Styling Idea # 99 Retro Lounge in Kids Room


I am so excited to have recently received a baby shower invitation from one of my readers! (This reader is an old friend not a stalker) How exciting- it seems I will be welcoming so many babies in the next three months from my wonderful girlfriends. So as I pin up the invitation I will make my last post in the double digits (EVER) on a nursery idea.

From Scandinavia With Love


  • Okay so everyone loves an upholstered retro chair but where does their petite size actually look any good in our era of oversized/overstuffed lounges and modulars? Somewhere else where little things are in perfect proportion- a kids room or nursery.
  • Pick a colour that pops and creates an impact in the room or be bold and select a junior print- you can always have it reupholstered for the hall when they grow older – or pass it on as a perfect family heirloom.
  • In Sydney Gamla Lan in Danks St Waterloo can help you by sourcing the authentic Swedish Malmsten sofa’s like this one and they can arrange for upholstery for you!
  • If you do not have the space for a lounge the single seats are to die for!!
  • If you remember the Vogue Living Cover (see image below by Lisa Cohen) with Stephanie Conley’s amazing chairs from Gamla Lan (upholstered in Christopher Farr Fabric) you will know why I have coveted these chairs for so long and to now connect the idea to a nursery makes them so much more versatile and opens up so many fabric options.

Vogue Living Photography Lisa Cohen

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