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.
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!
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.
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.
We love bright happy cushions too, and one of my boys favourites is our doughnut cushion by Sack Me! From 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.
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.
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.
Styling by Coral Atkinson.