Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Kid's rooms with a pop of colour.

Wanted to show you these rooms...just because they include a bit of colour...!
Just in case you're as fed up with this grey and rainy weather as I am.



Friday, 13 February 2015

Happy Valentines...

Not the 'norm' for a Dreams and Wishes blog I know...but what's the harm in just taking time out and wishing you all a little bit of love and kindness...?

Mind you, these images are not as randomly chosen as you might think...something about each of them inspired an idea for decorating a kid's room...the colours, the heart motifs, the textures...etc, etc, etc!
Yes, it's that easy to start a mood-board for your decorating dilemmas...so why not give it a go this weekend for a feel good vibe...?

I found these images here...bhg, tomboyvintage, etsy, and behance.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Would you choose a rustic cot for your new baby?

We see them in images of stylish family homes around the globe...rustic-looking cots in unfinished woods and rattans that, apparently, break all the safety rules out there.
So why do parents choose them over modern styles....I think I know...

...'cos they look so flippin' lovely...

images from top left petitandsmall, remodelista, spoediez, image, balluns, thebooandtheboy, kickcanandconkers, flickr, kifkef, pinterest, leblogdelittlevintage

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Kid's wallpapers from Little Cube.

I'm mostly of the opinion that when choosing larger decorative elements for your kid's room it's a good idea to avoid 'child-specific' themes that'll date very quickly...and whilst at first glance I thought Little Cube's kid's wallpapers were firmly in the 'limited time-frame' category, I'm now not so sure!

How charming is this example for instance?
The lack of colour gives it a certain sophisticated style, don't you think?
And the characters are just perfect for making up bed-time stories with the little ones.

I'd keep with the monochrome theme with other features in the room...including a matt black cot or bed...

And blue-grey string lights for a cool scandi feel...

Being a lover of Donna Wilson's animal characters, I'd have to include one or two deliciously soft cat cushions too!

Forgive me...can I indulge my inner Maileg...?
No room based on cats would be complete without one of these little fellas....

Oh! and here's another example of my blossoming mood-board skills....can you see the improvements?

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

A fresh take on peg rail storage.

Just wanted to show you my favourite thing at yesterday's trade fair, my first of the new year!

London based Kreis Design launched their new 'Peg It All' boards at the show and, wow!, they're really something!
Made in heavy-duty Birch ply, the boards can be adapted to suit any space and are just perfect for a kid's room....mind you, I'd love one for the wall above my desk too!

You can customize the board with a selection of chunky pegs and shelves to suit your own ever-changing needs, and all for under £200.

Monday, 5 January 2015

A new year and fresh start...1970's trend for 2015.

Hi everyone...three months on and I've got my 'mojo' back it seems...!
So let's get started with a potentially big trend for 2015...and go back to the 1970's....I know, how is that a new trend?
Well, there certainly won't be any lava lamps and avocado bathroom suites this time round and, believe it or not, there are some positives to take from the decade that style forgot...

It was the age of sleek, industrial designs in glass and chrome with moulded plastics...think Eero's Tulip table...and rich dark woods like walnut and teak, so use these ideas as a starting point when adding elements to a modern interior.

Here's just a few ideas that we've come up with for a kid's room update...


Images, clockwise from top left, Etsy, Orla Kiely for Harlequin, Nubie, movieposterdb, theatreposter, Ikea,     Kidsen.

Wowsers! I've just worked out how to make up these image collages...and am pretty impressed with the result...watch out for regular improvements in future posts...oh, and just be aware that posts will be once a week or so for the time being...I don't want to 'burn out' before I've even started...!


Monday, 20 October 2014

Timeless pull-along toys.

It's easy to see the initial appeal of these endlessly popular toys. Beautifully constructed, they look great as a play room accessory, but their practical use shouldn't be underestimated either.
As your toddler becomes mobile a pull-along toy comes into it's own, helping with fine motor skills, balance and co-ordination...as well as encouraging mobility.