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!
Thank you so much for your support!
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)
I’m really excited to have been nominated for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015. But now I need your votes! If you like Room to Bloom I’d be super grateful if you voted for my blog by clicking here. Thank you!!!
Have you come across Norwegian children’s interiors label Sne Design? If not, you’re in for a TREAT! If you have, but couldn’t work out where to buy Sne Design‘s beautiful products, I have some great news: the Sne Design web shop is now open, so you can order in the UK too!
To celebrate the opening of their new shop I asked Sne Design if I could make one of you happy with something beautiful for your child’s bedroom and they have offered me a HUGE €100 gift voucher to GIVE AWAY! Isn’t that amazing? The lucky winner can go on a €100 online shopping spree at Sne Design and you can spend it on anything you like – some beautiful kids’ bedding, pretty garlands, storage, prints – there are so many beautiful products to choose from. Please see below for details on how you can enter to win. But first, here are a few of the things I would love to spend that €100 gift voucher on…
- Visit Sne Design and check out their children’s décor here.
- Return to this post and comment below telling us what you would love to buy for your little one’s room, how you’d use it, why it would look amazing, etc.
- Visit the Sne Design Facebook page and also post your answer there, using hashtag #roomtobloom and add @roomtobloom to your post on their wall. You can of course LIKE their page too if you love their designs as much as I do.
Note: You have to be 18 years old or older to enter this giveaway. The giveaway is open to readers worldwide. You may enter once daily until midnight BST on May 7th, which is the closing date of this giveaway. One winner will be chosen via drawing and contacted by email so please use a valid email when you comment below but do not put your email address in the comment – use the appropriate boxes please. You need to complete all of the steps above in order to qualify. The winner will receive a €100 gift voucher that will need to be spent at Sne Design’s webshop by June 7th or else another winner will be selected.
Thank you Sne Design and good luck to everyone!
UPDATED: This giveaway is now closed – the winner is Irene. Thank you for entering everyone and congratulations Irene!
(images: sne design)
I have been so busy during the last few months of the year, both with new and existing projects, that I haven’t found much time to keep you updated. I’ll be posting long awaited photos of newly completed nurseries and kids’ rooms soon, but in the mean time I wish you a very merry Christmas!
(image: the above illustration made me smile today and is by the super talented illustrator and surface designer rebecca jones.)
If you have boys, don’t miss the launch of Mr Fox magazine, a new digital magazine aimed solely at the parents of boys. Edited by Lydia Gard (Associate editor of Country & Town House magazine and Editor at Large for Smallish), the content will cover all aspects of raising boys, including fashion, family travel, education, development, toys & games, outdoor activities and… interiors of course! Yours truly will be contributing a monthly column with the best decor finds for boys’ rooms.
(image: mr fox magazine)
Proud 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!
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!
(images: brett charles photography)
Every year babies and young children come to harm in the UK because of unrestrained blind chains and cords. To raise awareness about the risk of injury, I’ve teamed up with Interior Goods Direct, a company that specialises in window coverings. They are giving away four types of simple child safety devices which can be fitted on your window frame to keep blind cords and chains safely out of children’s reach. To request your free child safety device, click here.
Keep in mind when designing your child’s nursery or bedroom not to place the cot or bed in reach of cords near a window and keep cords as short as possible and away from the floor. After you’ve used the cord or chain, secure it with a blind safety device.
(photo: heidi lerkenfeldt)
Playtime is a trade fair dedicated to high end children’s fashion, décor and maternity. It takes place twice a year in Paris and is one of the loveliest trade shows for children (and always a good excuse to go to Paris and visit friends!).
I was inspired by 3 main trends:
1. Vintage & romantic – Subtle, soft, muted tones of pink, green and orange (very Parisian I think) and floral prints. Look out for musical stars and clouds by Nini la duchesse, ultra soft bedding and funky prints from Jack n’a qu’un oeil, pretty patterns by ie boutique, and Tiny Tales story boxes from Tiphaine mangan.
2. Black & white – I loved the new cushions from Atsuyo et Akiko.
3. Modern & bright – Neon colours and bright dots everywhere! Great dolls and cushions from Atsuyo et Akiko again. This trend is very evident in kids fashion, for example Chat méchant shoes and Noé & Zoë Berlin.
(images: amélie joncquez, tiphaine mangan)