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before and after: jack’s toy story room

15 November, 2013 in kids room design, portfolio

Earlier this year I was invited to work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For those of you who aren’t familiar with their work, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants magical wishes to children who are fighting life-threatening conditions. One of such wishes is a room make-over.

My wish child was a little boy called Jack, who like many a 4-year old, is mad about Toy Story. Jack’s illness means he is severely limited in his mobility and his parents wished for him to have happy place where he would be surrounded by his favourite characters.

This was Jack’s room before the make-over:

jack's room before the room make over

And this is his new bedroom – with all Jack’s friends present!

toy story themed bedroom for jack

Jack's Toy Story Room

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I couldn’t have done it without the help of some very generous sponsors who all rallied around to make Jack’s wish come true. Thank you so much to all of these wonderful people and organisations:

Photowall (self-adhesive Toy Story wall mural – adapted to fit Jack’s wall)

Wooden Blinds Direct (wooden venetian blind)

Love Carpet (Wilton Victoria carpet)

London Flooring Contractors (carpet fitters)

Skandivis (Happy Cat beanbag)

Little Baby Company (cloud duvet set)

Hello Monkey (number art print)

Babyface (denim letter J, bunting and other goodies)

Curtains Made Simple (cushions)

And of course Tony, who hammered, sawed and climbed into the loft without a grumble to make Jack’s wish come true.

Thank you guys! x

(images: room to bloom)

my roots lie here

my roots lie here world map blue children inspire design

I recently bought this world map (in grey) for a two recent additions in our family. Titled “My roots lie here”, the map comes with little heart stickers that can be be used to indicate a family’s origins. I love the idea – it makes such a great gift for new parents of mixed backgrounds and/or children and their families who move around a lot. The maps are available in pink, blue and grey from Children Inspire Design, the brainchild of artist, mother and social entrepreneur Rebecca Peragine. You can order them here or here.

(image: children inspire design)

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