28 June 2014

Georgia's mint, pink and gold bedroom

My daughter has mint-painted walls in her bedroom and I tell you, it has not been an easy task for me to pull together her room. Luckily, I can take inspiration from Sydney children's interior designer Kate Sparks of Little Dwellings who shares her daughter Georgia's room, below. Kate makes mint sing - in fact, the room would not be nearly as cute with white walls.

I had coffee with Kate yesterday to chat through how she put this room together and she is not just clever and stylish, but the sweetest person you can imagine too! She very generously shared lots of information about her daughter's room - so many pieces are designed and made in Australia. Let's have a good look:

Room: Georgia
Age: 2
Designed by: Mum Kate Sparks (Little Dwellings)
Location: Sydney, NSW

It's the soft pastel palette that works so beautifully with Georgia's mint walls - pink, gold and grey grounded by the white bed, dresser front, wall trims, shutters and large artwork. 

The pink zigzag makes a great statement with the mint walls and firmly establishes the colour pairing:

Shelving: String
Pear poster: Pirum Parum poster by Fine Little Day
Wood camera: Twig Creative
Cat print: Audrey Jeanne
Small dolls: Sonny Angel
Elephant money box: Norsu Finland
Owls: Handmade and purchased from the hospital gift shop at the SAN. Kate was so excited to have a little girl that she went straight down to the gift shop and had to have them.

Isn't this dresser gorgeous - a beautiful piece that will grow with Kate's daughter as her style and tastes change over the years. It looks great with the Armadillo & Co Daisy rug, now an Aussie kids' room classic.

Dresser: IKEA
Rug: Armadillo & Co Flower weave Daisy rug
Ball garland: Felt Foxes
Toy storage sack: Varpunen
Toy cradle: Kate's own toy cradle as a child that needed some TLC. She painted it soft pink with gold triangle detail. Top Knot Designs will be making one similar (keep an eye on their Instagram feed for details).
Doll in bassinet: Lucky Boy Sunday
Rug: Armadillo & Co Flower weave Daisy rug

The wooden animal coat hanger from the UK is one of my favourite pieces in Georgia's room:

Coat rack: All Lovely Stuff
Ball garland: Felt Foxes

You can never have too many pillows! Look at all this Aussie design too - the custom bedding from Pappiyon Designs, the amazing Saharamac raindrop garland, the Feliz gold spot pillow, and the gold round cushion from best-ever-Australian-homewares company Castle. Oh, and isn't this the cutest jackalope ever....

Bed: Domayne
Bedding: Custom bedding from Pappiyon Designs
Gold spot pillow: Feliz
Gold cushion: Castle
Grey knit apple pillow: blabla
Knot cushion: Umemi
Raindrop cushion: Stories For Autumn
Raindrop garland: Saharamac

I especially love the Australian goodies in the sweet vignette - the Lovestar neon watermelon vase, Laura Blythman custom artwork, Little Letter Lights Co. G marquee light and the la de dah kids crochet unicorn. And who can resist a Japanese Woodland Doll - the 70's classic now remade by one old gentleman who sprays each piece by hand.

Love You Big Much Poster: One-off custom-designed by Laura Blythman for my 30th birthday featuring a saying that Georgia uses all the time. I love it to bits!
G marquee light: Little Letter Lights Co.
Neon watermelon vase: Lovestar
Crocheted unicorn: la de dah kids 
Japanese Woodland doll: Lapin and Me

I love these quality Australian-made house-shape shadow boxes by Top Knot Designs in Sydney. Perfect to house favourite trinkets and baby's first shoes:

House shadow boxes: I collaborated with Top Knot Designs to create these shadow boxes and they are available now directly from Top Knot Designs. I painted them to suit the space.
Paper feathers: Concrete + Honey

The forward-facing book shelves are a staple now - choose your favourite book covers to display and entice the little ones to read them.

Book shelves: IKEA spice racks

Every little Australian girl's room needs a Laura Blythman artwork - the colours work beautifully with this room. And I absolutely love the addition of the traditional cuckoo clock - my girls would love this!

Rabbit artwork: Laura Blythman

If you can find a cane or wicker piece second hand (especially if it has an interesting coil detail), snap it up straight away and paint to suit your little one's room. They are so hot right now:

Shadow boxes: Top Knot Designs
Side table: I found this vintage side table and painted it pink - looks great now!
Ceramic rabbit lamp: Have You Met Miss Jones
Artwork: custom artwork by Laura Blythman

Thank you so much Kate for sharing your daughter's gorgeous room with us. I can't wait to see what all your other clients' rooms will look like! Kate works with clients around the world online and in-person from her Sydney base. For more images from Georgia's room and more about Kate's interior design business, head to the Little Dwellings website and Instagram feed.

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Images: Squiz Digital for Little Dwellings

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  1. What a gorgeous room! So many pretty pieces and lovely soft colours. I've gone with mint/aqua green and pink in my little gorl's room too, such a calming colour palette xx

  2. I think so too Amanda - will head over to your blog to see if I can see any pics of you little girl's room! Steph x

  3. What are the paint colors in this room?

  4. Such a lovely room! I may be completely missing it, but I'm looking for the mint paint name, do you happen to know what it is? Thanks!

  5. Hi Marg, Kate tells me that the colour is Dulux Antartica Lake quarter. Best wishes! Steph

  6. hi how did you make the mountains on the wall ?


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