Spring is officially here today, so to celebrate I wanted to share this gorgeous floral Garden Deer wallpaper by Zoe Barker. Don’t you think that a single panel of this would make a sweet accent mural in a spring nursery or kid’s bedroom? The design can also be printed large scale as individual wallpaper panels, printed at 160cm wide, tailored to your space.
(image: zoe barker)
Thank you everyone who’s been visiting, commenting, browsing my blog… I hope to see you again in the new year with lots more tips and ideas for kid’s rooms. Happy 2013!
(image: wooden star light from xo-in my room)
Quickly go buy some white hama beads for the weekend to make these sweet Christmas decorations with the kids. I found these snowflakes and how to make them over on the Heodeza blog written by Aude, a very creative Swiss girl living in the Netherlands. Happy Christmas Aude!
(image: room to bloom)
Longing for summer, I’m bringing the outside in today. If you have enough space, you could set up a wooden playhouse in the playroom. Alternatively a teepee or play tent will provide hours of fun or a quiet nook to hide.
(images: 1. floral lamp 2. summer garden bunting 3. nurseryworks tree bookshelf 4. wooden swing 5. raccoon wall sticker 6. wooden playhouse 7. my first ever flower garden 8. dotty bird hook 9. crochet woodpecker 10. kids wheelbarrow 11. strawberry wall sticker 12. dragonfly 13. rainy day garden)
OK – when I came across these eye charts at Molly-Meg my heart nearly stopped. How inspired are these prints!? They are produced as a limited edition by creative design studio Floor 4 Projects in New York, who make eco-friendly toys and room decor for kids.
(Oh – and this Easter weekend I noticed Molly-Meg offers free shipping or 20% off all purchases – I’m not paid to mention this, but honest to goodness get over there fast).
(images: floor 4 projects)
What better excuse than Easter looming to list your favourite bunnies?
My all time favourite children’s light has to be the Dutch designed Miffy night light. Inspired by Dick Bruna’s legendary picture book rabbit Miffy (or Nijntje as I knew her), the light is an amazing focal point for a simple nursery. It’s made from recyclable plastic (read: shatter proof) and shines a soft ambient light which you can leave on at night whilst your little one dreams away. I love the supersize floor version (80cm tall), but her smaller sister (50cm) is rather fabulous too. They’re available here.
Did you know that Miffy was created after Bruna had been telling his one-year-old son stories about a little rabbit they had seen in the dunes while on holiday? Miffy became a girl after Bruna decided that he wanted to draw a dress and not trousers on his rabbit. Her Dutch name Nijntje is short for konijntje, meaning ‘little rabbit’.
Sweet dreams x!
(images: unknown + room to bloom bunny love, papamaria)
When I spotted that Donna Wilson (of the quirky knitted toys and homewares) has teamed up with ‘once bitten, truly smitten’ chocolatiers Rococo to create these hand-painted chocolate eggs, I knew that my Easter egg hunt was over. Her signature creatures feature alongside more typical Easter bunnies, chicks and lambs and all come beautifully packaged in Rococo boxes.
My favourite is the ‘Food Chain’ Russian doll style egg above. With typical Donna Wilson humour, there are 3 Rococo ganaches inside the carrot, which is inside the rabbit, which is inside the fox.
The Owl and the Pussycat feature on Wilson’s round cushions, sailing away in their beautiful boat.
Let me know which design is your favourite!
(images: donna wilson)