Those of you who have been following me for a little while will know that we bought our forever home last August, and have been busy making changes over the last 6 months. It's a 5-bedroom semi-detached Victorian property and whilst the previous owners had refurbished it throughout it was a buy-to-let property so the house was crying out for some personal touches.
We have two young children, Thomas Leo (3) and Georgia Grace (2), and since our house move was all about building a better life for them (schools, location etc.) it seemed only right that the first rooms to be completed should be their bedrooms. I am excited to finally be able to reveal their new rooms, starting with Georgia's.
Here's the all important BEFORE photo:
Georgia might be the smallest member of our family, and have the smallest room but she is by no means small in character. She's incredibly strong-willed and at two she already knows what she likes and doesn't like. She loves pandas and penguins so I should probably have gone for a monochrome room, but instead my inspiration for her room came from her beloved Maileg mouse, a present from her Granny and her room is decorated in blush pink with ivory and gold touches.
Georgia's room is south-facing and has the most stunning light. I searched high and low for the perfect blush pink colour for the walls, and finally found it in Edward Bulmer's Natural Paint range which is made entirely from natural ingredients, and with no nasty chemicals or plastics it was the perfect choice for a nursery. The colour is Cuisse de Nymphe Emue and I love that it's not too pink and girly. I then chose a wallpaper by Kate Spade called Confetti in ivory covered with gold dots which bounce the light around the room.
Georgia will soon transition into a big girl bed but for now we've decided to keep her cot bed set, with the matching wardrobe and changing unit. I'm not usually a fan of matchy nursery furniture but wanted to show you that it's still possible to create a gorgeous and unique nursery using high-street furniture paired with more individual accessories. I've used soft furnishings to disguise the hard lines of the furniture. The canopy is by Liewood and the cot bumper and cushions are by CamCam Copenhagen, both from Scandiborn.
The Swoon Editions chair is the perfect spot for bedtime milk and stories, the pocket String shelves house all her treasured possessions, and pride of place on the wall is her stunning Bora Miri bunny which I had customised especially for Georgia's room with gold details and gold dots on the fabric ruffle to match the wallpaper.
Georgia is totally in love with her new room and I hope you all love it too.
Room Design: Leo & Grace
Photography: Siobhan H Photography
Paint - Edward Bulmer Natural Paint
Wallpaper - Kate Spade Confetti by Kravet
Bayswater Cotbed, Changing Unit & Wardrobe - Mothercare
Chair - Swoon Editions
Canopy - Liewood at Scandiborn
Cot Bumper & Cushions - Cam Cam Copenhagen at Scandiborn
Shelves - String at Scandiborn
Joseph Bunny Lamp - Rose in April at Bobby Rabbit
Sheepskin - IKEA
Rabbit Trophy Head - Bora Miri
Basket - Rose in April at Smallable
Quilt - Dilly Grey
Toy Cot - Small Stuff at This Modern Life
Wall Hook - Mimi'Lou at Ginger and May
Penguin Print - Ingrid Petrie Design
Ice-Cream Garland and Cloud Hanging - Velveteen Babies
Maileg Guardian Angel Mouse in Suitcase - Maileg at Liberty London
Tea Set - Moulin Roty at Bobby Rabbit
Gold Wand and Crown - Fable Heart
Georgia Wire Name Sign - Little Cloud
Wooden Pram Decorations - Pinch Toys at Scandiborn
Wooden Cat and Bear Toys - Ella and Frederik at Sarah Bendrix Kids
Fairy Soft Toy - Alimrose at Lily and Fred
Unicorn Soft Toy - Konges Slojd at Scandiborn