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I recently came across this bright kid's space by Kuoo Architects and thought... hmmm. I can't quite figure if it's a real room or digitally designed. Whatever the case is, it's those beautiful AIM Pendants by Flos I'm after ... amazing! Makes great use of that grey wall.
i ended up taking the last couple weeks off. and around. doing summertime things like one should. the boys and i have been having a blast being busy ... and doing nothing.
my older 2 boys get up every morning and feed the goats and chickens before breakfast. such a fantastic routine to be out in fresh air, greet their animal friends and get their chores crossed off the list first thing. and? they never complain.
we've had beautiful warm days filled with berry picking, tinkering in the garden and lots of reading. a quick trip to the beach and weekly $1 movies at the local theatre. making comic books, gathering eggs, scheming ways to keep the deere away and riding the john deer around our property... and ... maybe sneaking in some video games too.
She recently re-designed her son Sebastian's room... which she's calling the bat cave, appropriately! I have yet to design my boy's room beyond buying them a Perch Bunkbed and hanging a few random things on the wall -- ugg. it's been over a year since we moved into our new home -- Chelsea has totally inspired me to get a move on it!
Also? Doesn't this room have great bones? Pretty white molding and wood floors always pulls the space together.
A few things:
1. Star Wallpaper designed by Sissy & Marley for Jill Malek
2. Room CPH Lego Head & Storage (which we will soon carry in the shop!)
3. Molded black chair
4. Ferm Living Half Moon Storage Basket
5. Stuffies by Lucky Boy Sunday
5. a few posters by Mini & Maximus
6. Blah Blah Blanket by Donna Wilson
7. Striped Rug
Visit Sissy & Marley.
Oh Little Tree is an amazing new blog /site / shop (coming soon!) by my creative/adventurous friend Kayleen Gamo & her husband Ryan. It's about camping & kids and experiencing nature as a family. And? A bit of everything in between including a seriously amazing recipe for homemade almond milk with a twist (never thought of adding a ripe banana for sweetener - perfect!)
We're planning a nice long roadtrip down the Oregon/Northern California coast to San Francisco & Big Sur with the kids this summer, so this post about Big Sur is right on -- so beautiful!
1. prism boxes
these prism boxes by olga bielawska are amazing. i want 1 (or 3!) and am inspired to diy, though i doubt they'd turn out as amazing.
danish brand flexa has a really beautiful crib (cot) and convertible (high) chair that i am totally crushing out on. safety regulations and standard crib sizes often hinder amazing brands like this being sold in the US but if i could waive my magical wand....
One thing is certain: when you're a librarian's daughter, a room full of amazing books and a cozy spot to read is a guarantee. Utah Mom (and Children's Librarian!) Abbie Carter-Smith has done just that -- created one of those get down on the floor and really play/ read/ imagine spaces for her daughter Mia, unique to her point of view. The room shines with personality.
Be sure to follow Abbie (@abjane17) on Instagram.
"We are renting, so I couldn't drastically change the space. Her bedroom is pretty cool, because it's really two rooms in one! One standard-sized bedroom, with a smaller dressing/walk-in closet room attached. We call them her "big room" and her "little room" and she loves them. We use her "big room" for sleeping (she sleeps on a queen-sized floor bed since I co-sleep with her) and we use her "little room" for her closet and also as a little reading nook.
We are having a baby boy in August and I intend for them to share the space. I promised Mia that we won't change anything about her room/s, of course. :) Since her space is pretty gender neutral (like i prefer for children) that's easy to do. I intend on replacing the vintage dresser in her "little room" with a mini crib. We will only be renting this house for one more year and then we are planning on buying our own house.
What I like best about Mia's bedroom is the use of bright color. While I do admire minimalist and monochromatic interiors, I like color far too much to ever pull off those styles. Color makes me feel happier and I feel like it must have the same effect on children as well. Mia says she likes it. I think it fits her 4-year-old personality very well. I like keeping interior walls white and adding color through accessories and textiles. I'd say my decorating style is: eclectic, both retro-influenced and modern, and inspired by Scandinavian style." - Abbie Carter-Smith
Image 3 / Collection of Sonny Angel Kewpie Dolls
Image 6 / Vintage shelf bought on Ebay / Filled with Tokidoki vinyl toys - I'm a big fan of Japanese pop culture toys and Mia has inherited a lot of my collection
Image 8 / Hape All-Seasons Dollhouse and accessories
All images by Abbie Carter-Smith for fawn&forest
Be sure to follow Abbie (@abjane17) on Instagram!
I'm super excited about then new products Stokke has released for 2014 .. including the brilliant new Stokke Steps Bouncer & Highchair.
Both pieces are not only atheistically pleasing (love the grey & white bouncer!) but can truly be utilized for a long period of time -- the chair can ultimately makes it way through early childhood once the babyset portion & tray of the chair has been removed.
Swedish mom Mathilda Karlsson instantly wins the coolest mom of the year award for boldly wallpapering her son Hjalmar's room in Ferm Living's Half Moon wallpaper! Seriously. And she's made the space even more spectacular with all of the yellow/black/natural accents.... and a few clever DIY's. Hjalmar, you've got one cool room kiddo!
Be sure to follow Mathilda (@elsasrum) on Instagram.
"I have done some things in my son Hjalmar's room myself. For example we have built his desk and the shelves above, made of plywood and trestles from Ikea. Our son just loves to sit and play and therefore we wanted a long, big desk for him. He also loves to put all his cars on the desk." - Mathilda Karlsson
Image 4 / The lamp is an old lamp I found at a flea market and took the fabric screen off and saved the frame. My son calls it the skeleton lamp!
Image 6 / Framed baby shoes, frames from Ikea.
All images by Mathilda Karlsson for fawn&forest.
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1. for simplicity's sake
it's 99% possible that i want empty the whole school/play room & let the kids have like 3 toys and a notebook. and the space would look something like this and all would be complete. i think i was on this same minimalistic rampage a couple months ago. you too? image via.
the photo is a yawn, the idea -- brilliant. spray paint the tape of the tape measure white. 20 feet of a diary? traveling height-recorder? during my childhood my grandmother used to measure & record our growing height on the wall next to her back door. she moved and the wall did not, so all record was lost. so ya, i'm so doing this one. bravo variations on normal.