Sleepykins // Vintage Hideaway

Babiekins Magazine | 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 // 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.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot

In the world of kid’s interiors, I am always hunting for the most perfect pieces to make a room come to life.  Near or far, I stumble across the most amazing and unique small business’s and retailers, who pour their heart and soul into their passion of creative unique and original pieces.  I was lucky enough to be approached by the talented Nicole, the creative behind Zilvi, to work on an exciting collaboration.  Together we created ‘wreath plaques”.  Hand drawn designs by myself, engraved into wood by Zilvi.

‘Wild Heart’ photo shoot showcases a range of kids decor products which I have grown to love and adore, including my collaboration with Zilvi.  There is some serious talent out in this world, which shouldn’t go unnoticed!  I am all about supporting small businesses, be an online retailer, mortar and brick store or a stay home mum who decided to take the world by storm and create an amazing product!  Support small so big dreams can come true.  Support small so we can carry on doing what we love.  #isupportsmall

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Wild heart wood plaque wreath by Zilvi & Hello Little Birdie.  Clothing rack by Peachy Baby and popsicle tall crown by Gold Frakincense + Myrrh.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Concrete stool handmade by the talented Poppet & Button, vase Zuster Homewares, natural basket Ollie Ella and cushion and wooden rabbit Design Stuff.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Shadow boxes handmade by Quirky Boxes, Sheepsking Rug Norsu Interiors,  stunning tutu dresses by Tutu Du Monde.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Unicorn flatoutfrankie, teepee handmade by My Little Teepee, grey rug by the talented Habitue Design.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Wild Heart and cloud cushion hand made by Mito Loves Paige

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Billie wearing a Tutu Du Monde dress.  A tutu for magic worlds of make believe.  Camera from Design Stuff.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Paper storage bag O + Mighty, feather headdress House of Lavargo, Wool felt storage bag Lazy Sunday.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Ever doll, in grey tutu by Henry Pip & Dee.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Star Light by Little Letter Lights Co, Wooden Blocks Agent Valentine.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
White Horse Soy Candle handmade by Candi & Co.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Bambi cushion Like the Cool Kids.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Zilvi wooden swan hanger.

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Knot Cushion available at Design Stuff.

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S
wooning over this amazing swan By Kaae.

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Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot
Wooden Print Hanger Moore Creative, Gold ‘Wild heart’ wall decal wreath Hello Little Birdie.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot

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

 

Sleepykins // Mini Bohème: Lily and Jules’ Bedroom

Guest post by Véronique Saint Germain of Mini Bohème.

Lily and Jules’ bedroom has slowly evolved into what it is now, a little girly, yes, as this is mainly Lily’s space until Jules will move in as well. Their room is filled with mostly vintage items I found and fell in love with. The room also contains small treasured items from her great-grandparents; like the “Lily Special” box, that was in my grandfather’s painting studio and the pink glass jar from my husband’s grandmother.

Lily and I love to craft together, we use our mother/daughter time to make things. Over the Christmas holiday, we made paper maché bunny heads to represent her and her little brother. It took weeks of slow work but now she’s so proud to show it off to everyone that comes over.

I think their room will evolve again as Jules gets older and his personality shines through. For now, he is only three months old and doesn’t sleep there yet, but hopefully soon. I can’t wait to see them play together in their shared space.

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Mini Boheme:Lily and Jules's Bedroom

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Mini Boheme:Lily and Jules's Bedroom

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Mini Boheme:Lily and Jules's Bedroom

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Mini Boheme:Lily and Jules's Bedroom

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Mini Boheme:Lily and Jules's Bedroom

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Mini Boheme:Lily and Jules's Bedroom

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Mini Boheme:Lily and Jules's Bedroom

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Mini Boheme:Lily and Jules's Bedroom

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Mini Boheme:Lily and Jules's Bedroom

Gallery Wall// Sleep Tight & Never Grow Up Print: Hello Tosha|Panda Print: Edit & Vivo|Weaving: Nanoutiko by Natacha Castonguay|Bunny Wall Mounts: DIY Inspired by Mer Mag www.mermagblog.com|
Cloud and Star hooks DIY by me

Jules Crib// IKEA Gulliver Crib|Panda Softie: IKEA| Cloud pillow & cloud mobile: Baby Jives|Crib sheet: Target|Organic Striped Blanket: Honeyami

Lily’s Bed//Toddler Bed: Vintage|Step stool: IKEA (painted black) Now discontinued|Bedding: Made by me|Unicorn Pillow: Mini Bohème|
Big Sister Banner: DIY by me inspired by www.oleanderandpalm.com

Around the room//Lenda Curtains: IKEA|Chandelier: Vintage|Dressers: Vintage|DollHouse: Vintage|Doll Crib: Vintage|Mirror: Vintage, painted gold|Rug: IKEA, (Lappljung Ruta)
Basket with Softies: Target|Unicorn Mask: Opposite of FarTutus: Tutu Du Monde|Bunny Purse: Mini Bohème|Felt and Fabric Flowers: Bagsy Blue Co|Black Polka Dot Decals: Urban Walls

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Sleepykins//Piper’s Dreamy Room

Guest post by Ashley Williamson.

Piper’s room has a mix of vintage and new toys and furniture with loads of girly touches and nostalgia for childhood. My girls love playing in this room. Endless tea parties, setting up Sylvanian families, quiet reading and playing dress-up. Piper is a real bowerbird and is constantly bringing home shells, rocks, nuts, anything she can find from her adventures and these are tucked around the room, along with fairy glitter and little treasures.

There is no theme, but in our home we try to keep things around that are beautiful, useful, or meaningful and Piper’s space definitely is the child version of this!

She is four years old so needs space to stretch her imagination. A lot of our parenting ideals reside in Steiner philosophies, with toys being simple and often made of natural materials, allowing the girls to have open ended play. Piper is able to disappear in her imagination in this space for hours. Our little dreamer!

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Piper's Dreamy Room

Babies’ Cot / Vintage
Bed / Ikea
Floral Cushion / Pony Rider
Heart Shaped Cushion / Fabrik
Wall Banner / OMM Designs
Wall Sticker / Pony Rider
“It Was Always You” Print / Ashley Goldberg
Bunnies / Maileg + Cloth & Thread
Rag Doll / Jess Brown
Cane Chair / Vintage
Lambswool / Vintage
Bedding / Soft Gallery

Ashley Williamson|Website|Instagram

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