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

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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Repainted FROSTA Stools

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Happy Thursday everyone!

Today we were supposed to go and catch up with some awesome Perth girls but Chet woke up with a sore ear so we stayed home and got our craft on instead. We repainted the FROSTA stools from Ikea for Chet’s little desk area and they look soooo cute! They instantly brighten up this corner and tie everything together.

I didn’t take any progress shots (sorry) because I wasn’t expecting them to turn out nicely BUT they look so much cooler than I thought they would. Thinking back now I probably should have primed them but they still turned out beautifully… and I’m not a DIY guru so I can’t tell the difference. I literally just wiped them down and painted straight over the top and they look (and feel) fine.

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Here is a list of what we used, including the paint colours:

Two Stools || Shop Here

Paint Sample Pots || Dark Teal || Light Sage

Sample Pot Roller || Click Here

38mm Angled Paint Brush || Shop Here

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Here’s how we painted them:

I stood the legs on four mugs so it was easier to paint the bottom of the legs. I used the paint brush to do one leg at a time. I roughly covered it in paint and then put another layer on with the mini roller (to get a smoother finish.) The angled brush helps you paint the underneath side of the legs much better.

I did all four legs, then flipped it over and painted the underneath. I didn’t roll this part.

I then stood the stool back on the mugs while I painted the top and rim with the brush, then the roller (like I did with the legs.)

I waited an hour for them to dry and then repeated the process once more.

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There you go, super easy and as I said above, I’m not a DIY genius so I didn’t bother priming them. If you want them to last longer it’s probably a good idea to prime them before painting.

Anyway, while I was painting those two stools, Chet was decorating a miniature one I bought him. I actually love it. He’s done such a great job for an ‘almost’ three year old.

What do you think? Do you love the blue tones? More importantly has Chet done a better job than me? Haha I agree! His has personality and sentimental value.

Much Love,

T xx

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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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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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