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.
(images: no. 74)
(image: mother & baby magazine, room to bloom)
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.
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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…
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!
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)
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.
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.
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!
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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)
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)
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.