In bed with Fred...

 

I'm just so in love with In Bed with Fred's fabulous kid's bedding... and their second range 'Paper Jungle' is all about layering. They have combined their love of colour, natures simple beauty and have added a little "fun". 

In bed with Fred was born when three Australian mothers, Alex, Erica and Jacinda decided to take a leap of faith to fill the gap and bring you something fresh and bright for your children's rooms. Their vision was for a modern, colourful and illustrative linen collection and they worked with designer Kimmy Hogan to bring their vision to life. All of the products have been designed in Australia and made in India with the best quality linen available. 

See more of the collection and all the gorgeous babies bedding by clicking here...

"Let's drench our children's rooms in colour with clean, modern designs....let's steer clear of cliche baby colour schemes and themes .....let's create a linen range for our children that is sophisticated yet so fun and friendly that it would be loved by babies, children and adults alike!"

In Bed with Fred here - Facebook here - Instagram here

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New bedding by NUNUNU world...

 

BURN BABY, BURN! NUNUNU cranks the amp up to 11 as they introduce another electrifying bedding collection to their already cult collection of kids wear. 

For the coming season, NUNUNU displays their continued exploration of muted hues and minimalism, and draws inspiration from industrial design... kids minimalism at it's best!

NUNUNU here - Instagram here - Facebook here 

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Kids Bedding with Aura Home...

 

Aura Home not only does stunning bedding and homewares for us adults but now you can style up your little one's room with gorgeous bedding from them as well!

A pretty pastel palette with geometric shapes and stripes will transform your cuties space and hopefully have them running into their new and improved bed!  

Aura Home is Designed in Melbourne & inspired by founder Tracie's love of global and Australian travel. Aura is all about sublime colours, textiles, natural fabrics and exquisite patterns. Aura is a hint of Scandinavia, a dash of India and a whole lot of Melbourne. 

Aura Home 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

 

Little Bairn...

Written by Nina Eberhardt

Being the sister of 'Dot + Pop' certainly has it's advantages. Recently I was gifted a beautiful set of pregnancy products from the delightful company Little Bairn... It's a little different from the usual posts on Dot + Pop, however Eve was drawn to the products by their sorbet colours, minimalist feel and the vision of how dreamy they would look in a babies nursery.

I love products that are Australian made and organic, especially now I am carrying, and Little Bairn ticks both those boxes. Their products are all 100% natural, made from pure and organic ingredients, so you can be assured there is nothing nasty in store for mum or baby.  The ingredient lists are short and there are no fillers – just pure, safe and simple products. All products are safe to use right from birth and are eczema friendly. 

Victoria, the owner and founder of Little Bairn, found herself disappointed at the amount of unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients in baby care products available at the time her son Oliver was born, in 2011. Wanting to protect her son's skin she decided to take a 'back to basics' approach and in 2013 Little Bairn was launched.

I was lucky enough to receive four beautiful products to try...

The 'Relax Me' Pregnancy Bath Soak has been a godsend. Designed to soothe the body and calm the senses -  it has lived up to it's name! Made with organic rose petals and lavender flowers, white clay, Himalayan saltand Epsom salt, it not only smells beautiful but looks gorgeous too. Even though I am only in my second trimester, I am usually exhausted and sore after a day spent up and down off the floor with twenty 6 year olds! A warm soak in the evening has been an indulgent way to relax, soothe my muscles and steal an hour away! 

The 'Blooming Belly Oil' is designed for the prevention of stretch marks – something I am very interested in! I had been worried about the chemicals in bio oil and hadn't been all that keen to use it, so I wasvery glad when this arrived in the mail! The description on the bottle says 'A blend of organic, omega rich oils to boost collagen production and leave skin supple and smooth. Avocado and jojoba oils nourish the skin and help improve elasticity, while calendula, evening primrose and rose hip promote healing and renewing'. It smells beauitful and I feel a million times better rubbing this into my growing belly knowing that it is completely natural - and the best thing is, no stretch marks yet! 

The Rose Hip Oil I haven't used much yet. I'm saving it to use after the birth as it can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, scars and stretch marks, although I'm hoping not to have too many of those! In the mean time I have been using it on my face when it is feeling particularly dry as it is packed full of fatty acids which help to nourish and regenerate my skin. 

