Month: July 2017

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Velveteen Babies creates a calm new boys shared bedroom

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Velveteen Babies boysroom

Pulling together serene accents, wood, linens and a nod to nature.

 

Muted interiors and natural accents are the most prevalent trends in children’s interiors for 2017 . My two boys are 6 and 3, and will be sharing a bedroom for a few years to come, so I wanted to create a scheme that will grow with them, and will be playful as well as relaxing and calm as the majority of their time in the room will be at bedtime as we have a small playroom for toys and chaos elsewhere in the house.

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Colour inspiration and a little something for the floor- this playmat is by NoFred.

The scheme has largely been inspired by the boy’s love of the natural world, and colour inspiration from a Ferm Living fabric Spear print storage bag which we already have at home.

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I have sourced muted green linen bedding (a sale find from H+M) and I’ve purchased a textured quilt eiderdown to cosy things up from Camomile London. The beds will be completed with a couple of teal and blue grey cushions by Numero 74 which will add depth of colour.

 

 

 

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Muted greens and mixed textures create a cosy bed linen scheme. Eiderdown by Camomile London, bed set from H+M and cushions by Numero74.

 

I plan to keep the walls very light and neutral in a flat, white matt colour, and add wall art in clusters- I’ve chosen prints from Emily Winfield Martin on Etsy (from the USA so bear in mind you’ll have to pay customs fee when it arrives in the UK) whom I adore, and an animal print by Scandinavian brand Fashionell which you can find at Oskoe Living in the U.K . I’ve treat them to another beautiful embroidery from Aro for Kids which are beautifully handmade in Spain. Our white ash string shelves will be hung so that the boys can display their treasures.

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Some of the prints and wall art I’ve collected for the walls in the boys room. I plan to use a wood hanger rather than a black frame to hang the ‘In the Forest’ print.

I don’t want the whole scheme to reflect just one colour, so prints, wall art and bunting are an easy way to create a broader, more flexible pallete across the room. By keeping furniture light wood, and floor covering neutral, it should be a flexible space that can be regularly updated for them both for years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

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Muted bunting: Fabelab, Numero74, Maiuki

Follow our board on Pinterest for more inspiration and amerce yourself in more natural and muted kids room looks over there.

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Velveteen Babies and our selection of the best bunny room decor.

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In the world of babies and nursery styling, there is one extremely popular creature that pops up in all shapes and forms. The bunny.

Finding classic, muted and beautiful bunnies take a bit more sourcing. A few months ago I discovered a brand on Instagram called Little Blue Nest. I clicked on their page and was instantly drawn to the colours and illustrations which hark back to an Enid Blyton age, and reminded me of one of my favourite childhood books- The Animals of Farthing Wood.

Created by Ila, the Little Blue Nest launched in late 2016. Ila set out to create an elegant and timeless nursery brand, and each each item is created from pure and organic cotton threads.

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Velveteen Babies natural marl bunny garland

Another heirloom nursery purchase has to be this ceramic rabbit light £70 by White Rabbit England. They are handmade in the U.K and are a classic, something to love for years to come. It would look perfect on a wooden shelf, stacked on vintage books, or with a Velveteen Babies garland and a botanical print in any nursery.

White Rabbit England lamp

Beautiful bunny room inspiration with lamp from White Rabbit England.

The Little Blue Nest collection covers both beautiful design, with the softest muslin. My daughter, Willa likes to sleep holding a muslin, and ever since I made my first purchase, our bunny swaddle blanket has been much commented on when we’ve had it out and about.

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Sleeping soundly in her Little Blue Nest Baby collection.

Luckily for us, the range has increased since our first parcel, and the Little Blue Nest Baby range now comprises of soft muslin cot sheets, quilts, muslins and the original swaddle blankets in this bunny design, but also in a carefully and lovingly created collection of a number of illustrations. We took delivery of the softest cot sheet the other day, and it’s truly lovely.

Our sheet is teamed with a soft muslin Numero74 cot bumper and I’ve introduced wood and natural design influences to Willa’s space- a natural sheepskin rug on the floor and plenty of greenery in raffia baskets really works to create a calm and serene sleeping arrangement. Our sweet Maileg fawn toy is sourced from Coco&Wolf.

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Best bunny finds for a natural inspired nursery.

I’ve not got any artwork up, as we are moving house next week, but I think vintage inspired bunny prints by Boo&Bell would look sweet hung on a wood poster hanger around a nursery, or this Etsy find is this gorgeous print by Howell Illustration, which is so simple and subtle.

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Bunny print Howell Illustration, Fawn toy from Coco+Wolf, Bunny bedding used throughout by Little Blue Nest Baby, cot bumper by Numero74 at Molly Meg, Bunny light by White Rabbit England and Bunny Garland by Velveteen Babies.

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Velveteen Babies X Scamp and Dude. A Superhero has our backs. 

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We’ve all been hanging out in Scamp and Dude this week. It was a hit with my two boys, Felix (6) and Barnaby (3) who are the best critics of any brand- and it got a massive thumbs up!

Conceived in 2016 by Jo Tuchener-Sharp, the brand has an inspiring story and concept. In October 2015, Jo suffered a brain haemorrhage which meant that she had to spend lengthy time in hospital away from her children. It was down to this that inspired Jo to create a brand that would make children feel secure when apart from their loved ones, and scamp and Dude was born.

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A Superhero has my back

There’s a real emphasis on quality, and fun which appeals so much to my kids, and they immediately pounced on the Superhero Sleep Buddies which now go to bed with them every night. They have a little pocket in them so that your child can pop in a photo of their family or carers, so they feel safe and loved.  The most lovely thing about these is that Scamp and Dude donate one to a child in need with the purchase of one. Scamp and Dude works with charities Grief Encounter, Don’t forget the Kids and the leading London children’s hospital.


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Superhero sleep buddies

 

Scamp and Dude are taking Mama accessories to the next level too- the swag bags are the perfect sizes for make-up and cosmetics, and the larger size is ideal for skincare and holiday essentials (can also double up as a clutch) or fill with toys for when you’re out and about.
The sweatshirts are super soft and true to size- I haven’t taken my leopard one off and it’s one of those easy styles that’s perfect for the school or nursery run.

Visit Scamp and Dude to take a look at the full collection at scampanddude.com

Room accessories: Blanket from Marjorie Minnie, Elwood changing bag from a selection by Tiba and Marl, Superhero poster by Miniwilla, leopard poster by Wonder and Rah.

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Mama essentials from Scamp and Dude.

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