Month: May 2016

Magic is something that can be made…

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I’ve long been a big fan of the beautiful Up! Warsaw products and was so excited to discover a UK stockist recently. Stocked at emiandnell.co.uk its even easier to treat your small people spaces to something so magically crafted. 

Up! Warsaw is a small family business that creates ecological, non toxic products for kids rooms. They work only with materials that are appropriate for kids, everything is handmade and they only use non toxic water based colours when painting the detail.

We received the most lovely delivery comprising of a mini TV box in wood finish £32 and the mini circus box in white £32. It was impossible to choose as there are so many lovely colours, mints, whites and wood finishes for a more pared down look, or bright reds and yellows for a rainbow theme.

We love how they display so beautifully with our garlands, and how stylish yet fun the whole collection is, which sits perfectly with our own design aesthetic.

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There are no limits to imagination


We styled our Up! Warsaw goodies with some of our Sonny Angel collection (mainly from retrokids.com ) and our Schleich baby animals for a circus theme. 

My children were enchanted from opening the box, and my son Felix was so keen to play with them. The quality is just incredible, as a craftsperson myself I was truly impressed by the care and attention to detail. They would make a really beautiful gift for any child.

Coral Atkinson

Circus Circus!


We loved teaming the circus tent with our handmade mini arrow marquee light from Gingerrock designs. I created the little posters resizing images and printing them out which I then blutacked onto the back. 

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We also loved teaming our Up! Warsaw pieces with these rainbow cases we sourced from retrokids.com which are just perfect as both fun room accessories and also as a plaything. 

The beauty of the products is that they are enough to be a style feature on their own, or you can let your kids imagination take hold and use them as both plaything and as a room accessory. They bridge the gap between stylish living and also fun for kids so perfectly. 

Up! Warsaw

For the minimalist


For a monochrome scheme we used our mini TV with some ninja peg dolls from Made by Layla  and a globe from Cissywears which shows the versatility, it doesn’t always have to be about loud bright styling when thinking about decorations for a kids room. 

Find Up! Warsaw products from £32 at www.emiandnell.co.uk and buy your own magic imaginarium. 

All garlands by Velveteen Babies. 

Styling and photography by Coral Atkinson. 

Sleepy Corners 

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Sourcing beautiful bedding and comfort to create a cosy space for the smalls has been my mission recently. 

I’ve been trailing all my favourite stores to find the ‘perfect’ sheet which will blend with both brights and pastels and I’ve found it courtesy of le.edit

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This gorgeous quality fitted sheet is printed with a totally gender neutral x o design (which also comes in black to suit you monochrome lovers!). As you can see, it works both styled with our pastel look and also with our beautiful brights!

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Sourcing attractive bedding can see tricky at times and it’s easy to fall into the trap of being too matchy matchy, when mixing up textures and colours can look so much more stylish. 

We love our cellular blankets from Mamadesigns which are shown in bright yellow and also grey in our schemes. These mix practicality with style as they are breathable and are made from soft cotton. 

A recent ‘find’ has been the most beautiful ombrè merino wool hand dyed heirloom blankets which are the perfect stroller/pram size (50x80cm) by Whole Concept at Scandimini. We chose ombrè pink to go with our grey bugaboo, but there is also a gender neutral grey version which is beautiful. 

Scandimini
I love a good cushion, and the new range by Fine Little Day are perfect pastels. We sourced ours from The Modern Nursery and team it with squashy alpaca wool characters from Lucky Boy Sunday.  

The Modern Nursery and Velveteen Babies
We love bright happy cushions too, and one of my boys favourites is our doughnut cushion by Sack Me! From retrokids.com

Retrokids.com
We have long been a huge fan of the super talented Born n Monday and one of our most loved blankets is our monochrome cloud, shown above. It’s impossible to choose from all of their designs though so do be warned!

One trend in kids interiors that shows no sign of abating is that of the beautiful swan. Due to copycats and also my need to constantly improve and enhance my product lines, our Velveteen Babies swan garland has been updated with a glitter topped wing and is now available in a soft grey with pinky peach glitter crown. 


Other swan finds are this ceramic swan dish from Zara Home and our beloved Ilka swan which sits in our toy cot from This Modern Life. 

We were also sent an adorable baby sleep suit from Didi and Bud this week. Launching on 1st June, Didi and Bud is all about fresh and minimal sleepwear for babies and children which is made in England. We love the sweet pale pink umbrella design and the super soft cotton. 

