Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Revamping a kids’ bedroom can be a time to release your inner child as you transform their room into something magical. 
On this occasion, my client was my very own daughter Millie who recently asked me to redesign her bedroom for her special 10th birthday. 
As a mum and interior designer, this was such an exciting opportunity to pair my two loves to create a beautifully unique space that perfectly reflects Millie’s personality and style as a new Tween.

I was so excited about this project that I even put together a fun little video so you can see the behind the scenes installation of Millie’s bedroom makeover, and I have to admit Millie’s reaction is pretty special so stay tuned!

In the meantime, let me show you some of my favourite Australian products and suppliers that were used for Millie’s new bedroom. You will love them.

Dulux – Wash n’ Wear – Lexicon Half Strength. Allows for a beautiful clean neutral colour finish to Millie’s room that is both practical and easy to clean. 

Adairs is one of my favourite Australian stores for bed linen because of its variety and value. I wanted a fresh white quilt cover for Millie because it’s neutral and allows me to add pops of colour when accessorising. I love linen because its light, breathable and best of all, it doesn’t need to be ironed.

This Little Love AU – ‘The Addison’ King Single House Bed – $424.98

This Little Love are my favourite Australian Children’s D├ęcor business. They stock a range of exclusive and carefully curated products. Designed and manufactured in Wollongong, this enticing sleeping space is one of a kind and available is an array of colours to suit your little person’s secret quarters and The Anderson bed is the perfect stylish hideaway for Millie. With a minimalist design in mind, the frame is not only unique but can also transform to suit a bedroom or a playroom.

Artist and illustrator Sara Winfield – Prints - $80 

Perth based illustrator and artist Sara Winfield is known for her large scale whimsical, pastel hued, fantastical girls. I love Sara’s Philosophy to be happy and to always be constantly creating.

Little Connoisseur - Valentine Floor Cushion (Round) with Heart Adornment – Grey & Gold - $180.00 

Made in Melbourne, Little Connoisseur creates sophisticated yet playful cushions. This beautiful Valentine Floor cushion adds a taste of luxury to any room with it’s soft hand feel, a signature-exposed zip in gold, and a genuine leather heart shaped adornment personalised with your child’s name.

Growing Footprints - Bloomingville Mongolian Lamb Fur Skin Throw / Rug Sky Blue

Growing Footprints effortlessly brings you a shopping destination for everything fashion, interiors and toys for babies and children up to 8 years old. This super soft lamb fur skin throw is just so cuddly!

Click on Furniture - Bunny Chair in Grey - $269.00 

Click on Furniture is my one stop shop for functional and contemporary furniture designs within Australia. I absolutely love these chairs because of their sophisticated European design and being made from birch wood they are durable and sturdy.

Arro Home - Velvet Grey Cat Pillow – Charcoal grey velvet. Embroidered gold eyes. Detail in black and white - $59.00

Based in Melbourne, Arro Home is my new favourite lifestyle label with products that are beautifully aesthetic, imaginative, unique and colourful. I could not walk passed their chic Black Cotton Velvet Otto grey Cat Cushion! 

Cush and Co - Grey Knot Cushion – Light Pink  - Design Stuff - $79.00

Cush and Co is a home ware store in Melbourne that offers simple, modern designs at affordable prices. Their Knot Cushions are all hand sewn, stuffed and knotted from a cotton blend fabric with polyester filling with lots of colours to choose from!

Kip and Co - Grey Wool Pom Pom Blanket (130 x 170cm) - $249.00

Based in Melbourne, Kip and Co offer bright, colourful and beautiful bedding. This grey wool pom pom blanket is the perfect way to add subtle texture to Millie’s bed. 