I'm glad to say I haven't had to use the Nipple Balm yet! From what I have heard from friends who are mothers, it will come in very handy once Bub is here. I cant imagine putting something with nasty chemicals on sore, cracked nipples, so I am pleased to have this lanolin free balm to naturally relieve and protect. The ingredients include avocado oil, rose-hip oil and liquid Shea butter. A review to come in the future! 

I am looking forward to ordering some other products for the baby. I have already found it tricky to buy products that are natural and I can't think of anything worse than putting creams or powders on my baby's skin that contain artificial colours, fragrances and other nasties. These are on my wish list:

Bottom Balm - A blend of soothing oil and natural beeswax specially formulated to both treat and prevent the symptoms of nappy rash.

Natural Baby Powder - A talc free powder, containing soothing white clay and a hint of lavender to leave baby smelling sweet while absorbing moisture and soothing skin. 

Sleepy Time Bath and Massage Oil - I am excited to give this a try as I am looking forward to learning about baby massage. It is a gentle blend of nutrient rich oils that will leave baby feeling nourished and smooth. The addition of chamomile and lavender will help prepare baby for sleep too! 

Go to www.littlebairn.com.au to see more beautiful products such as Sleepy Time Nursey SprayMilk and Honey Bath Soak, Cucumber and Sweet Orange Body Wash. ( I feel a big order coming on!) 

Little Bairn here - Stockists here - Instagram here - Facebook here - Twitter here

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Young Folk Store...

A store just for the young folk.. From fun cushions to artwork, prints, lighting, rugs and decorative pieces, Young Folk’s unique product range is specifically chosen to inspire parents to easily achieve the ‘designed look’. 

Young Folk, an online store dedicated to children’s interior styling and décor has opened its virtual doors giving Australian parents a reason to proudly show off their child’s bedroom. 

Designed to be a one stop shop, Young Folk Store provides a great range of children’s décor products along with an interior styling service and baby shower and nursery design registry. 

Check out more of The Young Folk here or head to our Kids Page.

Website here - Services here - Shop here - Instagram here - Facebook here

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Kristy Whithers - Top Children's Bedroom Trends for 2015...

If you are looking for inspiration to freshen up your child's bedrooms this year, look no further...These top bedroom trends for 2015 by Kristy Withers are sure to inspire. Kristy is the founder of Incy Interiors and trust me, she knows what works!

1.       Vintage. 2015 we are taking a trip back to enjoy a little bit of vintage with a contemporary twist and turn. To share a piece of the past with your little ones- we love the Georgia Bed. Featuring a beautifully handcrafted and distressed design it has captured the principles of simplicity, minimalism and functionality and, at the same time, delightfully radiate warmth and modern- day charm

2.       Sheet- 2015 is about decorating and DE cluttering! Introduce dramatic differences with bed sheets; for cots, have a little yellow mellow with the Bambella Designs fitted cot sheet that transforms the change table from functional to a statement piece or for a pop of fun and colour try the Dreamers Inc printed fitted cot sheet.

3.       Layered Love  whether it be a mixture of colours, textures/ or both, layers add dimension and means that you can enjoy creative flexibility without having to commit to a colour story. We love Dreamers Inc. collection of fun animal motifs that can be mixed and matched to add a punch of personality that won’t’ get sleepy!   

5.       Magic Metallic – 2015 will be so shimmery! Enjoy a little metallic magic using bronze, silver and gold applications against bright white! The classic subtly of metallic has a warm tone and will complement the balance of the home - try this gorgeous Gold Eliie Cot from Incy Interiors. 

4.       Statement Mat- To open a smaller space without adding layers of decorations and clutter, simply select a change table mat that is bright, adds a pop of colour and is a statement piece for your sweetie. Bambella Designs have an amazing selection of Change Table Mats in a pretty palette of shades sure to dress up your darling’s room

Kristy Withers from Incy Interiors, Bambella Designs and Dreamers Inc. will be exhibiting at Life Instyle Trade Event, Australia’s destination for homewares and trends - Sydney, 19- 22 February 15.

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Kip Tiny...

Alex, Kate and Hayley launched Kip & Co in 2012 offering bright, colourful, beautiful bedding and have quickly expanded into a renowned and vibrant lifestyle brand. Their children's and babies collections are so beautiful, made out of the finest fabrics and I just love the patterns, textures and designs on these bad boys!

