Sleepykins // Prints which bring your room to life!

Meet the two creatives behind Sprout and Sparrow who create bold, contemporary art prints which bring colour and life into any little child’s space.  Adi (a former lawyer) and Tash (a graphic designer) are sisters and mums to four cheeky (but gorgeous) kids.

sleepylins // contemporary art prints

sleepylins // contemporary art prints

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Sprout and Sparrow was born after the two sisters spent hours scouring shops and the internet to find the perfect piece of art for their little ones’. They didn’t want to spend a lot of money and just wanted to find something a little bit different, bold yet colourful.  Nothing really grabbed their attention, so in a brief moment of calm during a play date one morning, they came up with an idea over a pot of peppermint tea: “let’s make our own art!” And so they did! It has become a great creative outlet for them and the world loves them. 

Adi and Tash find so much inspiration everywhere.  They love colour. Even in the midst of the monochrome craze they have always maintained bright colourful pieces in their stunning range.  Their new range is predominantly inspired by their kids.  Their ‘Paper plane’ print came about because one of their kids is a little obsessed with paper planes; if you look closely at the print, you will see his words on the page.   Such a beautiful and personal touch.

Every little kid needs a little Sprout and Sparrow in their rooms!

Prints Sprout and Sparrow // Photography Hello Little Birdie

Sleepykins//Ashton’s Mini Makeover

As Ashton gets older, I wanted to make a few small changes in his room to make it more suitable for his age and also to reflect his love for animals. It’s a small space, so I wanted to keep it bright and light without too much clutter. Most of the pieces come from small businesses that are local or over the ditch in Australia. I kept a black and yellow base with a few pops of colour.

I hope that it’s a space he can enjoy playing in with great storage to keep his extra special toys close at hand. Most that end up in bed with him at night time. A few key pieces I love are the OyOy Adventures Rug, MintRhopsody Attic house and the Mocka Storage cubes..

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Credits//Shop some of these pieces on Instagram at the following shops: cravehome|emerson_avenue|kleako_|beaumondebabe|sobeaubaby|whilechileboutique|strucklaandpeach|onetinytribe
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Sleepykins//Lucy’s Dreamy Nursery

Guest post by Janneke. See more of Janneke’s mommy and design adventures on Instagram.

When Lucy was just a month old, we moved into our current home. Of course, her space was the first that I finished! I really enjoy being in her room. While she’s playing and offering me pieces of wooden cake to eat, I am usually rearranging the décor. She will be 3-years-old shortly and will get a big bed. I will probably make some changes to her room to make it just a bit more of a big girl’s room.

Babiekins Magazine|Lucy's Dreamy Nursery

Babiekins Magazine|Lucy's Dreamy Nursery

Babiekins Magazine|Lucy's Dreamy Nursery

Babiekins Magazine|Lucy's Dreamy Nursery

Babiekins Magazine|Lucy's Dreamy Nursery

Babiekins Magazine|Lucy's Dreamy Nursery

Babiekins Magazine|Lucy's Dreamy Nursery

Babiekins Magazine|Lucy's Dreamy Nursery

Credits//Wallpaper, copper dots wall stickers and half moon basket: Ferm Living | Print Pax & Hart via Big en Belg| Pink Cross Bedding: Bibelotte| Dream Catcher: Bisoudelou via BdL | “You Are Loved” Wall Decal: Shanna Murray via Alfie Wild | Deer light: Heico

Sleepykins // Vintage Hideaway

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A while back we moved into a little old cottage. Creaky wooden floorboards, cracks in the paint, poky little bedrooms…it has it all. It was love at first sight and although I have big plans for each and every space in this home, for now we have been nesting and making due with what we have. The result in Piper’s space has been a lovely, dreamy and vintage bedroom with all the fixings for a fairytale childhood.

Piper is nearly five and will happily go into her bedroom for hours and play with her mixed collection of toys or draw at her vintage school desk. She loves curling up on her antique kilim rug to read stories (all made up from memories of what we have read before,) and play dress ups with her endless collection of masks and wings and lovely things.

The walls have a few layers of paint. One is white and purple and the other three a suede army green. The longer I am here the more I love the vintage green, for now.

Credits // Wall Dot: Pony Rider | Rag Dolls + Linen Rabbit: Jess Brown | Clear Book Shelves: Mint Rhapsody | Hanging Dress: Bobo Choses | Tutu: Tutu Du Monde | Playsuit (Pink and White): Wovenplay | Cloth Bunny: Cloth and Thread | Wool Bunny Mask: Down to the Woods | Piper’s Dress: Udder | Furniture: Vintage.

Sleepykins //Feeling Blue

Are you wanting a change from monochrome or earthy boho tones? Go for blue this summer and mix it with a hint of mint to refresh the style or make it stronger with black and white. Here is a little inspiration to help you feel the power of electric blue!

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Photography: Annelie Klein

Credits // 01. Ananas Lamp: Goodnight Light | Octupus Music Mobile And Cat Pillow: Ferm Living| Helmut N. Camera: Donkey Products | Toy Basket: La Cerise Sur Le  Gateau | Soft Toy: Luckyboysunday |Chair: Ikea | Bag: Packit |Books: “Der Nachtwaechter”  And “Wie Gross, Wie Weit, Wie Schnell” By Kleine Gestalten | 02. Plate And Spoon: Design Letters |03. Blanket: Luckyboysunday |04. Cutlery: Design Letters |05. Plate, Cutlery, Cup and Flower Pot: Design Letters | Television Tray: Design Letters |

 

 

 

Sleepykins // Avie’s dreamy room.

Now here’s a little girl’s room which captivated me at first glance.  Avie’s room.  The beautiful daughter of the creative and inspirational mumma, Bek Halliday.

Sleepykins // Avie's Dreamy Room

Sleepykins // Avie's Dreamy Room

Sleepykins // Avie's Dreamy Room

Sleepykins // Avie's Dreamy Room

Sleepykins // Avie's Dreamy Room

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Bek has always had a passion for interior styling.  “Children’s spaces are definitely the most fun to decorate! You can truly be imaginative and create something magical. I think we all want our kids to grow up surrounded by wonder and a little magic”.

Avie’s room is ever evolving (due to her mumma’s obsession with decorating!).  Bek’s  is always drawn to the same soft pastel tones.   She wanted to create a pretty space which wasn’t overly ‘girly’. Bek loves Scandinavian inspired kids rooms and when designing little Avie’s room, she had a fair idea  of what she wanted and also searched the internet and Instagram for inspirational ideas.

Bek’s favourite item in Avie’s room is her painted wall feature with all the bits and bobs on it.   Bek was so scared to steer away from the safe white walls, although, the risk definitely paid off.

Avie’s favourite item in her room is her bed!  She tends to jump on it… A LOT!  “Avie is only four, so I don’t think she really minds what I do with it [her room] for now.  Thankfully!

When shopping for her room, there were so many amazing stores that Bek found through Instagram. “This is definitely where I found my favourite pieces for her space.  I like to splurge on pieces that I just can’t live without, and source similar pieces to items that were out of my price range.  For example, I wanted a bed that I saw at Domayne, although, Avie’s bed is actually from Fantastic Furniture for a quarter of the price.”

Bek also shops on Etsy and scouts local markets and mainstream shops such as Country Road, Cotton On Kids and Typo for fun and quirky pieces; Ikea is a go to  place for shelving and frames.

“Sometimes if I can’t find just the right thing, I make it myself. This is how I started my art business. I love to create, I always have. Painting is a strong passion that I have wanted to fulfil for so long.  I love the satisfaction of looking at one of my pieces and saying ‘hey, you know what, that’s actually pretty good!’   Ten years ago I wouldn’t of had the confidence to pursue my dream. I guess after having my two babes, the time is just right now”.

Decor Items //
Pop Heart Painting & Sleepy Eye Banner Bek Halliday
Wall Decal “Wild Heart” Hello Little Birdie
Wood Flag “Dream Even Bigger Baby” & “Baby I Love Your Way” Zilvi
Bunny Wall Hook Charlie and Jae
Doll GiddyUpGertrude
Swan Cushion Like The Cook Kids

Sleepykins// Kashton’s Eclectic Nursery

Kashton is my third, and final baby.  He is the youngest of three boys and I knew exactly what I wanted in his nursery.  Being a veteran mom, I know what works and what doesn’t. I also know the value of a mixing inexpensive and hand-me-down, with expensive pieces to make the room eclectic and functional.  I kept his room a neutral palate, and then let his books, plants, and little curios be the pops of color throughout.  We are big music and literature fans in our home, so I wanted to reflect that in his space.  My favorite piece of art is the one hanging above his change table with the lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”, one of my favorite songs.  I am an ocean girl, and I grew up spending the summers by the sea.  My husband on the other hand, is a mountain man.  He could snowboard everyday of his life, and live in a log cabin in the mountains if he could.  I wanted to portray both of these vastly different spectrums in his room, so Kashton has a reminder of the love his parents have for both land and sea.   The Pine Tree wall decals, and the water color shark jaw embody both perfectly, and are a fun mix.   All of his books are hand-me-downs or gifts, and they all have special meaning.  His Miffy books on his change table were mine as a baby, and the thrifted brass duck heads and thrifted brass lamp base all add a touch of eclectic whimsy. I’ve learned over the years to spend more on crib bedding, than on the crib itself.  I purchased a very inexpensive Ikea crib, but his sheets are a soft as butter and so snuggly.  Perfect for a full nights sleep (all mamas love that)!  His dresser and rocking horse have been in all three of my boys nursery.  The Rocking horse was my very first purchase for a nursery ever, when I found out I was pregnant with my first son.  I have no intentions of parting with it, like ever.   It has been such a joy rocking my baby boy in his room every night since birth, and I love the natural light that dances around the plants and the serenity I feel inside this space.

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

 

Details//

Crib Sheets and Bumper from Oilo Studio 

Crib and Rocking Chair from Ikea 

Accordion Side Table from Urban Outfitters 

Book Rack and Rocking Horse from Pottery Barn Kids

Mini Indigo and Mud Cloth Pillows from Boho Pillow

Stripe Indigo Pillow from Otomi Home

Pine Tree Decals from Urban Walls

Pine Tree Pillow from Fine Little Day

Heart Crochet throw from Crochet Savy

Shark Bite Watercolor from The Aestate

Bob Dylan Lyric Print from Oaxacaborn

Rug from Anthropologie

Wall Antlers from Yarn Bombed

 

 

Sleepykins // Eva’s Attic Conversion

We love this cheery attic conversion from one of our readers in Australia.
Here’s what Roshnee had to say about Eva’s space: “We love living in the city. When we had kids, everyone assumed we would move, but we just transformed our terrace house into the ultimate in small space living. We transformed the attic room into a little girls’ hideaway and she loves it. We love the contrast between the bricks that date back to 1890 and the new bright colors.” You can follow Roshnee’s design adventures on Instagram.

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Eva's Attic Conversion

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Eva's Attic Conversion

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Eva's Attic Conversion

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Eva's Attic Conversion

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Eva's Attic Conversion

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Eva's Attic Conversion

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Eva's Attic Conversion

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Eva's Attic Conversion

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Eva's Attic Conversion

Bambi Deer| Garland| Bed:Kmart (Painted by mom)| Linen:Ikea| Bow cushion and Little Kanin doll| Felt Ball Rug| Storage Sacks|Perspex house shadow boxes| Ballerina Doll|Mouse Dress | Unicorn Nightlight |Art and prints can be found at bekhallidayart.com, themonkeyhouse.bigcartel.com, littlezee.com and oheightohnine.bigcartel.com.