Didi and Bud
One easy room update is to string up some lights, (ours are cotton balls in pastel colours from Cotton Ball Lights UK ) one of our garlands and a print or two. Our absolute go-to print business is the brilliant Wonder and Rah with a range of stylish prints in pastels and monochromes to suit your scheme (see that yummy pastel ice lolly!)

When it comes to displaying prints on a wall, think outside the box. We washi taped ours to a metal cloud hanger from Cissywears which is far more interesting than a boring standard frame and is easier to swap when the mood takes you.

Our grey/pink Icecream garland is also new to Velveteen Babies and is a pared down version of our beloved pastel version. 

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Look at those perfect prints from Wonder and Rah teamed up with our pastel rainbow garland. We used silver glitter washi tape to display them.

Wonder and Rah

Styling by Coral Atkinson. 

Tobias and the bear

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The incredible Tobias and the Bear launch their new ‘Batty’ range very soon and we are so excited to give you a sneaky preview. We’ve long been huge fans of their leggings, t-shirts and fabulous bedding which are a brilliant partner to our Velveteen Babies garlands. 

Tobias and the Bear

Batty Leggings


Barney is wearing the new Batty leggings in a size 2-3 which are a great fit, and the monochrome style fits so well with this tee from Nor-folk. Tobias and the bear are also releasing a black batty tee which we’ll have to get our hands on! 

Tobias and the bear
The range complements our superhero garland so well that we just had to create a room set to take some pictures. The unisex contemporary styling of the range is sure to be a hit with design loving parents, and the cheeky bat design a must have for small people, a win-win situation. 

Tobias and the bear
Find the full range of Tobias and the Bear products here and keep a look out for the release of the new Batty design, coming very soon…. 

You’ll be able to order your own superhero garland from Friday June 3rd when Velveteen Babies reopens. 

Tobias and the Bear
Tobias and the bear
Tobias and the Bear
Storage bag by Ferm Living, toy cars by Kiko and Karuma at Abacus Kids, Moccasins by Wolfie and Willow, Superhero garland and print by Velveteen Babies, Eames style rocking chair from Mini Eden. 

The pastel nursery 

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Now that I’ve discovered I’m expecting a little girl, I have suddenly become a devotee of the humble but beautiful pastel palette. 

I’ve put together a few pastel looks from a few of my favourite children’s /  interior  websites, and some of my own products as they work so perfectly in tandem. 

I’ve also been working with Cotton Ball Lights which have so many different and beautiful colour options in their online store. 

For the perfect pastel base, use simple white walls, or a pale grey like we have. 

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Perfect Pastels


In this look, I’ve used a string of cotton ball lights in pastels from cottonballlights.com/uk (used throughout) to tie in lots of pastel hues, so that the look doesn’t get too ‘pink’ ! Pink and grey makes a perfect combination, and I’ve used this beautiful dolls bed from This Modern Life as a sweet accessory. 

The monochrome dolls bedding is from Willie and Millie which has a little cover and pillow, the perfect size for the little cot. 

The Icecream garland is my pastel Icecream garland available to order in my Etsy shop each Friday. 

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Icecream Garland


Filling a paper bag with toys lends a more rustic contemporary look to a children’s room, and I’ve filled it with some of our little toys. 

The pink muslin swaddle is by Fine Little Day at This Modern Life again. 

This Modern Life

Dolls bed and Cotton Ball Lights


I never planned to get so ‘girlie’ but adding greys and whites keeps this look well away from sickly territory. Personally I’m not a fan of beiges and champagne colours, but wanting a soft look to baby’s area, the greys and pastels are ideal. 

Our cotton ball lights are perfect for creating a warm cosy space by night, and a soft light for night time feeds, and by day they are another pretty accessory. 

String Shelves

String Shelves, white Ash


I’ve also created a little shelf area using white ash String Shelves from Utility Design which are ideal for displaying our trinkets. I try and keep a balance of whites, greys and pastel touches so it doesn’t become overbearing. 

I’ve also started to collect sweet baby accessories and clothes from some of my favourite shops. These pink moccasins are made by Wolfie and Willow and they are the softest chrome free leather. 

These little socks are from Archies Boutique and are by Petit Pattes who make the most beautiful baby gift or treat. 


I also found this sweet cloud top and matching leggings at The Little White Company which goes so well with our other ‘cloud’ items which are dotted about. 


I found this little pink teething ring at Archies Boutique too, perfect as a gift or to stash away in my case!

Finally, I’ve made a new mobile style with sparkling and felt icecreams which will launch in my Etsy shop on May 6th.

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