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.

shop the look.pngWallpaper || $40.00 per roll || Shop Here

Bed || Price Varies || Shop Here

Bedside Table || $89.95 || Shop Here

White ‘Amsterdam’ Chair || $699.00 || Shop Here

Floor Rug || $699.00 || Shop Here

Tan Mini Mod || $159.95 || Shop Here

2x Acrylic Wall Shelves || $199.95 Set || Shop Here

Tia Table Lamp || Shop Here

Pendant Light || $305.00 || Shop Here

White Horse Bedding || $190.00 || Shop Here

Rabbit Softie (LBS Fancy Nulle) || $179.95 ||  Shop Here

Vilac Car || $269.95 || Shop Here

Smartie cushions || $65.00 each || Shop Here

Toy Sack || $30.00 || 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.

Oeuf Mini Library || $999.00 || Shop Here

Golden Wolf Print || $99.00 || Shop Here

3x A3 Monochrome Prints || £15.00 each  || Shop Here

OYOY Adventure Rug || $99.00 || Shop Here

Giant Plush Giraffe || $179.95 || Shop Here

Mountain and Star Cushions || Price Varies || Shop Here

Monochrome Donut || $35.00 || Shop Here

Monochrome Stripe Toys || Shop Here

Magnetic Wooden Toy Set || £59.50 || Shop Here

Wooden Vehicle Toys || Price Varies || Shop Here

Gumball Machine || $75.00 || 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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A magical Christmas in our home

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To say I am excited about Christmas this year is a total understatement. I’m not going to lie, the past few years I have been a complete Grinch and really didn’t get into the spirit of decorating. Obviously Christmas is about celebrating love, reflecting on the past year, eating great food and laughing with family and friends but I also believe some of the magic and sparkle stems when you start decorating your tree and home.

This year Chet is at a beautiful age where he understands a bit more about Christmas and gets excited about the pretty lights, decorations and pressies. He is also old enough this year to get involved in the decorating process and that is what I am really excited about. I put on my super mum undies and took him to our closest Vicinity Centre so we could do a huge Christmas shop. I’m talking a new tree, fairy lights, decorations, wrapping paper, Xmas day outfits, Xmas gifts, a huge delicious ham and of course I ended up buying multiple toys for Chet – a little bribery along the way.

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I really wanted to achieve a modern take on the “Traditional Christmas” style to suit our living room decor. I stuck with a mainly white / metallic / red colour palette and used mercury glass tree decorations to introduce classic details. I also styled some rustic logs to help add charm and my big “must have” was sparkle. Lots of fairy lights adorn the tree that creates a magical and festive corner in our home.

We put up our new tree over the weekend and every evening since, Chet has said “mumma light on.” I thought he meant our normal ceiling lights at first until he dragged me over to the power point. Too cute! To me that is the meaning of Christmas. Seeing your little love’s face light up when the Christmas tree sparkles is just so heart warming. His smile and the expression on his face makes me reflect on how much he has grown the past year and how lucky Shaun and I are to have such a gorgeous blessing in our life.

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I’m not going to tell you how to “style your tree” because I think it is a personal celebration to enjoy with your loved ones. However if you want to add a little more sparkle to your home (or your tree) this Chrissy, I have created a shopping list below of where to find the items we purchased over the weekend. You can locate your closest Vicinity Centre here.

The Christmas Tree

Pre-lit Christmas Tree | 20% off Christmas Decorations | Details Here

All tree decorations | 20% off Christmas Decorations | Shop at Target

Star | Various Christmas Sales | Shop at Big W

Additional fairy lights | 20% off Christmas Decorations | Details Here

Under the Christmas Tree

Glass Card Box | Details Here

Assorted Christmas Cards | 5 for $10 | Details Here

Hallmark Wrapping paper | 20% off Christmas Decorations | Shop at Target

Naughty and Nice gift tags | Details Here

Black Twine | Details Here

Votive Candles | Details Here

On / above the Entertainment Unit

Reindeer Standing | 30% off Christmas Decorations | Details Here

Reindeer Sitting | 30% off Christmas Decorations | Details Here

Stockings | 30% off Christmas Decorations | Details Here

Glass Prism | Details Here

Small Christmas Trees | Up to 40% off Christmas Decorations | Shop at Adairs

Mercury Glass Votives | Shop at Bed Bath N Table

In our dining area

Mercury Glass Christmas Tree | 20% off Christmas Decorations | Shop at Target

Wreath | 30% off Christmas Decorations | Details Here

Snow globe | 20% off Christmas Decorations | Shop at Target

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As you can see from the above, there are so many amazing sales on at the moment. Most of the items are under $10, which makes it super affordable to decorate your tree and home beautifully this festive season. Head to your local Vicinity Centre to add a little sparkle this Christmas with products, tips and inspiration to make your Christmas gleam. You’re sure to save some coin during the sales but please don’t forget to also make a donation to those less fortunate.

