Melbourne's southwood is a lifestyle and homewares brand that embraces natural material, finishes and fibres. As well as stocking a carefully curated collection of Australian designers, southwood has also launched its own range of furniture and homewares that are handcrafted using local and fair trade.
We're super-lucky to have Catherine Southwood provide us with her tips for creating a child's room, along with all the details of this gorgeous bedroom (below) filled with Australian-designed goodness, all available at southwood:
Table and chairs: Kids table by southwood, Kids stool by southwood
Rug: Armadillo&co Multi Chevron Rug
Toy basket: Armadillo&co basket
Bed linen: Pillow Poet Heart pillowcase, Bemboka Linen Dove Pillowcase, Southwood organic cotton single flat and fitted
Blanket: Uimi Harvey wool throw marmalade
Cushion: Southwood marl wool with yellow piping
Heart pillow: Organic cotton pillowcase by Pillow Poet
Grey cushion with piping: Southwood felt oblong cushion dove/yellow
Assorted toys: Maiike toys
Milk bottle: robery Gordon milk bottle ‘kisses and hugs’
Wall art: Owls and birthday cake – blueberry paper, Orange cat by skimming stones.
Tips from Catherine Southwood:
1. Keep the colours ageless so the room grows with your child
2. Use natural materials such as organic cotton which last longer and can help prevent allergies
Thank you so much Catherine for sharing with us this gorgeous room that would work equally well for a boy or for a girl. I adore the child's size table and stools that I'm sure will make their way into the lounge room as a coffee table and side tables once the little ones have outgrown them. The bed is particularly gorgeous - solid construction and timeless.
You can find southwood products as well as all the items listed above in the southwood online store and retail store in Melbourne.