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Nursery Bedding - Monday, April 27, 2015

 Well it has been a while since I posted a blog. I've had a lot happening with extending and redecorating my house but it has been a rewarding experience and the whole family is settled and enjoying our new space.

I seen some lovely new nursey and children's bedding in my search for redecorating rooms. Here are some photos of what we have in store at the moment.

            

We are busy coming up with new ideas for next season. Share your thoughts on what you would  like to see in stock.

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Decorating My Baby's Room - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Before my first child was born, people would ask me what theme or colours would I use to decorate the baby’s room. My husband and I decided not to find out the gender of the baby so going neutral seemed the best way to go.
 
As an interiors designer the most important aspects to decorating my baby’s room were:
 
·         A wooden cot in a walnut stain that converted into a junior bed so I could get more years of use out of it
·         A matching chest of draws that could accommodate a change bench on top. The room was small so the available space in the room had to be used wisely
·         The walls were painted light beige. This worked when using accessories in shades of soft blues, yellows, greens and cream
·         Noah’s Ark laundry tidy next to the change table
·         Noah’s Ark bookends on the shelf
·         A lamp for soft lighting at night time
·         A feeding chair although I removed this after a while as it took up too much room.
 
It’s a boy! When Daniel arrived I designed a personalised canvas using stylish red and blue fabrics with wooden pegs so we could hang pictures and invitations.
 
We have since moved house and I have redecorated Daniel’s room based on his interests of anything with wheels.
·         Walls painted in Dulux Island Light (light blue)
·         Sourced white fabric with a colourful cars and trucks print to make curtains for the room
·         Walnut stained single bed. Interchange a ‘cars’ quilt cover by Whimsy and a Thomas the Tank Engine quilt cover.
·         Walnut stained chest of draws. On top is a wooden train with the letter spelling ‘Daniel’.
·         White bookshelf with the Noah’s Ark bookends
·         A red and blue transport themed bean bag by Mooka.
·         To add character to the room the walls are decorated with:
            - A personalised canvas that I designed using red and blue fabrics.
            - My 30x30cm handmade canvases using stylish fabrics to create a fire truck, rescue helicopter and an ambulance.
 
Most importantly this room reflects Daniel’s interest and his personality. He just loves to play in his room or sit in the bean bag to read a book. 
 
Do you have any stories to share about decorating your child’s room? If so please share them and let’s keep the conversation going.

 

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Decorating a room for a pre-schooler - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Decorating a room for a pre-schooler

As a babies grow into pre-schoolers there comes a time when the nursery needs to updated to accommodate their needs and interests. In my case I am renovating my house and will be starting from scratch to decorate Daniel's (my son's) bedroom.

Excited by the fact that I have a blank canvas to start with, I just love trawling through articles and pictures from other designers to get some fresh ideas. I came across an article which has great ideas for decorating a bedroom for pre-schoolers and thought I would share it with my readers.

http://www.homelife.com.au/decorating/bedroom/bedroom+decorating+tips+for+a+pre+schooler,5238

The ideas in this article are very practical and simple to do.

Happy reading and I would love to know what you have done to decorate a pre-schoolers room.

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