one for me please : the right kind of label

posted on: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Back when I was first preparing the preschooler to start day care, I perused kids mags and websites looking for the perfect labels for his clothes, bags, lunch boxes and little toys.

Finding labels that met my his cute + affordable + functional needs took a while (have I mentioned I'm very picky?) but eventually I came up with these.

room for baby : paper butterflies

posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vintage chic. Sara of Sadie Olive runs an online boutique, design and photography business and an Etsy store. You can read all about her adventures here.

room for two : bright on white

posted on: Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Since I first pondered the idea of a room for two (and now that I will need a room for two!) I've been hunting and gathering tips, trying to decide what will work best in the preschooler's teeny, tiny space.

In the small bunk space above, bold colours and patterns have been embraced with the use of patchwork. Repeating fabrics in both the quilts and the bunk curtains maintain a sense of cohesion while the painted white walls and bed frame create a calm, unified base.

i heart baby

Here is a simple idea perfectly realised. Matching beds and shared bunting for symmetry, contrasting bright bed linen and toy storage for individuality and classic initials above the beds. The collection of cosy pillows in different colours but replicating shapes adds to the sense of harmony. (The peace banner doesn't hurt either.)

slices of beauty

Beds arranged head to tail allow for all-important playing space. Again a base of white -- this time on the walls, curtains, shelving and bed-frames serve as a canvas for the brilliant rainbow striped rug and rainbow bunting. The netting over the bed seamlessly ties together the materials and shapes of the bunting and the window drapes. The effect? Pure whimsy.

What do you think? Have any must-know tips for two? I'd love to hear!

fun stuff : exciting news

posted on: Friday, June 17, 2011

And we're so excited to finally share our news with you.

Our new baby space baby is due sometime in the (Aussie) Summer. The teen and the preschooler are already so looking forward to their new sibling and I hope you enjoy sharing our little journey too :)

Have a great weekend!

room for kids : legotastic

posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I recently completed this uber trendy room for a little 6 year old boy. I have to admit I had a brilliant budget for this one so really went to town ... on the train! Wallpaper can really make a room and in this case it definitely steals the show. I used the shades in the train system as inspiration for splashes of colour throughout the rest of the room.

How much fun are these reversible text pillows I found?

I love these Lego storage boxes for at the end of the bed and also next to the bed -- functional and fabulous.

The Eames coat hanger colours really complemented the wallpaper beautifully.

Uber trendy with strong bold colours.

who lives here?
A very lucky 6 year old boy!

Items were from all over the world. Contact me at if you're interested in any of the pieces.

I chose the bed from from Zuster, the locker cabinet is the PS cabinet from Ikea and the bedside is from Matt Blatt.

best buys
The locker cabinet and red clock always pack a punch and are so reasonably priced.

nicole's faves
Definitely the wallpaper, and in second place is the text pillows.

top tip
You can mix expensive items with things from Ikea and still get a fabulous feel that's cohesive.

by Nicole from Little Liberty.

fun stuff : when the preschooler dresses himself

posted on: Saturday, June 11, 2011

He was channelling Sportacus apparently.

Does your wee one fixate on a character that he or she MUST dress like? (Please say I am not the only one who has to wait till their preschooler has fixed their outfit 'just so' before leaving the house!)

p.s If you
follow me on Twitter or Instagram you've already seen this moment -- do you use Instagram? I'm really appreciating the nifty filters.

Striped long-sleeved shirt, light blue collared shirt, striped belt and crimson boots from Cotton On Kids, green pants from Bonds, hat from Gumboots. Robot pose from the preschooler.

room for kids : let the light shine in

posted on: Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Martin family overhauled the dark room at the back of their house to create a light and airy space for their daughter.

Pink accents on the curtains, display shelves and wall add a sweet and subtle lift to the neutral palatte.

Toddler Dane's favourite playing place? Her homemade teepee.

Sweet and sophisticated with a subtle air of luxury.
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