I have just completed Grace's Room and added images to my Gallery. This is my favourite image as it already reminds me of all the things i love about her room. My client's father passed away and wanted a reminder of him to be with Grace, so I thought these "Grumpy" (as he was affectionately known) blocks would be a lovely reminder. I didn't want to add a photo or something big and bold, just a sweet little memento so Grace would know that her Grumpy Grandpa was always with her.
I painted this stool aqua to match an elephant painting that Grace received as gift and added the bunny lamp which is gorgeous but also practical. This will be a great breastfeeding space for my client as the chair is big and comfortable and the bunny lets out a soft light so will allow Grace to drift back to sleep without the glare of a bright light. I love the polka dot cushion and the Cloud with her polka dotted stockings and mary jane shoes.. plus it reminded me of my logo, so how could i not fall in love with it. I am sure Grace will adore her and they both will sleep on Cloud 9 in Grace's new nursery.
I do understand & like the minimalist style despite my love of combining toys, patterns, colors, lamps, rugs, beds, artwork, mobiles, desks and all the things I just can't get enough of. And this is one minimalist room that i love. It's simply, a bed, wall mural and toy chest - yet it is still colorful, boyish and creative. I am not sure what the script on the murual says, but i am thinking maybe something simple like "there's a whale on my wall? if anyone can tell me different, i would love to know."
Apartment living with children in Europe is very common & it seems we are now starting to follow this trend. The Australian dream of a 3 bedroom home in the suburbs with a white picket fence is being replaced by inner city living, being close to parks and cafes with shared communal vegie patches. With such small living spaces, it is becoming imparative that designers come up with new ideas to ensure these spaces are both functional, practical but still fun. This boys room is perfectly designed for apartment living. It only requires a small amount of room, and includes a cool loft bed, secret wardrobe space and the fantastic wide stairs which allowfor toys & books to be displayed. The mushrooms and rug bring color and fun into the room and as for playing space, no doubt there is 2 hectares just across the road.. who says we need a white picket fence?