Ella’s Teenage Bedroom Makeover

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Happy Friday everyone!

I’ve been a bit quiet the past couple of weeks with a load of briefs and design concepts to work through. In saying that, today I would love to show you some pictures of Ella’s new teenage bedroom. My clients Narelle and Andrew contacted me a couple of months ago to give me the rundown of what Ella imagines her dream space to look like. The outcome reflects her personality perfectly and it is a versatile room that she can grow with throughout her teenage years.

I was super excited to start this project because I created Kate’s teenage bedroom last year (Ella’s older sister.). We have loosely replicated the furniture layout to match Kate’s, however, the two rooms look so different. Cohesive, yet different! We decorated both spaces using some budget friendly pieces to ensure that we maintained two realistic teenage bedrooms. We all know that teens go through phases, and lots of them!!! Heck I remember listening to Ciara one minute… and My Chemical Romance the next (lol!!!!!)

Here are the before images of Ella’s old room.

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Ella liked the idea of an urban bedroom so we chose to decorate the room in this style instead of furnishing it head to toe in themed product. If I had chosen either rustic wood or metal furniture, Ella would be tied to this particular style for several years. Whereas, by keeping the furniture simple and fairly modern, the room has versatility and can easily be redecorated if Ella grows out of the urban style. This is also a good option if you like to follow seasonal trends.

One of our ‘must have items’ was the Ivory and Deene hammock chair. The room is quite small so we saved a tonne of floor space by having a hanging chair instead of a regular occasional chair. Ella can also slide the leather ottoman underneath the hammock so it is out of the way when not in use. Other than being a great space saver, I chose this piece because it fits the look perfectly… Oh and did I mention it’s only $79.00 Whattttt?!  Please note that we added support beams in the roof for extra safety. It’s easy if you know what you’re doing. 

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Another product we had to have in Ella’s room was the You Rock poster from Seek and Style. When I showed Narelle it was an instant YES and she stated that it could actually be Ella in the image!! Shorts and Dr Marten’s (or Converse) are her thing, so the poster was totally fitting for her new space. I also strung up a polaroid photo wall behind the hammock chair, however, I didn’t photograph this in detail because I don’t feel right putting her personal memories all over my blog. You can kind of see the twinkle lights in the above image though 🙂

Ella and her family were so happy with the end result and of course I am too. Especially when taking into consideration that a lot of these products are budget friendly. It goes to show if you choose wisely and decorate with a particular theme or colour palette in mind, you can produce a lovely room for less than you think.  If you would like help with a bedroom makeover please feel free to contact me and say, “hiii.” Contact Details here. If you would like to shop the look of this bedroom, I have listed some suppliers at the bottom of this blog post.

Have a lovely weekend.

Much Love,

T x

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Soho Hammock Chair || Shop Here

You Rock Poster || Shop Here

Tan Ottoman || Shop Here

Alpha Boards || Shop Here

Moon Bag || Shop Here

Hanging Pendant || Shop Here

Jute Rug || Shop Here

King Single Bed || Shop Here

Desk || Shop Here

Desk Chair || Shop Here

Desk Lamp || Shop Here

Shelf || Shop Here

Wall Weave || Shop Here

Wall Hooks || Shop Here

Quilt Cover || Shop Here

Tan Cushion || Shop Here

Tribal Cushion || Shop Here

Pink Round Cushion || Shop Here

Pink Fringe Cushion || Shop Here

Pom Pom Blanket || Shop Here

Mongolian Hide || Shop Here

Tree Poster || Shop Here

Storage Basket || Shop Here

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The skirting boards, wall trim, doors and top half of the room are painted in Dulux Lexicon Quarter and the bottom half of the room is painted in Dulux Tranquil Retreat Quarter.

Pencil holder, candle and jewellery dish from Cotton On Home.

Plants and terracotta pots from Bunnings.

Desk accessories/ stationery from Officeworks.

Curtains, curtain rail and wardrobe handles from Ikea.

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Christian’s Nursery

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Happy Monday!!

Two weeks ago I showed you some snaps of Chet’s room and the response was so amazing. Thank you for stopping by and also commenting on my instagram photos. It was and still is, a work in progress but I think that will always be the case when you work in interiors. Luckily I have other children’s rooms to create magic in and I was over the moon to install Christian’s nursery recently.

This is the second boy’s room I have done for Jemma and Ben, and I honestly could not wish for nicer clients. Jemma- you’re awesome! Thank you for trusting me and never doubting my ideas (and there’s a lot of them.) Anyway, I also created their son Thomas’s toddler bedroom late last year which was featured in the Annual Edition of Minty Magazine. I will blog about it in the coming weeks but if you can’t wait for the post to go live, you can grab a magazine copy here.

