Tag Archives: kids bedroom ideas

House tour: light and airy French apartment (with just a little colour)

23 Apr

Do you remember a while ago I posted some gorgeous details from Le Dans La? Recently photographer Melanie Rodriguez did a photo shoot there and the resulting pictures give a wonderful insight into how Aurelie’s home looks as a whole.

light and bright kitchen in French home

kitchen shelf with plant

large windows in French apartment

The windows in this place are amazing. It looks like it might be a converted factory or something. Yet another home to get me dreaming of loft living!

pink wall

wordspace with inspiration wall

pink wall and bertoia chairs

The more I see it, the more I like this dusky pink wall colour. Not something I thought I would say in my adult life. It looks rather like Calamine by Farrow & Ball. One of my personal favourite paint names… every time I think about it I can smell that smell!

chair with sheepskin

dark grey half wall

vintage framed photograph

dark grey wall with picture frames

hallway with group of paper lampshades

rustic hallway with paper light shades

Very pleasant use of dark grey in this home, don’t you think… and there’s something really quite cool about the group of paper lampshades hanging from the wooden beamed ceiling too. A touch of fun, but  in a grown-up way. The children’s bedrooms are really very grown-up too. A little too much perhaps?

dark grey kids bedroom

grey child's bedroom with string lights

{Home of Aurelie Lecuyer by Melanie Rodriguez for The Socialite Family}

What a beauty. This home is just the right blend of calming and interesting for me. For more inspiration from Aurelie’s home have a look at her blog, Le Dans La.


U is for Underage (aka kids’ bedroom ideas!)

20 Jul

Scraping the bottom of the alphabetical barrel perhaps, but I do think this is a really worthy subject for my Pinterest A-Z series because there are so many brilliant childrens’ rooms out there . Here’s my round-up of big ideas for making home a more exciting place for the little ones.

{via Jelanie via my Pinterest boards}

{via Drake General Store via my Pinterest boards}

{via La Maison d’Anna G via my Pinterest boards}

{via One Kings Lane via my Pinterest boards}

{via Pretty Little World via my Pinterest boards}

{via Transito Inicial via my Pinterest boards}

{via Apartment Therapy via my Pinterest boards}

{via Desire to Inspire via my Pinterest boards}

I think the last picture is my favourite – I love how grown-up vintage pieces and patterns have been used to create a pretty, cute look that will appeal to a young girl and her parents in equal measure!

Enjoy the forecast sun this weekend, about time too I say. And don’t forget to follow Decorator’s Notebook on Pinterest for daily decorating inspiration and visual loveliness.

Have a good one!

Inside an elegantly faded home

14 May

The owner of this house may call herself Plain Jane, but her rustic cottage is anything but. It’s located in New South Wales in Australia and belongs to stylist Jane Frosh, husband Michael and their three children. I love the relaxed vibe and understated displays of vintage treasures and thought you might like a peek too.

{Sharyn Cairns via Homelife}

I’m a big fan of the muted colour palette in this house and (Union Jacks and Keep Calm cushions aside) I love almost everything in it. You can tell the owner has styled the rooms, but you still feel that if you visited you’d feel at ease here. If you’re a fan too, there are a few more of Sharyn Cairns‘ atmospheric pictures here.

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