elegantly designed crib according to the colors and theme of the nursery to make the room pop. The right kind of bedding for the crib is also very important. The bedding should be of good quality, and it should be according to the design of the rest of the room. Try to get bedding in a color that is easy to clean.

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Example: Convertible crib from Oeuf that you can be used for toddlers (up to 6) too

 

Design the Changing Station Correctly

We all know that babies come with dirty diapers. There is no way to avoid it. This experience can be made pleasant by making sure that your changing station is designed correctly. And that all the essentials of cleaning up and changing your child are near you and can be reached easily by hand.
Firstly, you need to make a choice of where you want to set up the changing station. You can either get a separate changing table or you can get a simple changing pad that can be added on the top of a dresser for example. It all depends on how much space you have. The best thing about opting for a changing pad on a dresser is that when the child grows the dresser can be repurposed.
Add bins and baskets close to the changing stations to dispose of the dirty diapers and clothes. And have a shelf or a drawer that has all the other changing essentials like clean diapers, wipes, lotion and a change of clothes. If you are using a separate changing table, make sure to keep the dresser close by so that you have quick access to the child’s clothes.

Tip: Keep some toys nearby so that the child has something to play with while you are doing your business.

Use Washable Wallpaper

Sometimes things get dirty while cleaning up a baby and for situations when the walls get dirty, you should have washable wallpaper. So that you don’t have to worry about stains and dirt staying on the wall.

Introduce Some Rugs & Chairs To The Décor

It is very important to add chairs and a rug to the nursery. There should be a chair for the parents where they can hold and feed their child comfortably. Make sure that the chairs match the theme and design of the rest of the room.
You can also add some amazing rugs and carpeting to the room to make it more comfortable. Sisal rugs are a very common design element these days, and they can make the room look more elegant instantly. These rugs are also quite durable and comfortable to sit on, and they are made from organic materials, making them an environment-friendly choice.

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Example: The super comfortable and never out of style Eames DAW chair

 

Incorporate Some Artwork in the Design

Adding some artwork to any room can instantly make it more elegant and classy. You should do the same with your child’s nursery. You should set a theme for your nursery and add artwork that goes with the theme.
A quite common theme that is getting quite popular among parents recently is the nature theme. This is great for the child, and it makes the room very soothing and comfortable. The color green is known to have a very calming effect on people so it is very good for a nursery and you can add paintings and other artwork that is also nature inspired to make an amazing nursery for your baby.

Have a wonderful day!

Author: Julie Hilton is a young woman who loves interior designing and home decor. She is passionate
about fashion forward home décor ideas as well as ‘pop of color’ art and visionary designs. You
can read her blogs at rugknots.com.

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04.06.19

A unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

Hi there! I kept it short and sweet last week because it was half term and we were out and about. And to make it up I am back with Interior Tuesday and a unique family apartment that you will love!

I know you will because I would not mind to move right in there. It has everything – high ceilings, original features, lots of light, it was recently renovated, and it has one cool kids room. Of course it has, because it is always the first thing I look for when spotting a cool place.
Are you excited?
You will see that they kept the original charm (after the renovation) and did a really great job by opening up the place. Because the wall between the kitchen and the living room was taken down for a more open and social layout, and for all the light to flow through the house.

Have a look at this gorgeous space and lets start with the children’s room right away. Because there is lots of inspiration in here, for you to take away:

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
Grey is the new white! No doubt about that. And I love that big shelving unit that is painted in the same colour and can hold so many things. It even includes a little cloth rack!

Some things: Wooden train*, bunting*, rainbow stacking toy,  and similar wall storage pouches*.

 

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

Loving the plants on the windowsill, the wooden floor and the mix of vintage, classics and modern!

Some things: decorative balloons,  the bed is from IKEA, similar mirror*, natural teepee*, rocking sheep*, and I am still searching for the source of the bear rug on the wall.

 

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
Isn’t this room a great inspiration? The neutral tones, the open shelves that make it easy for the child to reach, the crafting table, and the ‘chill out zone’ in the teepee?

 

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
And when taking a look at the rest of the house, we can find many more cosy nooks! Loving this spot right here by the window. And look at all these fantastic chairs that are so inviting to sit and relax.

 

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment

unique and fantastically decorated family apartment
By the way, the apartment can be found in Gothenborg, Sweden. In an area called Haga, a small and charming neighbourhood with lots of little shops, cafes and independent bakeries and cute restaurants. Very close by is Slottsskogen, a huge park with a little zoo, a Botanical Garden and tons of greenery of course.

