7 Top Tips for creating a timeless kids room...

 

We love children's room decor and we love top tips - Lavender Hill Interiors has provided their 7 top tips to achieve a timeless kid’s room that is chic, and that has style that will stretch as child grows.  

Design, Styling and Photography  Oh Eight Oh Nine

Design, Styling and Photography Oh Eight Oh Nine

1 - Keep it simple - A neutral colour palette is key to a great child’s room. Choose light airy neutral colours, this creates a chic base as well as a calm atmosphere. Neutral colours give you flexibility to add pop of colours with accessories like bed linen, cushions and throws. 

2 - Layers of love – Add more texture. Choose comforting fabrics such as bamboo sheets made from high quality organic bamboo. The collection is designed with understated, classic elegance and features cooler colours that will contrast beautifully against a Lavender Hills upholstered bedhead.

3 - Grow with me – Invest in classic and timeless furniture that will adapt to the growth of a child. Lavender Hill Interiors bedside table and chest of drawers which feature fluted legs and drawers, or Incy Interiors teeny change tables which is adaptable and can be later used as a bookshelf when baby gets a little bigger.  

4 - Frame it – select wall decals that have a mature twist such as Alan Walsh Posters and can be transferred from the bedroom to the lounge.  

5 - SPACI-AL Awareness: For all those bits of lego! Yes, you know it!  
Invest in chic storage such as Olli Ella’s range of baskets which will empower rather than overwhelm the room like plastic containers do.  

6 - Throw down your style. Introduce warmth into your children’s room with a statement throw or rug that is durable, made from quality material and will help protect the carpet underneath from natural spills and thrills when children play! Fab Habitat’s Tangier in Celery and White which is woven from straws made up of recycled plastic, so you can just shake or hose off for easy cleaning.

7 - Children have a say – it is important that your child enjoys the process and feels as though they had input. Kids enjoy imagining their dream room and are interested in designing their own bedroom.

 

Little Rae Prints...

 

For artist and mother-of-two Summer Daniels, the arrival of her first daughter two years ago not only made way for a re-connection with her love of art but the launch of a brand new business Little Rae Prints.

Ms Daniels, now a mother of two daughters, says she was initially inspired by the energy, heart and soul that came from being a new mum. All her watercolour creations are whimsical, soft and filled with make believe.

I like making my pictures glow and look magical. I love the magic and innocence of childhood and my paintings fit in the space between children’s dreams and reality. I hope they encourage a child’s imagination and make their rooms feel magic.” Ms Daniels said.

While her two little girls have influenced Little Rae’s overwhelmingly blush palette to date, Ms Daniels is currently working on a blue collection with cooler tones to create prints that have a boyish element to them but still contain her signature touch.

How to add a touch of magic to your little one’s room:

For me, it is all about surrounding them with an environment that encourages the imagination, lets them be little and envelopes them in a big safe, bear hug of warmth when they enter. That’s what Little Rae Prints is all about - it's warm, it's loving and it sits in the world that exists between reality and dreams.....magic! 

 

May Gibbs x Kip & Co Collaboration...

 

One of our favourite Australian bedding brands Kip & Co have just released what we think could be our most beloved collaboration yet, a range adorned with the stunning illustrations of May Gibbs – yes you are correct, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, The Gumnut Babies!

This month marks Snugglepot and Cuddle Pie’s 100 year anniversary – the iconic Australian children’s story by May Gibbs that went on to produce 13 very loved children’s books.

Kip & Co who are not only known for their eye catching colourful bed linen collections but also for their always on point collaborations had the incredible opportunity of licensing some of May Gibbs illustrations to turn into a capsule collection for Kip & Co Kids and Kip Tiny. The range includes blankets, swaddles, cushions, playmats, sleepwear and santa sacks, eeeek is it that time of the year already?!!

Kip & Co x The May Gibbs collection can be pre-ordered online now – click here.

Kip & Co here - Facebook here - Instagram here - Pinterest here

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Toucan...

 

Heralded as one of Australia’s most acclaimed baby and children’s online department stores, Toucan celebrates a curation of soft furnishings, homewares, bedding, accessories, décor and prints within a beautiful, intimate online shopping environment. Toucan has a collection of treasures for all your decoration and gifting needs, think colourful garlands, gorgeous prints, Mini Deer dollies and handwoven felt ball rugs. 

Below is a gorgeous styled selection of their current print range... lots of colour, fun and inspiration for your little ones!

Toucan here - Instagram here - Facebook here

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Children's Decor Christmas Gift Guide...

 

Can you believe it's under 2 WEEKS until Christmas?! What? I haven't even started shopping yet... help! 

If you love styling, home decor and interiors and your child's room is just as important as the rest of your home then check out my edit of Children's Christmas Decor Gifts below..  fun!

 

Fawn Standing -  Noc Noc

Fawn Standing - Noc Noc

Wooden Toy Camera -  Behind the Trees

Wooden Toy Camera - Behind the Trees

Garland -  Hazel loves Ivy

Garland - Hazel loves Ivy

Felt pom pom garland - Toucan 

Felt pom pom garland - Toucan 

Tassel wall hanging -  Maypole Design

Tassel wall hanging - Maypole Design

Toto Wooden Game -  Rock and Pebble

Toto Wooden Game - Rock and Pebble

Watermelon Dolls -  Avery Trend

Watermelon Dolls - Avery Trend

Wooden Mountains -  Wood and Weave Co

Wooden Mountains - Wood and Weave Co

Messa Print -  Olli Ella

Messa Print - Olli Ella

Dreaming wool felt garland -  In my hood

Dreaming wool felt garland - In my hood

Tribal Village Peg Doll Set -  Vines of the wild

Tribal Village Peg Doll Set - Vines of the wild

Hexagon Stacking Blocks -  Babee and me

Hexagon Stacking Blocks - Babee and me