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my room: alexander

kids playhouse in garden This 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)

nursery art raccoon print

little hands raccoon print grey sebra kili cot I recently used this adorable raccoon in pyjamas art print to decorate a nursery (photos this summer!). The print is by Little Hands in Portugal, a company led by illustrators Marta Belo and Leonor Feijó, who specialise in whimsical children’s art prints and wallpaper murals. The prints are available in A3 and custom sizes, and the wallpaper murals can be made to fit your wall. Cute or what?

(image: room to bloom collage with 1. grey sebra kili cot  2. ferm living harlequin wallpaper 3. litte hands raccoon in pyjamas print)

my room: antoine

bright & colourful shared kids bedroom antoine and leonor This 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

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 3 Here’s what the room looked like before the make-over:

Jonah's room before make-over The 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)

playroom interior design

playroom interior design yeka haski bibliotheka
playroom interior design yeka haski bibliotheka
playroom interior design yeka haski bibliotheka
playroom interior design yeka haski bibliotheka Today I came across these wonderful images of a kids’ playroom. The interior design was conceived by artist Yeka Haski for the Bibliotheka restaurant in St Petersburg.

I love how Yeka has created a fresh and fun space without crowding out the imagination. My favourite details: the tree with an integrated slide as a centrepiece for the room, the rain drops, bunting and pendant lights. And the rainbow detailing around the door and ceiling, and… well, the more you look, the more there is to love.

(images: The Village, via the lovely Decopeques website)

to theme or not to theme

themed kids room nursery

To theme or not to theme, that is the question. For hints and tips on how to theme a kid’s bedroom or nursery, take a look at my guest post on the My Baba blog.

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before and after: jack’s toy story room

15 November, 2013 in before & after, kids room design

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)

before and after: tobias’ grey nursery

29 September, 2013 in before & after, kids room design

Today I’d like to show you another nursery that I completed a while ago. This grey baby room was for a sweet little boy called Tobias:

Tobias' grey nursery 1

Tobias' grey nursery 2

Tobias' grey nursery compilation

tobias' grey nursery 4

And this is what the room looked like before it became Tobias’ nursery:

tobias grey nursery before

Quite a difference, right? I’m super pleased how it all turned out, and more importantly – so are Tobias’ mum and dad : )

You can read a bit more about this project here.

(images: client’s & room to bloom, photography by brett charles)

before and after: georgie’s room

9 August, 2013 in before & after, kids room design

A little while ago I completed this sweet bedroom for a little girl called Georgie:

Georgie scandinavian white girls bedroom-1

Georgie scandinavian white girls bedroom 2

Georgie scandinavian white girls bedroom-4

Georgie scandinavian white girls bedroom-5

Georgie scandinavian white girls bedroom 9

And here’s what Georgie said about her new room:

Georgie thank you note

That just made my day : )

This is what the room looked like before:

georgie's room before

You can read a bit more about the transformation here.

(images: room to bloom, photographer brett charles)

new rooms coming soon

1 July, 2013 in kids room design, news

Last week I spent a great day with interiors photographer Brett Charles, to capture some of the rooms I have completed over the last year. I met Brett on a shoot for GoodHomes, when he photographed the home of a client of mine, including Rosie’s nursery below. He has a great eye and is brilliant to work with. Watch this space for new rooms soon!

Rosie's green nursery Rosie's green nursery 2 Rosie's green nursery 3 Rosie's green nursery 4

 

(images: brett charles photography)

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