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my room: danthe

grey boys bedroom with car bed

This cool boy’s bedroom belongs to Danthe who is two and a half years old. He lives with his family in an old farmhouse in de Meern, The Netherlands.

Danthe’s super creative mum Antoinette designed his bedroom using grey as the main colour. She found the Jeep on Marktplaats (a Dutch version of eBay) and turned it into a bed – complete with working lights. Antoinette made a lamp out of a washing machine drum, and the framed collage you can see above. (If you would like her to make one for you, contact Antoinette by email at abrundel[at]gmail[dot]com).

Antoinette’s best advice for designing your child’s bedroom is to let your imagination run free – the sky is the limit. Create a colour plan beforehand, but take care not to repeat colours too much, as this will tend to make it look too matchy-matchy and a bit boring.


Now let’s find out a bit more about Danthe! Tell us Danthe…

♥ What is your favourite food? Fried eggs.

♥ What is your favourite colour? Green.

♥ What is your favourite animal? Cat.

♥ Your favourite book? Dikkie Dik [adventures of very curious cat].

♥ What is your favourite thing in your room? My car bed, I love playing with it.

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

♥ Which are your favourite pyjamas? The ones with with diggers and tractors.

Thank you Danthe, it was lovely to meet you!

(images: Ursula Kemp)

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  1. Caroline @trend-daily

    OMG how incredibly talented is is Mummy?! Stunning ideas-can’t pick a favourite because they are all so brilliant! You Dutch folk are amazingly talented-I love your sense of style over anyone else’s. Happy New Year lovely xxx

  2. Dante is soooo cute loving his bedroom too especially the Jeep! Happy New Year luv xx

  3. What a cool room and such a talented mother. It’s amazing all the different rooms you show on your blog Ursula – there’s always such a pleasant element of surprise and originality. Danthe is so lucky, better not let my son see this, not as creative as antoinette in making cool beds I’m afraid. xx

  4. I’m impressed by the creativity. The collage looks fabulous !

  5. I’m presently changing my son’s room into a tween/tennager room and i love you compilation of ur kids fav toys on the frame !!!How did you make the collage frame and how did you adhere the items onto the frame? Any other ideas I can transform my son’s kiddie room into a teen room?

    Love your ideas…keep on inspiring,

    • Hi Elisa, Danthe’s mum makes these collages on commission, do contact her to see if she can help (contact details in the post itself). You’ll find tips to transform a kid’s room into a tween/teen room in an earlier guest post I did – have a browse through the ‘kids decor’ category.

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