Archive for December, 2011
This year ended on a bit of a high for me. I published my new Room to Bloom website and started this blog. Then I was quoted in one of my favourite UK interiors magazines, Living Etc! I couldn’t be more thrilled when I was asked to contribute to the Children’s Rooms Project Planning feature for the January 2012 issue. Written by Claudia Baillie, the feature is full of useful tips and ideas for decorating children’s rooms, from babies and toddlers to tweens and teens. It’s on the news stands now, so get a copy now if you need some inspiration to decorate your child’s bedroom or playroom in the new year.
How was 2011 for you? Are you looking forward to 2012? If you are having a bout of the end of year blues, have a read of Holly Becker’s uplifting End of Year Ritual over at Decor8 where she explains how you can turn around your mood.
I’m off to the celebrations now… Happy New Year!
(images: room to bloom; living etc)
I’ve always known POPJE.COM for their cute birth announcement cards, but I just came across these pretty Christmas and New Year cards in their online shop. Okay – it’s too late for Christmas cards now, but if you, like me, have realised you’ve missed someone out from your Christmas card list, there’s still time to send them a New Year’s card instead!
POPJE.COM was founded by Dutch designer Marenthe Otten following the birth of her daughter Lila Poppy. When she tried but couldn’t find her ideal birth announcement card, Marenthe decided to design and create her own collection. Lucky for us in the UK, POPJE.COM has an English website which makes ordering easy!
I’ll be traveling to Holland tomorrow to celebrate Christmas with my family there. Hopefully I’ll bring back some more Dutch inspiration for you. Happy Christmas everyone! x
Eloise Hall is a paper artist based in London who creates beautiful collages of butterflies, dragonflies, birds and fish. She contacted me a while ago to introduce her work. Now that I have started my blog I can finally share a bit more of it with you. Eloise combines hand cut shapes from origami paper and ink drawing. She cleverly brings together colour, pattern and movement to create calm feeling tableaux. They would look stunning in a simple, light nursery.
A piece of art that you really love can be a great starting point for the design of your baby’s room. Pick out one or two colours from the piece and use them elsewhere in the room to pull the room together.
A Christmas gift idea for a mum-to-be?
(images: eloise hall)
I came across this beautiful Little Angel Stool from Brazilian designers Furf Design Studio the other day. This would have been without doubt my favourite chair when I was a little girl. I can just imagine myself drawing and colouring at our coffee table with my best friend, or watching some tele with my sisters - three angels in a row (haha!).
I’d love these chairs to be available here in the UK - perhaps in a range of soft chalky colours or natural wood. What do you think?
(image: furf design studio)
I am so excited that Room to Bloom now has its own website and that it’s finally up and running! It’s been a long time in the making and I’ve driven everyone around me quite crazy. Thank you Alastair, my love, for sticking with me, thank you Loes for your gorgeous design, thank you Mickey for making it all work perfectly… We can all exhale now.
To accompany the new website I have also started this blog. Here is where I hope to be sharing some of inspiration behind my work, and the wonderful things I come across whilst sourcing for kid’s rooms. If you have some time once in a while, do pop back to see what’s new. It would be lovely to see you again!