Last but not least Vicinity Centres is searching for the most inspiring Christmas light display in the country with their nationwide competition, Lights On Christmas. To win, simply submit a photo of your most inspiring and creative Christmas lights display at addalittlesparkle.com.au. A $5,000 prize pool is up for grabs, to help you make your Christmas shine.

Well that’s me for today. I hope you all have an incredible love-filled December surrounded by special people and apologies in advance for the Christmas spam on insta. Shaun says I’ve gone a little crazy.

Much love,

T xx

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Add a Little Sparkle collaboration sponsored by Vicinity Centres.

Interior Lighting

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Just a real quickie today because I’m feeling somewhat better. Woohoo! One question I get emailed about a lot is the lighting in my photography so I thought I would quickly touch on a few points in this post.

First of all, I don’t use any lighting equipment. I have a lot of lighting equipment but I only ever use that for models and studio work. All of the lighting in our home is natural light which is why you will get areas of high light in my photos as well as darker shadows.

I’m a big fan of soft lighting so we had sheer curtains installed by Unique Curtains. These not only make the windows look much prettier but they also diffuse the light and filter out the harsh shadows. Jon and the team at Unique Curtains were super, super amazing and I highly recommend them if you’re looking for window coverings in Perth. The sheers may seem like an obvious lighting trick BUT I also have another few handy points to share.

We also have tint on all of our windows (in various shades depending on which get the most light.) At first I didn’t like it because it makes the house quite dark but it 100% helps with further filtering of the light. It more importantly stops a lot of the heat in summer especially in our master bedroom and the theater room in the afternoon. You could have cooked eggs on our sofa or bed in Summer prior to the tint installation.

Lastly, for people who don’t have sheer curtains, or tint, orrrr have both and want further diffusion I have one last trick for you. I have done this in some homes I have photographed recently although it won’t work on a two storey home lol….. A plain white sheet, pegged onto the gutter OUTSIDE the window will act as a beautiful diffusion in images. Yep! So please don’t try it on a two storey home haha. Give it a try next time you’re photographing your home and let me know if you think it has helped.

Have a lovely afternoon everyone.

Much Love,

T xx

 

Suppliers of top image

Sheer Curtains | UNIQUE CURTAINS

Chunky Knit | CLOSELY KNIT

Normann Block Table | STEM ONLINE

Butterfly Chair | MUUMUU DESIGN

Ottoman | ONYX AND SMOKE

G playtype poster | IMMY AND INDI

Rug | THE RUG COLLECTION

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Suppliers of image above

Pink Linen | SCANDI HOME DECOR

Tan Leather Cushion | NINI CREATIVE

Spliced Leather Cushion | HIDE N CO

White Throw | KATE AND KATE

Marble Candle | EKHI CANDLES

Floral | FLORALSTATE

Ladder | GROWING FOOTPRINTS

Hide | HIDES OF EXCELLENCE

 

Styling for Suki McMaster

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Happy Sunday!

I recently had the opportunity to style some beautiful product from Suki McMaster who is a Melbourne based designer that creates the most gorgeous homewares, stationery and giftware. All her products have such a happy, cheerful vibe about them so when choosing a few selected products to work with I was instantly drawn to the vibrant colours and patterns of her Spring Garden range.

I don’t know about you but I have seen blush, grey and white girl’s bedrooms done to death now and although I am a huge fan, I also adore bursts of colour in a kid’s room. It gives the impression that the space is full of life and fun times. I loved setting up this young tween space to showcase the below Suki McMaster products.

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Love You More Print A3 || $20.00 || Shop Here

Spring Garden Print A3 || $20.00 || Shop Here

Spring Garden Mug || $20.00 || Shop Here

If you are an avid reader of my blog you will know how much I bang on about creating a balanced room by tying colours and patterns in with each other so I was so excited to see that Suki does the same design in a wide range of homewares. By using a couple of products in the Spring Garden range it helped create a uniform and super cute space.

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There are cushions, planters, candles, mugs, tea towels, calendars, prints, notebooks (just to name a few) available online which would make beautiful gifts or stocking fillers. I’ve picked out a couple of things for the ladies at Chet’s daycare and I think they would be cool teacher gifts as well. You can browse the website here. Oh and you can also get 20% off your first order if you sign up to the newsletter hehe.

I hope this provides you with some bright, cheerful inspo! Have a lovely week ahead everyone and if you have any questions regarding other product featured in this shoot please leave a comment below or check out my Instagram account for store tags.

