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In the press: baby london

30 July, 2014 in in the press, news

baby london summer 2014Proud to be a contributor again to Baby London’s interiors pages. This season’s theme for your nursery or child’s bedroom is the circus – get a copy whilst you can!

ikea for kids’ rooms

ikea kids balancing bench gym matThere are a couple of staples for kids’ rooms that I love at Ikea, but this season they have topped the list with some limited edition goodies that not only look great, but are an absolute steal too. First up is the balancing bench – the perfect piece to perch on whilst tying shoes in a hallway, and of course for balancing games in a playroom. Second is the gym mat in a range of tonal greens, a soft surface for indoor and outdoor tumbles. I love the way these images are styled too – those red and pink floor boards look edible!

But, as VT Wonen stylist Cleo Scheulderman shows in their July issue, the bench looks great in a monochrome space too!

ikea ps balancing bench in vt wonen(images: ikea, photography for vt wonen by alexander van berge)

vintage wallpaper in kids’ rooms

I love decorating with vintage wallpaper in kids’ rooms –  using it a on all four walls in a box room, on just a feature wall, or working with small pieces to up-cycle furniture. One of my favourite shops for retro wallpaper is Retrovilla (based in Denmark but shipping worldwide). They currently give 25% discount on all wallpaper until the end of Sunday 13th July (mention “SOMMERTILBUD” in the comments field), so now might be good time to have a browse! Here are some images to get you inspired:

vintage wallpaper kids room pink

vintage wallpaper kids room orange

vintage wallpaper kids room blue

vintage wallpaper kids room yellow

vintage wallpaper kids room green(image sources: -pink- milk, the style files, nordic bliss, vt wonen -orange- mes caprices belges, mokkasin, nooshkids, mokkasin -blue- morganours, kmldesign, little big magazine, room to bloom -yellow- 101 woonideeën, mokkasin, decopeques, frokenbauer -green- mail onlinedesign sponge, miluccia, pure style home)

 

my room: alexander

kids playhouse in gardenThis colourful playhouse is a hideaway for Alexander, who is 7 years old. He shares it with his brother Adrian and lives with his family in Norway.

The boys’ playhouse was designed by their mum Anne Lene, who is a musician and blogger with a keen eye for interior decoration. Her blog Ralfefarfars Paradis if filled with beautiful photographs of her home and the updates she makes to it.

Anne Lene’s advice for decorating kids’ rooms is to make it an inviting, cosy and safe place. Avoid filling it up with too much stuff so there’s room to play.

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Let’s find out a bit more about Alexander now. Tell us…

♥ What is your favourite food? Pancakes.

♥ What are you into right now? Exploring nature, finding small animals and insects.

♥ What is your favourite colour? Yellow.

♥ What is your favourite animal? Fish.

♥ Your favourite book? Barbapapa.

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

♥ What do you like most about the playhouse? The small furniture. I like to play with lego there.

Thank you Alexander, it was super to meet you!

(images: ralfefarfars paradis)

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