Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Rafa-kids & Fabelab

Rafa-kids & Fabelab
Rafa-kids & Fabelab
Rafa-kids & Fabelab
Rafa-kids & Fabelab

There were boxes of beautiful stuff arriving from Copenhagen to our studio last week. We teamed up with Danish brand Fabelab and received their gorgeous textiles, cuddly toys and tipi tent. We love to collaborate with other creative brands, so setting up this toddler room was for us such a treat . Beautiful shades of grey, soft pink and reach textures of felt baskets from our collection are the main theme of this latest Rafa-kids inspirational photoshoot. We would not be ourself without adding a splash of yellow into this Scandinavian calmness! 

We selected All White furniture of Rafa-kids, to give a great base to play around with these Scandinavian accessories. You know how much I like baskets! Remember this blog post ? Well, I think they are such a great way to store kids’s toys. The tipi tent gives such a dreamy atmosphere to this space. I think we will keep this set in our studio for some longer time....
Rafa-kids & Fabelab
Rafa-kids & Fabelab
Rafa-kids & Fabelab

What you can find in this room ? Here is a little help.  
Playful R toddler bed
 B bench  White M shelf with black metal and X stool 
and all the textile from Fabelab: 

From Rafa collection : 
and NEW  - LuckyBoySunday Nulle Rug and Nulle Chair Pillow. Rafa-kids XO game and Pillows - Lavender and Ashes of Roses, Legend the Unicorn Soft Doll.


With a special thank you for Knuffelsalacarte for lovely company of 

Monday, 13 February 2017

Monday inspiration - Clothes rack for children's rooms

Clothes rack for children's rooms
Clothes rack for children's rooms
Clothes rack for children's rooms
Clothes rack for children's rooms- Rafa-kids L shelf
Clothes rack

What do you think about using clothes in children's room as decoration ? I can imagine, it is a shame to hide in the closet, this one favourite, beautiful dress of your little girl, that she waited and wanted for so long. Or maybe the dress she was wering on her first birthday ? We would like to keep this memory forever, right ?  For an older child, having clothes on a rack feels a bit like being in a store,  where you can easily reach it, see whats there and play with it. 

I hope that when we buy less, but very consciously, it would be nice to appreciate the well made, and designed pieces and give them a special place in a child's room. On the other hand, we can hide the rest of garments in a closet.  You can create such a beautiful clothes rack, from wooden sticks, for more natural look or use a standart metal adult Clothes rack. There is a plenty of options if you like the idea. Rafa-kids has also designed a beautiful L shelf with a metal rack to hang the favourite garments of your child. 

Wishing you a wonderful new week! 

Clothes rack for children's rooms
Clothes rack for children's rooms
Clothes rack for children's rooms
Clothes rack for children's rooms

Thank you for inspiration
Pictures from creative Instagram moms : 
Picture 1 - kon_tam
4 - Rafa-kids L shelf via Uberkid
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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Rugs for children's room - Lorena Canals

Rugs for kids rooms - Lorena Canals
Rugs for kids rooms - Lorena Canals
Rugs for kids rooms - Lorena Canals
Rugs for kids rooms - Lorena Canals

I’m not a fan of rugs, but when it comes to a children’s rooms - they are simply a ‘must have’. Children love to play on the floor and as parents, we would like to keep their feet and knees soft and cosy, right ? If I could choose, I will always go for good quality, plain colour rug, and that’s all, but as we know,  the plain rugs, are the ones which needs the most care to keep them fresh and clean. It is definitely more practical to get a rug for children’s room with a bit of a pattern on it. 

I discovered very recently the Lorena Canals rugs, and really like them. Not only the simple design, but also the great idea, that you can just drop them into your washing machine, how great is that ? Lorena Canals , create this nice boho vibe around their rugs, with nice baskets and blankets with pom-pons - so fun and playful for kids rooms. I think they can be spread around the house too, for the cosy and relaxed vibe. 

Rugs for kids rooms - Lorena Canals
Rugs for kids rooms - Lorena Canals


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Fashion for boys | part 3 | Green Summer

Scotch-Soda collection for boys
Scotch-Soda Summer collection for boys
PANTON GREEN colour of the 2017
PANTON GREEN colour of the 2017
PANTON GREEN colour of the 2017

Fashion brands are launching their new collections for Spring/Summer one after another. I try to see some light in the tunnel and find my favourite ones and also collect the common trends. Botanical trend is not a new one, it is also very popular in the interior deco at the moment. We see a lot of greenery and plants getting into our homes and that’s definitely good for our well being.  GREEN colour is chosen by Panton as the colour trend for 2017. Well, I need to admit, that I do like plants around me but painting a wall or getting a green sofa, it’s something else but who knows ?  Today I’m showing you the new Scotch-Soda  collection for boys. Do you like it ? I selected few of my favourite items, which I would love to get for my older, 10 years old son. It feels like holidays, right ? Let’s keep dreaming about them….

