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 // Batman Modernized In A Colorful Space

Sleepykins // 	Batman modernized in a colorful space. Styled and created by Priscila Barros

Sleepykins // 	Batman modernized in a colorful space. Styled and created by Priscila Barros

Sleepykins // 	Batman modernized in a colorful space. Styled and created by Priscila Barros

Sleepykins // 	Batman modernized in a colorful space. Styled and created by Priscila Barros

Sleepykins // 	Batman modernized in a colorful space. Styled and created by Priscila Barros

Sleepykins // 	Batman modernized in a colorful space. Styled and created by Priscila Barros

Sleepykins // 	Batman modernized in a colorful space. Styled and created by Priscila Barros

I love Carters room that was featured in print issue four. I had no particular theme when I created this room. I just wanted to make sure it was fun, bright and quirky. I started with the color-neutral batman decals before adding bold hues and statements into the room to play off one another. Wall-to-wall neutrals are quickly becoming a thing of the past, so don’t be afraid to play with color! I  used two different types of sheets for this little one’s bed (one fitted sheet for each mattress stacked atop the other) which provides a fun and unexpected splash of color. Taking that a step further, I layered the rugs, adding depth and texture to the room.

Don’t forget to create a cozy little nook where your child can draw, write down his or her thoughts, or keep schoolwork organized!  For this room, I used clothespins I found at Crate and Barrel to make updating the display easy for little fingers. I also purchased sheet metal to cover the closet doors, generating a fun, magnetic board where more art can be displayed or magnetic cities can be built (the possibilities are only limited by your munchkin’s imagination!). Closet doors in a bedroom are pretty much an unavoidable eyesore that generally take up a large chunk of the space without generating interest, so we sought to breathe some fun into this long-overlooked bedroom staple by creating a colorful corner.

If you have a room you would like to share please email us at features@babiekinsmag.com

Room Credits // Photo: Angelina Lopez  | Interior Styling + Direction: Priscila Barros

Item Credits // BATMAN DECALS Urban Walls  | GLASS CABINET + DESK Ikea  |  BUNNY LIGHT Lapin and Me  | HENRIK BED One More Mushroom  |  FLASH DOLL Estella  |  NEON NIGHTSTAND, DESK CHAIR, WALL ORGANIZER, DRAGON PILLOW + ATOM LIGHT  The Land Of Nod  |  DON’T GROW UP POSTER Mini and Maximus  |  PAINT JAR, ORGANIC DUVET COVER, ‘A’ PILLOW Pottery Barn Kids  |  MOROCCAN DIAMOND RUG PB Teen  |  RODY HORSE, BUNNY DOLL (BlaBla Kids), BEAR DRUM Treehouse Kid & Craft  |  PAPER ‘TOY’ BAG Fawn Shoppe  |  SERAPES BLANKET Arrow & Aspen  |  FLYNN TABLE LAMP, PADDLE STRIPED RUG Serena and Lily  |  BEAR RUG Roxy Marj |  GROCERY STORE PRICE TAGS Vintage  |  MEOW POSTER Society6  |  WRAPPED MOUNTED ANTLERS Yarn Bombed Antlers  |  LARGE SILVER CLOTHES PINS Crate and Barrel

 

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Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

When it comes to decorating a newborn’s room, the options are endless.  TiniTrader is one of my recommended places to buy or sell any new or preloved products for your baby, toddler or kids.  I was lucky enough to be a part of Tinitrader’s style series looks; creating and styling a unique nursery look from a selection of their products.  I captured some of the most amazing products, hoping to inspire one and all.

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

“You make my heart so happy” wood plaque wreath by Zilvi & Hello Little Birdie.  Clothing rack by Peachy Baby.

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Behind the scenes, working hard, Billie and Millie.

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Concrete stool by the talented Poppet & Button.

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

Sleepykins // Nursery Inspiration

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 // The Artist's Way, Editor's Picks

With the New Year quickly rolling in, we couldn’t help but get inspired by the vast open world of art that surrounds us. We turned to some of our favorite artists to share an eclectic collection of pieces that are bound to grab your attention. Watch out 2015- it’s a bold year of art just waiting to be discovered!

