Funky Baba

Australia has so many create people and a lot of fabulous-ness I want to go and live there.

Zanui is a great on-line haven of yummy, funky and super cool items for baby or kids.

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100% cotton muslin wrap

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Cooper Butterflies Print Canvas

Storage Tub

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Awesome Owl Family mobiles

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Replica Kids Harry Bertoia Side Chairs

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My World Jumbo Wood Panel

 

These are to name just a few!!! Go and check it out guys.

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Shared room inspiration

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Happy Monday all. Time goes so quickly, I actually can’t keep up. I thought today I would post on shared room ideas. It is an interest for me because guess what? We are expecting our 2nd child in December! Yes I know, we don’t really mess around do we haha. To be honest we are so blown away by the blessing of having another child, it still seems unreal.

We have found out that it’s a boy! So Hannah will be sharing a room with her brother. That got me thinking of how I can combine their spaces in a really cool and practical way. So enjoy the good finds and I’m sure I’ll be sharing some more inspiration along the way. lilsugarcom lynnspincom

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Photos from: Hand Made Charlotte, Apartment Therapy, lilSugarLynn Spin, Rosie Posie,   Tip Junkie

BEING CREATIVE WITH BLACK BOARD PAINT

I have always loved black board paint in a home. The idea has been around for many years now and never seems to put me off. One thing I will notice is that painted in the wrong place makes the reason for having it seem less weighty and a waste of time. If you know what I mean?  I have found some really great examples of using your black board paint in lovely spaces that compliment the home/room instead of making it a black space.

I am seriously thinking of  painting a section of my baby’s bedroom wall in black board paint. I am pretty caught up with the idea of it’s too much for a baby’s room and then realise she will grow quite quickly and it would be of benefit to her later. Instead of hauling out the furniture and painting it at a later stage…I wonder what your thoughts are on that?

For now, here is some great inspiring photos of using black board paint.

Photos are from Zoe and Andrew, Vosgesparis, HouzzBellyItch, Belle Viver and Blogs babble.

CHARACTER

Hello all. I’m all for un unique and different items in your home. They don’t have to be stylish or bought from a designer store. They just need to be YOU. And for a child’s room I feel the same. Lets face it, your baby wont be seeing the pretty things for a while but you will, so put whatever you feel is refreshing and exhilarating because its you that will be  having to stare at it!

I found some awesome examples of lovely and un-decorated stuff that put together look stunning and no too overstated. I’m really choosing the de-cluttered, simple way of living these days (and yes, we are to remove many more things from our home in the next few weeks) But its the personal touch that makes me smile in any room or space. Go with your own love of things, because then you have peace about spending on it and using it.

I love these animal prints. Soft in colour and lovely for any kids room.

Of course an Eames rocker is always a winner and looks good with any cushion or decor. Ray and Charled Eames have some stunning products you can check out here.

Photo source: The Modern Baby,CoochicoosThe shopping Mama and Buy Modern baby

FERM LIVING

This Copenhagen based shop is just beautiful. Ferm Living is a wallpaper, wall decor and textiles & home ware shop that offers creative designs and products. I love their website and their approach to style and they even offer tips on how to hang wallpaper.

Founded in 2005 it was taken to the US in 2007 and is growing more and more as the years unfold. They (Christiana Coop and Aimee Lagos) add a personal touch to this shop and I like that in any business.

I am totally in love with their pillows, kitchen ware and textiles, not to mention the wall paper.

BABALICIOUS

Once again, here are some mod baba inspiration for rooms and decor. I really like the white cot and the 3 simple prints above the bed. I see the mobile used is black and white. They said black and white markings is what baby focusses on instead of colour in the 1st few weeks.

Photo via Chic &Cheap Nursery.

I was SO surprised when I found this picture as I have the cut of it in my note-book from years back. I had wanted my baby nursery to look like this about 4 years ago! Photo via here.

I love the wall paper in this room and the subtle colour choices.The rug is pretty awesome too.

Photo via here.

With the photo above, I love the zigzags that are not too harsh on the eyes and love the uses of blues and reds. Seen from Nest Design Studio via here.

Here is some bold colours on a white canvas, just beautiful. Seen from Mokkasin via here.

Lastly this little boys room is so nice and simple. {Very neat too!} Love the rug, world map and 2-tone cot. Shelves are also very practical and neat. I like it! Seen via Coochicoos.

WHERE OUR BABES SLEEP …

So of course I’m  going to show you all the nursery inspiration I find! That is the fun of it! How are you all this Friday? It has been a very quick and busy week. After clearing out the spare room to make space for baby, we now have all the DIY projects and a 2nd dinning room table stored in there. So much for nesting! But the cupboards are empty and cleared out so that’s the main nitty-gritty stuff that was clouding our heads.

The 4 seater mahogany dining room table is for sale. I will post about it next week. We are also upholstering an old stool we bought a while back. Man – these DIY projects pile up. I recommend any of you who have a load of  ‘things’ to do or to get finished, to spend a weekend finishing it! Perhaps that can be our challenge for the end of July? To get those projects finished to the best of our ability and budget? Send me your projects of before and after, I would Love to share it.

For now, I leave you with some kiddy room delights. They motivate me to get things done just like this post did.

{Boys room below from Empty Fashion is SO gorgeous and simple.}

{Bringing in mostly white is my favourite to any nursery and I like the matching chair and cot. Photo from Decor Pad}

{Isn’t this girls room just fabulous. Seen via Babble it is sooooo beautiful. Even a narrow room can be seen as un-cluttered and practical}

{This is my favourite room. Both my husband and I just love this room below seen via Apartment Therapy. It is SO simple and so sweet. Nothing bashful and nothing too baby, just lovely}

{Wallpaper found via Etsy – so cute!}

{Lastly, This black chalk board wall is fab to say the least. I appreciate the modern decor and in love with the butterfly mobile! Seen via here}

WHITE BABY

If you are a lover of white, here are some beautiful white baby rooms. I think its peaceful and calm with the dashes of colour that create a warm and happy place for baby to sleep. I just can’t resist showing you the inspiration I see researching into the baby’s room.

We have not been able to do anything as yet because we have to sell a few pieces of furniture to make space! But I will be sure to show you the before and after of the spare room once we start working on it.

Anyone have any recommendations of creating a great nursery? Please email me. I would love to show your kiddies room here on Creative Stream.

Further, if you are looking for some inspiration of ANY room, please read more here and Che’ will be able to help you get inspired about your space.

Pictures are from wuoohniture, home design and furniture, gethomy, mixandchic, designmo and houzz.

 

KIDDIE SPACES THAT ROCK

I am really enjoying looking at various tastes for kiddies bedrooms. Some are quite wild, some mature, others are serene or neutral – all of which are inspiring and beautiful.

I like looking at any room, not just kids spaces, that show they are lived in. Because let’s be honest-not every home is perfect all the time! I mentioned my feelings on this matter a while back. So here are some funky rooms I found via Skona Hem.

And then here is a corner that caught my eye.