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my room: karl malte

danish kids room karl malteThis amazing kid’s room belongs to Karl Malte who is six years old. He lives with his sister and parents in an apartment in the Copenhagen district of Vesterbro, Denmark.

Karl Malte’s bedroom was designed by his mum Marie Willumsen, who is a graphic designer and illustrator – the decorations and illustrations were done by her. Check out the wall mural and customisation of the wall hung storage units. I’m rather in awe of the way she has turned simple pine cabinets into something really special.

Marie’s advice for designing kids’ spaces is to create zones: a playing zone with easy acces to toys in see-through boxes, a sleeping zone, and a ‘relax’ zone, where your child can sit with his iPad or listen to stories. This can be a big swing or a beanbag for example – your child will want to hang out there all the time.

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Time to have a chat with Karl Malte now! Tell us Karl Malte…

♥ What is your favourite food? Spaghetti and meat sauce.

♥ What are you into right now? I like to play with Ninjago Ghost from Lego.

♥ Your favourite book? The Vitello books [by Kim Fupz Aakeson].

♥ What is your favourite colour? Red.

♥ Your favourite animal? A monkey.

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

♥ What do you like best in your room? My swing.

♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? The one with the Moomin trolls.

♥ Your favourite pyjamas? My Star Wars PJs.

Thank you Karl Malte, it was great to meet you!

(photography by Monica Bach for LilleNord)

amara interior blog award

16 September, 2015 in news

amara interior blog awards 2015

I made a small announcement a few weeks ago, but in case you missed it: I’ve been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog award! I am incredibly honoured to be amongst some amazing nominees, and to take them on I’m going to need your vote!

Voting ends in two days’ time (Friday 18th September midnight), so the race is on. If you’d like to support me and my blog, click here to go to Amara’s voting page.

Thank you so much for your support!

Ursula x

PS: Your vote will be entered by Amara in a giveaway for an amazing trip for two to the Amalfi Coast!

mr fox: stylish children’s desks

best childrens desks for MR FOXWith the kids going back to school, it’s time for a round-up of some super stylish children’s desks. These beautiful and practical kids’ desks made my monthly edit for Mr Fox magazine. Find out where to buy them along with some workspace tips by clicking through to Mr Fox here.

(image: room to bloom)

in the press: kin magazine

2 September, 2015 in in the press, news


I was interviewed by Kin magazine, an in-store publication from nursery brand Mamas & Papas, about children’s interior design. I really enjoyed enjoyed their questions, Kin put some real thought into them – and the same can be said about the rest of the magazine. You can pick up a free copy at Mamas & Papas in-store, or you can read more about why I design for children, plus lots of tips in the online magazine here.

PS: the cover of issue no.4 is a Liberty print to signal the collaboration between Mamas & Papas and Liberty London which launches in-store on 7th September: gorgeous Liberty prints galore on children’s clothing and interiors accessories!

(images: kin magazine)

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