21 September 2012

Real Kids Room: Spoonful of Colour playroom and shared girls bedroom.. and giveaway!

I adore the white-with-pops-of-colour look that Melbourne graphic designer, paper product designer, all-round crafty gal and blogger Pascale Clearihan of Spoonful of Colour has pulled together for her girls' playroom and shared bedroom.

Pascale has included many of her own handmade decorations and artwork in her childrens' rooms. The stand-out A-Z Animal Print below is one of Pascale's own (you can find it in the Spoonful of Colour online store). I'm thrilled that Pascale is giving away one A3 print to a lucky Bondville reader! (giveaway now closed). See the end of this post for details. Enjoy this tour!

Room: Girls' bedroom and playroom
Age: 3 years and 4 months
Designed by: Pascale Clearihan (Spoonful of Colour)
Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Can you imagine how excited you would be to have this playroom? Pascale's daughter's computer is better than mine! The red elements are invigorating and the handmade wire welcome sign is whimsical and so on-trend. You really can't go wrong with a base of neutrals and splashes of colour. Note the neon orange papier mache animals; clever Pascale painted these animals to add a fun (and current) pop. You could do the same with plastic toys - put large painted plastic toys on display and fill a jar with smaller ones - or make a fun mobile.

Lamp: replica tripod lamp from Sokol
Toy Box: IKEA
Framed A-Z Animal Print: Spoonful of Colour *You could win this print! See below for details*
Moritz! Book: H&M
Wire Animals: from South Africa
Red Papier Mache Animals: from Lincraft, painted by Pascale
Chair: mini Eames chair (a gift)
Toy Monkey: a gift
Wire Welcome Sign: by Pascale
Notice Board: from local hardware store
Desk and Chairs: IKEA
Hanging Garland: by Pascale

I also love the treatment of the ornamental fireplace - the chunky birch logs and colourful rug give the fireplace a sense of purpose.

Fireplace Mirror: Room 296, East St Kilda, VIC
Fireplace Rug: Pure Zone
Fireplace Framed Prints: by Pascale
Day Bed: IKEA
Paper Light Strand: Bonjour, Middle Park, VIC.

Shared Bedroom
Pascale uses pops of fuchsia pink and orange against a neutral base in her girls' shared bedroom. Handmade bunting and paper garlands provide interest against white walls and Pascale's own orange wheel artwork extends the height of the drawers.

Cot sheet: IKEA
Egg Painting: by Pascale
Bunting: by Pascale
Garland: by Pascale
Wool Bird Artwork: by Pascale (see Pascale's tutorial here for 'painting' with wool)
Drawers: IKEA Hemnes
Orange Wheel Artwork: by Pascale (hand-sewn wheels on water colour paper)
French Books on Drawers: Pascale's own from childhood

Again the fireplace is a real feature of the bedroom and the perfect place for a stuffed toy collection to rest, framed by the French flash cards pegged to ribbon. And how cute is that pig and lamb print (by Pascale of course)!

Bird Cage Wall Sticker: a gift
French Flash Cards: Roost Malvern (now closed)
Framed Pig and Sheep Print: Spoonful of Colour
Ladder: Room 296, East St Kilda, VIC
Framed French Concert Poster: from the side of a bus in Geneva, Switzerland!
High Chair: IKEA

Thank you Pascale for sharing your daughters' amazing playroom and bedroom with us. With a little imagination, you can also create an amazing child's room with very little expense (many of Pascale's larger pieces are from IKEA). Thank you Pascale for the inspiration! (You can read more about Spoonful of Colour here on Bondville.)

If you would like to win an A3 A-Z Animal print by Pascale, simply comment below with your favourite How-To project from the Spoonful of Colour Facebook Page by Friday 28th September 2012.
Congratulations to winner Liz!

Terms and Conditions:
1. This is a game of skill. Entry via comment on this post with your favourite How-To project from the Spoonful of Colour Facebook Page.
2. One entry per person.
3. The winner of the giveaway will be chosen by Pascale Clearihan based on the most original answer.
4. This giveaway is open to all Bondville readers in Australia and internationally.
5. This giveaway is hosted by Steph Bond-Hutkin via the Bondville blog at blog.stephbond.com.
6. The prizes consists of one A-Z Animal Print RRP $30.00 plus postage from Spoonful of Colour.
7. The giveaway opens on Friday 21st September and closes midnight on Friday 28th September 2012.
8. The giveaway winner will be announced on Bondville on Saturday 29th September 2012.

Images: Pascale Clearihan | Spoonful of Colour

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  1. I love "The Easiest Colourful Glass Vase Ever". The result is so colourful and gorgeous! I can see myself adapting the colours to suit the different occasions (eg. Christmas or Halloween) and it is so easy for the kids to do! I think it would make a great talking piece when relatives come to visit :)

  2. I love the "How to Make Your Own Fortune" project. I have to admit that the "Happy Wife Happy Life" fortune really caught my eye. Too true!

  3. The wire typographic wall hanging. Just the how-to I need right now, as we're creating a "drop zone" at the entry of our house (you know the place where you drop your bag, shoes, keys and phone bills) and all it needs now is a pop of colour on the wall. Imagine a cheery "welcome home" after a hard day at the coal face....lovely.

  4. I am very interested in the drawing with wool project! Have plenty of wool, so I'm off to buy some wallpaper glue! Love it! Thanks :)

  5. I love the important things mobile - just beautiful words and concepts to make you reflect and smile. Also love the how to earrings.

  6. Congratulations @Liz! You are our winner. Can you please email me at stephbond at gmail dot com and I can arrange for your prize to be sent to you.


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