Monday, June 29, 2009

Mathilda's Markets in Sydney this Sunday! Yay!

For those of you who have not discovered Mathilda's Markets yet- you are in for a treat. The Sydney markets are on this Sunday from 9am-1pm at St Ignatius College RIverview, Tambourine Bay Road, Lane Cove. There will be almost 70 stalls, all selling unique children's and babies products. There will be food and drinks and face painting for the kids. It really is worth a look. You can check out their website here. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Go ahead and write on the walls- it's ok!

Check out these cute chalkboard wall stickers from Giggle Smile Designs! I can see a huge range of uses for them in the bedroom, playroom, home office or kitchen. I'm sitting here trying to work out where I can fit one in my house! They are removable, affordable and easy to apply. Perfect! Giggle Smile also have a huge range of other wall stickers, wall art, wooden and acrylic wall lettters and much, much more. Check out their website at

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Just love that fabric!

The aptly named "I just love that fabric"is a great online fabric store that has lots of fantastic fabrics and oilcloths for kids (as well as cool fabrics for adults and home decor). Susie also makes canvas wall art for children's and babies rooms as well as aprons, bunting, cushions and book bags. How cute is the cowboy apron? And the red dots are very, very similar to the ones I used in the Paperdoll Room. You can check out the full range of fabric on their website and Susie also has a fun blog that you can find here I bet you will just love it too!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Artazon Wall Letters- make your child's room their own

I love to use wall letters to spell out my client's children's names- it instantly personalises their space and gives them ownership of their rooms (although it gets tricky when you child goes through one of those "I hate my name" stages and wants to be known as Princess Anneliese....). These cool letters come from NZ based company called Artazon. They make customised letters and wall art from a variety of different materials (wood, mirror and acrylic) and have a large range of fonts and also have a stainless steel range.  You can check out their website here Their creator, Lisa, also has a blog, They ship worldwide.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Finally- an alternative to the Barbie beanbag!!!!

If you are like me and the idea of a living room full of Barbie couches and Thomas the Tank Engine bean bags makes you want to cry- here is the solution. 
Lelbys Little Living designs and produces contemporary children’s bean bag chairs, toy boxes, teddys, cushions and throw rugs to match the colour palate of most living rooms. The faux suede ones even have matching throw rugs and teddy bears! The range is designed to enhance the interior of adult living spaces, to suit the style of most modern parents.  Australian mum of 2, Lesley Gordon (nicnamed Lelby by her husband) firmly believes that choosing a chair for your child is just as important as choosing your own sofa, it should be stylish, comfy and compliment your home. They ship internationally and are very reasonably priced. The best bit is you won't feel like you are living in a pre-school!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kenzie's nursery- simply gorgeous.

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the gorgeous nursery Rachelle  created for her baby daughter Kenzie on Rachelle's fantastic blog KenziePoo. I absolutely love this nursery. It epitomises my favourite design rule- decorate your nursery for the child your baby will become, and your child will grow with the nursery (for more on this subject, see the article I wrote for Connect2Mums). I adore the Lulu ghost chair and the fab Eames rocker. I also love the colour scheme- it is so feminine but not PINK! I asked Rachelle to tell us about the nursery and how it came about and here is what she had to say.

"My name is Rachelle and I reside in the US (Idaho) and I love all things baby.  After having my little girl Kenzie I was so inspired to start a blog called Kenziepoo. The blog is all about baby from clothes to Nursery, featuring great finds, fab baby sites, giveaways etc...I also have a fun Etsy shop that I do for fun on the side.


Inspiration: After searching through magazine after magazine I couldn’t decide on what I wanted to do for the nursery until…One day I was registering for my baby shower at Target, and they gave me a booklet of things you could register for. While flipping through that book I found a picture of a room that I absolutely fell in love with! Yellows and whites with lovely wall decals. And that was it!

Favorite Element: I would have to say my favorite items in Kenzie's room are the ABC print with the beautiful frame I found at an antique store, and the beautiful bedding that my good friend made (she is an amazing seamstress).

Biggest Challenge: My biggest challenge was putting the light up….We ended up having to call a friend and have her rewire it!!

What Friends Say: What a blessed baby!

Proudest DIY: I am definitely not an artist, so I was pretty proud of myself when I made the silhouette of Kenzie on her wall.

Biggest Indulgence: Probably my biggest splurge in the room was the crib and the amazing Eames rocker.

Best advice: My best advice is to go homemade.

Dream source: I would love to eventually buy Kenzie a Madeline Weinrib Atelier rug."



1. I got the great decals from my brother & sister-in-law's shop: Custom Vinyl Decals

2. Crib from Pottery Barn Kids

3. Eames Rocker: Hive Modern

4. Lou Lou Ghost chair: All Modern

5. ABC Print: Made by Girl; I also bought some fabric and put the fabric in embroidery hoops.

6. Mobile: Kikkerland

7. Elephant Pillow: Dwell Studio

8. Russian Cross Stitch Rug: Urban Outfitters

9. Chandelier: Pottery Barn Kids

10. Other Pillows: Hettle & Dedeetsy shop, 

11. Vintage Banner: Jump Up and Down

12. Sheepskin Rug: Costco

13. Fabrics & Embroidery hoops: JoAnn

14.Fabric for Blanket: Mod Green Pod 

Monday, June 8, 2009

I am guest author on the Skout Trade Fair blog!

A week or so ago I was asked by the lovely Louise from Skout Trade Fair to be the guest author on her blog. She asked me to pick 5 things I loved for mums, kids and babies. Not all of them are decor related, but I really enjoyed putting the article together. I've posted the pix of the five things I chose, but to read the whole article, check it out  here

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Little Home- Beautiful cushions!

I have been a fan of Little Home for a while now- their cushions are so beautiful and feminine. They are Australian made to the highest standard from 100% cotton. You can buy them by clicking on stockists on their website.  They have a new range coming out soon so if you don't fall madly in love with what they have in stock already, there are more gorgeous cushions to come. I think they would work beautifully in a little girl's room but also in a lounge room or adult's bedroom. Just devine. 

Monday, June 1, 2009

Connect2Mums just published my article!

The lovely Paula  at Connect2Mums has just published an article I wrote called "Choosing Decor to Grow with your Child". To see the whole thing click here. 

For those of you who have not discovered it yet, Connect2Mums is a brilliant networking site for Mums and Mumpreneurs. There are forums, competitions, groups and giveaways. Check it out here.

Gorgeous, gorgeous bunting from Festoon- how cute is this?

How gorgeous is this fabulous bunting from Festoon? I particularly love the cowboy bunting ( I can help thinking that it would look fantastic in our cowboy room). Festoon is a family owned company specialising in the creation of beautiful handmade bunting. They would look so gorgeous strung up in a bedroom. playroom or a cubby house, or they are so reasonably priced you could use them as decorations for a birthday party. 

They have lots of gorgeous designs in their store with more coming in every day (I can't wait to see the Japanese dolls- I am imagining that they would have gone brilliantly with our china doll room. This company really is close to my own heart!) They also do custom orders.

Check out their gorgeous website on I'm sure you will love them as much as I do!