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trend: modern nostalgia in french nursery interiors

28 February, 2013 in nursery & kids room inspiration

modern french nursery interiors

Love French nursery design as much as I do? Then hop on over to My Baba where I’m showing you how to create this soft, nostalgic look and where to shop for it.

(images: atelier charivari, decopeques, laurette, the boo and the boy)

xo in my room: candy circus cot in grey

xo-in my room candy circus cot in grey

Mwah! I love xo-in my room‘s new candy circus cot in grey. But boy do I love their styling too.

Remember my mantra for nursery design – keep it simple? This image exemplifies what I mean by that. Of course this is a not real nursery, but you can keep your palette reduced – white with a whisper of grey, natural flooring – and let a feature wall or accent mural behind the cot take centre stage.

I love the combination of wallpaper patterns – artfully mismatched but unified by grey, and the contrast between pretty, delicate vintage florals and the unfussy, slightly raw look and feel of the cot.  Well done Carina!


(image: xo-in my room)

winner mimi’lou circus wall sticker

26 February, 2013 in children's design & decor

mimi'lou circus wall sticker winner

And the winner of the Mimi’Lou Circus wall sticker giveaway is… Helen Dickinson! She was lucky number 5, chosen by the true random number generator. Congratulations Helen!

Thank you Petit Home for offering this super prize, and thank you everyone for participating and creating a buzz!

If you weren’t lucky this time, there’s always a next time : ) You can keep up to date with future giveaways by subscribing to the Room to Bloom newsletter at the bottom of this page, or subscribing to blog updates by email.

x Ursula

(image: mimi’lou)

studio ditte kids’ wallpaper for bn wallcoverings

studio ditte kids wallpaper tipi space racer

I love Studio Ditte‘s wallpaper designs. You’ve probably come across their creations before – the scrapwood, robot, birdhouse and cars wallpapers for example. Though not all designed specifically for children, their wallpaper designs are eminently child-friendly and look great in kids’ rooms as an accent mural or feature wall.

studio ditte kids wallpaper sweet bunny

In collaboration with BN Wallcoverings, Studio Ditte have recently released a new range of kids’ wallpaper inspired by toys of the past. The designs have a 1950s look and feel, with faded, aged colours and vintage style graphics.

The children’s collection includes small patterns using details from the main designs. It’s these that I find most appealing as they have a timeless quality to them – though they work beautifully with the main designs too. You can check out the full range here.

studio ditte kids wallpaper dollshouse family my sweet soap

(images: studio ditte)

my room: kenzie

modern girls toddler room kenzie

This sweet girl’s bedroom belongs to Kenzie who is four and a half years old. She lives with her mum and dad in a Scandinavian style home in Boise, Idaho, USA.

Kenzie’s room was decorated by her multi-talented mum Rachelle, editor and owner of everything gorgeous and kids La Petite Magazine and the Kenziepoo blog. To find out how to get the look of Kenzie’s room, take a look at this post here.

Rachelle’s best interior design advice for kids’ rooms: “I am all about built in’s! My daughter’s room is small so we had a good friend build her a beautiful desk for her room. I also would choose decor items that will grow with your child!”

Time now to find out a bit more about Kenzie! Tell us Kenzie…

♥ What is your favourite food? Spaghetti and pancakes.

♥ What is your favourite play thing? I like to play on my slide in my playroom. I got it at Ikea with my mom.

♥ What is your favourite colour? Green and purple.

♥ What is your favourite animal? A cheetah because they go super speed fast!

♥ Your favourite book? My favourite book is my Minnie Mouse book.

♥ Dresses & skirts or trousers? Dresses AND trousers!

♥ Where would you like to go one day? I would like to go to Disney World again this year.

♥ What do you want to be when you grow up? A ballerina.

♥ What is your favourite thing in your room? My desk which I play with my dolls and do my homework on.

♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? I love the one that my mum got me from Oh My Kids.

Thank you Kenzie, it was great to meet you!

(images: kenziepoo)

mimi’lou circus wall sticker giveaway

10 February, 2013 in children's design & decor

mimi'lou circus wall sticker giveaway

Today I have another great giveaway to share with you… Room to Bloom has teamed up with children’s décor boutique Petit Home to give away this fun Mimi’lou Circus wall sticker!

Measuring 5 metres, the circus wall sticker makes a cute little frieze above a cot, changing table or kid’s bed, and looks great against a bright white wall or wrapped around a corner. It’s an easy way of bringing a bit of circus fun to your child’s bedroom without committing to an all singing, all dancing circus theme – the wall sticker is easily removed when you little one is ready to move on.

How to enter to win the Mimi’lou Circus wall sticker:

1. Leave a comment below telling me where you envisage using the wall sticker.

2. Go to Room to Bloom’s Facebook page to share the giveway on your own Facebook page (click here).

3. Job done! Of course, if you’d like to say thanks to Petit Home, I’m sure they would love a ‘like’ from you too : )

The giveaway is open to UK residents only and closes 24th February 2013 at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

Good luck everyone!

mimi lou kids wall sticker wall border circus

PS – If you’re not familiar with Petit Home and love modern French inspired kids’ decor – think powdery grey-pink-lilac-mauve palettes and whimsical touches – then definitely check out Petit Home’s children’s bedding and lighting selection.

(images: mimi’lou)

out to play: paintings of children

Out to Play paintings of children by Anna

Last week I noticed a new follower on Twitter, Anna Roberts of Out To Play, whose Twitter bio simply states “I paint portraits in pastel and pencil”. I liked her Twitter icon, which suggested she paints children, so curious I clicked to find out more…

Oh my. Did I fall in love with what I saw! This portrait of Anna’s daughter Pearl was my absolute favourite. I love the colours, I love the space, I love the sentiment. The best news is: Anna takes on private commissions. Check out more of her work here.

Perhaps this is also a good moment to introduce you to a blog I love called I am a Child – it’s basically a huge catalogue of children in art. I don’t know why, but I have this thing with paintings of family life – previously I mentioned Swedish painter Carl Larsson, a favourite of mine. Do you have any favourite paintings?

(image: pearl and pram by out to play)

an astronaut in my bed

kids bedding austronaut by snurk

Awesome! This space themed duvet set is the latest addition to Dutch label Snurk‘s amazing bedding designs. I wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up, so as far as I’m concerned this is great for boys’ and girls’ rooms.

The Astronaut kids’ duvet is part of a new line of kids’ bedding by Snurk that will be launched by the end of this month. Previous designs included the fabulous Bob the dog and Ollie the cat duvet covers. I cannot wait to see what’s in store next.

(image: snurk beddengoed)

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