Wallpaper Love

I LOVE, love, lurrrrveee the half moon Ferm Living wallpaper we used on a section in Axel’s room!

I think it really adds a wow factor and pulls everything together. I love how it sneaks around the corner so that you get a peak of what awaits you from the hallway. Clashing prints in the same accent colour allows for cohesion but a sense of fun – what a boys room should be!

I ordered the wallpaper through the Paper Room – they have an amazing range and provide great advice on what products to use to help ensure you get a perfect result.

It was a little tricky to hang due to wonky walls (the joys of living in Earthquake prone Christchurch in a 1930’s bungalow) and my idea to bring it round the corner, but my Dad and brother did a fab job and probably saved my marriage haha! I have slowly been piecing together my ideas for this space.

You can see that I have ticked off the rug from my wish list on this previous post and swapped out the orange curtains for some neutral ones that Mum had in their place and was replacing. I love it when I find cool boy things to add character and a little design to the room – there are so many girly things out there or things that are brightly coloured which don’t really fit with the style of the room so you can imagine my delight when I found this super cool bat hanger online – cheap, cheerful and monochrome!

See below the photos for links to products I have used so far – mind you the Mocka chair is about to be replaced next week (Axel turns one on Wednesday! Where did that year go?!) by something much more whimsical and a whole lot safer; our crazy child scales the chair, props his feet on the heater then boosts onto the windowsill! Not so safe anymore!

Chair – Mocka (similar here)

Rug – Letliv

Moroccan Pouf – Letliv

Animal Artwork – Bird in a Bunny Suit

Wild Thing Cushion – Society Six

Alphabet Cards – Tanya Wolfkamp

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And onto the next one…

project planning that is. A reasonably big one; renovating our main bathroom! It needs to be kid friendly (I’m thinking wet room style with lots of tiles), provide storage that doesn’t currently exist and bring a modern, fresh asthetic that compliments the style we have throughout the rest of the house.

I’m heading out and about this week to pull samples of tiles for the walls and floor. We want to keep things simple on the walls but juzz things up on the floor.

Here are some of the images that I am looking to for inspiration via my bathroom pinterest board.

Wish me luck and watch this space. (If you could please also send vibes to my husband to finish the other reno projects that are 90 % complete I would REALLY appreciate it 😉 )

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

Henry & Co.

No weekend wardrobe today as Eli (who acts as photographer) was in Wellington on a boys trip to watch the football which meant Axel and I slopped around in our pyjamas – no, not really but I did keep it very casual and wore my Uggs which isn’t overly stylish (but was very cosy)!

Instead a focus on the brilliant Henry & Co….

Vanessa Quin’s past life involved traveling the world racing the mountain bike world cup circuit, but after she hung up the bike in 2008 to start a family she got the creative itch and Henry & Co. was born.

From her home studio in Tauranga, New Zealand, Vanessa hand prints a range of bed linen, cushions, tea towels and art prints using non-toxic water based inks.

I am loving her most recent bed linen range for small people – the cloud duvet cover is yet another item that I am NOT going to buy in advance for when Axel is bigger (it’s taking a lot of will power to resist it though!) and the fox cushion cover is also pretty darn cute.

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