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Walking into Christian's room is pure happiness! Son of Instagraming mom from Northern Ireland Karen Donaghey, Christian not only has a sweet spot to slumber but check out his library! His room is bright & delightful and I'm completely smitten.
You can follow Karen (@artmarble) on Instagram!
"Designing Christian's room has been so enjoyable. I decided early on that I wanted a white box so to speak with colour added through accessories and prints. The white base was essential to me as I knew the room would constantly evolve and I never tire of white clean lines. I'm naturally drawn to monochrome but as my whole house already is these colours, I wanted to inject some fun and care free colour.
Christian's bedroom is also his playroom so I had to make sure there was sufficient floor space for him to play whilst making sure I had ample storage solutions. The Ferm living baskets and fold up tent have been amazing for this, they are attractive to look at yet extremely functional and playful. I guess my favourite area in his room is the mini library, it adds beautiful colours and creates a separate calm space for him to chill out. He often grabs all his cushions and sits and flicks through his books here.
Over the next few months, the room will evolve more as I buy a 'big boys' bed, so it will be interesting to see what direction it takes, something's telling me black is on the cards!" - Karen Donaghey
Image 5 / Tiger & Circus poster & Letter Banner by OMM Design
Image 7 / Random selection of books
All photos by Karen Donaghey for fawn&forest
Be sure to follow Karen (@artmarble) on Instagram!
The Bumbleride Indie 4, new for 2014 will soon be released and gosh, I'm pretty excited! The Indie 4 is a totally new design for Bumbleride and was designed to bridge the gap between urban errands and off-road adventures while adapting to babies at any age or stage.
I totally get it .... and I want one (even though I already have an Indie Twin and Flite, ha!)
The Indie 4 won't be will be released until June, so be sure to sign up for the f&f newsletter to get the scoop.
Welcome to Wilmer's room, twin son of Swedish Instagraming mom Johanna Bjelkengren. I love the old/new feel about Wilmer's room, it's so delightfully cozy! The Ferm Living wallpaper anchors the vintage-y feel and it's just perfect.
"I decided quite early (even before the boys where born) that they would have yellow and green as their colours. Just as sure of that Wilmer was Wilmer and Ludwig was Ludwig I was in that Wilmer would have yellow as his colour.
So when we created the boys own room I took in yellow but also black because I think its a nice combination. The wallpaper from Ferm Living is a favorite so there was no doubt that we would choose it. I like to have both old and new things and it has become a nice room to be in and hopefully Wilmer will think so to!" - Johanna Bjelkengren
Image 2 & 4 / Black shelf by String / Small rocking chair from my Father's Aunt / Drum by Acne Jr. / OMM Design Animal Matryoshka / Almost everything on the shelf is from Glad / Pillow by Polarn O. Pyret
All photos by Johanna Bjelkengren for fawn&forest.
Be sure to follow Johanna (@wilwig) on Instagram!
2. Summer craft projects
I may be feeling a bit crafty? Summertime does that... so much opportunity & long days ahead! Love this simple DIY to make a peg loom by Fall for DIY ... perfect for the kids (and mom!).
& DON'T FORGET! the Mother's Day sale is still going on.... enter MOTHER at checkout for 11% off, some restrictions apply.
This is Luck's big boy room .. the animals walking along the windowsill & collection of toy cars are total proof!! Luck, the handsome son of Georgia mom Molly Fera not only has loads of room to play but his room is filled with such a cheerful collection of playful objects & decor. Plus, who can resist all those vintage Care Bears on his bed?
Be sure to follow Molly (@mamasault) on Instagram!
"When designing Luck's room, I hoped to create a happy space that he will enjoy for many years. Together he and I fill it with things that he loves. It's lively and fun and as you look around it's easy to picture Luck's character. I love that most!
His furniture is a mix of both vintage and new pieces. I like that it's drastically different yet still goes together. Pretzels are Luck's favorite and when I found the pretzel bedding I knew he had to have it! The dresser was mine from childhood that I've refinished twice now which we also used in Luck's nursery." - Molly Fera
Image 6 & 7 / Room CPH Lego Storage / Fine Little Day Apple Papple Poster / Lucky Boy Sunday House Pillow / Pretzel Bedding By Kip & Co / Thrifted Wood House & Mid-Century Nightstand / Ice Cream Cone Lamp
Photos by Payton Fisher for fawn&forest
Be sure to follow Molly (@mamasault)!
When Beech-Nut asked me to participate in a Sampling Party of their newly updated baby food I was bit ... neutral. I've known Beechnut to be standard-style baby food in basic (boring?) flavors with bad packaging, ahem!
Well, seriously take a second look. Beech-Nut has not only had a complete brand update, but has created AMAZING new flavors in real food for babies. Plus, look at those super cute little jars! The labels come off quite easily making them totally reusable.
We sampled a handful of new flavor combinations including the pineapple/pear/avocado and the pear/black cherry (the boys said it tasted like chocolate!) both of which were my boys' absolute favorites. They kept asking for more (!!) and said they liked to eat out of jars more than the squeezy pouches intended for kids their age (3, 5 & 8). Hmmm, interesting.
Seriously take a look at Beech-Nut's new menu -- it includes incredible combinations like mango/kiwi/papaypa and raspberry/apple/beet or guava/pear/strawberry plus a bunch of different veggie combinations. But the one I'm most interested to try? Mango/carrot/strawberry & chia.
While I usually made most of my own baby food, I would totally keep a few of these on hand for all those last minutes, in betweens & while out... or heck, even for your big kids!
Visit Beech-Nut, they've got a cool new site with lots of great info!
Happy Mother's Day to all you dear moms who put in countless hours, do endless loads of laundry, wipe butts, pick up Legos and cook dinner even when you don't feel like it.
Well done, how great is the daily reward in our sweet children!! May your Mother's Day weekend be filled with countless hugs, endlessly sweet "i wuv you momma", sloppy kisses, homemade cards and breakfast in bed. Or something like that?!
And, like any other smart Mom, you're good at shopping for yourself .. right?! A good sale always justifies this : ) Enter code MOTHER at checkout for 11% off Friday May 9th thru Sunday May 18th ... with a special 13% off on Mother's Day (May 11th).
Love to the all the Mommas!
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Welcome to Warren's incredible room, son of a sweet Seattle Instagraming mom, Soo Kim. The space is like a pint size curio cabinet happily curated with both Warren & Mama's favorites. There is so much joy - totally makes me smile!
Be sure to follow Soo (@mamasooshi) on Instagram!
" I wanted my son's room to be non-gender specific, fun and filled with all the things he loves especially animals! He loves anything robots & dinosaurs too. I also made a mini gallery right outside of his door where he can grab a book & read on the happy chair. I like to collect & fill his room with things that he truly loves & the little characters everywhere really livens up the room. I also added the vintage disney mickey & donald because those were his favorites as a baby. It's a space that both a child & grown ups can equally enjoy~ I think ;) " -- Soo Kim
All photos by Soo Kim for fawn&forest
Be sure to follow Soo on Instagram at @mamasooshi