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no. 74 childrens bedding

When I first laid eyes on this whimsical bedding from new kids on the block No. 74, in was love at first sight. Friends Nancy and Poupy from Italy and France combine their handmade creations with vintage children’s furniture and toys to create gorgeous style for contemporary kids rooms.

no. 74 kids bedding

(images: no. 74)

featured in mother & baby magazine

14 June, 2012 in in the press

Mother and Baby magazine nursery tour

I’m excited to share that one of my nursery designs is featured in June’s Mother & Baby magazine. You can read the feature in my Press section here.

(image: mother & baby magazine, room to bloom)

bunny lamp winner

8 June, 2012 in giveaway

We’ve drawn a winner from the giveaway that we ran with Petit Home!  And the winner is…

 

heico bunny lamp giveaway winner

Number 32 is Chrissie Allen. I’ll contact her now to let her know she has won and the bunny will be on its way. 

Thanks everyone for entering – sorry there could only be one winner. If you don’t want to miss out on any future giveaways, make sure to sign up for the Room to Bloom newsletter at the bottom of this page and we’ll keep you posted!

x Ursula

(image: room to bloom)

silvercross chatsworth dolls pram

5 June, 2012 in things i love

I recently found out that pram legends Silvercross do dolls versions of their great British classic pram. I’m completely smitten with this gorgeously nostalgic, red poppy Chatsworth dolls pram. It features an adorable ceramic poppy plaque and I think it’s just perfect for little ladies and their babies…

(image: room to bloom 1. chatsworth poppy dolls pram  2. bailey bear)

my room: jip

4 June, 2012 in my room, room inspiration

boys bedroom jip

This amazing boys bedroom belongs to Jip who is two and a half years old. He is Merel’s little brother, whose room was featured in My Room a while ago. They live with their family in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Jip’s room was decorated by his mum Iris, who is an interior stylist and blogger over at Visje bij de thee

Let’s find out a bit more about Jip … 

♥ What is your favourite food? Spaghetti with red sauce.

♥ What do you love doing? Playing with my cars and duplo blocks.

♥ What is your favourite colour? Red.

♥ What is your favourite animal? Dog.

♥ Your favourite book? My Zoo book.

♥ What is your favourite thing in your room? My bed. 

♥ What is your favourite duvet cover? The light blue one with planes.

♥ What are your favourite pyjamas? The ones with the policemen and firemen (Richard Scarry print).

Thank you Jip, it was really nice to meet you!

rabbit-with-tulip

(images: jeltje janmaat for vt wonen, styling by iris rietbergen)

child’s own softies

31 May, 2012 in kids design

childs's own studio softies my dog nina

I seem to have soft toys on the brain at the moment… This curious creature is the creation of Wendy Tsao of Child’s Own Studio in Vancouver. Wendy niftily converts children’s drawings into softies. She’s had a wave of publicity recently, so there might be a waiting list!

(image: child’s own studio)

bunny lamp giveaway

29 May, 2012 in giveaway

Room to Bloom has teamed up with Petit Home to give away this iconic bunny lamp! This is one of my favourite lamps for a nursery or kids room. Good luck for the prize draw!

win-a-bunny-lamp-giveaway

What do you need to do to enter the bunny lamp giveaway?

Count the bunnies in the picture above and put the number in the comments section below by clicking on ‘Leave a comment‘ at the bottom of this post.

For an extra chance to win, hop on over to our facebook page to “Like’” Room to Bloom (click here).

The competition is open to UK residents only and closes on Wednesday 6th June at 12pm. The winner will be randomly chosen and notified by email.

rabbit with tulip

Do you know Petit Home? If not, do go and have a look. This sweet online shop specialises in decorative items for children’s spaces with a beautiful poetic touch. I particularly like the lighting section with of course my favourite bunny lamps, but also have a look at the prints from Famille Summerbelle, quilts from Petit Pan and these sweet Mimi’Lou wall stickers. You can browse by nursery, girl’s room or boy’s room. Enjoy!

(image: room to bloom)

my room: irene

25 May, 2012 in my room

shared girls bedroom: irene

This whimsical girls bedroom belongs to Irene who is 12 years old. She shares the room with her sister Olivia (16). Irene lives with her big family in a modernist flat in the centre of Barcelona, Spain. The girls’ bedroom was decorated by their mum Carina, a stylist and graphic designer who has recently co-founded xo-in my room, a blog and webshop focused on kids furniture (see previous post).

Carina’s best advice for decorating children’s rooms: “Let your children participate. Ask them what they like, as their tastes show their personality.”

Let’s find out more about Irene now…

♥ What is your favourite food? Pasta with tuna fish.

♥ What do you like doing? Drawing and reading.

♥ Your favourite book? Matilda by Roald Dahl.

♥ Dresses & skirts or trousers? Dresses & skirts.

♥ Where would you like to go one day? To a white beach in the Caribbean.

♥ What would you take to a desert island? My pillow! 

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

♥ What is your favourite thing in your room? The little lights at my bed head.

♥ What do you love doing in your room? Reading in bed before going to sleep.

♥ Anything else you’d like to share about your room? On the top of my wardrobe I have a metal box that comes from a real circus!

Thank you Irene, it was really nice to meet you!

 

(images: xo-in my room)

xo-in my room

cirkus baby bed xo-in my room

I recently found out about xo-in my room, a new webshop and blog focused on kids furniture based in Spain. The company was set-up by Carina and her husband and is a real family venture. The webshop is due to open soon, but in the mean time I simply had to share this cirkus cot with you, which I absolutely adore.

(image: xo-in my room)

chick-a-dee smoke detector

23 May, 2012 in kids design

chick-a-dee-smoke-alarm

Designed by Dutch artist Louise van der Veld, the Chic-a-Dee smoke detector has finally arrived in the UK. I’ve long wondered why there are so few interesting and good looking smoke detectors on the market, but with this quicky bird shaped smoke alarm things are starting to change. It was originally intended for children’s spaces, but its playful design would look great in any room.

The Chic-a-Dee smoke alarm takes its name and appearance from the American Black-Capped Chickadee, a bird famed for its noisy warning call. Apart from the white bird on a white branch shown here, it’s also available in pink, blue, and white on a black branch. I prefer the all white version as the pink and blue are a bit too traditional for my taste, and I don’t really see the need to make it stand out against what is usually a white ceiling. It complies with all required safety standards and is available here.

(images: chic-a-dee)

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