When designing this nursery, the idea was to create a soft, cosy space that is versatile enough to become a toddler bedroom in a couple of years time. We also wanted to keep the look of both boy’s bedrooms consistent so we chose Oeuf NYC furniture again. This ensures that the furniture style and colours are the same in both rooms, however the individual pieces are different.

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We started from scratch and the only thing Jemma had already purchased for the room was the Moln Clouds wallpaper. This was music to my ears because I have seen it in person (in my friend’s little girl’s nursery) and it’s so dreamy. We wanted to stick to a fairly neutral colour palette but also bring in warmth by adding beige and taupe alongside the grey. I used lots of textured pieces like the Jujo Baby blankets and Hides of Excellence hide to create lush layers, which added to the cosy look we wanted to achieve.

One thing Jemma really wanted to incorporate into the room was a rocking chair. You can’t go past the quality and versatility of a Hobbe rocking chair, so we locked this firmly in as one of our first purchases. The grey upholstery works perfectly back with the wallpaper, where the white legs suit the timber finish of the cot, framed artwork and dresser. If you’re looking for a comfortable and well crafted nursing chair, this rocker is definitely worth looking at.

I am really happy with the way Christian’s nursery turned out and more importantly Jemma and the family love it. It makes my job even more satisfying knowing it is exactly what my client’s dreamed of. I suppose I should show you some more images and start listing all my fabulous suppliers. I hope you have a lovely week!

Much Love,

T x

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Cot / Dresser || Shop Here

Rocking Chair || Shop Here

Shelves || Shop Here

Reindeer Hide || Shop Here

Cable Knit Blankets || Shop Here

Rug || Shop Here

Sheep Heads || Shop Here

Changing Basket || Shop Here

Blanket in Basket || Shop Here

Flag Garland || Shop Here

Ottoman || Shop Here

24 x 30″ Artwork || Shop Here

Lamp || Shop Here

Moon Mobile || Shop Here

Round Bobble Cushion || Shop Here

Square Velvet Cushion || Shop Here

Quilt Cover || Shop Here

Beanie || Shop Here

Wooden Llama || Shop Here

Plush Toys || Shop Here

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Chet’s Toddler Bedroom

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Happy Monday!!

I think it’s probably time to post a few photos of Chet’s room, don’t you think lol? It’s bright and full of his favourite things at the moment… animals!! Chet loves (absolutely adores) them, so I have very loosely designed his room around animals. It has a fun, modern scandi vibe and I like that the room doesn’t follow a generic theme eg it’s not marine animals, farm animals or woodland animals etc… In replacement of sticking to a ‘theme’ I have used a consistent colour palette instead, to achieve a sweet toddler space for our little love.

You may recognise the Milton and King wallpaper from a recent install I did for another lucky little boy- Thomas. I fell in love with it originally for Chet’s room although I didn’t think Shaun would let me put wallpaper up because “I change my mind too often.” Fair call babe, but after specifying and getting it installed in Thomas’s bedroom, I was sold… It is a design that is super versatile and that can adapt as he grows older. The details are listed further down in the ‘Shop the Look’ section.

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Another piece I wanted to keep was a canopy. Yes I know, it seems like everyone in the world has one, but I definitely needed a large area (of contrasting colour) to break up the two walls of patterned wallpaper. I switched from our previous white Numero 74 canopy to an ice blue one from Talo Interiors to make more of a statement. I then paired it with the matching ice blue quilt and mixed blues garland to tie everything in. I bought a bunch of other great children’s decor from Talo Interiors but I’ll list them further down in the ‘Shop the Look’ section.

Please Note- Before hanging anything over an infant’s sleeping space please read through the SIDS guidelines first. You can find one here.

One of the questions I get asked most about is where I bought Chet’s furniture from- you can find it all on the Urban Baby website. We have the River Single Bed, Night Stand and Merlin 3 Draw Dresser. All three pieces are Oeuf NYC brand. The craftsmanship is amazing, the price is reasonable and they are simply great quality products. I’m super dooper happy with our purchases and the level of service I always receive from Russell and Amelia.

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Chet’s room (actually all the rooms in our home) are teensy tiny so I did face some struggles while designing his room. The bed can literally only go in that one spot because it has the bench seat on the end which makes it a fair bit longer than a normal single size bed. On the left of the drawers is Chet’s wardrobe so the dresser can only be put in that one spot as well. The wall in between the curtains and the canopy is not large enough to have two 50x70cm prints on the wall, but it is too large for just one…

I have always loved the animal print shop’s beautiful prints so I bit the bullet and purchased one of their limited edition ‘Baby Porcupine’ prints. It’s amazing, huge (86x100cm framed) and fits along that wall perfectly. I had Terraze at Art’s Edge frame it for me and she did such an outstanding job. I also got the glass upgraded so the reflections don’t show as harshly- best investment everrrr!

