Do you remember the gorgeous Fairy Face Painting 3rd Birthday Party last week? Well we are so lucky that Anni from Milk & Honey Photography has also kindly shared with us her childrens' fabulous shared bedroom in Sydney. Anni shows us how she has created a colourful, creative space that works for both her son and daughter. Truly inspiring! (All photography by Anni from Milk & Honey Photography).
Room: Shared kids' bedroom for a 3-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy. Main colours used are green, pink, blue, purple and red. I try to keep it bold in colour and mixed in gender.
Designed By: Mum Anni. And dad Matthew does help as well.
Portait: By Anni from Milk & Honey Photography
Figurines: Japanese finger-puppet creatures sourced on a trip in Japan (clay heads and paper bodies).
Puppet Theatre: Käthe Kruse Fairy Puppet Theatre, handmade in Germany from Amelie's Room.
Toy: Bholu Creature - Frederick Elephant.
Top wall art: Given to me after I gave birth. It is a painting of a mum holding a baby and riding up a hill to show the struggles and beauty of motherhood.
Bottom wall art: A beautiful friend, artist Kate Siciliano, painted this of me during my first pregnancy called 'waiting' (she is holding a watch).
Zebra toy: Bought on a trip to Belgium - United Animals brand.
Vintage books: My childhood Enid Blyton collection.
Beds: IKEA Junior Beds.
Quilts: Made by Grandma D.
Chest of Drawers: Family antique.
Rug: Lambswool rug from Granny and Pa when our son was a baby.
Paint: Two shades of 'dirty coloured green'.
Toys: 'Lello' is the pink rabbit (Alimrose Design) and 'Raffi' the Giraffe (Mamas & Papas), both given to my daughter in her first year from two of her beautiful godparents, Kate and Paul.
Wall Block Print: From a gorgeous business called Little Hoot. They customise individual pieces and this was from my lovely friend Cara when my daughter was born.
Wall art: By Nikki Catalano.
Record: Vintage vinyl record of the Gingerbread Man from the 70's - mine!
Curtains: Handmade by my sister Kaz using fabric bought online from Duckcloth.
Assorted toys: 'E' duck - a birthday present for my son from his friend, Marek. Pirate money box from Paddy's market in Sydney. Soldier from Granny's travels. Knitted Boyle Industries monkey and elephant from previously mentioned generous godparents Kate and Paul.
Framed print: Sarah Barnett from Twice Designs. This print is a map of our old hood - Elizabeth Bay - and it has an old green car on it. We brought our son home from hospital (to this address) in a 1963 Green Valiant so this is a very special map for us!