Merry Christmas to you. Thank you for following my facebook page, my instagram and my blog. I was hoping 2013 would be a great year for me, but on a personal note, I had my heart broken by a guy who was funny, handsome, kind and a great cook. Unfortunately for me he didn't find me quite as endearing and maybe my own cooking skills scared him away, but I am okay now and my heart is mending. I may have never got out of bed if it hadn't been for you guys emailing me, asking questions and wanting design boards done, so thank you. Behind the scenes you have really helped me. On a postive note, I bought myself MY VERY OWN 1 bedroom apartment. It's tiny but really cute and I hope you don't mind if I blog about it every now and then, as I would love to share with you the personal touches that I am going to put on my new home. So thank you for sharing 2013 with me, thank you for your kind comments, entering comps and just following my facebook page and blog. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and I hope 2014 is the best year yet for all of us. Lots of Love, Jacinda xx
Occassionly during my consultations I will suggest a wall mural and most people screw up their noses & shake their heads and say "mmmmmm, i don't think so. I don't think a wall mural is for me". I forget that not everyone is in the design world and that when they think of a wall mural they are thinking back to the painted disney murals they saw in the 1970's and 1980's. But wall murals are really cool. I mean really, really cool. I love these vintage photo murals below, which are perfect in childrens rooms. A great family photo, or a photo of your child with someone that passed would be a wonderful way to remember them.
Or you could use a fun instragram image that you have taken of your little one!
C'mon I know you have plenty.
And if photo's are not your thing then how about adding a little bit of nature in your kids room?
A trip to the moon perhaps?
When it comes to decorating your children's room, be more like your child and use your imagination. Don't be afraid to do something bold and different, and if you need someone to hold you hand and help you choose, well you know that's what i am here for.
Here are some websites to get you started:
Thanks to the following for their images:
I have a new friend and her name is Jo. Jo and her husband Ryan are a very cool, creative and hardworking couple with 2 beautiful girls "Grace & Daisy'. You may know of their business - Such Great Heights and if you don't know of this company, then keep reading and i will tell you a little more.
Ryan and Jo love make believe and encourage children to use their imagination. They produced this lovely "wonder tent" which i have used in my room designs and also came up with cool looking merit badges and adventure capes. Such Great Heights have now commenced an Artist Series, where they will work alongside some of the best International artists and illustrators to bring us some beautiful and unique art for our kid's rooms. Below is their first instalment of the series, by Sweedish illustrator Camilla Engman, which is a wonderful & sweet woodland print which features a copper foil finish.
Jo was kind enough to offer me 2 of these wonderful pieces of art to GIVE AWAY to 2 very lucky people. So you may be aware this week I ran a comp on Facebook and now i get to announce the 2 fortunate winners... So if your name is ANGELA SMITH and you have a daughter "Olivia Grace" and if your name is KATE ROELING and you have a son "Louis Valentine", then you better get yourself off to Ikea and get a Ribba Frame as this print will be hanging on your wall very soon.
For all those that missed out, Such Great Heights are offering $10.00 off these prints to all Hide & Sleep friends and family (that's you), all you need to do is visit their website and add "tenner" in the coupon code.
Have you all have a lovely weekend - love Jacinda and her new friend Jo x