Aura Boy’s Room

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Today I’m thrilled to show you some more images of this vibrant boy’s room I created for Homebuyers Centre in their new Aura Display Home, located at 68 Muriel Court, Cockburn Central. I absolutely adore this room and thoroughly enjoyed designing, then bringing it to life. In this entry, you can read a little more about the process as I explain some of my design choices and product selections. You can also easily recreate this look at home with the linked ‘Shop the Look’ section below. linebreakpalette2linebreakMy starting point for this space was the ‘Fractile’ wallpaper mural. It was the foundation of my design and the room’s colour palette is drawn from the earthy green, ochre and sand tones featured in the wallpaper. When I found it on Scandinavian Wallpaper and Decor’s website, I immediately asked Lollo (nicely of course) to customise the measurements for me. Once we confirmed and made the order, I began choosing artwork and linen to compliment the space and work back with the mural.

For the main bedding I chose the Ivy Vintage Wash Quilt from Adairs and paired it back with a simple white/linen pinstripe sheet combo. I then used a variety of different size cushions, with mixed textures and earthy tones to position on the bed. The texture helps create a warm, cosy feel and the chosen colours give the room harmony because they are cohesive throughout the space with other elements, like the art and decor.linebreak1linebreak

Aside from ‘colour’ the other two main elements of design I focused on were the emphasis on line and shape.

The use of a rough, illustrated line is repeated throughout areas of the room like the wallpaper, rug, sheets and artwork. I then also used a circle/ round shape multiple times, for example in the rug, cushions, ottoman, wall hooks etc. By emphasising these elements through repetition, it ensures the room is balanced and not visually overwhelming.

I hope you all like this room as much as I do! Please feel free to shop the look below, or if you’re located in Perth you can check out the Aura Display Home in person- details here.

Much Love, T ♡

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Paint- Solver ‘Cape Horn’

Carpet- Trevors Carpets ‘Conandale Colour 930- Grey Drift’

Sheers- The Blinds Gallery ‘Warwick Corfu Moonlight’

Please Note- If something is linked to the main store (rather than the direct product) it means they are out of stock online but it’s always worth calling your local store to double check their stock levels. The headboard can be custom made through me. The side stool and the ottoman were sourced through a furniture supplier so unfortunately I don’t have links for those two items, sorry.linebreak5All images are the property of Tarina Lyell T/A Oh Eight Oh Nine and must not be used or published in any way without written consent.linebreak

Magical Village Nursery Reveal

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I hope you’re all well and enjoying the festive season so far! Today I want to share a beautiful nursery that I recently completed in the new Homebuyers Centre ‘Vienna’ Display Home. As most of you know, I love to incorporate a few affordable products into my designs so I can spend more on features within the room that will create an impact. I’ll run through some of my selections and explain why I have chosen these pieces as part of this sweet nursery space.

I usually try to save the most money on furniture pieces in nurseries and children’s bedrooms. This is because, in reality as children grow we accomodate their needs and purchase larger/ more appropriate furniture over the years. Our babies outgrow their cots, change tables, rocking chairs, toddler beds, even single beds. So with this in mind, I always try to make budget friendly choices, that are still practical and functional for the client.linebreak5linebreakThe Koppang 3 Drawer Chest from Ikea ($199.00) is a great option if you’re looking for an affordable change table that can also be used as a dresser. The height (I find) is way more practical to change a baby’s clothes/nappy than the Hemnes Dresser , however the Koppang only comes in the 90cm size. I then shopped online for some cute handles that would compliment the rest of the room and make their own unique feature within the space. I purchased these Oak and White ‘Wok’ knobs here ($14.00 each.)

If you do purchase the Koppang Chest as a change table you will need to buy a slimmer change pad. I got the Homebuyers Centre one here and it fits really well for both the width and depth measurements. Another plus is that you can use a bassinet sheet as the cover! This gives you more variety when shopping because I find change pad styles quite limiting. Please Note- I know a lot of people use the mat resting on their change table or chest, however, it is always strongly recommended that you secure it to the unit to prevent any slipping.linebreak4linebreakThe next product I was going to write about is the Hayden Cot from Pottery Barn Kids but it’s sold out, sorry! Never mind, I will show you some other designs that are nice, neutral and budget friendly!! Don’t get me wrong either- I love a branded cot (like Oeuf, Babyletto or Ubabub) but sometimes budget does not permit and that’s when I start hunting for something just as appealing- without the higher price tag. Below are 6 great cot options that won’t break the bank- All coming in at under $500.00 each!linebreakCotsUnder500.jpglinebreakshopthelook|| 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6 ||linebreakWhile on the topic of bedding, if you’re not too fussy, you can pick up a brand new cot mattress for under $90.00. I personally have never bought an expensive mattress for Chet and he slept through the night consistently from 3 weeks old. Even now he has a single size mattress from Amart Furniture and we’ve had no issues with it. Check these two links from Kmart ($89.00) and BigW ($90.00) for an affordable cot mattress- Just double check your measurements before purchasing.linebreak6linebreakNow to shelves! I’m pretty sure the MELLÖSA picture ledge are a fairly new Ikea design (to Perth anyway) because I only just discovered them a few months back!! They make a great, affordable book shelf, look super sleek and in comparison to other acrylic designs on the market- are a fraction of the price ($16.00 each.) Some other budget friendly purchases in this nursery are the Ottoman from Spotlight ($110.00,) Canopy from Adairs ($99.00) and Throw from Kmart ($12.00.)

