If you are a fan of Orla Keily and all things retro but looking for something a bit different then have a look at Swedish designer, Lotta Odelius.
Funky shop Howkapow stocks a great range of jars by the designer as well as other kitchenwares. Take a look here….love them!
They also stock these cute ‘Blossom’ teapots by Swedish designer Camilla Engdahl.
Have you see the Dos Family blog?
If you have, you might have been inspired by this wonderful child’s bedroom (Dellas’).
Don’t you just love it!
If you like to shop online for your kid’s stuff and want high street prices then take a look at Verbaudet.
Although best known for its clothing its baby and children’s furniture is a great buy. Keep an eye out in particular for its brightly painted seating and tables.
The chairs are on offer for £18.75 at the moment and come in a fab range of colours. My particular favourite is the dark yellow.
They also stock some great little storage cubes in green, pink, white and orange for £35.
Now that the nights are drawing in, nights in front of the telly start become more appealing.
Keep the kids comfy by investing in a smart beanbag courtesy of HappyCat. In a fab array of colours including pink, purple, green and red they’re a great addition to any home.
Pick them up from Skandivis for £165.
If you don’t want to buy new, buy vintage.
Just saw this wonderful fabric on Etsy, sold by Faerymother.
This is a repost from last year- I will be making new wings for Christmas 2012. Please contact me if you would like some wings made for your little ones!
‘I am currently looking at some angel inspired rooms/interiors and going to share the results of my find in the next few days.
Room topic started off from the creating of angel wings and trousers for my little boy who wasn’t best pleased at being picked to be an angel in his school Christmas show ( Angels were a bit of a ‘girl’ thing apparently). With a three year old to win over, I’m glad to say though that with no tinsel in site, he was really pleased and looked the part.
I followed a pattern on making his wings which was really easy although would have to say that they do take a lot of stuffing. I would say that in the day of so many off the peg costumes being available it is really satisfying to make your own, even if it isn’t all of it.
Go on, give it a go…even if you just sew on some new buttons, create a headscarf, home-made is really rewarding!’
A great site for interior design and decoration inspiration is Apartment Therapy. One of my favourite sections is their feature articles on children’s and baby’s rooms and nurseries.
Check out the lovely nursery featured here-
There are plenty of fab ideas from around the world on here so you’ll never be stuck for ideas.
Check out their wonderful blog, jam packed with kid’s inspiration for interiors, clothes, design and ‘life’…this blog is addictive: you have been warned!
ps. I particularly like the Maileg pic…
I love this time of year even though I would class myself as a summer sunshine addict.
I actually like it because there are normally fab new ranges and products on the marketplace and as a interior buff, you just get spoilt for choice. At the moment I’ve turned my attention to the wonderful world of wallpaper.
As you may be aware, I have just ordered this wonderful wallpaper created by ISAK (above) and sold via The Modern Baby Co. This one isn’t new for the Autumn but I do love it. Anyway, before making my choice I was originally on the lookout for animal print papers and found these below before opting for the bright and bold ISAK print.
Ferm Living have a nice graphic paper in green and white, a great one for a neutral bedroom. It’s available from lots of different stores in the UK and retails for c. £60 per roll! This image is courtesy of Dotmaison.com
British company Mini Moderns goes from strength to strength- they have a lovely butterfly inspired print on one of their wallpaper designs which is really stunning and suitable from babies right through to lovely grandmas!
If you like bold and beautiful go for it, pattern repeats are great fun!
Yes, yes I know, IKEA is great; flat packed, furniture for the masses, but sometimes, just sometimes we need to take a step back and appreciate and applaud hand crafted, limited edition furniture that is created by local designers.
Step forward Anthony Hartley, furniture maker and designer from Yorkshire. Anyone who knows me and my work know how much I love bold colours and Anthony has these down to a tee.
His main pieces are all bespoke with the wonderful Mr and Mrs Smith the Second, Edna (pic below), Sidney and Frank are all made to order by Anthony in his Haworth workshop.
His range includes fantastic tables and chairs starting from £195. I urge you to have a look at his work and be inspired by his brilliance and originality.