Today I wanted to share with you few pictures from our summer family days. We are so lucky to have a grandpa who lives in the countryside surrounded by forest and fields. These quiet and peaceful days are ideal for our urban boys. We didn't plan any special activities for those days; we’ve let it all go. We were also bored sometimes! It is so great to walk every morning and evening in the forest. Our younger son is fascinated by animals at the moment. Each walk is an adventure for him, and he likes to discover all the little insects around. Sometimes at the evening boys made a bonfire. We ate outside. Simple summer things we enjoy so much. It was warm, sunny and so relaxing for all of us.
Sunday, 16 July 2017
Today we are all here - RAFA family.
Do you know that the name RAFA comes from the first letters of our names?
Robert - Agata - Frank and Arek.
We started our brand with the design of 2 beds - F bunk bed and R toddler bed. It was something that we needed for our boys at that time. Two boys who shared a single room. Time flies and the kids grow, right? In the mean time, our customers also started to ask for a larger bed which could fit under the Rafa bunk bed. We listened. The 200cm long A teen bed was a great new addition to the family. However, the questions about even a larger bed did not stop coming. We listened again. A120 wide bed, which you can fit under the F bunk bed was born - I am afraid it is not the end of this story, as we started to get requests for a bed for parents !!! ….we still don't know which way we will grow...but the customers are right most of the time!
It is the last post this month as we are taking a Summer break and will be not around until mid - August. Our boys will need to go back to school late August, and then life and work will run as usual. We are truly a family brand and live with the rhythm of our two little monkeys.
We wish you well and hope for great Summer days.
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Today is the official first day of summer for my sons, as it’s the last school day…. we have 6 weeks to go! I’m not that excited as they are, unfortunately, as we can’t take such a long break from work so we will try to find a good way to spend time with our boys and work in-between. It is always a challenge! The days are lighter and warmer, so spending time with our two active boys is much easier as we can plan different activities outside. Slow mornings are definitely my favorite with no school rush. …anyway, today I’m showing you sunny photo session created for Zara by April and May. I really like the simplicity of it. It shows that you don’t need many accessories to create beautiful pictures with a summer feeling. Let’s take this idea into our summer days.
Monday, 3 July 2017
Here we go - from yellow accents in children's rooms into the entire wall painted in this color. I particularly like the combination of Yellow with Grey, as they balance each other so well. Rooms with different shades of grey are most of the time calm and sophisticated, but a touch of yellow brings the interior to life in mine opinion. You could paint one furniture in yellow to create an eye catcher in the room or use just little accessories like lamps, pillows, blankets or bedding. Painting an entire wall in yellow is a big step, probably better for play corner than for sleeping.
A yellow accent here and there is definitely in Rafa-kids style.
Happy Yellow new week!
Thank you for inspiration,
Friday, 30 June 2017
Did you notice a massive return of furniture, accessories and lamps made out bent wood ? You can find them in almost every interior brand from H&M home , Tinekhome or Bloomingville. Last year Piet Hein Eek designed the limited-edition range for IKEA called Jassa. A collection of furniture and homeware based on traditional Indonesian and Vietnamese crafts. Seagrass and water hyacinth alongside bent bamboo, all the items represent a fusion of handmade aesthetics and mass-production techniques. I see all these products as a part of the trend called - Scandi Boho Style. It is the combination of Scandinavian simplicity and brightness, and the creative and artful touch of the Bohemian style. The key to every bohemian home is the mix&match of unique finds, vintage and ethnic objects and original fabrics.
Products made from natural materials fit just so perfect in this trend as they add a warmer and welcoming touch into a little bit cold Scandinavian white interiors. These lamps are also perfect if you love minimalism but want to add some more texture and soul into your home.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Perfect for the Summer mood - fresh and light interiors.
All these arrangements make me feel so relaxed and comfortable. Light, natural materials with the touch of plants and greenery. What a beautiful simplicity! I think this way you can keep the summer inside for all year long, right? If you don’t like all white interiors so much, adding natural textures of wood and warm, cozy textiles will do the magic - believe me. I’m only not sure if I can let my two boys into such a crispy white and fresh spaces…. I can keep dreaming…
Monday, 26 June 2017
Can you imagine that all the children's rooms and pictures I selected below are from different brands, countries and created by different people? They look so incredibly familiar, right? That’s what we call a trend. I can definitely see these contemporary Grey-Blue hues all around children's rooms at the moment. Baby Blue color is also very popular and I talked a bit about it here. I personally really like the combination of blue tones with natural wood elements, which gives this very modern color combination a nice cozy feeling. As you can see all the rooms are decorated with very similar color pallet, without any contrast or accents, which create a sophisticated, restful environment for children.
The last weeks I took a small break from blogging, but I really miss it and would like to come back to my old rhythm and sharing with you much more inspiration. I will try to do my best.
I wish you a good new week.