★ cactus nursery ★

I am officially a cactus lover and I felt inspired by the nursery designed by Stockholm based designer Maria, owner of Tellkiddo, and that gorgeous cactus wallpaper by Anewall.

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We’ve seen cacti decorating living rooms, bedrooms, desks and bookcases, and now they seem to be quite trendy for kids bedrooms too. Although you wouldn’t put a real cactus in a toddler’s room,  the big variety of sizes and shapes make cacti a very interesting motif for patterns and other designs.

The green hues of cactus designs in combination with natural rattan furniture and jute accessories achieve a modern and playful look in little people’s bedrooms and playrooms.

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What do you think? Like the idea?


★ trip down memory lane ★

I am a sucker for a children’s toy range that bring a modern twist to some traditional classics. So it is no surprise why I am caffeinated by the brand new range fromSuch Great Heights. Aptly named ‘The Nostalgia Collection’ this fresh new gathering of toys takes you on a marvellous trip down memory lane to a time when you yourself were playing wooden toys and dollies on a shag pile rug…

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The 5 piece timber toy range has been designed in appreciation of the authentic shapes and superior craftsmanship of toys from simpler times. Contemporary colours and unexpected textures are cleverly woven through the story to bring continuity to this distinctive keepsake collection.

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Adding to the nostalgic romance of this collection is the fact that it has been designed by the very clever Such Great Heights and brought to life by an amazing little working group in South Australia.

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So, if you are also a sucker for beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted homewares you must head over to the Such Great Heights website here.

★ a beautiful mix of pink & mint ★

After moving & decorating our home I finally have time to blog again….

As promised here the post about the making of Charlotte’s space, that turned into a unique & personalised toddler’s room. I have chosen the Nordic style as it does not require many details and usually is really simple but you need pieces that must be trendy (*). See below the basics we used to design her space beside a toddler bed:

1.) Scandinavian art prints with a very simple design, 2.) Ikea BEKVAM spice racks, 3.) Ikea RAST drawer, 4.) Ikea DUKTIG doll’s bed,  5.) Ikea DUKTIG kitchen, 6.) EAMES kids chair (*), 7.) trendy lamps (*), 8.) word banners in pastel colors, 9.) Ikea MALA Easel

In addition we used a lot of color to personalize the products above, we have chosen a beautiful mix of pink & mint – I love the pastel tones and it is a room for a little girl! For this reason I also added some fantasy touches. The pastel polka dots decals, the ball garland and word banners provide that party and funny touch.

The Ikea BEKVAM spice racks as book shelves:

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I gathered my ideas on Pinterest and Instagram. On Instagram I found  many amazing small business creating magical products like the art prints and lamps that I used.  I also picked up some stunning pieces on craft markets in Germany. It was important for me to fill her space with treasures full of meaning.

In addition I would like to encourage our little one to be creative and discover the joy of reading books. Charlotte has plenty of books in three languages, the amount is overwhelming, so I rotate the display of books on a regular basis…….the spice racks that I use as book shelves are just perfect!
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Let me know your thoughts or if I can assist you in designing the room of your little one! x

★ b & w kids decor ★

I know that black and white kids decor isn’t for everyone but I am a big fan.  So if you are caffeinated like me then this new Dutch shop is for you.  En Las Nubes does some of the cutest black and white posters, wall stickers and decorations for kiddies.  There are lots of stars, triangles, clouds and raindrops featured on a range of goodies, all in black and white but sometimes with a hint of pink or grey.  I’m especially loving those sweet posters that have happy little thoughts printed on them.★

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★ how to style a kids room ★

As mentioned in my previous post, I am trying to design a beautiful home for Charlotte, so I realized that it is hard to know where to start. The amount of products available for kids’ bedrooms can be overwhelming and this often creates a challenge in designing a space that befits both me and my child’s personality.

An Australian Interior Designer for kids rooms, Belinda N. helps parents to bridge the gap between baby store bedrooms and stunning, individual creations.

Here are Belinda’s five golden eggs fresh from her design nest on how to create a unique and personalised room for your little one.

1. Make it personal
Create a special space that allows you and your child’s personality to shine through. Don’t fill your space with the latest and trendiest items “just because” – fill the space with treasures full of meaning. That doesn’t mean if your child loves tractors, you should hang a giant tractor print up. Think outside the box. Search for a cool blueprint poster of a tractor or a tractor cushion. Touches like this will add true individuality to a space.

2. Plan
Rather than buying items just to wonder where to put them, plan and create a well thought out space. Gather your ideas on Pinterest and make sure you think about how you will use the products and where they will go. Planning is essential in good design.

3. Think small
Small business, that is. Trawl Instagram for five minutes and you will find loads of amazing small businesses creating magical products. These products are unique and add interesting elements to a room. If you find it isn’t exactly what you are after, see if you can get something custom made. Never be afraid to ask!

4. Pare it back
Tempting as it is to have all the pretty things out and on display at once, this quickly overwhelms a space. Less, really is more. If you have lots of products you love – rotate and change out shelves and prints on a regular basis. Not only will this help to pare back a room, it will make sure you always have variety.

5. Texture
Texture is one of the most under-used elements in kids bedrooms and nurseries. Think about ways to incorporate blankets, rugs, handles and storage. Try different materials such as felt, leather, timber and sheepskins. You will find it gives the room another layer.
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★ sweet little home★

Currently I am planning and preparing the making of Charlotte’s room, the combination of pastel colors, pinks, yellow and mint green have “caffeinated” me. If the room comes together as I hope it will, I am hoping these will form the basis of the decorating colour palette. I have also had a good look around for inspiration and just love the pops of colour against neutral backdrops.

See below my inspirations for Charlotte’s room …. pastels, ice creams, brightness for a sweet room for my girl!★

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Do you have any advice?★

★ this is dutch ★

Are you looking for some storage of clothes or toys of your children? I would like to introduce “This is dutch” an extraordinary furniture brand. The cabinets from  their Amsterdam collection bring a unique character to your kids room.

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The Amsterdam collection from This is Dutch (In Europe known under the name Kast van een Huis) is a Dutch design of multifunctional storage cabinets for children. The design of these cabinets is inspired by the unique architecture of the Amsterdam canal houses from the seventeenth century. These timeless pieces can be used for multiple purposes and in different settings.