Scotch-Soda Summer collection for boys

Scotch-Soda Summer collection for boys
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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Trip to Copenhagen and Høst

Høst Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects
Høst Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects
Høst Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects
Høst Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects

I’m just back from a little trip to Copenhagen where Rafa-kids furniture were presented at CIFFkids fair on the Fabelab stand. Any excuse is good to visit this beautiful city. It was such a fresh and cold weather and I managed to look around the center and step by some stores and coffee bars. One of my ‘must see’ visits this time was famous Høst Restaurant designed by Norm Architects

It is already 4 years old, and won many international design awards…but well, I wanted to see it myself. What I like the most is the combination of the imperfect materials like recycled wood, aged concrete, steel, next to some warm wool of the blankets, greenery and delicate modern light. The old wooden ceiling and the not perfect walls, give such a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. The neighbourhood is also nice with a big park, food markets and plenty of space to breath. Probably even more beautiful during warm days, when you can sit outside. I will be back! 

Høst Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects
Høst Restaurant Copenhagen by Norm Architects
Photos from Norm Architects website / Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Out and About

Enter the Loft Amsterdam
Enter the Loft Amsterdam
Enter the Loft Amsterdam
Enter the Loft Amsterdam

Remember my first post about Friday’s ‘Out and About’ ? Each Friday we would like to go and discover some new places and recharge our batteries and get inspired. Today I would like to show you our last outing.  We went to Amsterdam, to see the fourth edition of pop up event called : The Loft. This event is created by interior design agency, with passion for design in the field of furniture, arts, accessories and curiosa. Everything in the space is curated with an eye for the smallest details. 

Directly from a busy street in the heart of Amsterdam we climbed the 3floor of the building to Enter The Loft. I wasn’t sure where to look! From the beautiful windows with views I could stare for hours - big garden behind the Amsterdam’s canal houses and on the other  site historical brickwork of Bijnekorf , the most prestigious warehouse of the city….then there was the loft. It belongs to  ‘Miss Bare’ as each pop up interior is dedicated to  an imaginary person. This time it was a divorced women, her kids lived already independent ( this we had chance to know during our visit). We really like the serene atmosphere and reach textures of all the minimalistic objects. My favourite was the contras between the dark, sleek kitchen with marble top, put next to the ‘imperfect’ and relax table set with chairs. The pictures above the kitchen made it very monumental, but the rustic and romantic table - softened the whole.  Living in one open floor plan with kids is not an option I think, but maybe one day we could move in such a relaxed and free space. I really would not mind. 

Enter the Loft Amsterdam
Enter the Loft Amsterdam
Enter the Loft Amsterdam
Enter the Loft Amsterdam
Enter the Loft Amsterdam
Enter the Loft Amsterdam
Pictures for the post from The-loft-pop-up and Rafa-kids. 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Easton's Nursery with Rafa-kids L shelf

Nursery with Rafa-kids L shelf
Nursery with Rafa-kids L shelf
Nursery with Rafa-kids L shelf

Don’t you just adore this beautiful Easton's nursery room ? Minimalistic, modern and cosy at the same time. This wallpaper is so adorable! Belinda from Topknotmum, did such a wonderful work for her son. It’s good to see, that if it comes to a first baby space, we don’t need too many elements, to create serene nursery room. I know, it is so tempting to spend too much money, when we expect a child and would like all the best possible, but accully we really don’t need that much. And believe me, each year, many toys and accessories will pop in into this room,  even if we don’t want to…. Let’s start it as simple as possible, what do you think ?

I’m also so glad to show you for the first time, that Rafa-kids furniture can be used for a nursery room, and grow with the child. The L shelf can be used above commode for more practical reason, or like in Easton's nursery, to give a special place for all the favourite and special first belongings of a baby. When Easton will grow, his mom can just simply change all the elements and give the L shelf totally different look…and Easton will be probably soon hanging his own clothes there to.

Nursery with Rafa-kids L shelf
Nursery with Rafa-kids L shelf
Nursery with Rafa-kids L shelf