Category Archives: KIDS

A BOHEMIAN CHIC KIDS ROOM

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This stunning kids room is created by The Animal Print Shop together with Frances Merrill of Reath Design. What I love about this room is that is it not a standard kids room (with pastel colors). It has a bohemian chic vibe but at the same time it is still a fun room for kids to relax and play. The theme for the room was inspired by the myriad wonders of nature and the unforgettable experience of camping. The lovely green color is Benjamin Moore’s Caldwell Green. Vintage items has been used to create a unique look (the beds are vintage as well is the rug). The patterned sheets are from L.L. Bean and that great log bench is made by Monroe Workshop. At the end of this post you can find some more product suggestions to create a similar look and feel.

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THE KIDS FILES: GREEN AS ACCENT COLOR

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Green isn’t perhaps your first color of choice when it comes to decorating a kids room (at least it isn’t mine) but this room designed by Maaike Koster proves that green is very suitable to give a room a fresh and bright look. Maaike, who is a designer and owner of My Deer, has used old and new furniture for her son’s bedroom. The main eye-catcher is the old cabinet which is painted in a bright green shade. The walls and floor have been kept white, green is only used as an accent color. You can achieve this look by adding green accessories and/or painting a wall or a furniture piece in a bright green color. You can find some suggestions at the end of this post. More about Maaike’s beautiful home can be found on &SUUS.

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DIY LEAVES & FEATHER MOBILE

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This beautiful mobile (created by Lovely Morning) is a great diy project to do with your children. First go on a walk and collect some things you find such as leaves and feathers. The only other supplies you need are an embroidery hoop, thread, and baker’s twine. I don’t think there are any instructions needed, it is that simple.

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A FAMILY HOME IN THE HEART OF AMSTERDAM

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This beautiful home is located in the Jordaan, one of the prettiest neighborhoods of Amsterdam. The renovated warehouse belongs to Marius Haverkamp, a contractor and interior designer, and Emily Gray. The steel and glass doors and the exposed brick wall give a beautiful industrial touch. Emily is the owner and designer of Gray Label, an Amsterdam based brand that creates apparel for the little minimalist. Gray Label is known for their good quality basics made from the softest organic fabrics. You can see some of my favorite items at the end of this post.

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A COLORFUL FAMILY HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS

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First there were two houses but these were converted to one spacious family home. The renovation was extensive as the layout and construction needed to be changed completely. But the result, a beautiful modern home, is worth the hard work. My favorite part of this house is the lovely seating area pictured in the image above.

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A LARGE FAMILY HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS

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This cozy family home in the southern part of The Netherlands has not only ample space, it also has a in house spa, a swimming pool and a 3 storey garden play house for the kids. And did I mention the beautiful veranda (last image)? My favorite space is this house is the living room with high ceiling and stunning beams.

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TRAVEL THE WORLD GIFT GUIDE

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‘Travel the world’ is the theme of today’s gift guide. Most of the items featured are fun as well as educational as you can teach you kids about the world’s landmarks based on puzzles, games, prints or toys. My son’s favorite book is Busy, busy world by Richard Scarry and he loves the page with the Eiffel Tower. He (3 years old) now impresses people when he points out the Eiffel Tower when seeing images of Paris. It will be fun for him that he already knows the iconic buildings when we will be visiting Paris and other cities in the coming years.

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1. Paris Puzzle | 2. Paris magnets town set (also available in a London set) | 3. NYC taxi cuddly toy | 4. Tourist Families game | 5. Around My World puzzle | 6. London wooden car set | 7. London print | 8. Planes Carousel | 9. felt city Christmas ornaments from Muji | 10. world cities coloring placemats | 11. Eiffel Tower cuddly toy | 12. crumpled city junior map for Paris | 13. Bonjour Paris print | 14. Amsterdam canal house organizer | 15. Skyline creative play set | 16. Paris monuments puzzle.

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Image source: 1. Moey | 2. unknown.