With all these small savings, I was able to purchase the gorgeous Maison Village wallpaper mural from Scandinavian Wallpaper. It’s beyond amazing and even more magical in person. It is a feature within itself and I feel like it is a design that will easily adapt as your child grows. I also allocated a bit of extra money to use some ‘Shop Small’ decor items like the Plush Toys from Spinkie, the Bear Head from Leo and Bella and the Hot Air Balloon Pendant Light from The Little Interior.linebreak2.pnglinebreak3linebreakIf you’ve come across any great money savings ideas or affordable products for children’s bedrooms/ nurseries, please feel free to add them below in the comments section. I, and many others would love to read all about it 🙂

If you’d like to walk through the ‘Vienna’ Display Home in person, it can be located at 16 Quartz Road, Treeby, Perth. More details including opening times can be found on the Homebuyers Centre website.

Much love,

T xx

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Shop the Skater Look

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Good evening everyone!

I recently completed this fun, skate inspired bedroom for Homebuyers Centre WA and I’m so happy with the way it turned out. I have compiled a list of the supplier details and created a ‘shop the look’ section below with clickable links for anyone wanting to source items from this vibrant boy’s room.  You can also check out this space in person at the new ‘Ascend’  display home in Banksia Grove (address and details here.)

In the coming weeks I will write a separate blog entry on designing fun-filled kid’s bedrooms and how to style with colour. It will be quite informative and full of handy tips, so stay tuned.

Have a lovely week!

T x

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Sheer Curtains- The Blinds Gallery in ‘Warwick Sicily Slate’ fabric

Paint Colour- Taubmans ‘Barely Beige’ 1/4 strength

Carpet- Victoria Carpets ‘Everest Mirage’

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Mia’s Nursery

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Happy Monday everyone!

Today I want to share Mia’s nursery reveal with you all. It is packed full of blush tones, cosy textures and the cutest little details. The brief I got from my client (and now friend) Joanne was dreamy and pink! She wanted a cosy space that felt warm and pretty for Mia to enjoy and grow in. I’m so pleased with how the room turned out and even more so that Jo and the family adore it. As always, I’ll write a bit about the room then post the images and at the end, link all the products so you can easily shop the look.

Our starting point was the Cole and Son’s star wallpaper. It’s such a lovely pale blush colour and the design is really versatile. By having a simple patterned design, it allows the room to evolve into a toddler bedroom, then young girl’s room and still look age appropriate. When I showed Jo this wallpaper as a starting point, it was a big YES and from there we could start introducing complimenting blush accents.

Although everything works so well as a finished product, we did face the challenge of making sure all the pink tones were similar. Some items we bought online were too peach, some were too candy pink and some were too musky (the joys of shopping online and the colour arriving way off.) So we swapped things around until we achieved the perfect tonal range and the room looked balanced.

Another issue we had was trying to find floating timber shelvingggg! Omg, raw timber shelving (not laminate) is so hard to come across. The only ones I have ever loved are the Ethnicraft oak ones stocked by Globewest, but they weren’t the right size so we had some custom made for the recess. Jo’s friend is a carpenter and he did a fantastic job creating the three shelves below (I have linked his details in the shop the look section.)

Looking back at this project, I love how all the little details help make the space balanced and harmonious. Often, the finer details are the elements that bring the whole space together and create visual impact. The subtle pops of gold, warm timber tones, and ruffles of tulle are repeated throughout the nursery, to do exactly that- delight the eye and tie the room together.

