"My favourite thing is the sitting area," Mum, Marianne, revealed. "Great for night feeding. We bought the the Egmont Rabbit Lamp which provides a soft light; it creates a very calm atmosphere. Our other favourite thing is of course our precious baby boy!"
The quirky rabbit lamp came from Marianne's local store in Nantes, France but it can also be bought online at Little Fashion Gallery.
While Marianne was creating a haven her for her new baby, she was restricted that as a renter she couldn't choose the wall colour. Her choice of bunting and curtains prove that swags of bright fabrics can make all the difference.
As Marianne didn't know if she was having a boy or a girl she decided to create a gender neutral decor that suited her tastes, pointing out, "The decor is mostly for the adults eyes - I don’t think the baby cares too much in the beginning."
Gentle and warm with cool quirky details. Mum, Marianne from A brand new baby and Noces de coton wanted, " A summer/breezy look, with bright colours - aqua, green and a pop of orange - and a touch of glamour with golden accents. We really like how it all turned out. "
who lives here?
Arthur, 8 weeks (as of tommorow!) in Nantes, France.
To create Arthur's space Marianne used a lot of thrifted items such as the dresser and rocking horse. New items include the orange curtains from Ikea and fabric for the bedding and bunting from fabricworm and QuiltHome. Marianne also added loved toys from her and her husband's childhoods.
The cot, shelves, bookcase and the armchair (that was previously used in their den) all come from Ikea. The side table and dresser/change table were second hand buys. Marianne revealed that for the moment they aren't using the change table and instead change Arthur in the bathroom.
Beautiful new mama Marianne and baby Arthur.
Marianne put together most of the decor herself including the fabric bunting, cot bedding, turquoise chalkboard side table, paper pom poms, the canvas above the dresser, the lampshade, family puzzle block, cardboard deer head, rocking horse, baby blanket and bird mobile.
Marianne loves the rocking horse and nabbed it for only 4 €. The side table was also a bargain at 10€. She also pointed out that Ikea is a money saver. "By buying your main furniture items at Ikea you can then spend more money on other items, like fabric for example."
baby space fave
The Egmont Rabbit Lamp. Cannot go past a quirky bunny!
Marianne says, "My main advice would be to get neutral furniture and to have fun with fabric and accessories. It will allow you to easily adapt your decor according to the baby’s sex and the season. Also, I’m not a fan of most baby decor items you can find in baby stores - I’m not sure you need to have a 100% Disney inspired look ('Cars' or 'Dora' etc). And don’t forget about storage: this little thing comes with tons of clothes and other baby stuff! My one month old doesn’t really care for toys right now – unless it provides milk! But it’ll be different in a few months, and I might want to hide everything in cute baskets."