A new room, a new vibe, a teenager and lots of fun products. You cannot make us happier by letting us play around with these ingredients.
This girls room required a dose of pink so we decided to partially paint the wall of the reading area. We always try to be creative and innovative in every project we undertake, especially with paint. Jotun’s Sunset Brown gives the room warmth and is a tone that will not easily bore. We decorated this corner with a Byron Bay hanging chair and some magical lights by Zoe Rumeau.
Although we are all out of the baby phase (for what I know at least), we still love designing and styling nurseries. And luckily, they keep coming our way.
Our latest client wanted to create a calm and clean room, keeping everything very basic and subtle. Although that generally works very well for a nursery, we did want to spice it up a little, adding a dash of Live Loud Girl-ness as we always want to create rooms that kids grow into, no matter how young they are.
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!
Now what is a shelfie?
A shelfie is a widely hashtagged social media pic of a shelf that you put some time and effort into. So no need for duck faces or wrinkle filters, it is only your shelf and its content that needs to look good.
For interior stylists like us it is a nice way to display a combination of some of our own treasures and new favorites while demonstrating our styling skills.
Since we always get so many comments on the shelfies we install (either in projects or at home) we wanted to take the time to show you how we roll when creating a shelfie. Now nothing is written in stone and you can shuffle around as much as you like, there are just a few pointers that we want to share.
We always love to start with a blank canvas, in this case: an empty shelf.
We are starting off with some beautiful acrylic shelves from By Something Els
Our first item is always the books. Use some (esthetically correct) favorites of the kids, different sizes, colors or maybe just go for that beautiful cover.
Second thing to add is a cute postcard or small print.
For accessorising we love wooden toys like Pinch Toys or the Animal Kingdom from Sarah & Bendrix. They just add that touch of vintage and warmth that we think can not be left out.
To funk things up we like to use some signage. Words on banners, flags, signs… they can all work well depending on the vibe you want to create.
Don’t think you are done just yet as we like to do what is called: styling off the shelf. The space between, above and under the shelves to us is just as important.
So we start off with hanging something in between. A garland is always a good idea as it adds color, texture and a different shape.
You can also hang something to the side or above the shelves like we did with the mini tiger rug before in the playroom. And definitely do not forget the space under the shelves. As storage addicts we love to extend our shelfie to the top part of a storage basket or box so that we use the whole part of the wall.
Styling off the shelf also allows you to pull things out of balance. Balance in your life is good but your shelf can very well do without it.
There you have it. We hope we inspire you with the short videos of how we handle a shelfie for a girls and a boys room and a more neutral one. Give it a go, have some fun. And remember, if you are not happy with it, just start again from scratch.