Two of my great loves when decorating children's rooms are Linen and Wallpaper. When it comes to wallpaper i feel spoilt for choice. There are so many fantastic wallpapers available both new and vintage and so many different looks available. I never know where to start, it's quite overwhelming, but I still get excited every time a client mentions they are open to wallpaper. Linen is another story. It's very rare for me to find children's linen that i really love. I often get emails from mum's asking me where to find really cool linen, so today i thought i would share one of my favorite brands. "Bibelotte" is a Dutch brand that has been around since 2006. The reason i love this brand is because it's so easy to mix and match. I love their Little Range best, with floral sheets, reversible quilt covers, little house cushions and the super sweet accessories. The lamp shades are adorable as are the wall prints and of course the wallpaper. I could easily have the Little Quilt Cover and sheets on my bed - not sure if my partner would like it but hey, his eyes are closed when he is in bed anyway.
Hi, it's me again. Jacinda. Remember last blog post i promised to bring you trends for 2013/14. Well I haven't broken my promise, and here i am again to share another trend with you.
I recently spoke about Urban Warrior and the next trend is along the same lines. I am calling it "Boy Guides" (yes a cross between Girl Guides and Boy Scouts). The great outdoors was a theme we saw in 2012 and it will continue this year and next year. With the age of technology playing such a huge part in our children's lives, it's all about getting them outdoors and expoloring. Boy Guides is about adding elements of expoloration and nature into our kids rooms. It may be a tent and log cushions, toy camera's, binoculars, or compasses.. Badge collecting is another great idea - just like Scouts awarding badges when children have been well behaved or when they have completed a task exceptionaly well, these badges can be pinned on a pinboard, sewn onto a cushion, or even pinned onto the tent like the one in this design board.
I love this Boy Guide Trend as it creates imaginary play - setting up a campfire (pretend of course), sleeping outdoors under the stars, toasting marshmallows, looking for and collecting bugs, and even taking photographs. Whilst i bring you new trends i don't recommend that you go overboard and turn your kids room into a forrest, it's all about making you aware and providing you with inspiration. You may decide to add a new print & cushion, or purchase this very cool tent or you may decide to work this theme into the next birthday party - now i would have loved to have a Girl Scout party growing up :-)
Next week i will bring you another cool trend we will see this year.. I am still trying to create a creative name for it, but this trend will have something to do with ice-creams and lollipops and is one for the girls (think i may have to sample a few ice-creams between now and then to tell you more about it).
Thanks for reading, love Jacinda x
I promised myself that in 2013, i would write regular blog posts and keep you all updated on what is going on in the world of kids rooms.. I looked at the date and was shocked to find it's February already and I haven't begun to keep my promise. So here i am now, writing my first blog post for the year (many posts will follow - as per my abovementioned promise & thanks to the reminder post it note on my fridge.)
Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to share some trends that you will find appearing in kids rooms all over the world. Hopefully there is one or two that you will love that will inspire you to incorporate into your little ones room.
The first that i am sharing is called "Urban Warrior". To incorporate this theme into your boys's room, think American indians, tee pee tents, bows & arrows, feathers, and animals such as wolves & bears. For a girls room, you can use dream catchers, pretty indian girl artwork, geometric prints, and lace tents.
Urban Warrior is a Native American trend that is being seen in fashion and homewares worldwide. I have incorporated this theme into this design board to show you the things to look out for.
1. Look for tribal & aztec prints. The cushion, rug and throw in this design board, all have aztecs print that work well together.
2. Wild animals. As you can see these feature heavily in this design board and as most children love animals, it's a great way to incorporate this theme but keep it childlike.
3. Arrows will be huge this year. I have already started using them in my designs and imagine i will be using them all year round. If you look closely at the rug & ottoman you will see the arrow shapes, so even if they are not "arrows" as such, you find geometric and arrow shapes in many forms.
5. Wood - okay so i know wood has been around forever and we are always using it in children's rooms, but raw, natural organic peices like the chair and side table i have chosen is what to look out for.
So that's it for me, i am off to sit in my teepee and start to draft Blog 2. I hope you look forward to reading about it, as i look forward to sharing with you another trend for 2013.