Babiekins Magazine | The Artist's Way

Credits // 01. Asian Elephant, Andrew Zuckerman | 02. Jess Brown “Coco” Doll | 03. Lucky Boy Sunday “Face it” Blanket, Maze | 04. Creature, Andrew Zuckerman | 05. Lucky Boy Sunday Balhazar, Norman & Jules | 06. “Cuba Car series plate _01″ by Squire Fox | 07. Josiah Morgan Tintype Photograph made from digital image | 08. Carter Kustera, Silhouette Portrait | 09. Carter Kustera, Silhouette Portrait | 10. “View over Parisian Rooftops” Clare Caulfield Limited Edition Giclee Print from Original Watercolour and Pencil

Sleepykins // Live Loud & Play

At Babiekins Magazine, but we love REAL rooms. Rooms that you can feel are lived in and loved. Linda of Live Loud Girl, graciously shares her boys’ playroom with us.

In our home, we generally keep things a basic white. White generates a feeling of peace. HOwever, don’t be afraid to introduce a bold color (like the yellow vintage casalino chairs purchased on Ebay). I like to add a mix of styles and finds that are both old and new to create a space that speaks. Your home should reflect the story of your life, and we certainly should’t forget that kid spaces are for kids!
I’m not a big fan of themed rooms. I like when they can grow into a room. Less is more. Kids often have a lot of knick knacks and toys, so I try to find solutions to declutter and make cleaning easy for them (and mommy).This playspace is in our living room and the boys love to be around us. They hardly play in their own rooms. In this play space, everyone can be together, but there is space for independent play. Jack loves to draw and Sam to race with his cars. The table gives enough space to do that!

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Live Loud & Play

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Live Loud & Play

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Live Loud & Play

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Live Loud & Play

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Live Loud & Play

Babiekins Magazine|Sleepykins//Live Loud & Play

Vintage Fisher Price Garage & casalino chairs| we bought on Ebay, just like the vintage casalino chairs|Urban Walls Triangle Decals:|Owl & Grow Up Prints| White Toy box|Black Felt garland Felt Foxes |Posters Poison Bulle Teepee|Ferm living storage bag |Design letters cup

Linda of Live Loud girl. Interior stylist, Blogger & Co Founder ‘By Live Loud girl’ pop up shop, but most of all mom of Jack (4) and Sam (3).
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Sleepykins // La Lune

Babiekins Mag Blog |SLEEPYKINS // LA LUNE

Star light, star bright. Certainly, these celestial and bedtime inspired interior accessories will be the star of your little one’s room. Plush astronomical shaped pillows, a planetary mobile, and some splendid pyjamas have us over the moon! After a long day of activities keep the fun going as they drift off into dreamland.

Credits // 01. Moon and Star Pillow | 02. Moon Man Poster | 03. Starts and Moon Mobile | 04. Goodnight Cushion | 05. Moon Sleepwear | 06. Moon Phase Pillow

 

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?

Sleepykins// Dide's Room

Remember Cato’s room tour by Debbie Verhgn? Well, here’s little sister’s room…

Dide (Queen D. for insiders) has a bright room with a soft pink pastel touch. With some DIY projects like the harlequin wallpaper on the closets, the paper tassel garland and the painted rain cloud on the wall, her room has a distinct style. Her schooldesk and chair are thrifted, we love the vintage look! Dide loves night lights, so she has a few rabbits that shine bright in the wooden boxes on the wall every night. When she’s playing in her room, the small doll bed is her favorite. The chalk board elephant is perfect for endless chalk art!

Babiekins Magazine| Sleepykins// Dide's Room

Babiekins Magazine| Sleepykins// Dide's Room

Babiekins Magazine| Sleepykins// Dide's Room

Babiekins Magazine| Sleepykins// Dide's Room

Babiekins Magazine| Sleepykins// Dide's Room

Babiekins Magazine| Sleepykins// Dide's Room

Credits//Chalk Board Elephant|Poster Yeah Baby|Thrifted Vintage School Desk & Chair|Rabbit Night Light|Coat Hanger|Paper tassel Garland- DIY with Ikea paper|Toadstool lamp|Chevron Pillow|Pendant Light

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 //