Welcome back! I had previously given a sneak peek of Max's room tour but have sidelined it for a little feature coming up soon. So in the meantime I wanted to share with you my fave kids interiors from 2014. For Max's room design I adopted a monochrome palette with hits of colour but my tastes in interiors are really varied. I love colour, I love neutrals, I love monochrome. I'm not trying to be all things to all people, I am simply attracted to varied styles and aesthetics. I like what I like. I mostly tend to lean towards neutrals, earthy tones and greys in my home. I'm also a big fan of Scandinavian styles and monochrome palettes.
Like my tastes in interiors, my favourite kids interiors from 2014 are varied in look and feel. These are just some of my fave picks and are not, by any means, the only fabulous kids room I came across in 2014. I could have featured so many! But here's a few...
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I looked into using Sarah Ellison wallpaper for Max's room but unfortunately it wasn't within our budget, so it's of no surprise that Sarah Ellison's son's room was my absolute fave kids room of 2014! That wallpaper! It just blew me away. It makes such an impact and all the little details spoke to me - the neutral tones, prints and patterns. I also love Sarah's use of high and low end pieces. I take the same approach in my room designs - mixing affordable pieces with quality pieces worth saving up for that will last long after the baby is no longer a baby.
Adopting the latest trend of half painted zig zag walls, this room proves the old adage 'blue and green should never be seen' is simply not true. The perfect room for a boy or girl adventurer. The addition of mustard is a surprise but works so well with the plywood tones.
You know you have fallen for a room when you hunt down the designer and buy up in their online shop! Tracey, from Bird Meets Bliss, screen prints unique and whimsical prints and cushions. This is the nursery of her second son, Emerson, but when designing the room Tracey didn't know if she was having a girl or a boy. She set out to design a white, neutral and minimal room that to me, is the height of perfection, due to its restraint and total uncomplicated-ness. Every detail is simple but simply divine. I always go back to this room to remind me to 'keep it simple'. No need to complicate or crowd a room with 'stuff' when simple is simply just spot on.
I have been a big fan of kids interior designer Jacinda Malloy from Hide Sleep for a long time. Jacinda has the special knack of designing rooms with a lovely vintage-y, boho-y vibe. This is a very sweet room for a lucky little girl which was just awarded a 2014 Design Award by Houzz (congrats Jacinda!). The Tutti Fruity wallpaper from Jimmy Cricket sets this room apart and in my mind, set a new benchmark for girls rooms. I would have loved this room when I was a little girl. A room good enough to eat!
And that's a wrap for 2014. Hope you enjoyed those rooms. So much talent out there creating amazing kids rooms these days. Very lucky children indeed!