Via Alvhem
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28.05.19

Grey children’s room with lots of details

Gray children's room with lots of details

Hej! Today we are stepping into little Mira’s paradise of a children’s room. A grey dream that is decorated with lots of lovely pillows and textiles and the best toys.

Mira lives in a townhouse in Helsingborg, together with her mother Ruta and dad Magnus. And her mum truly loves to decorate, find special Vintage items and pair them with some classic and modern pieces! This children’s room is a true inspiration and so cosy and full of details. You can spend ages looking at every picture!

What can you find here? Grey to grey, such a trendy yet calming colour. Neutral and most of all, a colour that works with everything, just like white. Inviting you to add a little pop of colour in shape of a pillow, lamp or poster! A little ‘Princess on the pea’ corner with layered mattresses and lots of pillows. Duktig – the famous tay kitchen from IKEA – got a very cool DIY look!

Let’s have a look:

Gray children's room with lots of details

This grey children’s room truly inspires to play!

Shelf: String*

Bunnies: Maileg*

 

Gray children's room with lots of details

ikea duktig play kitchen DIY makeover

Look at this toy kitchen. The Duktig from IKEA got a big DIY makeover and looks stunning.

Similar wooden mixer* .

 

Gray children's room with lots of details

Loving the cute vintage lamp. Such a perfect detail!

Wooden stacking toy from Wooden Story, really great wooden figurines*.

 

Gray children's room with lots of details

Every kids room needs a little reading nook. Which can be used for quiet, relaxing moments too…

Garlands and cushions*,  selection of floor mats* and elephant trophy*.

 

Gray children's room with lots of details
I would happily take my naps in here! How about you?

Evolving bed* and canopy*.

Happy Tuesday people!

 

Oh and if you like grey, how about this cool kids room?

Styling: Anna Bjelkholm
Photos: Johanna Hagbard
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21.05.19

How to make multiple bed layout Work – 6 shared kids room ideas!

shared kids room

Today’s Interior Tuesday is about shared kids rooms. Why? Because most families, especially the city based ones, do not have space to have a room for each of their children. And great ideas on how to make a shared kids room work are always wanted.

We downsized with our move to London and actually have three of our four children in one room. So I know a fair part about sharing a room. It is a topic I have in my drafts for a Genuine Friday (because there is a little story to it), but at this moment Romy (our eldest) has her room and we put the three others together. Moreover, it is not a very big room but it works. One day I will share photos of the house, but first, we need to get the lamps changed… which is just one of those tasks that always stay on the to-do-list.

Anyway, sharing a room with your sibling is fun, but often there are just not enough rooms in the house and sharing is the only way. Often the size and shape of the room will already give you an idea on where you place the beds. But why not taking a look at some different layout ideas to see if they could work for you too.

Because there are lots of fun and practical ways to make the most of a shared room. Therefore, here are six ideas:

shared kids room
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Probably the most traditional layout: this layout has a nice symmetry and each child has an equal share of the room. I love how they decorated the two sides sop differently and yet they look so complementary way. Fresh, cosy and bright!

The beds and dollhouse are most likely from IKEA, the buntings* from Meri Meri as well as the pompom garland*. The cushions* and the yellow lamp is from Muuto.

 

small shared kids room
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Fitting two beds or more in a small space can be tricky and going up is a great solution. So with some DIY talent (or a good carpenter friend), a little imagination and creativity you can create something really cool.

 

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Bunk beds do not always have to mean the typical one above the other thing as this space proofs! Take the ‘light’ IKEA bunks, get clever and create something cool. And these three boys really seem to really enjoy their space.

 

shared kids room three children
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This was most likely designed by an architect but look how easy and smart these three beds look in this room. Like they are floating! And some smart storage was built in too and three girls have a very cosy room to share!

 

shared kids room bunk beds
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On first view this space does not look like it can sleep four children, doesn’t? Bunks have the obvious advantage of saving space. And kids love them too!

These are two Perch bunks* from Oeuf in birch. The light colour really helps to keep the room bright and open. The lower bed is independent, by the way, which means you can place it any way you want! Also, the ladders can be put on either the right or the left side of the bed. So the bunk really can adjust to your room!

Cushions and dolls are from Meri Meri*.

 

shared kids room
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Last, this layout allows for more open space in the room. These are two toddler beds and I am guessing that a pair of twins is living here.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas, for more shared spaces have a look at these 5 cosy shared bedrooms.

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