For the first year and a bit of Rex’s life, he slept in a camp cot in our room. We live in a three bedroomed flat so when we decided that it was time to move him into his own space he landed up in the guest bedroom and because he was now old enough to try and escape his camp cot every time we put him in it, my anxiety levels were reaching all new levels of high, which meant it was time to get him a big boy bed.
This next post of mine is quite a fun one because it’s all about how to give a space in your house a quick makeover just by adding a few key pieces to the room, and refreshing it in a way that will not only make it feel cosier but more considered too. I will also be giving away TWO sets of 3 x Skinny la Minx designer cushions (six cushions in total) to one lucky winner and a friend. Details on how to enter at the end of this post!
Now there are a lot of ways to do this that can and will cost you loads of cash, which will make your room nice and happy but your face really sad! There are however some quick, not-so-pricey ways to add to a little something to a space that will instantly change it up. I’m going to start by introducing you to a fantastic local label (which I’m sure many of you are familiar with already) called Skinny la Minx and their very cool and brand spanking new Pillow Lab and range of Colour Pop Pillows.
Seeing as it Mother’s Day soon I thought that I would make the month of May ‘Mother’s Month’ so I’m giving away something every week until the end of it, starting with an amazing prize from an even more amazing store! Keep reading to see where I’m going with this…
One of my favourite things ever is walking into a shop and being surrounded by things that make my heart backflip a little, do you know what I mean when I say that?
I’m an absolute sucker for beautiful interior goods and when they have been displayed in a space that makes you want to move in and make it your home, then I know that my credit card and I are in some serious trouble! Guys, I’m not going to lie the second I stepped into the store I’m going to tell you about I had to take a deep breath because there was so much to see and want! It made me so happy and a little sad because I knew that it wasn’t possible to have one of everything.
Situated in the ever charming 44 Stanley is a shop called The Storer, owned, filled and run by one Mrs Lisa Storer whose passion lies in searching for unique and expertly crafted pieces from around the world. Also, a dream job if you ask me! The items she sources are rare and beautiful and she likes nothing more than to share the history of their communities with people who appreciate such exceptional
craftsmanship. In other words, you can walk into her shop, ask her about any piece and she will be able to tell you about it, which is so awesome because it makes you feel like you’re buying something really special rather than just yet another mass produced item created in a factory.
My dear friend Genevieve has just launched a brand spanking new Play Section on her online site for her beautiful kiddies label called Olly Polly. Genevieve’s story is so awesome it started with her just making things for her own daughter’s room whilst fueling her life-long love of design, that then turned into her designing a few pieces for her friends which has now bloomed into her very own little business named after her gorgeous little girl Olive.
I’m so proud of Genevieve she has created something really special and her whole collection which includes toys, furniture and decor is just magical! The pieces are practical but playful too and I think she has hit the nail on the head in terms of mixing these two elements together perfectly.
So even though this place is the complete opposite of what our house looks like I still love the look of it! The clean sophisticated spaces, the marble finishes, the art and well-placed ornaments, it just blows my mind that two kids actually live in this apartment too. They must be the most well-behaved children on the planet because I don’t see even half a torn Mickey Mouse sticker on anything or any remnants of play dough!
This Saint Cloud Residence was designed by Tristan Auer and every inch of it is just too beautiful. I think I love the terrazzo effect that they’ve used the most, I want a floor like that in the next place we renovate to live in.
These days you can pretty much get whatever you want online, which is amazing especially if you are anything like me…I love sitting on my laptop in bed browsing sites and adding things to wishlists and carts. I love the fact that if I want something I can just click a button and boom it gets delivered to my front door and I don’t need to do anything other than unwrap and enjoy what I’ve spoilt myself with.