design, handmade stuff, interiors

1 more sleep…and our babies room

July 28, 2014


Ok so the time has nearly come for Shane and I to meet our little love. Tomorrow is her big day and today I can’t seem to properly grasp that the time has finally arrived. I suspect that later tonight when we go to bed I’m going to have a bit of a moment and more than likely a cry (a good one), then tomorrow when we arrive at the hospital, I think that’s when it’s finally going to hit me in the face like giant hand or preferably something more pleasant, like a giant ice-cream sandwich. I’ve lived with her for the last 9 months, felt every single one of her movements for the last few months and imagined every single day what she’s going to look like and in less than 24 hours I’m going to meet her and touch her for the very first time and that is the craziest, most wonderful thought ever.

So we are all packed and ready to go and baby Durrant’s room is 98% ready for her, although I have no doubt she’s going to be sleeping right next to me in her new cam-cot so that I can monitor her every move for the first couple of months. but before I sign off for the next little while, for obvious reasons, I thought I would share her room with you.

Shane (during his down time recording Desmond and the Tutus new album) and I sat and thought about what we wanted it to look like for a while and then started doing up plans and once again my awesome husband decided that he was going to make her furniture, so just like that he handmade her crib, which can be converted into a toddler’s bed, as well as her changing table and shelves and once again I was flipping amazed at how he just put his mind to it and off he blady well went. He’s found a real passion for stuff like this and I’m so amped he’s amped to make as many things as we need.

Quite a few of the items in her room are local (the best), so I’m going to let you know where they come from, in case something tickles your fancy and you want to get your hands on them… all links are below the photos.

*The crib is missing it’s front bars, those are still getting made, don’t worry we weren’t just going to leave her in there and hope for the best.



triangular wallpaper





rocking horse



jean de wet









 This was my most favourite book when I was little Batis, I still have it.


The triangular vinyls and the awesome black and white cloud and leather baby mobile come from Jessica Barnard

Cat pillow is made by Cecile Blake who owns Ménagerie

The Sitting Lamp is from Graeme Bettles Design

The awesome Bokkie Rocker comes from ilovebokkie

The hand drawn little houses are by Jean de Wet (one of the best local illustrators around)

The drawing of the ‘girl with bird on her head’ is by my friend Leigh Reilly, who is also a super talented illustrator –

The knitted white bunny is from an organisation called The Bear Hug Project. They raise money for aids orphans and the elderly – great organisation

The ‘Yay’ banner is from Zana products 

The rug is from Mr Price Home and the fox pillow is from Country Road


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  • Reply Claudine July 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Amazing. I want this room for my grown up self, perhaps a slightly bigger bed for me though.

  • Reply Kirsty July 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Good luck!!! How exciting! I’m sure you are going to be the best parents there ever could be 🙂

    Ps…mister sitting lamp is trying his hardest to get his plug close to the outlet, I hope he makes it :p

  • Reply Jess July 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I cannot believe how time has flown. We wish you guys all the very best for a safe delivery and many, many happy, healthy years together! It’s so exciting!!! We’ll be thinking about you all day tomorrow. Good luck and God Spees homies ♥

  • Reply Sthembile July 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm


  • Reply Jess July 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    P.S. Her room is just as gorgeous as I imagined. You guys are crazy amazing! It’s an honor to have been a tiny part of it. ♥

  • Reply Jean July 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Where is the black and white carper from?

  • Reply angie July 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    @jean It’s from Mr Price Home 🙂

  • Reply Stacey July 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I like reading your blog & just wanted to say I am thinking of u on the eve of your little ones arrival! It’s the most magical & wonderful thing ever. Ever! Sending

  • Reply Paula July 28, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Wow! So so beautiful! Blessings your way!

  • Reply Michelle Steyn July 29, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Wow so cool!! I have to ask though where does the awesome fox pillow come from? I’d love one for my grown up room!all the best for the big day!!!

  • Reply CANDY July 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

    All the best for your little bundle of joy arriving tomorrow. Im sure your little person is going to be blown away by the amazing and cool parents she has.

  • Reply Deidre August 17, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Congrats! The room is perfect! Could you please share your source for those great furniture legs? Thank you!

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  • Reply Cecilia September 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    A little late to the party – the baby room looks beautiful! What wood did Mr. Durrant use for the crib? Is it Pine or hardwood? I am looking to make a bunkbed for my 2, and have been wondering about just using normal pine. Liked the way it looked for the cladding at Old MacDaddy -you know, if you can get a higher quality with not as many knots? But this looks like oak? Maybe?

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  • Reply Rochelle November 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Ever considered doing cloth nappies with your little one? I used cloth with both my boys, its not the old school towelling ones, its modern cloth nappies, so much cuter on the bum and eco friendly 🙂

  • Reply Mariette March 13, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I absolutely love your babies room. I myself love doing my kids’ rooms in neutral shades, that way you don’t have to change it each year! Could you remember where you purchased the wooden, interlocking, animal puzzles that you have pictured? They are fabulous!

    • Reply angie March 13, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Hey there,

      Thanks so much for the baby room love 🙂 I bought those wooden animals from a hospice store like 9 years ago for about R5. I knew they would be in my babies room one day….

  • Reply Natalie Kott July 1, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Hello Momma! Quick question. My husband is building our daughter a bed like this and I just love the legs on it. Where are they from, do you know what exactly they are called? Thank you Thank you!!!! You’ve got skills 🙂

    • Reply angie July 8, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Hi there

      My husband designed them and then got a friend in CT to take them to a steel cutter… Sorry i can’t help you more than that 🙁

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