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Nursery Feature – Oli’s Monochrome Big Boy Room

We all have them… those stunning friends with impeccable taste, who’s awesome little one’s could put North West or Cruz Beckham to shame. And the nurseries and playrooms belonging to these lucky offspring are always STUNNING! My beautiful friend Angela, with the help of her handy hubby Ant and little mister Oli, have created this awesome monochrome big boy’s room and been wonderful enough to share it with us!

Read on, enjoy and be inspired. xx
Bed scape

Dresser Corner Bedside table

Oh the places you'll go... Table

Dresser wall

 

Ang, how would you describe your styling choice for Oli’s Room?

It started with me just wanting to create a retreat for Oli…. not just somewhere for sleep but play as well, his own little room. It’s quite fresh, a little edgy and timeless… something he’ll (hopefully) still love for years to come. Although knowing me, I’ll want to change it up before that! Apart from the monochrome trend in the room, we wanted to fill it with encouraging quotes and travel inspiration, something that we’ve loved sharing as a family.

 

What’s your favourite piece in the room?

The bed! We bought it second hand for just $50!!! Was originally bright pink but became a labour of love as Ant and I made it work together. And I just love how it’s all come together style wise. The quilt (made by Oli’s Oona) and lightning bolt cushion (handmade by me) have sentimental value and I’m so happy with the results.

 

What design rule would you swear by when creating a new room?

Timeless! Especially for a kid’s room, stick to things they won’t grow out of in two years.

 

What was your splurge buy for this room?

Table and chairs! They’re replica Eames and I completely went all out on them!

 

Being a beautifully stylish mumma, who do you recommend following on Instagram?

Oh wow, where do I start!? So so many…. this list might be quite long.

Children of the Tribe @childrenofthetribe

FromZION @fromzion_

AURA Home @aurahome

Petite Vintage Interiors @petitevintagebel

Jr. Cooper Australia @jr_cooper_

Beau Hudson @beau_hudson

Zilvi | Interior Decor @_zilvi

Little Urban Apparel @littleurbanapparel

Leo and Bella @leoandbella

Hello Little Birdie @hellolittlebirdie

They’re all great for inspiration (and building that wish list)

 

Thanks Ang for letting us peek into this amazing room update! Maybe you can come and style my house now? 😉

 

Item details

Table and chairs – Replica Furniture

Bed – bought second hand from a friend

Bookshelf – Ikea

Baskets – Ikea spray painted yellow

Yellow Basket Bedside Table – Willow & Bird at Cotton Tree, QLD

Lamp – Home Secret at Kawana

Triangle garland – homemade

Zebra Print – Farrah’s Stone

Quilt – homemade by Oli’s Oona

Lightning Bolt pillow – homemade

#Awesome pillow – Ruckus from Adairs

Black crochet cushion – Ikea

Wall decals – McKnight Signs 

Stag Head – Typo

 

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Thrifty Art

Thrifty options for 'art' in your home

Thrifty options for ‘art’ in your home

I framed all of the above this week for my little Evie’s room makeover (a slow but sure process of probably… hmm…. a year)

As a bargain addict I am constantly looking out for beautiful fabrics, cards, papers etc. that I can frame… everything above was a ridiculous success….  under $20 for the lot!!!

I already had all of the frames, just needed a lick of white paint (which was leftover from renovations). And each of the prints were either beautiful cards from a stunning local store here on the Sunshine Coast QLD ‘The Lovely Bird’ or Manila Folders from Typo… They always have an AH MA ZING selection of Manila Folders in those stores that I can’t bear to hide away in a filing cabinet! 🙂 Some of them were only 35c in the sale!!!!