Much love,

T xx

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Christmas is Cominggg

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Hello everyone,

I cannot believe it is November already! Argh!! Time to start thinking of Christmas which is my favourite time of the year. We are lucky enough to have Shaun home for another Christmas break, so that in itself is such a lovely gift. This year we are doing a secret santa with the adults in my family but we still buy presents for all the kids. I love spoiling Chet and my nephews, although we also have a special little girl to buy for this Christmas. My gorgeous niece Indie will be celebrating her very first festive season. I bet you all thought I had pregnancy news just then haha.

I like to be organised with my pressie buying so I jumped online to find some cute gifts and sales before everyone snaps up the best things. I got a bit carried away and put together a girls and boys gift guide to share with you all. I’ve chosen my fave 5 products for each gender that are under $100 and available at Scandikid. My friend Emelie owns this gorgeous Scandinavian inspired children’s store and FYI this is 100% not a sponsored post. She doesn’t even know I’m writing this lol!

Below are my top 5 finds for the little ladies in your life.

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  1. Liewood Junior Bedding Classic Dot || $99.95 || Shop Here
  2. Cam Cam Doll’s Carrier Rose || $64.95 || Shop Here
  3. Heart Cushion Pink || $45.00 || Shop Here
  4. Maileg Mini Bunny Marie || $75.00 || Shop Here
  5. Lucie Kaas Baby Elephant || $89.95 || Shop Here

I am loving these subtle tones of Peach and Rose for Spring/ Summer paired with textures of wood and quilting. Everything is just so adorable!! I’m glad I only have one girl to buy for because I could (and would) send myself completely broke this Christmas.

Below are my top 5 finds for the little misters in your life.

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  1. Lucky Boy Sunday Mause Rug || Was $169.95 Now $99.00 || Shop Here
  2. Fabelab Crown Alisan || $28.00 || Shop Here
  3. Sailing Ship Kite || $89.00 || Shop Here
  4. Oyoy Penguin || $59.00 || Shop Here
  5. Cam Cam Junior Bedding Sashiko Blue || $99.95 || Shop Here

My favourite find is the Sailing Ship Kite which can also be used as a mobile or wall decoration in your child’s bed or play area. We have one in Chet’s room and when my nephews came over the other day they begged me to take it down (from the roof) so they could study it closely. You also can’t go past these beautiful shades of blue in a boy’s bedroom or nursery.

Now that I have found some ideas for the kiddies, I need to start looking for both hubby and myself… Hubby meaning literally anything Harley Davidson related and myself meaning, I have to write down my secret santa wishlist haha. Oh where to start… What is on your mumma wishlist?

Below are a few more images of some other pretty Scandikid product that is available online now.

Have a lovely Friday everyone. Hopefully you’re all tucked up in bed and won’t read this until the morning hehe.

Much Love,

T xx

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Bunzi Love

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I saw a post the other day from a mum asking about balance bikes that would make a suitable Christmas present for her 18month old. I told her to check out the one we have and I thought I would share it on here as well. Looking for a balance bike that is A) adaptable with your child’s growth and B) not super tacky proved kind of difficult for me to find. Don’t get me wrong Chet has more than his fair share of ugly toys (that I don’t post photos of on insta.) I am definitely not one of those mums who ‘only have wooden toys to suit their decor.’ I don’t mind if his toys are brightly coloured because I would rather buy products that can adapt with Chet’s growth and development, although preferably something which is not novelty branded lol.

I was super happy to come across the Chillafish Bunzi 2-in-1 Gradual Balance Bike from Colorific Toys. It looks fun and has a really cute innovative design. We got it for Chet just before his second birthday because we weren’t sure how quickly he would learn to balance on two wheels. This balance bike can be switched from 3 wheels to 2 wheels in literally a few seconds. It’s actually really impressive haha! Here is a demo at how easily it can be swapped between the two modes.

This bike is really compact and lightweight making it easy for Chet to steer and convenient for us take to the beach or park. He had a ride on car before we got the Bunzi but it was too heavy and big for him… he always crashed into things or lost control which made him upset or frustrated. The three wheel mode makes it hard for the bike to tip over which is perfect for younger toddlers but as you can see from the above demo, the two wheel mode resembles a traditional (but way cooler) balance bike.

Chet’s faveeee part is the little trunk. No joke, he hides everything in there!!! Dummies, snacks, little toy cars, muesli bar wrappers, things he has stolen from my handbag eg, my drivers license, loose change, paperclips and tampons lol. The cutest thing I found in there recently was a Polaroid picture of Shaun and I. My heart exploded at the fact he wanted to keep his mummy and daddy in his car while he drove around like a hoon haha.

If you think your toddler would love one for Christmas, I have attached a link below to the 3 available colours.

Chillafish Bunzi Balance Bike || Blue || SHOP HERE

Chillafish Bunzi Balance Bike || Pink || SHOP HERE

Chillafish Bunzi Balance Bike || Red || SHOP HERE

Anyway, we packed his boot full of bread this morning and went down to feed the ducks. It was so sweet.

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend.

Much Love

T xx

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