Chic Italian-Egyptian, mother, model and actress Elisa Sednaoui has designed a mother-and-child collection called ‘Little-a-Like’. This collection, which is exclusively created for Yoox, features lovely pieces for boys, girls, babies and mothers. Inspiration was drawn from the beautiful textile traditions of Egypt. All of the profits goes to the Elisa Sednaoui Foundation, a charity which helps children and young people in Egypt and Italy. “The main inspiration for patterns and embroidery are the ones from the Egyptian Bedouin tradition,” says the London-based Sednaoui whose son Jack is about to turn one. “As for the women’s and girls’ pieces, I thought about those which to me are the classic indispensable summer shapes: the long dress, the long-sleeved tunic, and the striped light dress to wear at the beach. For babies I thought of what my son had worn the most last summer, like T-shirts and light-weight shirts with his nappy.”
Isn’t this the best baby announcement?! I think it is creative and highly original. The announcement was made by stylist Erin Michael for baby Jagger. The lovely blanket used is the Pia Wallen Cross baby blanket.
I am loving these cute animal coat racks made of birch wood. The hangers are created by NOtoys, a Dutch company that designs and produces sustainable products that children actually play with and at the same time match with the parents’ style and taste.
I love these handmade wooden toys from Sarah & Bendrix, a small design studio based in Surrey, United Kingdom. The toys are made of perfectly polished natural untreated wood. Non painted, unvarnished, so completely safe for children. These adorable toys will make wonderful family heirlooms as they will never go out of style and can be enjoyed by future generations as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.