We’ve probably said it before on here, children’s spaces need not be devoid of good design and décor; they can be quite discerning individuals too! A case in point is the boy’s bedroom as shown above. Harry’s room is decorated thoughtfully and tastefully in red, navy and grey. It’s furnished with design classics such as a red Anglepoise desk lamp and John Moncrieff’s balloon lights. A young person’s room that they won’t grow out of in a hurry!
- Seletti Suburbia wall storage solution by Design Note Studio
- Memory Balloon ceiling lights by John Moncrieff
- Lorna Syson Warwick ‘Red Sky’ fabric
- Casadeco Jules et Julie wallpaper
- Badger cushion, red
- Anglepoise Type 75 mini desk lamp – Signal Red
- Wooden train personalised with a name
- Phineas desk
We don’t often feature kids’ rooms in our Get their look series but this bright, colourful nursery deserves some attention. It’s cleverly decorated in such a way that it can develop as the child grows. There’s plenty of visual stimulus for a small child, but it’s never likely to look babyish as the years pass by. Simple tweeks and changes of accessories (and no doubt toys) is all it will need.
Their obvious challenge was to temper the industrial warehouse space with it’s large expanses of open brickwork, steel joists, hard wooden floor and high ceilings. They successfully achieved this with the large, soft pink area rug; the elephant print and graphic flash cards hung all the way up to meet the ceiling.
It’s a lovely, bright space with lots of natural light for various work or play activities – and looks easy to keep clean and uncluttered too.
- MARIMEKKO Karkuteilla print
- ‘Bob’s Your Uncle’ A-Z animal flashcard set
- DaVinci Jenny Lind 3-in-1 convertible crib
- Large 38L flexible tubtrugs
- Plan toy chalet doll house with furniture
- Legler doll’s high chair (white)
- DUKTIG play kitchen
- Zyana chevron pink rug
Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls… please let us introduce a fabulous display of animals, carriages, lion tamers, strong men and clowns! What a lovely way to start the day – breakfast served on this cheery crockery!
They’re from the ‘Circus’ range designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries Ltd in the 1960s/70s.
This little set comprises mug, cereal bowl, egg cup and plate – everything you might need!
The pieces are dinky, but not miniature – so whilst they’re no doubt intended for children, there’s certainly no reason why us grown ups can’t enjoy our egg and soldiers served on them too!
These colourful vintage birthday cards brightened up a grey day as we wandered around the Thursday flea market stalls in Todmorden this week.
They’re all unused and look to date from the 1950s. Each card features a different animal with a little rhyme inside. They’re all very cute!
We’ll probably put them into the shop priced individually, but if you fancy buying them as a collection, just drop us a line.
These were an interesting little buy last week.
A group of three vintage handmade toy houses.
They’re constructed of ply around a solid block of wood – then painted.
We’re not sure when they date from, although they obviously have a bit of age – 1940s/50s probably.
We love these naive toys and folk art.
Probably made by dad or grandad for a young child… very sweet!
The new shop department we’ve been promising is up & running. Childs Play has a mixture of traditional toys & games…
…and furniture such as desks, chairs and blackboards.
Here’s our most recent acquisition – a fab 1960s cot.
So come check us out – we’re adding new items all the time!