So when I spend pennies on framing prints like these I can justify big ticket feature artworks in every room. Yayyyyy! 🙂

How do you stay stylish on a budget in your home? Share with me your wisdom 😉

 

 

Nursery Inspiration – Nautical Big Boys Room

Nautical Big Boys Room

Nautical Big Boys Room

I absolutely love having a new design challenge and creating this ‘Big Boy’s Room’ has been so much fun! I was initially inspired by the incredibly Whale print from Urban Outfitters and the swoon worthy velvet kids quilt covers from Kip & Co. The online world is an amazing, endless window display of fun and exciting products, I’ve included below all the shop links to the products above.

Let me know your thoughts and if you have any ‘looks’ in mind for me to tackle next 🙂

xx Elise

 

Atelier King Single Bed – Domayne

Lilly and Lolly Marina Bookcase – The Little Kidz Closet

Blue Zig Zag Rug – Urban Outfitters

Gold Spot Kid size Beanbag – Baby Bean Beanbags

Blue Waves Wonder Tent – Lilly & Lolly

Kilner Edison Nautical Sisal Rope Light – Uniques TR

Charming Hamper – The Land of Nod 

Kip & Co Velvet Doona Cover – Kip & Co

Moby Dick Print – Urban Outfitters 

Gold silhouette Print – Nella Designs

Red Octopus Print – Babies Art Room

Blue Cloud Cushion – Bla Bla Kids 

Whale of a Time Scatter Cushion –  Goo Collection

Gold Scatter Cushion – Sukan Pillows

Shark Plush – Shannon Broder

Nautical Sailboat Stacking blocks – Stackblocks

Nautical Wooden stacker toys – The Wandering Workshop

Nursery Feature – Calming Whimsy

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I found it difficult to put my finger on the right words to describe this beautiful feature Nursery today. It belongs to a beautiful baby boy and was created by his adoring and incredibly stylish mum, Sharna. It was warm and inviting with beautiful quirky touches but practical and sentimental as well…. Sharna and I both scratched our chins trying to think of the right term to describe it while I interviewed her, with no results. Was only when I went to write the heading for this post…. ‘Calming Whimsy’. Sharna has done incredibly well to balance stunning pieces with practicality (an often overlooked necessity in Nursery design), a clean base palette and perfect accent pieces.

At the end of the day, a nursery cannot just be a place for the new baby… you will be spending a ridiculous amount of time in there yourself, so style it for you! What colours calm you, what prints, quotes and photos inspire you and what pieces are going to bring you little bits of joy?

Sharna was incredible enough to not only let me go snap-happy in her nursery early one morning, but also answered my questions on creating this beautiful room.

 

Sharna, what did you love about creating this room?

For me, I just loved creating a whole new room that was more fun and colourful.

 

How would you describe the style of the nursery?

Calming was my initial goal, as well as a white and light timber base…. but then it developed into more colours, mainly yellow and aqua accents. Now it has a bit more of a ‘restrained quirkiness’ about it.

 

What is your favourite piece?

The timber and white tripod lamp (from Adairs) and the amazing crochet circle rug (La De Dah)

 

What item in this room was 100% a purchase for you? i.e. A necessary selfish mummy splurge.

The rug! Purely bought it because it was pretty…. it’s not a ‘baby rug’ at all….. no vomit allowed!

 

What practical advice would you give to anyone currently creating their nursery?

Invest into an amazing chair… you will spend ridiculous amounts of time in there! Our vintage refurbished rocking chair is from Moss, Coolum.

 

What style advice would you pass along?

Because we kept our little one’s gender a surprise, we stayed open to continue developing the room’s style after his arrival. And this worked really well! Keep it simple and don’t overdo it or stress about having everything perfected. Let your little one’s personality steer you afterwards and add extra elements.

 

Thank you Sharna for letting me enjoy this perfect room and your company.

Product information below

Cot – Ikea

Drawers – second hand Ebay steal

Quilt – made by the incredibly talented Mother in Law

Prints – From either beautiful wrapping paper or cards The Lovely Bird

Moss Bunny – found in a little store in Melbourne, though similar are available at Adairs and Domayne

Rabbit Night Light – Lark

Blue Side Table – Adairs

Super Rad Print – Willow and Bird