Okay enough rambling about the process. Below are the images I took of Mia’s nursery last week and most of the supplier links. If I’ve accidentally left something out, just leave a comment in the comments section and I’ll answer asap 🙂

Have a lovely week,

T xx

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Cot || Shop here

Dresser || Shop here

Wallpaper || Shop here

Rug || Shop here

Chair || Shop here

Ottoman || Shop here

Pom pom cushion || Shop here

Mrs Mighetto poster || Shop here

Rabbit poster || Shop here

Book shelves || Shop here

Bunny head || Shop here

Timber shelves || Shop here

Sheepskin || Shop here

Trunks || Shop here

Rocking Horse || Shop here

Change basket || Shop here

Change basket blanket || Shop here

Soft toys on shelf || Shop here

Cupcakes on shelf || Shop here

Reversible quilt || Shop here

Heart string lights || Shop here

Lidded baskets || Shop here

Gold sequin wire heart || Shop here

Muted gold round cushion || Shop here

Small horse print || Shop here

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Homebuyers Girl’s Room

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Hey everyone,

First of all I wanted to thank you for all the love and messages on my previous post. It was really comforting knowing other women could relate in one way or another. So thank you, I was heart warmed by each comment and private message.

Today I’m going to share some really cute images from the girl’s bedroom I recently completed in the Homebuyers Centre ‘Norfolk’ display home. This room is super sweet and if you’re in Perth you can check it out in person at 4 Quinn Street (off Farrell Road) in Midvale. The opening hours are:

Monday and Wednesday 2pm – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 5pm

It’s a beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home design, with an open plan living area, theatre, kid’s zone and large alfresco area. I have kept the furniture and decor selections light and bright with a fairly neutral colour palette and the occasional pop of blush. If you want some inspiration or are looking at building your first home, head over to Homebuyers Centre for all the details on how you could receive an interior styling consult with me. Whoooop!

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The girl’s bedroom is probably one of my favourite rooms because I love the blush, white and soft blue colour palette. The warm and cool tones work beautifully together and it creates something different, in comparison to the very popular blush and white scheme for a little girl. I will admit the soft blue product is quite hard to find so I will upload a ‘Shop the Look’ concept further down, with easy shopping links so you can find a majority of the product I have used. If something is sold out online, you may want to contact the store directly and see if it’s in stock somewhere close by because this job was bought and installed only a month ago (sometimes online sells out quicker than in store.)

Often I get asked where I ‘start’ when designing/styling a kid’s room and usually my answer is the art or wallpaper. In this case it was the Sara Winfield art but I also wanted a subtle wallpaper that didn’t take away from the print. I locked in a neutral star wallpaper from Wall Candy (in Perth) but the next step was to find a couple of other prints that complimented the Sara artwork nicely. I approached Little Design Haus to customise her ‘Scandinavian Flowers’ set, changing out the grey for blue. I adore the finished product and they work beautifully opposite the Sara art. From there, I hunted for blush and soft blue decor/bedding to create balance in this magical little space.

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I also wanted to hang a canopy off center to create interest and fill the wall space a little more. I decided to break away from the usual brand I use and try a Spinkie Baby design. Oh my gosh, it’s so soft and pretty. Perfect if you’re wanting to create a dreamy girl’s bedroom or play area. You can choose either a gold or silver crown, or leave it off completely, so it’s quite a versatile styling piece. The Australian stockist is listed further down in the ‘Shop the Look’ section.

To keep costs down and work within my allocated budget I used affordable furniture and focused on spending more on cute decor/ styling pieces. The desk is from Adairs and the bed is from Fantastic Furniture (links below) so I thought these were great little finds that really helped me stay within my fairly tight budget. By watching what I spent on the large ticket items, I was able to buy some cool books from Jack and Willow as well as some gorgeous bedding from various stores below.

Well I better get linking all the product because it will be fairly long. If you have any questions or if I have left something out, feel free to comment below and I’ll answer asap 🙂 Oh and make sure if you’re in Perth you go check it out in person.

Much Love,

T xx

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Bed || Shop Here

Wallpaper || Shop Here

Flower Artwork || Shop Here

Twins Artwork || Shop Here

Canopy || Shop Here

Desk || Shop Here

Desk Chair || Shop Here

Rug || Shop Here

Book Shelf || Shop Here

Books || Shop Here

Quilt Cover || Shop Here

Blue Throw || Shop Here

White blanket ||  Shop Here

Pom Pom Cushion || Shop Here

Kitten Toy || Shop Here

Ballerina Toy || Shop Here

Rabbit Toy || Shop Here

Star Cushion || Shop Here

Blush Floor Cushion || Shop Here

Mongolian Sheepskin || Shop Here

Koala Wooden Toy || Shop Here

Lamp || Target

Pink Vase || Adairs

Faux Flowers ||  Adairs

Blue Cushion || Country Road

Pencils and Acrylic Cup || Officeworks

Star Wand || Cotton On Kids

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This post has been sponsored by Homebuyers Centre. All thoughts, design work, styling and written content are my own.

