There Shall Be No Tree…

Well, no real one.

This year I have come to the decision (after much deliberation and angst) that there will be no Christmas tree standing proud and pretty at our home. Hurricane hands Axel will have a field day otherwise, and I’ll spend the whole time a) worrying about the tree collapsing on top of him and b) worrying about my beautiful decorations (especially my glass bauble from Harrods!) being ruined by saliva and small emerging teeth.

So instead of a gorgeous tree I am planning on moving the bar cart (which has also seems to be in the path of Hurricane Hands) and taking down our Lester Hall War Dog print to create room for a washi tape Christmas Tree.

Here is the space I have in mind in our dining area (all our living room walls are wood panelled so would be tricky to do it there) but as we have open plan living the tree will still have pride of place in our home.

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And here is some inspiration for Washi Tape Christmas trees I found via Pinterest.

It might be the perfect excuse to get the felt ball garland I would love for Axel’s room so I can ‘decorate’ my tree!

Watch this space…

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Mexsii

Mexsii bedheads are FAB! While in Noosa we watched The Block Glasshouse on TV and my eyes were immediately drawn to the gorgeous splash of colour that this amazing bedhead brought to one of the team’s bedrooms.

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Mexsii is the brainchild of Merryn, an upholsterer and interior decorator, who was frustrated with the lack of inspiring bedheads in the industry. Sarah, the other half of Mexsii Bedheads, holds a background in marketing and has a passion for small business. Each artwork has been created exclusively for Mexsii, is inspired by nature and the bedheads are made in Melbourne with minimal wastage and impact on the environment.

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With a kids collection as well, Mexsii has a bedhead for everyone – I am definitely feeling inspired. Check out the whole collection here.

 

 

 

Castle and Things

Continuing on with my Australian content, today I am featuring gorgeous Sydney based bedlinen and art company Castle and Things.

Fluro colours, simple yet bold graphics and using interesting media such as paint and felt, ensures Castle and Things products promote a sense of fun and whimsy. Yet another Australian company with a sunny outlook that makes you smile.

Follow this link to check out all the gorgeous products available.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone x

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All images via Castle and Things

Artist Profile: Laura Blythman

Australian designer, illustrator and creative director Laura Blythman is renowned for her colourful, hand-drawn  illustrations and lettering. She is so good that her skills are much sought after and she has worked with large companies such as Cotton On kids, Zoo York, Typo and T2 teas.

I love her quirky characters, bright use of colour, interesting typography and that she often includes glitter in her works! Her prints would add a pop of colour to any home and would look especially good in a child’s room.

Follow this link to check out all her gorgeous prints, cards and posters.

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All images courtesy of Laura Blythman

Fromage La Rue

As we are currently holidaying in Noosa, Australia, I thought featuring Australian content would be appropriate!

Fromage La Rue is a Byron Bay based company that specialise in vintage style, large Marquee Letter Lights and shapes (stars, thunder bolts, clouds, hearts, ampersand) and perspex signs. More recently they have released a petite range – perfect for a child’s bedroom; I think soft lighting in a child’s bedroom or nursery is so important and these are a fun, yet classic way of achieving this.

They are super popular so if you are keen to purchase one of these gorgeous light fixtures that also doubles as a piece of art, then following Fromage La Rue’s Facebook page is a good idea to keep up with their production.

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All images via Fromage La Rue

 

Birds Eye View

Los Angeles based photographer, Gray Malin, travels the globe taking beautifully composed aerial photographs of some of the worlds best beaches (he also takes photos of lots of other amazing landscapes, but the beach series is by far the most recognised). Recently he has turned his photographs into something of empire; his birds-eye view beach images now also grace iPhone cases, surfboards, swimwear, umbrellas, wallpaper and ceramics, but for me a framed, large scale photograph is still the most coveted.

Shooting from doorless helicopters, his A La Plage series has been photographed around the world from the U.S. to Brazil, to Australia. The vibrancy of the colours he captures, along with the sense of pattern and form from the people crowding these popular beaches, make me think that these photographs are a special version of a Where’s Wally picture. I could definitely get lost looking at one of these images if it graced a wall in our home.

Have a fab weekend everyone xx

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Nursery Art

I love sourcing art works for our home and the nursery has been no exception. There are so many amazing prints available via online stores and with Etsy ordering original art from around the world has never been easier.

I have started the beginnings of a gallery wall and am loving the simplicity and practicality of using washi tape to adhere the art works to the wall. It makes it so easy to move them around and play with the layout.

My go-to artist to begin this wall was New Zealander Bayley Collins of Birdinabunnysuit fame. Combining her love of illustration and collage, Bayley creates whimsical images of dressed up animals, hence the title of her business!

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I then spent a ridiculous amount of time perusing Etsy and discovered New Zealand store Toodles Noodles. They have a wide variety of items emblazoned with cute images and typography, I particularly liked the flags and thought one would look great hanging on Axel’s wardrobe door.

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And so continues my hunt for further art to add to the gallery wall – if anyone knows of any great artists specialising in prints please share!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone x