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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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