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Rafa-Kids white furniture collection

Rafa-Kids white furniture collection

Rafa-Kids, a Dutch brand I was stocking when running the BODIE and FOU e-shop (sold in January for those who missed this) have released their K Desk, XL shelf (WANT!) and X stool in white.

K Desk by Rafa-Kids

As our loft conversion is nearly finished (I think our beautiful floorboards are being laid and the walls painted next week ), I’m really excited to start thinking how I’m going to decorate Mila‘s room. Once thing that I’m really looking forward to add to her new room, is this gorgeous K Desk by Rafa-Kids. I think it will look stunning on the black floorboards.It’s a beautiful, simple design, the way I like things and I know she will love using masking tapes to create hew own little moodboard.The minx is growing fast. This afternoon alone, she organised her own playdate with her friend and got Linda, our au-pair (who I took to Bikram yoga yesterday at 6.30am and almost died on the spot ;-) to call us to let us know. A part of me is proud of the independent person she is. At the end of the day, that’s what the kiwi and I tried to instill in her these past few years, yet I can’t help wondering if she does this at 9, what on …

{PARIS} My top decorating tips to revamp a kids bedroom

…& most favourite kids brands at Playtime.As mentioned here, I’m in Paris for the week to attend various trade shows. Yesterday, I went to Playtime which is mostly about kids fashion (sadly decoration is very limited, you have to go to M&O for that) but I love going because it’s a playful, feel-good show.There is a lot of creativity in kids fashion, bright, daring colours and often a lot of very good, funky ideas on stands that you can apply to interior design when you decorate a kids bedroom.This year was also very special because my friend Michelle Marshall was one of the four artists invited by Playtime to create an art installation and Mila was one of her models (more of this later).So here is my round-up of my favourite kids brands this year://Tocoto VintageA gorgeous, Spanish brand launched 3-years ago, Tocoto Vintage draws its inspiration from vintage things sourced by the designer on the island of Formentera* They had gorgeous things that made me wish I had a baby or toddler to dress up.Decoration tip: …

NEW PRINTS BY HAM

In our house in France, I’ve created a feature wall in our lounge with various black & white prints and photos. The result is pretty cool, modern and striking. Since then I have been searching for a mini series of prints to achieve a similar look in a kids bedroom and I’ve finally found this gorgeous series of black & white prints. If I have to pick one, my favourite one is the Bouncing rabbit print but if you’re looking to create an impact, then a row of three or four of these prints will look beautiful and I think the design is so charming that they can easily be displayed around the home, in the hallway, kitchen or landing. What do you think? LEAVE A COMMENT THANKS! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

The new Pigmée collection now in grey

Quick hello to let you know that the beautiful Pigmée dolls are now available in a beautiful grey. I love those dolls. I love how they are made, I love their shape, texture, feel and the two white, Mila had in her bedroom, look amazing so I’m over the moon to have these in grey now. Have a great Sunday bisesLEAVE A COMMENT THANKS! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

The Escapade by Le Train Fantome

ok this print is a bit of a treat for me…and youFor me, because The Escapade print has been designed by Fanja Ralinson, the talented girl behind The Train Fantôme and she is someone who I have been wanted to work with for a long time so now it’s √ A treat for you (hopefully!) because I’m hoping that you will love it as much as I do.I think it’s  a very pretty print and its soothing, pastel hues, makes it perfect for a  nursery or a kid’s bedroom. It also comes with a small price tag of £15.In fact, in the new collection, I’m planning to work with a lot of designers I’ve admired for a long time, to bring you a gorgeous collection to decorate kid’s bedroom without breaking the bank so stay tuned.————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-ok cette affiche, c’est un peu un cadeau que je me suis fais…et aussi pour vousPour moi, parce que l’affiche The Escapade  dessiné par Fanja Ralinson, une  créatrice bourrée de talent (The Train Fantôme c’est elle), est quelqu’un avec qui je voulais travailler depuis …

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Create a pretty French kids’ bedroom on a budget

I recently updated Mila’s bedroom which you can now see in our catalogue (on issuu here), and made a few changes to show you how to create a French style kids bedroom for very little money I think. Stylish French homes love grays and the ones I mostly use at home, are from Farrow & Ball. When we moved in three years ago, the first thing I did, was to paint all the floorboards and the walls in white (except the one behind her bed which I painted in Down Pipe). To soften the whole look, I then painted her wardrobe in light gray. I can’t remember whether I used Pavilion Gray or Lamp room Gray because I used gray in our bedroom at the same time but it doesn’t really matter as you should always get a a few samples first to try different grays on your walls and see how they look in your room at different times of the day. Then I created little vignettes in each corner of her room. Needless to say that her choice of toys (bright pink and …

Seriously cool gifts for kids…

We had so many orders and press coverage for our decorative animal heads that I totally forgot to post about them here. So here they are!For those, who have read me for a while, you will know that I’m not a huge fan of licensing toys like Barbie, Bob The Builder, etc… I think our children, our homes deserve better and I see so many talented designers out there that I make it my mission to show you things that are beautiful, creative and unusual to create inspiring, happy family homes.When I put the BODIE and FOU Kids collection, I searched for things that would be beautiful to decorate a child’s bedroom but also out of the ordinary – We don’t like boring rooms, do we?I love these animal heads because they change the look of a  child’s bedroom in a positive way and break a plain wall. In Mila’s bedroom, I painted one of her walls in Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball and the other 3 in bright white and you can see from the photos below that these lovely …