Sunday, 26 July 2015

DIY bookcase ideas for Top Ten book list results.

The results of a fun survey, involving 500 teachers deciding on their top ten 'must-read' children's books, released it's results this week.

And the winner was....please insert lengthy pause with dramatic music aka the X Factor.... 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl...!

But where are you going to store all these books..? Here's a few DIY ideas, with the help of a friendly 'chippy', that caught my eye...









And if you want size rather than shape....


Saturday, 11 July 2015

Is this the perfect kid's playhouse..?

Architecturally-trained mothers, Christine Petersen and Anne Froydis Linnerud, started creating their delightful plywood playhouses in 2013 after they struggled to find anything suitable for their own kids.



And they are oh-so practical..!

Suitable for indoors or out, each house is held together by big flat 'pegs' so can be put up and taken down at will...which makes it so easy to store away when not in use...and can be painted or decorated as you wish...!

Kids get such a great deal sometimes....don't they!







Sunday, 5 July 2015

Every kid's room needs a den space!

Where else can your little ones dream of imaginary lands and adventures...or sit quietly with a book...or invite their favourite toys for tea...I think you get the message...

The following images all feature indoor dens but, with the school holidays rapidly approaching, how about some tips on designing an outdoor Summer den...?  











Sunday, 21 June 2015

A random collection of boy's rooms.

It's all about the boys on Father's Day.
And for anyone who's struggling to find inspiration for decorating a lad's room, take a look at these...










Tuesday, 16 June 2015

PInk, gold and tropical...a girly room theme.

It must be Summer...tropical-themed interior accessories have been filling the shops in recent weeks...but it's all a little bit 'colour-overload' for me..!
How about something more subdued with just a hint of vintage Hollywood style...




Images...1...stylemepretty 2...ohsolovely 3...designseeds 4...forrent 5...pinterest 6...houzz  7. sweetpeaandwillow 

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Kid's room bedside tables.

A simple storage unit next to the bed for treasured possessions, favourite books and a comforting nightlight...what's not to love!












Thursday, 14 May 2015

An industrial-style kid's room using 'Feathers'.

When I first saw this 'Feathers' wallpaper from Mini Moderns it was a struggle not to think of a 'cowboys and indians' themed kid's room.
However, I've resisted the obvious and come up with this...



1. 'Feathers' wallpaper in Lido, Mini Moderns
2. Image found at DesignSponge
3. Vintage metal locker, Pamono
4. Storage baskets, Ferm Living
5. Striped rug, Maine Cottage
6. Illustration, find similar at Etsy