Sleepykins // Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins // Little Explorer, Kid's Bedroom as seen in Print 5

Did you catch this bedroom in our latest print issue? It’s a little explorer’s adventurous oasis! We love it for a number of reasons — one is that it’s a tiny apartment room in a rented home, and we were able to transform it without making any permanent or architectural changes. We also love this room because it is just so full of ways to explore, and childhood is all about imagination and exploration. Here, in this little room, you can rattle down the streets of Italy in a Vespa, lift high over the ancient ruins of Myanmar’s Bagan in a hot air balloon, or sail across the waters on a creaky wooden ship.

The room is dotted with global elements — a doll brought back from a friend’s visit to Kenya, a ceramic bowl and dumpling spoon from Taiwan, Hmong textiles, a strand of mirrors and bells originally meant to decorate a camel, an embroidered dress from Guatemala, a row of matryoshka illustrations representing different cultures. And there’s a cozy reading nook, too, stocked with plenty of books and cushions and providing is the perfect launching point toward endless destinations.

What’s your favorite part of this room?

Have you redone a room lately? We want to see! Comment here, and email 5-7 images to gina@babiekinsmag.com and we might feature your little’s room on the blog!

INTERIOR STYLING Gina Munsey | PHOTOGRAPHY Priscilla Barbosa

MOBY CURTAIN Thomas Paul via Burke Decor | CAMEL SWAG AS GARLAND WomanShopsWorld on Etsy | EICHO TWIN BED Spot on Square | FLOAT GRAPHITE SHEETS Unison | MR. N LAMP Koncept via Lamps Plus | VESPA PILLOW In the Seam | MOUNTAIN PILLOW JuniperWilde on Etsy | PYRAMID PILLOWCASE Xenotees via Design Life Kids | PASTA AMORE PILLOWCASE Sack Me! via Design Life Kids | PEONI PILLOWCASE Affinita’ Moderne | FACE PILLOW Lately Lily | PAINTED ELEPHANT NECKLACE Gunner & Lux | INDIA TOURISM POSTER Vintage Reproduction
 | BOOK PAGE Vintage Reproduction from Taiwanese School Book | MARITIME CURTAIN Thomas Paul via Burke Decor | ANANA ELEPHANT LAMP Mr. Maria via Cool Kids Company | VINTAGE HMONG TEXTILE PILLOW BohoPillow on Etsy | SEAGRASS RUG Sisal Rugs Direct | AREA RUG Hayneedle | HAPPY PRINT Colette Bream | MATRYOSHKA PRINTS AmyPerrotti on Etsy | HARU DOOR DECAL Made of Sundays | FLOKATI SHEEPSKIN RUG Shades of Light | BE THOU MY VISION PRINTABLE Jessica Sprague | YELLOW THROW Vintage | ELEPHANT GARLAND ON CHAIR Dot & Bo | ELEPHANT BOOKEND TheGoldenLittles on Etsy | BOOKS Vintage | TRAVELING GIRL BOOK Lately Lily MOBY DICK BOOK Baby Lit | MOBY TOTE BAG Baby Lit


Sleepykins // Billie's Magical Room

For those who have yet to meet me – hello!   My friends call me Mel, my family Melina and my two little birdie’s “mummy”.  I am the interior stylist and designer behind Hello Little Birdie.

I wanted to share with you one of my little birdie’s rooms.  Let’s step into the world of Billie’s room; a room inspired by the song “somewhere over the rainbow”.  I wanted to create a room “where dreams you dream of really do come true”.  A magical little space, which would last a lifetime… A little piece of heaven, where Billie can explore, grow, be inspired, create memories and most of all have fun in!  A little space “where troubles melt like lemon drops”.

Much like myself, Billie has an eye for detail, so I cannot take ALL the credit for designing her room; she definitely had her fair share of opinions and called some shots!

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

The excitement of Billie’s room begins before you enter her room, showcased on her bedroom door a custom heart mini name flag, created by the talented Nicole owner of Zilvi.

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

The little girl print is one of my all time favourites by Australian artist Sara Winfield.  Sara’s  illustrations and paintings are truly magical, I love how she captures emotion in her art.  This piece was ideal for Billie’s room as the mint background compliments the the buffet drawers.  Drawers were a little DIY project, purchased on ebay, restored & painted.

The colour palettes of gold, natural wood and mint really tied everything together, keeping the room soft, yet natural and soothing.  The gold “hello” sign is from Naughts and Crosses.  It was originally pink and I gave it a gold spray over. Love it!   For storage I couldn’t resist the Uashmama gold metallic bag and Tellkiddo paper bag – perfectly ideal for all the toys that need to be tucked away at night.

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

Billie and I were looking at beds and when we came across the Incy Interiors Mia bed, we instantly knew it was the one!  Hanging on the wall to compliment the Ferm Living wallpaper is a Frankie and Finch golden luxe weaving.  Oh my, this is a sight for sore eyes.  It is without out doubt one of the most stunning pieces I have ever laid my eyes on.

Billie loves to read and I adore The Family Love Tree, so when it was time to create a little reading nook, I instantly knew nothing could replace their Love Chair.  It was always love at first sight, I was just waiting on the right moment to pounce.  The stool is also from The Family Love Tree.  Looks fantastic with the Lapin and Me Lamp from This Modern Life.

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

Featured above is a One Two Nine reversible quilt, with Rosy the dreamer pillowcase by One In A Melon Designs and unicorn cushion from Harley and Soo.

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

In my eyes, a room is never complete without a custom phrase that depicts a special message between two people.  The matte gold wall decal was designed by myself for my little birdie. It’s a little saying we whisper to each other, every night.

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

 

Babiekins Magazine | Billie's Magical Space

When designing rooms, my vision goes deep beyond today and tomorrow; I love creating spaces, which can grow with children and incorporate anything unique and original, which pushes the boundaries.  I tend to steer away from too many baby products and focus on drawing in elements from every day living and home wares; blending in items which appeal to adults as much as children.  Getting the balance right creates the ultimate harmony.

Photography: Natalie Lyons | Instagram | Facebook

Photography: Mel Spurling | Hello Little Birdie Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest

Decor Items //
Cleopatra Tutti Frutti Crown from Gold Frankincense + Myrrh
House Shadow Box from Top Knot Designs
Gold Crown from Hello Hello Studio
Tutu Dress from Tutu Du Monde
Wooden Name Flag from Zilvi
Knot Cushion from My Little Echo
Mini Succulant from Mister Moss
Rug from Armadillo & Co

 

Sleepykins // Leonardo's Berlin Space

We recently decided to renew our entire apartment. When it came to Leo’s room, we knew we had to maximize the space in an entertaining, organized and fancy manner. Since we have warm brown wood floors, we decided to go for a strong black and white contrast to give the room an everlasting fresh touch and also to maintain the color pattern of the rest of the apartment.

We felt in love with some accessories like the Fine Little Day wallpaper with the nice trees on it, because it was a good base and matches wonderfully. Next, we thought about an easy solution to organize all the toys. Luckily, we found the Ferm Living cotton baskets with their amazing look and wide storage place, also to make toys easy to access.

Of course, we didn’t want to miss adding some entertaining area. We loved the idea of a tepee which looks exciting and offers Leo a little extra playing space and privacy. Leo loves to read books in it…
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Photography: Annelie Klein| Instagram