26 September 2012

Real Kids Room: Ruby's 2 Year Old Bedroom

You know that I love showcasing the parties, kids' rooms and style of real Australian families, and photographer Danielle Trovato's style is one of my favourites. Danielle lives on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and is soon to start a photography business focusing on children and children's interiors. Have a peek at these images of her own daughter Ruby's room, and you'll see why! 

Room:  Ruby's bedroom
Age:  2
Designed by:  Photographer Danielle Trovato (Ruby's Mum)
Location:  Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Photography:  Danielle Trovato
I love that Danielle embraces local Australian design. She made the gorgeous tissue chandelier using paper products from Melbourne-based Poppies for Grace, who also designed the spotty pillow slip and heart print. You'll also find a gorgeous Armadillo & Co hemp rug, Cocoon Couture bean bag, Uimi cot blanket, polar bear lantern by MOZI and an art print by one of my favourite Australian illustrators, Nomuu.

Wool & Tissue Balls - Poppies for Grace
Toddler Bed and Dresser: oeuf nyc (Cot Sparrow Conversion Kit)
Zigzag Cot Blanket: Uimi
Smarties Pillow Case: Poppies for Grace
Small Pillow: Maiike
Toy Mouse: Maiike
Bedside Table: Replica Anna Castelli Ferrieri Componibili 2 Round from Matt Blatt
Heico Rabbit Lamp: Down To The Woods
Hemp Marigold Rug: Armadillo & Co
Pirum Parum Pear Poster: Fine Little Day
Knitted Garland: oeuf nyc
Tidy Baskets: Lark

Danielle uses the never-fail neutral-with-splashes-of-colour design style that works so well for kids rooms, allowing for an eclectic collection of toys and art without being too restrictive. Danielle's 'neutral' is a combination of white and natural light wood tones, used for the furniture, shelving, rug and frames.

Framed Girl Print: Nomuu
Lovin' You Heart Print: Poppies for Grace
All The Joy You Bring Card: Poppies for Grace
Floating Shelves: IKEA
Polar Bear Lantern: MOZI
Tivolivat Wooden Windmill Decorations: Swiden

Another great lesson - not all art needs to be framed. This collection of sweet prints and cards works well unframed and grouped together. You could also use washi tape to add favourite paper goods to walls for a cute look at is easily removable.

A look that I've been seeing a lot and love is the use of book rails to display forward-facing books in a child's room. As book stores know well, it's a great way to add colour and personality to a room, and encourage a child to pick up and engage with the books. Much more enticing that a thin spine! Danielle works this look to perfection.

Book Ledges: IKEA
Freckle Wreath: Little Lamb by Down To The Woods
Bean Bag: Cocoon Couture

Thank you so much Danielle for sharing with us your daughter's inspiring room and for supporting Australian artists. Danielle's blog is coming soon; in the meantime, you can follow her on Pinterest.

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Images: Danielle Trovato

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  1. There's a lot to like here. I love the book rails too, such a cute idea. I will have to wait until Lucinda is a little older though, she just likes grabbing her books to try and pull them apart currently. Love the paper lanterns too. CUTE!

  2. I had no idea you could get those book rails at IKEA!! My life is changed! :)

  3. How nice to see our Pear in such great company :)
    Thank you Sthep!

  4. What a gorgeous, gorgeous room! I'd be happy if it was mine!

  5. Hi @Edwina and @Amanda - those book rails are definitely genius.

    @finelittleday - your Pear poster is amazing Elisabeth!

    @Lisa - me too. Just our cup of tea.

  6. I agree with your comment with not all art needs to be framed. Sometimes to most amazing and extravagant things are the simplistic. I really do like this rooms decor. Thank you for sharing.


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