Archive for ‘KIDS BEDROOMS’

April 19, 2012

Styling Idea # 408 Kids Clothes as “Art”

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Is there anything cuter than kids clothes? The sheer size and mini-ness of these incrdible pieces never ceases to promote gushes of “ooohhh” and “arrhhhh”. The latest catch cry as kids clothes start to resemble the adult fashion piece is “I would wear that!”. Either way they are too cute to stay all folded up in draws (again, cute mini draws “ooohhh”).

I say hang them up – pick one or two that work with the colour palette and make them your art.

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March 28, 2012

Styling Idea # 396 Kids Storage Wall

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I am feeling particularly inspired to do some DIY today. Some days just feel like good days to get the hammer out and MAKE something. I am not a huge crafty person (believe it or not) and for a stylist I find the idea of making small craft projects rather tedious. I am much more likely to want to build a bench or a bed. I like big things. In fact I believe I will one day have a work-shed with all the wood and tools I need! Oh….and an artist studio because of course I like HUGE canvases rather than dainty little things.

I am not particularly talented at either however I would love to try my luck at something like this little idea. Practical for storage and an ever changing piece of art. Love that.

If anyone has kids and wants to try the idea (and lives in Melbourne) please let me know. I’m 100% up for it!

Source: familyliving.se via Joey on Pinterest

March 5, 2012

Styling Idea # 380 Branch Mobiles

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How was everyone’s weekend? Chances are in live in Australia the answer will include the words “wet” and “rainy”. Yep, summer finished in flash (of floods) and we were all left saying “where is my winter wardrobe?”. How quick we forget what we wore last season!

My down time was well invested in the rabbit hole of the internet where I found these lovely images. I may be a little late to the with the idea of using branches (we have seen this before), however I hadn’t seen it as an adorable clothes rack for a nursery and I loved the simplicity of the feathers.

January 24, 2012

Styling Idea #353 Belted Magazines

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Sometimes I see something for the first time. It is rare…but always a delight if it is clever.

Case in point….belting a pile a magazines! What do you think?

December 14, 2011

Styling Idea # 327 Oversized Portrait

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I am not the Pixie photo type. Infact, I don’t believe I have ever had a photo of my family on display. I haven’t owned a photo frame in the past 15 years and I can’t stand the idea of the rotating ones.  You will never see me posting fun time shots on facebook- I’m not on the stupid site.  However I have to admit that if you must have an image of your loved ones around make it a piece of art in it’s own right!

Check this out!

Stil Inspiration

TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME 

  • Try this idea on the living areas where the walls are large and can perspective.
  • Another awesome space would include the nursery , above a bath or an outdoor wall – along a verandah for example.
  • Keep the background white and use a white space to get the gallery feeling. The subject is the focus- keep it clean.
April 14, 2011

Styling Idea # 164 Hanging Basket- Nursery

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I am not sure why I went with a nursey idea today- but if you have one hang this! It looks good!

From Scandanvia With Love

TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME

  • Hang cane for rustic glam, white for pure girlie or brights for fun!
  • Add in toys, rugs, baby accessory (I have no idea what these are likely to be being a non-mother)
  • Keep it whimsical by adding rope as the hanging solution- tree swing style!
  • Keep it high enough so no little ones want to get in 🙂
April 5, 2011

Styling Idea # 157 Pink and Orange

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Yeah- I thought this colour scheme was tacky too- until I saw this photo. What a great idea for a little girls room- fresh and pretty.

Lonny Magazine

TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME

  • The key here is to stay clear of primary colours- don’t use primary basic orange or pink instead stick with mustard base tones, soft fairy floss, raspberry and softly softly blend.
  • Use stripes and checks but be careful of too much floral
  • Be inspired by nature and mix a little green where you can!
February 2, 2011

Styling Idea # 113 Slides as Artwork

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Can you still make slides from your photographs? mmm maybe someone can tell me? If not you could use old slides to create your own mini gallery effect- I think this looks great.

Design Evolution

TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME

  • What I love here is the mini gallery effect- slides, Polaroids, or cut outs from favourite images would all suit if you repeat their mini size over a symmetrical pattern.
  • I think the floating shelf is important in creating a balance and supporting the smaller size of the prints above.
  • The white frames are great but black would well too.
  • Try using a primary colour frame and frame the letters of the alphabet for kids room in this style- a cute little room update with an educational basis.
  • What about using a couple of light boxes and displaying slides on the back lit box- you can pick these up from eBay.
January 19, 2011

Styling Idea # 103 Coloured Chairs

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I made the comment that the colours I wanted to see more of in 2011 were evergreen, pink, mustard, reds and oranges. I also said that I think black & white will (should) still continue high on our lust list. So how would you go about injecting one of these happy go lucky colours into your world? I plan on showing you some little ways.

Vogue Living

TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME

  • A brilliant quick and fresh way to add colour is one single chair
  • The beauty of this idea is that if you cannot afford a fairy floss pink Series 7 chair for real you can paint anything any colour you want! Find a chair that you like the shape of at ANY SECOND HAND STORE! Don’t look for ones that need upholstery we need to be able to paint. If the chair is wood you can strip it back, if it is veneer you can prime it and cover.
  • Use the paint colour you have painted your new chair to add colour somewhere else. Think of an interesting place that is not too obvious -skirting boards, inside cupboards, window sill, storage box!
  • Dont limit yourself to the colours I have suggested add colour in anyway with this idea.
  • Top off with a clashing cushion or bright wallpaper behind and you have a very smart styling feature.
  • Try this in the nursery with little children size chairs- cute!
  • This idea would work in the bathroom, the kitchen, the hall, the entrance, the spare room, the dining room, the balcony….i could go on!
January 12, 2011

Styling Idea # 99 Retro Lounge in Kids Room

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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

TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME

  • 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