The white framed gallery above Charles' cot displays images in keeping with the cool tones of the space.
Junior sized replica Eames table and chair set complete the modern feel.
Modern with an 'around the world' theme.
who lives here?
Charles, 1 year-old in Victoria, Australia.
Many of the items in Charlie’s room were made by me, however Etsy is always a favourite starting point when I’m looking for interesting and unique finds, particularly for his gallery wall. The world map and the ‘stash print are from My Sweet Prints, the soldier and bus print are from The House Sparrow,the Sweet Dreams print is from Elissa Hudson, the Welcome to the World Little One is a card I purchased from Milt & Joe, and I made his footprint.
I painted the striped feature wall (yes, me at 35 weeks pregnant with a 10 pound baby – that was fun trying to reach the bottom stripes!) which was inspired by both a room designed by Samantha Pynn and also a onesie by Sooki Baby that Hugh (my eldest son) had from when he was a baby. In fact, the paints were colour matched and scaled from the onesie.
My beautiful egg chair fits this room beautifully and was a gift from my dad when I was pregnant with Hugh. The side table was a junk shop find that I sanded and painted a high gloss red, and the bookshelf is from Officeworks and I added the blue backing to it.
My favourite DIY project in Charles' room is the atlas mobile. It was really simple to make and each globe features an important country/town/place to us, including the towns we were born, where we went on our honeymoon etc. I also love his reading corner, which I made all the cushions for.
I can’t go past the Ikea spice racks. I have one above his change table which holds all the everyday creams we use, but also books and toys for keeping the boys occupied whilst changing them.
Don’t be afraid of using red in a nursery or child’s room. It’s not a colour you should use in bucket loads, but little touches really make a room pop!