BLANKET CRUSHING – KATE & KATE HOME

My home is always constant state of change. When I see a product I love, I will make sure there is a place for it, even if this means rearranging the whole house. Don’t be put off though, most of the time it is easy and always rewarding. It’s just a matter of letting colors compliment each other and mixing in the new in with the old(er).

We got our hands on some beautiful blankets from the latest Kate & Kate Home collection.
The Picnic Stripe is made from one of nature’s most luxurious fibres. This pure Alpaca blanket is incredibly soft. We love the green and navy combination, making it an item that parents might just keep for themselves.

The 100% cotton knitted Harlequin classic is in one of our favorite color combinations, blush and green. This magic duo has been on trend for a long time now and is not going anywhere just yet. It is the perfect blanket for summer babies or in our case, for cool airconditioned evenings.
Both beauties are designed in Australia as part of the Arent&Pyke range for for Kate & Kate Home, and now a very pretty part of my interior.

The blankets bring a pop of color into my living room where I have decided to hang the Lappalainen mobile. This elegant accessory starred in our collaborative shoot and we just can’t get enough of this delicate design.

This time around there was very little shuffling. With a few small touches a serene corner was created. Al it requires is a big coffee, a magazine and some feet put up. Mine preferably…

 

A HOME TO CONNECT

What is the difference between a house and a home? A space and a room? What makes a random area in your house a sanctuary you want to escape to?

At the Milan Design Week we literally kept walking into a new trend that opened our eyes. It is a theme that is all about how connecting with people is more important then ever. ‘Everything is connected’ was not only the title of Jotun‘s design exhibition, we also felt this proposition at brands like IKEA, Carl Hansen and Son, Vitra and many more.

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DESIGN LETTERS WE ARE HOOKED

We are hooked on the new AW16 launch of Design Letters. You know by now that we have a weak spot for their clean ABC collection so this new product was happily received. HOOK2 is a personal hook with typography designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1937 from their Vintage collection.

You can imagine these hooks in a hallway or bathroom with someones initial on it or creating a word like COAT or BATH. Or maybe use it as a silent way to tell your children something by hanging TIDY UP in the playroom. Although Jack and Sam don’t need a reminder of this, we put up FUN and they loved it.

The clever thing is that underneath the big round hook is a hidden small hook. That means, that the hook looks good on the wall, even when in use. Practical and clean, just the way we like it. Are you hooked? Check them out on the Design Letters now!

ROOM STYLING : EVERYTHING FOR THE KIDS

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Did you get the chance to read about our Saudi project where had the chance of a lifetime to take care of an entire house with seven rooms, designed for a family of five.

As promised, we want to show you around, this time focussing on the spaces we created for the children to sleep and play in. A girl and two boys will be strolling around this home. The older two share a bedroom and there is a nursery for the baby. Our focus was on creating effortlessly fun spaces with a modern look softened by some vintage touches. Using a combination of both wallpaper and paint makes these three spaces come to life. Perfectly mismatched we like to call it.
The Nursery
With blue you can never go wrong. Remember the blue statement Jotun wall I had in Sams previous room? This wall was the reason why our client contacted us 2 years ago for our very first styling project. So we wanted to use this color again to add a bit of sentiment.

The daybed with custom-made decorative mattresses softens up the room. The cutest little details like the yellow buttons and small bells makes them serious eye candy. We love to support small businesses and Alexandra Fabric Creations is one of them that we could not have done without.

The essential pop of color is taken care of by the yellow String pocket, the vintage cabinet and some lovely prints. We went for an old favorite of ours Pax and Hart‘s ‘Purple Rain’ – and a new favorite ‘Spotted animals’  by Peek and Pack.
Cot Sebra | string shelf, pink HAY cushion by Femkeido | octopus cushion Grampa Paris | velt balls by Cozykids | wall Elephant Wehkamp |  mustard yellow linen bedding by Archive store
The Shared Bedroom
We were so happy that we could finally work with the amazing Rafa Kids bunk bed. This elegant, modern and light piece of furniture is great for smaller spaces. To mis match this eye-catcher, we went for a boho look Azilal berber on the by Rozen Kelim and some stunning vintage pieces like the green cabinet, the mini desk and a petit Thonet chair.
To compensate this circus of colors we chose a striking monochrome wall paper from Bien Fait. How fun is it to bring the jungle inside!
Print Batman/Superwoman My Deer | bedding La Cerise Sur Le Gateau by Peek and Pack | storage baskets Sissy boy | cloud cushion Noe & Zoe | party hat La Fete | lights PET lamp
The Playroom
These three dwellers will spend quite some time together is the playroom. It will be the place where home work is made, books will be read and laughs will be shared.
A vintage Eames chair with a basic Ikea table make a great study corner. Storage was key so the often used Ikea Besta cabinet was a no brainer. Yet the 3.60 meter custom made shelving by De Oude Interieurbouw totally upgrades this piece of furniture and makes it look elegant over practical. A reading corner was created with the wooden playhouse and some shelving. Guaranteed hours of fun with this item.
As our client is a huge fan of the cactuses you have seen in styling projects before, the Ane wall decor wall paper was a perfect fit. It also gives this space the color it was still lacking. Playing with elements like putting some confetti in a frame makes the styling and the result of it fun.

PLAY sign Zoe rumeau | Wall Flamingo | Print Roll with it Pax and Hart | Lemon print by The Poster Club | storage boxes Muuto, Donna Wilson plates by Femkeido | rug Karwei

What these rooms need now is kids. As the house in totally new, toys, books and puzzles will need to fill up the shelves. These spaces need to be lived in, slept in and played in. Hopefully our job will allow them to do so with lots of fun.Styling project Live Loud Girl Processed with VSCO

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