Friday, 15 September 2017

Industrial Touch in Children’s room

Kids desk with industrial touch styling/photography © Paulina Arcklin
Kids desk with industrial touch styling/photography © Paulina Arcklin
Kids desk with industrial touch styling/photography © Paulina Arcklin
Kids desk with industrial touch styling/photography © Paulina Arcklin

I am a person who has a weakness for industrial style in an interior decor. I would love to live in an old factory, have this massive metal doors and old factory lamps, you know? You can find my Pinterest page called Industrial-style here, to have more feeling what I talk about. I would combine it with a minimal modern touch for a good balance. 

Using old industrial elements in kids rooms is not that popular, but it’s worth to try in my option. It matches so well with other natural colors and textures of wood, linen, and wool. Playing with contrasts will help to create playfully and one of a kind room. All these pictures, which I was so excited to spot at Paulina Arcklin blog are a great example. Take it as inspiration to experiment at home and try to look at things a bit differently while decorating kids space. 

Industrial touch in kids room styling/photography © Paulina Arcklin
Industrial touch in kids room styling/photography © Paulina Arcklin
Industrial touch in kids room styling/photography © Paulina Arcklin
Industrial touch in kids room styling/photography © Paulina Arcklin

Thursday, 14 September 2017

It's always a good idea to go….

Travel to Paris

to Paris! 
I know how cliche it sounds, but it is so true! When my good friend told me she is going to Paris for work and would like to have some company, I just couldn’t say no. Visiting the city and also the Maison&Object fair at the same time was a great deal. We stayed at a lovely, newly open hotel CitizenM. If you like modern design and would like to be close to the center - that’s a good place I can recommend. 


We walked around the city, where there is so many charming little cafes, restaurants, stores that you would like to hang out forever. Few of my favorite ones this time in Le Marias: 
Mona Market, Borgo Delle Tovaglie, of course, Merci and delicious pizza at Grazie just next door. On my way to Smallable store, by coincident, I came across little boutique called Milk on the Rock. Do you know this brand? It is a NY kids fashion brand which I like as they always have a great selection for boys till 14 years old! It was a pleasure to have a little chat there and get some presents for my sons. I also always put on my list the department store Le Bon Marché, which will give you a touch of French luxury. Get your coffee and look at this charming city, it’s all I needed at the end….

Mona Market concept store Paris
Mona Market concept store Paris
Mona Market concept store Paris
Mona Market concept store Paris
Borgo Delle Tovaglie Store Paris
Borgo Delle Tovaglie Store Paris

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Custom designed kid’s room

Custom made loft bed
Custom made loft bed
Custom designed children room
Build in kids shelfs in kids room
Custom designed children room

I’m always glad to find one of a kind interior projects which fulfill specific needs of people. This time we have a look into a world of Anne and Hubert which with the arrival of their second child, Basile, needed to rethink the space of their children's rooms. Originally, the room of their first boy, Martin, was small and under a low ceiling. They asked creators of the site Hellocoton for help. There are a few words about the project : 

“ We were inspired by the apartments of Le Corbusier by integrating a large sliding door of 1m90 in length between the two rooms. Thus, children have two separate bedrooms but can also enjoy a large space to play together. When the door is open, there is a great perspective between the two rooms. (…) The two rooms were entirely painted white. To warm it up, we imagined light wood furniture punctuating the spaces and bringing large storage areas for all the toys and clothes of the two boys. The heart of the project lies in this large piece of furniture which follows the slope of the roof. It truly emphasizes the volumes and space in these two new rooms. “ 
I hope you like this project as much as I do. I adore the feeling of openness and light going through boys rooms. Selection of natural materials and colors is also so serene and calming. Definitely a project to remember if you plan a custom made renovation. 
Thank you or the inspiration : Annouchka.fr

Custom designed children furniture
Custom designed children furniture
Custom designed children furniture


Monday, 4 September 2017

Take care of the Sea

Bobo Choses collection AW17
Bobo Choses collection AW17
Bobo Choses collection AW17
Ferm Living collection for kids
Bobo Choses collection AW17

Do you remember my blog post about the Sea Theme in children's rooms posted here?  
Well, it is looking like this trend is about to stay for longer and take much wider context. 
The subject dedicated to the protection of the Sea is not very new, as we struggle with the environmental issues for a long time. It's good to see that more and more brands would like to be involved. I still remember impressive collection from 2015 run by Pharrell Williams with G-Star RAW. Denim garments were made using recycled plastic removed from the oceans. It was an initiative that encouraged creatives to repurpose ocean waste and raise awareness to the growing issue. It is looking like the children brands also continue this subject.  

Bobo Choses newest collection AW17 is an ode to saving the oceans. They say: “ Dear World, Autumn Winter 2017/18 collection is inspired by the sea and all the beautiful things it contains for us. It also raises the question of how should we relate to it in a sustainable way. “ 
The new collection AW17 Ferm Living is also inspired by the sea. I hope all these actions are great impulses to talk about the waste problem in the seas with our children. Let’s raise conscious young people. 

Pharrell Williams with G-Star RAW
Pharrell Williams with G-Star RAW

Hereby few articles about : Ocean-plastic-clothing-range  

AW17 Ferm Living
Ferm Living kids collection

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Rafa-kids Bench at H&M

Rafa-kids Bench at H&M

Rafa-kids Bench at H&M

Rafa-kids Bench at H&M

Rafa-kids Bench at H&M

There are moments when your heart starts to beat a bit faster seeing an e-mail lending in your post box. Two months ago, we received a message from Stockholm. Rafa was asked to take part of H&M kids photo campaign.  B bench together with few Felt pillows flew to Sweden. We were very exited, but we needed to wait to see the final results for more than two months. 

It is just life! 
You can see it in the  Worldwide campaigns of the H&M kids
Rafa-kids is very proud and happy to be part of it.

The collection is called Ready to Play, and it is a baby online exclusive collection. Made from carefully selected materials in comfy, play-friendly fits. It’s a shame my boys are too big for it! I like the fact that this collection suits boys and girls alike. The beautiful Autumn colors and textures are matching so perfectly our Rafa-kids wooden B bench

Rafa-kids Bench at H&M

Rafa-kids Bench at H&M

Rafa-kids Bench at H&M
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