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in the press: country and town house

29 May, 2014 in in the press

Country Town House children's interior design coverWhoopee! I was recently interviewed by Lydia Gard for Country & Town House as part of their children’s design feature. She wrote a great article that puts across exactly what I feel about children’s spaces: Why shouldn’t kids have the most beautiful room in the house? You can read the full article on my Press page.

(images: country & town house magazine)

children’s bedding pick ‘n mix

children's bedding bedlinen ten bestThis children’s bedding pick ‘n mix comes from my love of combining different patterns. Have a go at this yourself – just pick a colour and find different patterns that share the same colour palette. I like to add some plain bedlinen to tone down the overal effect. Happy decorating!

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Sources: 1. blue ticking duvet cover 2. floral cushion 3. blue polka dot duvet set 4. blue turkish bed spread 5. 2CV toy car 6. grey bedding with chartreuse ties 7. yellow polka dot duvet cover 8. grey gingham and yellow duvet cover 9. bunny cushion 10. easterly blanket 11. cloud cushion 12. red and orange stokke sheet 13. vw van cushion 14. pink and red duvet set 15. toadstool baby rattle 16. wall puppet 17. cat print

Background: Van Gogh’s Arles bedroom colouring page, downloadable here.

my room: antoine

bright & colourful shared kids bedroom antoine and leonorThis bright and colourful shared kids’ room belongs to Antoine (4) and Leonor (1.5). They currently live with their sister Romy, mum Peggy and dad Eric in Malmo, Sweden. Their home is in a 100 year old building that was meant to be hotel, but due to WW1 it was filled with apartments instead.

Antoine & Leonor’s room was designed by their mum Peggy, who is a professional blogger. Her blog Paul & Paula showcases the latest international kids’ design & lifestyle, whilst her new blog Paul & Paula Mum focusses on covetable style for mamas.

Peggy’s number one rule for kids’ room design is to keep the wall colour simple – meaning white ; )  As kids usually have lots of colourful toys, books, etc., white walls will let those live and shine. Wallpaper or coloured paint would be too much for her taste.

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As Leonor is still so little, let’s talk to Antoine and find out a bit more him and his room …

♥ What is your favourite food? Porridge.

♥ What are you into right now? Writing my name, because I just learned it at school (and its not a very easy one so I am very proud).

♥ What is your favourite colour? Green.

♥ What is your favourite animal? Lion.

♥ Your favourite book? It’s Voyage en train.

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

♥ What do you like best about your room? That there is a lot of space to build a biiiig train track.

♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? The one with the blue parrots [Mini Rodini].

♥ Your favourite pyjamas? Spiderman (really cool vintage style!)

Thank you Antoine, it was great to meet you. Say hello to Leonor!

(images: Paul et Paula)

before and after: jonah’s blue bedroom

2 May, 2014 in kids room design, portfolio

Today I’d like to share some photos of a boy’s bedroom that I designed last year. This is Jonah’s blue room:

Jonah's blue boy's room 1

Jonah's blue boys room 4

Jonah's blue boys room 3Here’s what the room looked like before the make-over:

Jonah's room before make-overThe project was a close collaboration with Jonah’s mum and I love how fresh it’s all turned out. Although the astronaut bedding and moon wallsticker hint at a space theme, this blue scheme is super easy to adapt. You can find out a bit more about the transformation here.

(images: client’s and room to bloom, photography by the wonderful brett charles)

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