Castle and Things - Baby Pink Velvet Penny Round Cushion – $79 (with insert)

Castle and Things - Grey Spot Velvet Pillowcase - $59.99 

Castle and things are one Australian brand that doesn’t mind to have a bit of fun! Based in Sydney and founded by Rachel Castle, it’s all about making accessible art and beautiful bed linen. Combined, the baby pink velvet penny round cushion and the Grey Spot Velvet Pillowcase ads a splash of fun, vibrancy and personality to Millie’s room. 

Talo Interiors - Cotton Canopy - Grey – $219.95

Talo Interiors is an e-boutique for kids interiors sourcing unique designers and products made from around the world that’s of high quality, minimalist style and Nordic design. This cotton canopy is the perfect way to add a touch of something special to any girl’s bedroom while offering an additional space within a room. 

Jimmy Cricket - San Watermelon Seeds Wallpaper – $40 (per lineal) metre

I absolutely love this Watermelon Seeds Wallpaper! Jimmy Cricket prides themselves on creative collaborations from all around the world. This wallpaper was designed by Wanshan Huang and then printed here in Australia by Jimmy Cricket. I’ve used this as a stunning feature wall for Millie’s new bedroom. The best thing is about this wallpaper, is that it’s not only eye catching but it’s easy to install and easy to remove. 

Paper Empire - Snowpuppe – Moth XL - $230.00

Paper Empire represents Australian designers in limited edition prints, posters & art products. Their Snowpuppe’s origami lampshades are so unique because they are made by hand in The Netherlands by the designers Nellianna va den Baard and Kenneth Venenbos and made from a certified paper that lasts for years. Available in a number of colours, they really do make such a beautiful statement. 

The Rug Collection - Harper - 200cmRound white - A super soft NZ Wool Blend Loop pile design in plush pastels - $1099 

Rugs are the perfectly way to define a space by providing softness and additional comfort. The Rug Collection creates stunning unique rugs, designed in Australia and handmade by artisans in India. They even have a custom-made rug program so you can create your dream rug to match your room perfectly. 

Hand G Designs - Suede leather strap shelves - $180

Sunny Sunshine Coast couple Hailey and Glenn (Hand G Designs) have a passion for building and renovating, constantly seeking out ways to create products that add a unique difference to a space. These minimal Scandinavian shelves are an exciting way to display books, small frames, and toys while adding an additional feature to a wall space without making it look cluttered. 

Ubabub - Booksee shelf - $199

Ubabub is a range of Australian designed premium-end nursery and children’s products. These slim, clear acrylic shelves have been designed with safety, style and functionality in mind. The best thing about these shelves is that you have the freedom to display your child’s book covers in various decorative way that encourages them to read, sparking their creativity and imagination. I especially love that these books can’t move forward or fall off so you’ll never be picking books off up from the floor again! 

Munchkin and Bear – Millie Pom Pom Storage Basket - 248 (S) $44.95 (L) $64.95 Grey basket with yellow, pink & white pom poms 

The perfect way to minimalise mess in any room is an easy fix with some practical and beautiful storage solutions. Munchkin and Bear’s children home-wears combined with their clean, modern aesthetic to complement any room. I couldn’t help myself, and had to get the adorable Millie Pom Pom Storage Baskets for Millie’s room. Available in both a small and large, these gorgeous storage baskets are a lifesaver because they’re big enough to fit toys, clothes and blankets, and the perfect little reminder for Millie to keep her room always looking tidy.

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Storage baskets       @munchkinandbear
Perspex shelves       @ubabub
Doll       @nanahuchy
King single house bed       @thislittlelove_au
Floor pillow       @littleconnoisseur
Pink Light       @paperempire_australia
Rug       @therugcollection
Canopy       @talointeriors
Grey cat pillow       @arrohome
Pink knot cushion       @designstuff_group
Polka dot pillowcase        @rachelcastleandthings
Round Cushion       @rachelcastleandthings
Paint       @duluxaus
Fur throw       @growingfootprints
Grey bunny chair       @clickonfurniture
Wooden/leather shelves  @h_and_g_designs
Bed linen & doona           @adairs