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One of the other tricky factors I had to consider was the corner window of Chet’s room. It is not only a corner window; it’s a floor to ceiling corner window lol. So as much as I adore the natural sunlight it lets in, I find it tricky to style that area because anything I photograph there ‘blows out.’ It also means that I need to use different height variations so there isn’t a huge white space above the storage baskets. I was thinking either a children’s coat rack or floor lamp. I was so torn until I found the Cuba Floor Lamp from Life Interiors. The colour is spot on and it looks amazing in this corner of his room.

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Wallpaper ||  Milton and King

Furniture || Urban Baby Shop

Numero74 canopy || Talo Interiors

Numero74 duvet cover || Talo Interiors

Numero74 blue garland || Talo Interiors

Round muskhane rug || Talo Interiors

Tiger and fox head || Talo Interiors

Donkey head || Leo and Bella

Floor lamp || Life Interiors

Tan ottoman and cushion || Onyx&Smoke

Pendant lamp || Cheeky Reubens

Lamb on a stick || Ooh Noo

Felt seat cushions and mushrooms || Growing Footprints

Leather crown || Little Connoisseur

Bedding || Camomile London

Fox teddy || Scandikid

Grandest Bear || Grandyandbaa

Bear cushion || Boo & Bear

Wooden Camera || Moose In The Moon

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It was so lovely to show Chet his room after the wallpaper and main items went in. We actually had my nephews over that weekend and you should have heard Chet. He said, “Come on Noah and Oookey (Lukey,) i’ll show my tiger,” in the most excited squeaky voice. Gah heart explosion. So they went off to his room and started parading around like wild beasts lol. Anyway, it feels great to have such a fun, vibrant room in our home that will help inspire creativity and his growing little mind.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding Chet’s room or if you would like design help with your little love’s bedroom/ playroom.

Much Love,

T xx

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Top 10 Kid’s Beds

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Happy weekend everyone,

One of my goals for the blog this year is to write a lot more. Sometimes life gets chaotic and drafts get put on the back burner but when I get in my element, I find it really relaxing. Today, I want to share a bunch of children’s beds that I adore at the moment… All 10 of them.

A bed is one of the biggest investment pieces you will buy when decorating your child’s bedroom so it needs to be versatile and comfortable. It also needs to encourage sleep and relaxation but lets be honest here… it also needs to look cool lol. Below I have listed 10 of my favourite designs, which are available to purchase in Australia.

First up is the Oliver Furniture bed available at Design Stuff Group. Need I say more? This bed has a strong Scandinavian design, being simple yet stylish AF. The white surround and contrasting oak legs literally make this children’s bed by far my favourite. Additional extras include a security bed rail and trundle (because who doesn’t love extra storage.)

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Next up is the stunning Mini Soho bed from Bed Nest. I love the cozy feeling that upholstered beds give to a children’s space, especially when paired with soft linen and cushions. There are a bunch of fabric colours to choose from and with this in mind, you can have a lot of fun designing a bed to suit your little one’s personality.

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Ahh, the Oeuf River Bed available at Urban Baby Shop! So gorgeous and I can say this with confidence because this is the bed I bought for Chet. It comes in either Birch/ White or Walnut/White and has the complimenting bedroom furniture to match. The little bench seat at the bottom is a huge hit in our home and we have already created some beautiful memories cuddling in here.

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The Crescent Bed is the product of a gorgeous collaboration between Peony Home and Belinda Kurtz from Petite Interior Co. The shape of this bed head is simple, but it also makes a great (and super fun) statement, especially with the contrast piping. There are 4 colours to choose from (in both the frame and piping) so it can be customised for either a lucky little boy or girl.

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OMG, I adore this bed. I would buy it in a heartbeat (right now) if I had the room to put it… Maybe it’s time to clear out some space yeah? It’s the London Day Bed from Byron Bay Hanging Chairs styled beautifully in the home of Live Loud Girl. It’s unique and super versatile, which is perfect for growing children… and growing personalities.

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All the heart eyes for this Brittany Bed from Early Settler, styled in the home of Blonde and Bone. If you want a sweet, girly bed with rustic charm, this is the bed for your little love. Even 5 year old me would have appreciated the gorgeous carved detailing.

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The Fenwick Headboards from Heatherly Designs are super fun and super dooper cute. You can really let your imagination run wild with these because you can choose both the fabric and cross stitch colours. The best thing about customising a piece of furniture is that it will reflect your children’s personality and it becomes a feature piece in the room.

