I prefer to buy from small shops, labels and companies to support artists, designers and (small) shop owners. Often these businesses are run by women who work hard to combine motherhood with entrepreneurship. Which is not always easy I know from experience! Today I like to feature a wonderful collaboration between artist & designer Merrilee Liddiard and Gathre. This US based label, run by women, turned Merrilee’s hand illustrated print into a beautiful mat. The large version of the Our World mat can also be used as a wall display. I think this looks fantastic in a kids room! Designer Merrilee: “In recreating this map I felt impressed to call it ” Our World Map” instead of just “World Map”. I really came to love – even more – all the corners of this world we call home. We’re all in this together. It’s our world – the only one we’ve got, and we have a responsibility to her. To learn about her peoples, landscapes and stories. To respect her. To love her. And this mat collab is a perfect way to share all of that with our children – our worlds future.”
Finding the right baby (shower) gift can be difficult but look no further as here is a list with 10 of the best baby gifts!
1. Hanging mobile or music box mobile for the nursery. Above: sheep mobile.
Swan mobile | Peacock music mobile | Counting sheep mobile | Swan music mobile
2. Newborn keepsake set. Above: welcome home baby set (swaddling blanket, gown and hat presented in a beautiful box). I also love this keepsake set available in blue and pink.
3. Baby boots. Above: Crocheted booties (available in Unicorn, Swan, Koala and Flamingo).
Ila y Ela is a Spanish design company for the littles ones. Their handmade products are created in a traditional way. A mediterranean style with a nordic touch, simplicity, high-quality materials, trendy soft tones….all to create special items for special children´s rooms. I especially love the lion head featured above!
I love nurseries and children’s room decorated with natural materials. Wood and rattan combined with neutral colors such as (off) white, brown and grey create a warm and serene atmosphere. Lighter colors give an airy feel and make a (small) space look bigger. You can add some pop of colors (yellow, blue or dusty pink for example) or use felt animal heads to add a fun element. Here are some lovely room with a natural look to inspire you. And if you would like to create a similar look you can find suggestions for furniture and accessories in this post as well.
1. rattan hanging chair | 2. elephant wall hanging | 3. stool | 4. woolen rug | 5. giraffe shaped wicker basket | 6. Moroccan throw | 7. baskets | 8. teepee tent | 9. table lamp | 10. baskets | 11. Moroccan throw | 12. dresser.
This cute bear made from an old sweater is a fun (and not too difficult) diy project. You can find full instructions here on Dekotopia. The site is in German but you can use Google translations to translate to your language.
I love the new ferm LIVING fall/winter kids collection which is full of bright colors, soft materials and playful designs! ferm LIVING about their latest collection: “Close your eyes and dream yourself away to a tropical paradise with the sound of the soaring ocean in the background. Our AW17 Kids’ collection travels to faraway places where new adventures wait to be explored. Seeing new things for the first time is a unique experience, and that is this quest we wanted to channel in new furniture, accessories and essentials for everyday life with kids.”
This white XL shelf from Rafa Kids is now available with a substantial discount. Display your child collection of favorite soft friends, comic books, magazines, picture frames, or other things you like on the shelf. It would also be looking great next to a desk with some home accessories. The shelf is made of 100% Finnish Birch plywood and powder coated metal. For more kids room ideas check out Kids Interiors.