room for baby : ever so lovely

posted on: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mum, Cintia of My Poppet blog and store, created a delightful wee corner of the world for her poppet, Emma. (Loving that vintage bunting? You can grab you own kit here.)

"She loves sitting on the mat and reading her books." Cintia revealed of Emma. "I think she likes that her books and all her toys are accessible. I like that they are easy to put away!"

And where did they find the whimsical ceiling piece? "We were lucky that the beautiful chandelier lights came with the house."

Copenhagen cool meets Melbourne handmade. Emma's space is reminiscent of fabulous Scandinavian style with lovely smatterings of bright vintage colour against a neutral background.

who lives here?
Emma, just about 2 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Nearly everything in the space was either handmade by Cintia or thrifted. She made the curtains from vintage handkerchiefs. She also made the big floor cushions, the bird mobile and the quilts. Most of the toys were either gifts, thrifted or hand-crafted while the tree painting was done by Cintia's sister. The other delightful artworks over the change table were by Madeleine Stamer of Little Circus Design.

Painted with Dulux Antique White USA.

The Danish Leander cot was the only item in the space that Cintia bought new. (She also revealed it was the most expensive.) The storage shelves from Ikea had previously been used as shelving in Cintia's old store.

Cintia rescued the wee wardrobe from a friend's garage, painted it blue and decorated it. The change table was an old desk of her father's that had been in his workshop covered in oil. Cintia stripped it back, sanded it and gave it several coats of Danish oil.

baby space fave
Everything is so lovely it's hard to pick just one thing! But the rug made of repurposed jumpers and blankets is a work of art. Colour me impressed.

Super-talented Cintia made Emma's bright rug from thrifted jumpers and blankets.

best buys
"Apart from most of the furniture that was essentially free, I think the little chairs were a steal at $3 AUD and $5 AUD each from a local op-shop. Emma loves to stand on them and look out the window."

top tips
"Don’t rush into decorating," Cintia recommends. "To have a truly eclectic vintage feel it pays to hunt and gather over time. Collect only the things you really love and everything will work together in the end. This room took me two years to create." Thank you so much Cintia and Emma for sharing your space with baby space!


  1. This is a beautiful room! I need to start looking for cute finds for my children's shared space. Thanks so very much for the inspiration!

  2. I love everything about this room. It's just so beautifully put together.

    Emma will think back on her childhood and all the patterns and colours and images of her bedroom will come flooding back.

  3. I'd like to move into that room - LOL!

  4. Totally adorable, especially love the birds on the branches! Too cute, Catherine x

  5. I looove the shelves around that room! I saw that ideas somewhere and have it saved :)

  6. What a cute space! I love the bunting and chandelier!


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