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On the topic of customising, the Knect4 bed from Mubu Home is another one of my faves. It has a Birch Ply frame and comes in 5 colour options. Birch/White, Birch/Nude, Birch/Latte Grey, Birch/Dusty Blue and all Birch. Gah, so many ‘birch’ words in one sentence but it is a gorgeous looking material that looks great in children’s bedrooms.

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Oooo this is a bed head I am dying to use in a kid’s bedroom. The Palm Springs headboard from Family Love Tree gives such a calm and grounded presence. It could be played up with earthy boho colours or styled effortlessly with calming neutrals. This design can easily be made less ‘adult’ with some fun pom poms and a vibrant Moroccan rug, but can also adapt well into your child’s teenage years.

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Last but not least Plyroom– I absolutely adore everything these guys create. Their designs are understated and minimal yet, super stylish. Without intending this piece will become a feature piece within itself, especially if the bedding allows the frame and detailing to be visible. The Singolo design is versatile to suit either gender and will grow with your children well into their teenage years. Styled and photographed by me in the stunning home of Jenni Farr @designdevotee.

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With all this chat of beds, I better jump into my own and get some shut eye… Then wake up tomorrow (I mean today it’s almost 1am argh) and have six coffees because I have both my nephews coming over for a play date with Chet.

Have a lovely Saturday.

Much Love,

T xx

Joshua’s Toddler Bedroom

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Hello everyone.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I can’t believe it is Christmas this week YAYYY!

Today I want to spam you with Joshua’s new toddler bedroom that I styled on Friday and Saturday. His beautiful mumma Bailey contacted me a few months ago when their  home was in the midst of renovations. She had already bought most of the product but needed help with furniture/art direction, putting it all together and styling it. So that’s where I came in and boy-oh-boy is it stunning.

All the finishes and details in their newly renovated home scream elegance so we wanted to keep this room quite minimal and clean… but still fun for a growing little boy. There are two floor to ceiling built in wardrobes which are beyond incredible, so a dresser wasn’t necessary in this room. Instead we created a little reading nook as well as a library area where Joshua can store extra books and toys. His new Mini Mod was a huge hit and seeing how much he liked it made me ‘need’ one for Chet lol. Way cooler than a standard beanbag and the perfect size for a kid’s bedroom or play area!

Below are some images I took and a “Shop the Look” design concept. Feel free to follow the shopping links to direct product listings. Make sure you also head over to their social media pages to be notified of any Boxing Day sales being held.

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For everyone who has fallen in love with Joshua’s new room so far… Here is a ‘Shop the Look’ design concept where you can find the product we used in this gorgeous space (and some additional pieces). There are also more images below, to draw inspiration from.

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Wallpaper || Shop Here

Bed || Shop Here

Bedside Table || Shop Here

White ‘Amsterdam’ Chair || Shop Here

Floor Rug || Shop Here

Tan Mini Mod || Shop Here

2x Acrylic Wall Shelves || Shop Here

Tia Table Lamp || Shop Here

Pendant Light || Shop Here

White Horse Bedding || Shop Here

Rabbit Softie (LBS Fancy Nulle) ||  Shop Here

Vilac Car || Shop Here

Smartie cushions || Shop Here

Toy Sack || Shop Here

Scroll down further for more details of items not listed in the ‘Shop the Look’ design concept.

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Here are some links to items that were not included in the design concept but were featured in Joshua’s toddler bedroom.

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Oeuf Mini Library || Shop Here

Golden Wolf Print || Shop Here

3x A3 Monochrome Prints || Shop Here

OYOY Adventure Rug || Shop Here

Giant Plush Giraffe || Shop Here

Mountain and Star Cushions || Shop Here

Monochrome Donut || Shop Here

Monochrome Stripe Toys || Shop Here

Magnetic Wooden Toy Set || Shop Here

Wooden Vehicle Toys || Shop Here

Gumball Machine || Shop Here

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Well that’s me for today. I hope you enjoyed Joshua’s bedroom spam. Stay tuned for his baby brother Zavier’s nursery room tour next week. It’s a completely different look, feel and colour palette so if you’re after some gorgeous neutral nursery inspo be sure to check in again soon. You will adore it- I’m itching to show you all!!!! If you have any questions or if I have missed something off the shopping list please feel free to comment below.

Lastly, if you are looking for any design or styling help with your child’s bedroom in the New Year, please feel free to contact me via email here. I would love to create your little love their dream space and will work closely with you to design a room that suits your style and budget. The end result will be a carefully curated room that reflects your little love’s growing personality. Look forward to chatting soon!

Much Love,

T xx

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