"Kip & Co’s collections are inspired by the everyday and the out of the way – life’s big moments and its sunny days, laughter, adventure and the next sip of champagne."

Website here - Stockists here - Instagram here - Facebook here

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Incy Interiors and Kip & Co SS14...

Stylish, fun, playful and unique the Kip & Co and Incy Interior Collaboration is all that. Such a perfect partnership for both brands as their like minded creativity is out of this world. A great step in the right direction for both of these brands to be creating gorgeous furniture together; and who knows what else will be coming in the future. 

The range comprises of unisex Kids beds with multi coloured panels (see below) and a cot with the same effect (see below) - they are so fun your children will be running to bed every night.. no promises!! 

The bedding range on display is from Kip & Co's 'Leopard' and 'Camo' range - it features single sheets, doona covers, pillow cases, cushions and blankets.The range is available online from Incy Interiors Stores and online atwww.incyinteriors.com.au and all regular stockists. 

Website here
Instagram here
Facebook here
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Feeling Fruity… Top tips from Children's Interior Designer Christie Blizzard

It's time to get fresh and fruity as we come into summer... and what a better way to get inspired to decorate your kid's room than with the best in the biz... Christie Blizzard - Children's Celebrity Interior Designer. 

Here are some budget busting finds and some decedent delights to help you update your little one’s space and make it picture perfect for the silly season...

Top Tips To get a Fruity Finish:

1) HEALTHY START: Accent your child’s room with fruit, but don’t make your child’s room look like a fruit bowel. The idea is to inject freshness and fun into the room, rather than over doing it. 

2) FRUIT SALAD: Use these elements to match in with your existing pallet. For girls, consider the cherry print or a watermelon rug that works with what you already have. Make the fruit trend work for you.

3) BUY IN PAIRS: To keep things consistent, use two fruit-themed items. Just one will have no purpose / balance in the room so always good to off-set it with another fruity fun piece.

4) DON"T USE REAL FRUIT: As tempting as it is, a bowl of lemons or apples just won’t go the distance. If you would like to consider real fruit as decor, be sure to keep them in a vessel that can be changed from time-to-time and is up high enough so your little one won’t eat the produce. If real fruit is a must, fill a vase with glorious green apples as a “sometimes” decoration, rather than chucking a fruit bowl on the desk.

5) DIY: if you are crafty consider painting your own canvas or framing a fruit-inspired tea towel. If your child is old enough, make a day of it and have them create their own fruit-inspired wall art.

6) KEEP IT FRESH: Don’t like fruit? If fruit just isn’t your thing, use the colours as inspiration and build from there. Reds, greens and yellows are very on-trend and can still give your child’s room a summer flavour but won’t leave a bitter taste in your mouth. 

7) BUDGET CONSCIOUS? Check out etsy.com there are so many gorgeous handmade options from some amazing artisans that will make your fruity palace unique

8) WALL STICKERS: The fruit fad will give your space fabulous pops of colour and make their room alive. However, using fun wall stickers (pineapples from vivid wall decals) means you can make a statement without it being a permanent one. From just $25 you can give yourself a fun feature wall that can be removed when you need a new look.

9) OTTO- MOTTO:  Make your own ottoman. If you are lucky enough to have a great local vintage shop or an ability to track down items online, find an old-fashioned fruit crate and make your own seat cushion using foam and strong, fruity colours which doubles as a storage box.

10) FRUITY TANGO:  This gorgeous trend will inspire some amazing, fun spaces. That is the whole idea. Take risks with colour, be playful and enjoy this limitless fad before it is last season’s flavour.

Product references from above pictures:
1.    Sonny Angel Fruit Series - $9.95 from This Little Love
2.     Country Road Bedding: From $39.95
3.     Oobi fruit stools: $249
4.     Vivid Wall Decals: from $25
5.     Watermelon lamp $199
6.     Watermelon Felt Rug: On sale for $200 from Incy Interiors
7.     (Cherries) Rocket and Floss Artwork: from $20
8.     Fine Little Day Pear Poster – $48 from Skip To My Lou
9.     Talo Interiors Hand Picked Lemon: From $185
10.   Apple wall paper: $148 per roll

Find out more about Christie Blizzard here
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