Colourful children’s rooms in this Country House

Colourful children's rooms

This beautiful family home, just 1 1/2 hours outside New York City, has a very elegant and subtle country house atmosphere. You will enter and discover lots of grey and cream tones.

But once you come up to the children’s rooms you will be delighted to see colours. Fun, cool, fresh, and bright colours that are so surprising and so splendid at the same time.

And this family house is a real treat. Moreover, the surroundings are laid-back, simple, and just full of country life. Amenia did not change much over the last years and remains a little village with a shop, a church, and a restaurant.

And yet, I am pretty sure, that the family that comes up here to escape their busy city life, enjoys the peace, space, and greenery:


Colourful children's rooms

Colourful children's rooms

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That yellow four poster bed is a stunner. I am with you.

And it really makes one to think about yellow in the house more seriously. If you want to copy the idea, I have the feeling that your best bet would be to buy a simple wooden four poster bed. And then you go and buy a sunny yellow colour and block a weekend for some DIY fun.

More, I love the wonderful bench under the windows. Something you see a lot in American homes and it always looks so cosy. The built in bookshelf that has a little ladder to reach to upper levels is a great idea and use of space.

Personally, I could actually look at the little girls’ room for hours…


pink bathroom

And how about a pink bathroom?

By the way – those storage baskets you see everywhere – you can get them here*. In various colours, including yellow.


stylish boys room

stylish boys room

stylish boys room

stylish boys room

The boy’s room is pretty cool too. And with the same cool bookshelf and window seat features. And instead of a yellow bed, there are a couple of yellow accessories to match.

Such refreshing rooms!

And if you like this place, I am pretty sure this modern family farmhouse is right down your alley too.


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Photography: Sarah Elliott
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21 fun things for your September!

21 fun things for your September

Yes, August is nearly over. The days are getting shorter, the kids are back to school and the routine is back in our lifes.

We had an interesting summer, the first one as a family in London. Enjoying everything the city has to offer, ticking a few boxes from our bucket list, finding hidden spots and the best gelato.

The annual trip to France included some lovely catch ups with the extended family and many hours at the beach. Building castles, mini pools, and shell mandalas.

And to make the transition into September a little easier, here are my 21 favourite things, articles, and finds right now. Oh, and one amazing wooden toy shop:

wooden toy shop
Cute toy shop* with lots of accessories.

How parents don’t stop handling things for their children when they become adults.


baby leather shoes
Handmade baby leather shoes.

I would not mind to sleep in this muslin bedding set*.


japanese tableware
Sweden meets Japan! A beautiful porcelain series.

Was just talking about gorgeous knits for little ones this week, and for grown ups – I am obsessed with this London based brand.


kids room
A really great London family home with some great ideas to take away! By the way, this place in Bath is pretty special too.

The future of print.


linen pinafore
Adorable linen pinafores, leaf playmats and accessories. All handmade by Hellen*.

tantrums & meltdowns


pinafore dress

mustard baby shoes leather
How about some delightful dresses and even more divine baby shoes? Loving this Etsy shop*.

The world’s best playgrounds.


chloe leather bag brown
So smitten with this bag*. Perfect for Autumn and it looks amazing when folded down and so practical overall.

Fashionable 50. From the sports world. The good thing – not only women but a mix!


hello simone kids clothing
Elegant, colourful and French Chic! Great new collection*.

Teen founders!


Discovered this fantastic illustrator during our time in Nantes (where he resides) – Antoine Corbineau.

Sustainable, re-usable and luxe packaging ideas.


Cucumber Mint Gin Coolers
I do like a g&t sometimes. But next time, I really want to try this cucumber, mint & gin cooler!

Do you love Friends (the TV series) as much as I do? Lego will launch a Central perk set. Need!


Angel costume* – just magical!


Wishing you a blissful weekend and see you back here next week… xoxo


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Gorgeous knitwear for little people

knitwear for little people
Yes! I can talk about children knitwear again… and without any big explanation… because we are heading into Autumn and it is time to get cosy. Yay.

So exciting!

And thinking about the transition, I believe that in the end I do not have a favourite season. I love them all and every single one for a specific reason. And getting the heavier knits out when Autumn comes along (and after that winter) is definitely on the list.

And as you know, one of the sweetest knitwear brands for little people is based in Berlin. I talked about Petit Kolibri before and I am so happy to show you the images from their latest collection:


knitwear for little people

knitwear for little people

knitwear for little people

knitwear for little people

The new collection will launch next week! And you should really get one of these super soft and natural alpaca knits. So timeless, elegant, cosy, and beautiful!

By the way… Daniela makes some pieces for mums too. Mini & me in soft style.


You love knitwear as much as I do? Have a look at this natural knitwear round up, these chunky cardigans for mini & mum, or this great knitwear brand from the UK!

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News from Israel – the new nununu collection is here!


Hello Hello! We have just a little over a week and the kids will go back to school. The yearly reminder of how quick they grow up and that summer is coming to an end. (and the big hope for a kind autumn!)

And it is the step into the new season too. New collections landed in the shops and a few more are coming soon. We are lucky that August is very warm and sunny and our summer pieces can show off a few more times.

But this will not last forever and if you want to snap up the best pieces from the new Autumn/ Winter collections you should have a look now. One of our all time favourite brands, nununu from Isreal, is always worth checking it. Casual, cool, independent clothing of high quality that is perfect for school days, weekends, and occasions!

I have shown you many nununu collections and pieces before and the brand never stops to amaze me. Because they add something special all the time. A new cool colour or prints.

For this season, you can find red (I love red!!!), dusty yellow and lots of tribal prints that are very fun:






What do you think?

That spiral sweater is great and one can never have too many pairs of good leggings in the drawer! nununu really got their spot with quirky, super soft, and functional clothes to dress the coolest kids around the world…


PS: I love that umbrella, a very good addition for UK family life.

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How to add a special touch to your nursery!

.beautiful nursery bedding.
Walk into your own bedroom, your child’s room or the newly prepared nursery for that bundle of joy you are expecting. The bed or crib is the most prominent piece in each.

Luckily it is easy to choose a safe as well as stylish kids bed or baby crib these days and you can place a lovely piece of furniture in those rooms. However, there is one detail that will make everything even more lovely – nursery bedding!

The right set of sheets can really be the special detail. The item to put the room into the light you want it to be. I am sure you noticed this before. Remember the last time your favourite sheets were on your bed and you walked into your bedroom? I am pretty sure the whole room had a different atmosphere.

And that is why I am so excited to share today’s find with you. Because Meredith makes some adorable nursery bedding. In her shop* she has a fantastic selection of crib sheets, moses basket and changing pad covers as well as child bedding.

And everything comes in some adorable prints and colours, made from organic cotton:


beautiful nursery bedding.

beautiful nursery bedding.

Personally I find it very hard to select a favourite but the rainbow prints* are definitely gorgeous and such a delight to sleep on. And it is especially lovely that they come in blue tones* and green tones* too.


beautiful nursery bedding.

beautiful nursery bedding.
And one thing that really stands out and gets some extra points – the moses basket/ bassinet sheets*. Because it is really not that easy to find some cute ones in those sizes!


beautiful nursery bedding.
Above are a few more patterns and prints that are available.

Just adorable…


More bedding inspiration? How about these acessories for a natural nursery or bedding from Littleheart?


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