 

 

My Favourite 10 Cots

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Happy Monday everyone.

A couple of months ago I posted about my favourite Children’s beds and I had a lot of great feedback from it. Quite a few people requested a similar post listing my favourite cots, so over the past few weeks I have compiled a collection of cot/bassinet designs that are available on the Australian market. They are listed below with easy shopping links for all the mumma’s needing a new cot or wanting to update their baby’s old one.

I have also tried to find beautiful images to represent each design so please have a squizz at the photo sources at the end of this blog post. I hope you love them as much as I do.

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The stunning Kalon Studios ‘Caravan Crib’ is one of my favourite cots! It has a simple yet classic design which oozes style and is suitable for either gender!… Oh and the best part is that you can take the front rail off (or all four rails) and convert it into an adorable toddler bed.

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The Oeuf NYC ‘Sparrow Cot’ comes in a few different colours including white, grey and birch. I love using Oeuf NYC products because the quality is great and you can pair it back with other furniture in the sparrow range.

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The Leander cot has been in the spotlight for a few years now, however, it is clear to see why! The shape and overall design gives such a sleek Scandinavian feel. It can be easily converted into a toddler bed and an additional extension kit/mattress can be purchased so that the toddler bed becomes a Junior size bed. With 5 different configurations available, it is an investment piece you will have for many years.

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Oh Gosh, I just had to include this gorgeous bassinet from Byron Bay Hanging Chairs. It would be a crime not to, right? The shape, material, size, everything…. even the wheels are so beautiful. The convenience of having wheels on a bassinet is so handy when bub is a newborn, especially if you feed in another room. Eg I fed Chet in our Theatre room, burped, then put him to sleep and wheeled him back into our room.

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The Oeuf ‘Rhea Cot’ is one of my favourite cots because it incorporates both wood and white tones in one design. It works perfectly back with other Oeuf products and has a classic/ timeless shape. It can also convert into a toddler bed if you purchase the additional conversion kit.

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If you love the above cot, but want something a little more feminine looking the Baby Letto ‘Lolly Cot’ will be right up your ally. It features the wood/white contrast but with a more delicate leg design. There are also black/ timber and grey/ timber colour options available- all at a great price!!!

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While we are on the topic of girly cots, the ‘Blythe Crib’ from Pottery Barn Kids is the epitome of feminine. The detailing in the wood, the upholstery, buttons and tufts, even the colour ‘Vintage Grey’ is stunning.

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The ‘Ava Cot’ from Plyroom has so many incredible details. The entire unit is made from sustainably forested European Birch ply which means there are no MDF components or metal fixings. Not only can it be converted into a toddler bed, it can also transform into a children’s desk! Genius!!

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The ‘Sniglar Cot’ from IKEA is the most affordable and versatile design I have featured in this post. At only $119AUD you really cannot go wrong with this simple solid beech cot. You will get plenty of inspo if you type it into Pinterest, including projects where people have painted the rails to suit their nursery palette.

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The ‘Sleepi Bed’ by Stokke is another popular design among expecting mums. The shape gives an unconventional look and the canopy is oh-so-cute. As I mentioned above, I found wheels super handy when Chet was a baby…  My best friend actually has this bassinet/ cot and I know she loves the convenience of the wheels too.

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My second bassinet feature goes to the gorgeous ‘Macrame Bassinet’ from Olli Ella. If you’re a fan of vintage/ boho style, you need to check this one out. It is a beautiful design that could easily be incorporated into either a boy, girl or gender neutral nursery.

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The ‘Georgia Cot’ from Incy Interiors has an adorable rounded edge with beautiful spindle rails and a detailed surround. Incy also have a large range of gorgeous cots including the rose gold metal cot which has been hugely popular over the past couple of years.

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Last, but definitely not least is this gorgeous wicker bassinet from Pottery Barn Kids. If you want to replicate a vintage inspired nursery this style is perfect and it also comes in a darker Taupe colour. The mattress comes included in the price and the basket also comes off the base so you can use it as a sleep basket in another room.

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Well I hope this list has helped someone discover a new brand or design they may like to purchase for their little love. With so many cots on the Australian market I really did have a hard time narrowing these down. I could have easily listed 20 or more, but I would be writing this blog post for another week haha. One last note before signing off for the day… Make sure to read up and do some research on whichever design you want to buy before making the purchase. A copy of the Australian safety guidelines can be found here.

Have a lovely afternoon and a productive week ahead.

Much Love,

T x

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  10.  Stylists- Bree Leech and Heather Nette King. Photography- Lisa Cohen
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  12. Justy Olive

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