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pastel decorations

With our new home renovations coming to an end, it’s now time to start thinking about the decorating –   about the furniture, the little objects and the personal touches that will turn this place from a house in to our unique home.  This is the exciting bit and the bit where we get to be creative and have lots of fun.  One  of the things I am very keen to do is to have a playful element in all our spaces.  I don’t want strictly grown-up zones and separate kid zones.  I don’t think we live like that anymore so every space in our home will be shared between the adults and the kids and I want this to show through in the decor.

cute pastel decorations for the home

I am not talking about toys strewn all over the living room or turning the dining table in to a kids craft centre, but instead picking out cute little objects, cushions and artworks that will work alongside the more grown up pieces.  One of the shop’s I’ve got my eye on to bring some kiddy cuteness in to my home is Eef Lillemore (don’t worry, I don’t know how to pronounce it either!).  They have some of the cutest decorations I’ve seen and I’m especially loving that panda tray for my kitchen and why not an ice-cream cushion for my living room?  And what about a few of those pastel posters for the bathroom?

Everybody needs a little dose of cuteness in their home and when you have kids, it’s the perfect excuse to introduce it in to every room.  I wouldn’t even object to some of that cloudy wallpaper in a hallway – so subtle and sweet.  Of course a lot of the stuff at Eef Lillemore would make such fun decorations in a kids room too – like those beyond adorable posters!  Something guaranteed to make you smile each morning, so why not have a little touch in every room?

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Have you seen the stunning new Spring/Summer 2015 collection from Oyoy?  Oyoy is a Danish interiors brand for kids and adults and in true Scandinavian style, they make bold and beautiful cushions, soft toys, blankets, bedding and more.  From the new collection for kids, it’s the soft toys that are really standing out for me but then again the adventure rug (pictured second from top) and the circle rug are very cool too. 

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The soft toys aren’t just toys but  cushions too so they’re equally good for playing with or decorating with.  These are the kind of playful cushions that I wouldn’t even object to having in my living room – especially that turtle!  Then there’s the adventure rug in striking black and off white which would be so much fun in any kids room.  And the circle rug – simple, minimal but so eye-catching.  Forget the kids, I want that for my room over some light wooden floors.  While I’m lusting after their kids stuff, their grown-up things are equally lust-worthy so they’re worth checking out too.  I’m just glad I have a whole house to do up soon so I may just have an excuse to indulge in some of this!

Whimsical art

December 11, 2014

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With our recent house move I’ve got a million decor ideas floating around in my head.  There are so many things and styles I like that I know it’s going to be hard to narrow it down and choose one particular style of decor.  With Anya’s room too I keep flitting from a vintage style to something more modern.  Then of course there is the art for her walls.  I’ve been collecting all the kids art I like on a pinterest board but when it comes down to choosing just one or two pieces for her room, I really don’t know how I will manage.  My latest find are these quirky water colour style prints that I’m loving.  I love their expressions and the whimsical style of the characters too.  This collection is by Mrs Mighetto and you’ll find most of the range at Mokkasin.  One more fab art collection to add to my ever increasing choices!  How will I ever choose?!

"black and white blankets for kids"With Winter well and truly here in London, I thought it was the perfect time to introduce you to these cosy and stylish kids blankets.  I’ve long been a fan of Rafa kids and these blankets are one of their latest offerings.  They all come in black, white and grey tones with either a sheep, leopard or dot design.  The blankets are big so you and your kiddies can all snuggle under them together.  I love this idea of spending long Winter afternoons snuggling under a big blanket while watching a film.  Even though I’m not a cold weather person there are some things I love about Winter and big cosy blankets and quilts are definitely one of those things.

"colourful wooden stacking blocks""colourful wooden toy blocks""colourful wooden animal puzzle"I am very much a minimalist at heart and adore simple wooden toys that are left in their natural state or painted in just white or black.  The simpler they are and the less color they have, the better they look to me.  But once in a while there comes along a toy literally bursting with colour and I can’t resist.  This is one of those times.  These Raitti wooden toys have been created by designer Aino-Maija Metsola for Marimekko.  In true Marimekko style, there is bright colour everywhere and the graphics are are no less bold. My favourite is the animal adorned stacking blocks but the whole range is incredibly striking, don’t you think?

P.S. Have you entered my giveaway yet? You could win some beautiful French clothes of your choice.

mama & baby…

April 11, 2013

"green tutu skirt"This week’s picks for mama & baby… let mama decorate with this gorgeous tulle adorned Liv light while baby wears that pretty mint green tutu.

From Sweden with love…

December 5, 2012

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Whenever I used to hear someone mention Sweden or when I saw something Swedish I’d always think of one of my closest and oldest friends who is half Swedish.  Sadly we now live continents apart but luckily it’s one of those friendships where this doesn’t matter at all.  Now when I hear the word Sweden, I fleetingly think of my friend and then my mind just gets flooded with thoughts of wonderful Swedish design!  The Swedes, and the other Scandinavians too have a design sense that is second to none and I’m very drawn to their aesthetic.  So when I discover a new Swedish shop I get very excited as I know it’s going to be good even before I check out what they sell.  And that’s exactly what happened with Le Kiosk.

Le Kiosk is a new Swedish store which sells goodies that are sourced from all over the world but each piece has the Scandinavian touch of being simple, light and bright in style.  In their kids section you’ll find fun crafty things like the {make your own} house box and the pretty washi tape covered pencils… {forget the kids, I’d love some of these for myself!}  There are also the cutest kimono baby slippers on offer and some cool mini woollen blankets plus loads of unusual posters and prints.  What I love most about Le Kiosk is that a lot of their carefully selected offerings are handmade and as a result very unusual. 

P.S. Have you seen our Christmas gift guides for kids and mama’s?

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When I was in school, maths was one of my favourite subjects (so geeky, I know!).  I felt completely at one with algebra, logic and even calculus but there was one branch of maths that was a thorn in my side and that was geometry.  How the tables have turned since then… I’ve forgotten all my complex equations but I can’t resist a good geometric pattern.  Not quite the same as studying geometry but it’s those exact same shapes I dreaded seeing that now bring such delight.  And so when I saw the goodies offered by OYOY, a new Danish interior design shop, I was smitten.  I first spotted their clean designs adorned with geometric patterns over at Paul et Paula and I knew I had to share them here.  

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From the colourful hexagon bed linen to the cushions adorned with a range of shapes, OYOY’s style is minimal, clean and very Scandinavian.  They use lots of shapes throughout their creations but without ever over-doing it.  Less is more is their design ethos and it clearly shows.  While there are things aimed specifically at kids, I think much of the beauty lies in the ageless appeal of everything they offer.  The colour scheme of using lots of neutrals with pops of neon is really appealing too.  I’ve always been very partial to Scandi design and OYOY is another great new example of Scandi design at it’s best.  Forget algebra, I now know that geometry is the way to go!

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