I came across this amazing new children’s designer furniture collection by Cose da Bocia (which I think means “kids’ things” in Turin jargon) whilst reading one of my favourite blogs, Petit & Small, over the weekend. Their first collection of children’s furniture was launched during the Milan furniture fair last week. Apart from the furniture being totally gorgeous and a breath of fresh air in kids’ design, I love love love the styling and colouring of these images, so I had to share them with you.
You can read much more about designers Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa from Studio Uda Architetti over at Petit & Small and the Cose da Bocia website. Their collection will be available from September online on their website and in a selected network of high-end multi-brand shops.
Zep’s room was designed by his mum Myrthe, who is a stylist and the owner of Studio Soet, a styling bureau that specialises in the development of creative concepts and photo styling. Myrthe also dresses the windows of Holland’s iconic department store De Bijenkorf. The room features a house shaped yellow bunk bed with vintage wallpaper behind, and a combination of a great green wall colour with orange accents. Myrthe’s approach to designing her children’s bedrooms is to work intuitively and think like a child. Above all: dare to take risks!
The photos above were styled by Myrthe for a photo shoot by Kiyomi Yui, who shot 21 kids’ rooms for a Japanese publication called Kinderkamers van Nederland (“Kids’ Rooms in the Netherlands”) by publishers Tatsumi.
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Time to learn a bit more about Zep now! Tell us Zep,
♥ What is your favourite food? Wraps.
♥ What are you into right now? Playing outside, football.
♥ What is your favourite colour? Blue.
♥ Your favourite animal? Kingfisher.
♥ What do you want to be when you grow up? A scientist or inventor.
♥ What do you love most about your room? My bed. And I like drawing at my desk.
♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? The blue one.
♥ Your favourite pyjamas? My blue checked ones.
Thank you Zep, it was super to meet you!
(photography by kiyomi yui)
Today I’d like to share some photos of a gender neutral nursery I designed for a twin boy and girl a little while ago. My client didn’t want to know her babies’ sex until birth, so asked for a gender neutral nursery which she could accessorise after the twins’ arrival with more gender specific colour.
With two cots and a daybed in addition to a changing station and chair, the challenge was to create a lay-out that didn’t feel too crowded. By keeping the décor simple and making clever use of the space, the nursery retains a calm simplicity.
(images: room to bloom, photography by brett charles)
(image: room to bloom)
Phoebe’s nursery features as a case study in this month’s KBB magazine as part of Ellie Tenant’s lovely article on nursery and kid’s room decoration. The April issue is out now, so do get a copy if you are looking for inspiration!
(image: KBB & room to bloom)
For kids’ rooms Odyvet prefers a white background to keep things looking fresh and breezy and make colours and accessories “pop”. Good looking toy baskets keep the room organised and tidy. An extra large wardrobe can be used for both clothes and general storage. This way you don’t need any other storage furniture, which keeps the room feeling spacious.
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Time to get to know Suze a bit better now! Tell us Suze,
♥ What is your favourite food? I love small bites like olives, bruschetta, pasta, chicken skewers. And mum’s high teas are the best!
♥ What are you into right now? Dressing up, drawing and crafting.
♥ What is your favourite colour? Gold and pink.
♥ Your favourite animal? A cat.
♥ And your favourite book? The Princes Lillifee books and The Adventures of Pim & Pom.
♥ Skirts or trousers? Skirts and dresses – I love wearing dresses with bare legs in summer.
♥ What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to teach drawing and look after cats.
♥ What is your favourite thing in your room? The super soft rug next to my bed and my trapeze.
♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? I have two: one with a princess dress and one with cats.
♥ Your favourite pyjamas? The one with the cats.
Thank you Suze, it was great to meet you!
(photography: henny van belkom)
Whether it’s because you don’t want to know your baby’s sex until birth, have a girl and a boy sharing and want to keep the peace, or because you want to avoid gender stereotyping on more philosophical grounds: there are plenty of good reasons to go for a room that works for either sex. Find out how to decorate a gender neutral nursery with my 8 decorating tips over on My Baba.
I love the slight metallic sheen on the Stellar Blue colour way above. This design would be equally at home in a nursery or a teen room, don’t you think? The subtle golden accents on the otherwise monochrome Portraits wallpaper are such a sweet touch too – who wouldn’t like these little friends in their room?
(images: hibou home)
My latest edit for Mr Fox magazine rounds up the best clip and clamp lights for boys rooms. These make perfect reading lights on bunk beds, but can also be used to wash a wall or ceiling to light up a dim corner. Find out where to buy the most stylish over at Mr Fox.
(image top room to bloom, image bottom photography by louise desrosiers for milk magazine)
I recently designed this green kid’s room, a big boy room for Dylan. He had outgrown his nursery and Dylan’s parents asked me to help them turn a small guest bedroom into a special room for their son.
To stop the room from feeling “bitty” and crowded with lots of freestanding storage solutions, I designed a bed with storage drawers and chunky floating shelves around the chimney breast. The wall and joinery were painted in the same colour to create a feature wall.
The rest of the room was kept light and simple, with timber accents to add warmth to the room. You can see a bit more of the room here.
(images: design & styling by room to bloom, photography by brett charles)