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.
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.
What do you think? Like the idea?
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…
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.
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.
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.
It is the season to be jolly, it is the season for for “Lebkuchen” and for wish lists….
I have started my very own caffeinatedmum’s wish list for Charlotte, a lovely collection for my little lady, perfect for the festive season…
1. Swan Dancer Feather Headband from Tutu Du Monde. 2. Star Lapel Pin from Titlee. 3. Cookie Pink Nail Polish from Nailmatic Kids. 4. Polly Rose Glitter Nail Polish fromNailmatic Kids. 5. Nina Ruffle Top in Dusty Rose from minouche. 6. Pom Hair Clip fromWoodstock. 7. Prince Pom Hair Clip from Woodstock. 8. Luna Wand in Powder Pink fromNumero 74. 9. Emma Ruffle Bloomers in Dusty Rose from minouche. 10. Caramel Cat Purse from Emile Et Da. 11. Pompom Socks from Louise Misha. 12. Pearl Pompom Bracelet from Louise Misha. 13. Hanoi Pearl Pompom Bracelet from Louise Misha. 14. Sunday Sandal from We Are All. 15. Fairy Wings from Numero 74.
I would like to introduce another stylish essential for your kids room – the bunny lamp “Mr. Maria Miffy”. You can find this lamp in every hip & cool kids room.
The character Miffy was founded by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. He would tell his one year old son stories about a little bunny he had once seen while on holiday in a village off the coast of the North Sea. Hence, miffy (or nijntie in Dutch) was born. To know miffy is to love miffy. Even if you’re not familiar with this cute and quirky character from Holland’s best-selling children’s book series (*), you can still invite her into your home to light up your life.
Mr Maria is a Dutch design studio based in Amsterdam. The studio was founded by Jannes Hak and Lennart Bosker. From the name and the logo you can conclude that they are a brand with a playful artistic character. Mr Maria aims to create eye-catching products for children of all ages. Shaping clouds into pure, clean and warm creations is our main goal as designers. “We don’t make products, we create stars!”
If it’s fun you want, I highly recommend checking out their full range over on their website: http://mrmaria.com/.
Caffeinatedmum feels “artsy” with the lovely toys from Luckyboysunday as it adds a bit of edginess in the room of the little ones.
Luckyboysunday is a brand of modern luxury knitted art toys and soft furnishings for the home, inspired by an artistic take on the world of children.
the brand’s danish designers, camilla koerschen and camilla ebdrup, are highly creative textile designers with backgrounds in fashion and art, who founded their studio in 2007.
Their work magically straddles the worlds of adults and children, the everyday and the unusual, bringing a poetic, artistic sensibility to both the living room and the children’s room.
If it is “artsy” to you, check out their website: shop.luckyboysunday.dk
Caffinatedmum loves the French brand Creme Anglaise. With the furniture from this adorable brand you can create a caffeinated galaxy inside your little one’s world.
Creme Anglaise was established in 2008 when owner Emilie was waiting for the arrival of her little boy Mael. A few years later, Emilie now spends her days in the South of France with her furniture maker husband creating a beautiful range of children’s cushions, mobiles, musical boxes and wooden furniture for the world to enjoy.
With cute star and moon motifs worked into the bed frames and drawers, your little one will drift off into sweet dreams with no trouble at all.
If it is also a dream you would never want to wake up from, check the website:http://www.cremeanglaise.bigcartel.com/
Another stylish essential for toddlers (supplier warns: Not suitable for children under 36 months) is the officially licensed Volkswagen pop-up tent.
The VW Kids Camper Van tent is an officially licensed Scale replica tent of the iconic 60’s VW Transporter. Packaged in a stylish and easy to store VW Wheel Bag, another great touch. The Tent accommodates up to three children comfortably. Perfect indoors and outdoors, these new mini-me versions of the iconic 1965 Split Screen VW Camper Van are too cool for school… Not to be outdone by their parents, these new tents are just what every hip and happening kid needs.
This is an easy pop up tent , no pegging or complicated instructions, just take it out of its carry case and pop it up!
Today I pick one of my stylish items for toddlers, the Woouf! bean bag as I am so in love with it. The only frustrating thing about these yummi looking homewares is that you can’t actually eat them! This very cool range of bean bags from Woouf! will add a splash of fun to your kids rooms….
Woouf is a Spanish brand established in 2008 in Barcelona. After 10 years working in the fashion industry, Pablo Martinez and Alice Penaud decided to apply their knowledge to interior design to create an unique and original brand, Woouf!
They started designing an unconventional collection of bean bags inspired by urban culture, music, art and every day objects.
If it’s fun you want, I highly recommend checking out their full range over on their website.