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 // 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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wooning over this amazing swan By Kaae.

Sleepykins // Wild Heart Photo-Shoot

 

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 // Master JJ’s Room

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space
J is for JJ.

JJ’s room is influenced by the current Scandinavian trends, a little monochrome madness and some of natures own – wood.   I love it when eclectic comes together!

His room brings a sense of calm, relaxation and peacefulness.  For me. themed rooms are really not my style; I love designing rooms which can grow with a child & keep them company for years to come.  Sometimes, you have to agree, less is more.

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

 

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

 

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

My favourite item in JJ”s room has to be his polaroid photo feature, hanging from a wood branch which I collected from the  park.

A few items I know and love: White J letter light from Little Letter Lights, Badger handmade felted organic wool rug from This Modern Life, Fine Little Day Gran cushion, Uashmama grey paper bag.

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

Babiekins Magazine | Master JJ's Space

Photography: Natalie Lyons | Instagram | Facebook

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

Decor Items //
Heirloom Bear Blanket & Lilbow Pillow Doll Roxy Marj
Wall Decal “From Big Things Little Things Grow” Hello Little Birdie
Wooden Flag “My Dad Is Better Than Batman” Zilvi
Animal Print Tellkiddo
Happy/Sad Pillowcase Fine Little Day
Man In The Moon Print XoEinDing

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

 

Luvkins // Holiday Decor

Babiekins Magazine | Luvkins  // Holiday DecorCredits // 01. Stockings Garland | 02. Winter Wonderland | 03. Angels Ornaments | 04. Reindeer Head | 05. Advent Calendar

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and I’m beginning to get ready for the Holidays. Our family begins our holiday season with the tradition of chopping down our Christmas Tree the day after Thanksgiving – yes, I would rather spend Black Friday in the woods than in the mall and do my holiday shopping on Cyber Monday. After bringing our tree home, our family spends the entire weekend decorating our home. This year I am looking forward to decorating my son’s bedroom, after all, he is the most excited person in our family for the holidays to arrive. I love the idea of having special holiday decorations for him, and this year I will be adding some ornaments, a garland, and an advent calendar to his room which is one of the many reasons I am especially loving this round up of special holiday goodies for little ones.

 

Sleepykins // Which Way? That Way.

It can often be difficult to find a designer who truly understands how children see the world – with That Way we have finally found a genius that has managed it. The brains and creativity behind this imaginative brand come from Aga and Damian.

Babiekins Magazine // That Way

Aga has used her years of expertise as an art director and illustrator to transform her talent into creating unique products for children’s interiors and clothing.

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You would be forgiven for thinking that Aga is a zoologist when you look at her designs! They really do capture the beauty of the creatures in our world. Each and every time you just look at one of her new pieces, you are being personally invited to take a step into her crazy imagination and look at the world in a completely different way.

Babiekins Magazine // That Way

Babiekins Magazine // That Way

Babiekins Magazine // That Way

Babiekins Magazine // That Way

Babiekins Magazine // That Way

As a designer myself, it is really great to see someone pushing the boundaries for children – after all, who says that they cannot enjoy great design?

Lil'Stylekins // KaPow Kids

We love discovering fabulous new brands. I recently stumbled upon KaPow Kids and I immediately wanted to order the whole line! KaPow Kids is a unique Aussie label and they design bright, fun and limited edition clothes for our littles. They are based in Melbourne and designed for babies and toddlers who want to stand out from the crowd. The clothes are all hand made in limited quantities and sell out pretty quickly.

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KaPow Kids // Website

Sleepykins // Lucas’ Room

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Rock & Pebble Pear House | Murray & Finn. Miniwilla Print | Milk & Bots.

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Teepee | LJ Teepees. Pendant | Roxy Marj. Heart Print | Moozega.

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Sonny Angels | Little Lulubel.

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Bedding | Little Woolf. Rabbit Lamp | Sunday in Color. Garland | EverlyLane.

We have been in our new apartment for a little over a month now and there is still so much to do! However, I am loving Lucas’  new room thus far! I wanted him to have a space that was vibrant, fun and suited his colorful personality. While I am always thinking of new things that I want to add and switch around, here are a few shots of his space so far. I love it. Lucas loves it. Wins for all!

Featurekins // La De Dah Kids

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LaDeDah Kids | Babiekins Magazine

01. Ava Unicorn | 02. Camera Bag | 03. Knitted Bean Bag | 04. Blue Triangle Blanket | 05. Bunny Mask | 06. Crochet Floor Rug

La De Dah kids products are  tailored towards both children and the child at heart, lovers of the quirky and unusual, and anyone who reaches out to the amazing world with imagination, wonder and creativity. La De Dah Kids offer a vast selection of handmade and quality items including textiles, soft furnishings and toys. Through their two ranges a year La De Dah Kids aim to design quirky and unusual pieces, with an ever-present emphasis on both affordability and quality.

Sleepykins // A Teepee for Lucas

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We have finally moved to a bigger space! Hurrah! With the move came lots of planning for Lucas’s new room. I had been dreaming of a special nook just for him. A space where he could read, hide out, and do little boy things (play with Ninja Turtles and such ;). With this vision I knew a teepee was just the thing he needed! I was lucky enough to find Little Juniper Teepees via Instagram. I fell in love with her designs and her patience with creating Lucas the perfect teepee. I truly couldn’t be happier. The canvas is amazing quality and it matches our home perfectly. You can follow McKelle (shop owner and incredible mama) on Instagram and shop all her designs here. You can also keep up with Lucas’s new room updates on Instagram and with our hashtag #lilliesandleoncasa.

Teepee – LJ Teepees | Pennant Flag – Roxy Marj | Lucky Boy Sunday Doll – The Carousel Show | Garland – Hand made gift

Sleepykins // A Shared Space

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins :: A Shared Room
Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins :: A Shared Room

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins :: A Shared Room

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins :: A Shared Room

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins :: A Shared Room

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins :: A Shared Room

Babiekins Magazine | Sleepykins :: A Shared Room

I was one of those kids that grew up sharing a room with my sibling. My sister and I would often fight over who slept on the top , stay up late giggling as she told me silly stories from the bottom bunk and then we would spend hours under our homemade getaway (we used blankets to cover the bottom bunk and pretend we were on a long trip to some exotic land far away). Though we had great imaginations we didn’t have an amazing decorated room. So when I saw this room by An-magritt I thought that it was a perfect room to share with you all. I love the touches of modern mixed with vintage!

See more of An-magritt’s beautiful home on her instagram.

Sleepykins // Jules’ room

Jules’ room.

We combined vintage items with new items and I love how it all turned out.
Last week we made a little reading nook under his bed. I made the big cushion myself with black and white dots on one side, black and white stripes on the other side.
Before bed we read and cuddle, but he loves to sit there and read on his own, not longer than 15 minutes, of course. A perfect little corner far away from the TV and iPad!

He is still at an age where he prefers to play near us, so we kept it all pretty basic and simple.

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Bed – Ikea // Apple cushion – Studio Meez // Triangle stickers –Molly Meg // Paper garland – Happy August //

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Monkey print – Fourmonkeys // Kite cushion – Bisou de Lou // Dotted reversible blanket – Klippan //

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Hot dog bed set – Mini Rodini //

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Dog teddy – Bobo Choses // Wall decal and postcards – Fourmonkeys  //

 

 

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Lego storage boxes // Dolls – Naked Lunge // Lamp – Ikea // Arne Jacobsen vintage Alphabet  print // Beauloves cap – Goldfish //

 

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Vintage schoolchair, desk and closet //