ART DIRECTION + STYLING – JOTUN KIDS COLLECTION

We are proud to share with you something that only a few years ago was far beyond our wildest dreams.

When we were asked to be the Art Director for styling the Jotun Kids Collection we knew it would push us to create something we had never done before, we knew we needed to think big. It gave us the opportunity to work with a great team of professionals and creatives. It allowed us to grow.

Every year Jotun launches new color pallets. This year’s Kids Collection is made with the help of children as they are the most creative ones around us. Based on their wild opinions, their favorite colors and imaginative stories, Jotun created three themes:

Once upon a time – Red, Blue and Teal – Purple dinosaur.

The eight colors of each theme form a beautiful pallet which was our starting point for the design. With online concept store Smallable as our exclusive partner for furniture and accessories we made nine settings for the collection.
The final design design, the production and seeing it all come together in these beautiful pictures makes us blush. The end result has exceeded our expectations.

This opportunity has showed us that doing what you love, following your instincts and lots of hard work pays off. We have been styling for the last 4 years and sometimes we still feel like rookies, crossing our fingers during a job. Yet working for Jotun and seeing the final result is nothing but humbling. Without the constant support of Jotun and their lovely team this would not have been possible.

Art Direction & Styling Live Loud Girl | Photography Maha Edde | Styling Items Smallable | Kids Fashion Styling Kristin Nystrom

 

STYLING WITH JIMMY CRICKET WALLPAPER

You gotta love a good wall paper. Wall paper can make a fantastic statement wall therefore we often propose it in designs we make for our clients to compliment paint.

When Jimmy Cricket approached us again to take care of the styling for the launch of her new jungle design, we could not wait to get started. We have worked with Jimmy Cricket before for her collaboration with Pax and Hart for the One Fun Day and Bunny wall paper. Her latest jungle design is right up our street. As a bonus she mentioned the set up would need to be vibrant, colorful with lots of lush greens… Hey! That’s just how we like it!

A beautiful wooden floor by Nordic Homeworx  brings in warmth, authenticity and structure. Together with the jungle wall paper it created a perfect starting point for our settings.

The first one is with the Byron Bay daybed. With some amazing bedding by La Cerise sur le Gateau via Bon Bon Bleu in teal blue, warm green and mustard yellow we made a perfect mis match which is a key ingredient of styling. With cushions in different materials (yes we are still fully on board with the velvet trend) we brought in some structure and pops of color.  Our Big Stuffed friend seems pretty comfortable there… so would we.
Against the wall you can find some easy going cabinets from IKEA which we painted ourselves to give it a personal touch. We finished it off with a touch of warm red from a unique piece by Zoe Rumeau.

For the second setting we wanted to create a nursery that works for both girls and boys. Since the wall paper is so vibrant, it can stay in a kids room as they grow up.
The DertigZes cot is still a favorite as it is so easy to work with, it goes with any color or pattern. We chose for the same bedding with a pop of color to keep it simple but strong. Because we are always happy to bring in a touch of pink we chose a pink jellyfish from Vasili lights, a great new discovery with the most amazing lighting! An oldie but goodie Fiona Walker flamingo head brings in some extra structure and softness.

Playing this wall paper down also works very well with the use of neutral tones and Scandinavian furniture…. Can you visualize that too?

As you can see, the opportunities are endless with a good starting point.
One thing is certain: with a wall paper like this you just can’t go wrong!

Styling by Live Loud Girl | Photography by Natelee Cocks

 

 

 

THESE WALLS JUNGLE LOVERS

It is not only our wall paper addiction that makes us want to constantly spice up the  walls in the house, there are just so many fantastic designs out there that we just can not help ourselves and want to bring out the glue as often as possible.

The palm leaf wall paper in the boys room had to step aside for a new design from one of our wall paper friends These Walls. Remember the tiger design from the Jungalow Style shoot? And the Dots from the dreamy girls room? Well now These Walls has launched a fantastic new collection with the blue jungle being our absolute favorite.

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MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017: EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED

We are excited to be back at the most spectacular show of the season. The Milan Design Week so far has been impressive and fun.

This year we are happy to see Jotun back in the Ventura Lambrate design district. Curated by Katrin Greiling the exposition ‘Everything is connected’ brings together talents of the Norwegian design and craft scene to tell the story of the country’s creative presence. This all against the backdrop of Jotun’s newest colors that will set the trend for this year. Norwegian Wood, Blue River and Nordic Breeze have been exclusively designed for Milan Design Week.

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