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If you’re not in to bold, bright colours but on the other hand find white spaces too blah,  pastels can work really well for your nursery or kids room.   With pastels you can choose to go with just one tone keeping it more minimal or you can mix a range of pastel shades to create a more colourful room.   Here are 5 pastel rooms to inspire you:

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This is a beautiful minimal space by Aurelie Lecuyer with pastel walls that are complimented with pastel accessories like the bedding and cushions.   I love how the colours don’t take over the room but instead it’s that vintage cot that really shines and everything else works so well with it.

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Pretty vintage spaces…

December 6, 2013

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Here are some beautiful vintage kids rooms to inspire you today.  The floral wallpapers, the vintage beds, the little pompoms and garlands all come together to create spaces that are so charming.  While I love them all, my favourite is the second one with that gorgeous wallpaper and the almost faded Autumnal colour scheme.  Vintage rooms don’t get much prettier than these, don’t you think?

Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!

Image credits: 1. Style room,  2 & 3. Mokkasin,  4. Socialite family.

Boys, boys, boys…

September 12, 2012

Boys rooms don’t have to be dull and samey.  I have seen many that are so I went on the hunt for some that are anything but boring.  I think a vintage touch in a kids room brings extra charm and character so I’ve selected 3 boys rooms all of which have some wonderful vintage magic:

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Each room has so much charm and creativity and while they’re all vintage inspired, each one is so different.  I love the little touches in all the rooms like the vintage lockers in the second room and the vintage games used as wall art in the third room.  The first room has an almost Moroccan looking bedside table which is very cool too.  With a little creativity and imagination, it’s possible to have a very unique boys room too, don’t you think? 

Image credits:  1. Lait Fraise mag…  2. Rafa Kids…  3. Apartment Therapy

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I have a huge soft spot for vintage goodies especially when they’re as unique as these offerings.  As you may know, I’m a big fan of the poetic French kids vintage store called Les Petit Bohemes which I’ve featured before and now I’ve discovered a second similar store called Desaccord.  The two stores are definitely connected but have different offerings and today I want to share the wonderful world of Desaccord… a world filled with whimsy and quirk, one that is unique and original and full of vintage treasures for kids.  Pictured above is a kids space using furniture and toys from Desaccord and what a wonderful room it is. 

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Those industrial sofa benches, that crochet light, those quirky circus animals, that vintage dolls pram… what’s not to love?!  There is not a piece in this magical shop that I don’t wish to own.  I really don’t know where they find this stuff but what I do know is that each and every piece is a one off and so unusual.  Desaccord is very much on my list of the most covetable vintage shops ever.

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In 2009 Mette traveled to London and discovered a small dusty Indian hardware store with the most stunning vintage wallpapers.  The wallpapers were hidden away in the basement of the store and not a roll had been sold in over 40 years.  What an utter waste of such delights, thought Mette.  She traveled back to Denmark with around 60 rolls of the stuff but just wasn’t satisfied.  She couldn’t stop thinking about the rest of the treasures that were just lying there being wasted.  So impulse and passion took over and she hopped on a plane, came back to the hardware store and bought every bit of wallpaper on offer… thousands and thousands of rolls.  And that is how the utterly delightful Retro Villa store was born.

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Looking at these wallpapers I can completely understand why Mette couldn’t forget about them.  They make such an impactful backdrop for any room but I especially like them in a kids room.  And the ‘no holds barred’ approach where different colours, prints and patterns are used within one room just add to the wow factor. 

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You can buy vintage wallpaper by the roll at Retro Villa who have an amazing selection but they also use it to decorate kids vintage furniture just like the cubby hole shelves and chair pictured above which are for sale too.  Mette, the owner and founder, is also a stylist and many of these images are her work.  There’s a whole load of inspirational pictures on her website so if you’re feeling as inspired as me, you can buy the paper and have a go at sprucing up an old piece or furniture.

Vintage nurseries really float my boat like no other style of nursery decor.  I’m not sure why but I think it may have something to do with the freedom to mix and match as you please.  There is no right or wrong, there are no rules, no colour restrictions; it’s just about you and your creativity.  And besides, no two rooms will ever look the same.  I often seek out vintage baby rooms to share with you and today I’ve found 3 that are un-missable:

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I love everything about this room… the colours, the eclectic wall pictures, the gorgeous pom poms and the DIY feel.  The pallet bed is in fact made by the parents of the lucky baby girl whose room it is.  I found this room over at Apartment Therapy.


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A completely different look for this nursery but still very much vintage inspired.  Created by a Dutch mama called Nina Invorm, this room is full of vintage treasures from toys to clothes to wallpaper.  It’s a happy, bright, cheerful room that looks beautiful too.

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Much more muted with an almost minimalistic vibe, this vintage nursery is another beauty.  I love the exposed brick and the completely unexpected black leather chair.  This nursery is by Oeuf NYC, the makers of beautiful nursery furniture and more. 

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When I spotted this vintage nursery I was besotted.  There’s so much going on that you don’t know where to look but it all comes together somehow.  To me it looks like some kind of an enchanting, mystical forest with all the deep green and the quirky vintage characters and toys dotted around the room.  What a fun space for any kiddo.  I’m loving the leafy knitted detail around the cot bars and the vintage wallpaper used on the changing table/cabinet.  This room is so unusual, so captivating, so magical.  It’s been put together by the mama and papa in question with a lot of attention to detail and huge amounts of creativity.  I just love it!  To see all the details and find out more about where you can buy some of the pieces, visit Lait Fraise Mag where I discovered this wonderful, wonderful room.

P.S. Have a look at these 3 wonderful vintage kids rooms.

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"vintage kids room"

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I come across lots of images of fabulous kids rooms and while I like many of the styles, my favourite decor style is vintage.  I love the freedom, creativity and the ‘no rules’ aspect of vintage kids rooms.  Mix and match different pieces as you please just like in the 2nd image where even the 2 beds are different and it works so well.  There are no rules on colour either, the bolder and brighter the better as in the 3rd image where you have fuchsia and red together.  And best of all no 2 rooms will ever be alike so you’ll definitely end up with something very unique.  I chose these 3 rooms as I love them all for their individuality and their ability to inspire.  And of course if you choose a vintage style, decorating your kids room won’t cost you much as you can scour garage sales or even your own loft and find pieces that you can throw together. 

Image credits: 1. Mi Casa Revista, 2. Emmas Blogg, 3. The Boo and the Boy

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