Whoever you are and wherever you are in the world, welcome to Little Living! We aim to provide products and services to help you plan and design interiors, select and send appropriate and beautifully wrapped gifts, decorate, furnish and inspire spaces for children to play, live, sleep and eat. You’ll find beautiful, high quality and practical items for babies and children up to 12 years and more than a little inspiration along the way. Enjoy! Rachel, Stylist, Little Living
Little Living store is closing… for now.
I relaunched Little Living 18 months ago with big ideas to build on Paula’s magnificent work and create an accessible, inspiring interior decorating ideas and shopping resource for kids and parents in Australia.
It has been a fun, challenging, and rewarding journey, and now it is time to take a break and think about some other projects we have on the boil, as well as what the future holds for Little Living.
I’ve worked with some really wonderful people and businesses, made some very special friends and have been privileged to hear some of your heart warming stories. Thank you for your support and custom over the years.
Interiors, design and crafty projects will continue on our blog as well as some new fun themes…so stay tuned!
Visit the store now to pick up some great bargains, sale ends 31 August or while stock lasts.
Wouldn’t it be lovely if all schools were as colourful and fun?! This is an elementary school in Paris which was transformed by Palatre & Leclere Architects – I bet they don’t have many absences! The clever crew at Handmade Charlotte unearthed this gem, and you can also see the entire collection of photos on the architects website. It looks like such a spot of colour in a gray landscape!
We’re still in school holiday mode and on the look out for fun activities to suit both a 7 and a 4 yr old. Mr Printables is a fun site to bookmark, with heaps of cute, free… well… printables for kids of all ages! This super duper moonscape printable can be downloaded here in 3 different sizes. Simply print out the templates and stick them together to make the moonscape. Then tape to the wall or a pin board for an instant canvas. For the full tutorial click here.
These cute Arctic animal puppets were spotted on Pinterest this weekend. Great for using up little scraps of fabric and it wouldn’t take long to make puppets this size. A fun project for the holidays!
Doesn’t this look like a lovely day bed for a playroom or a snuggly sleep over bed?! Had to share – spotted on Handmade Charlotte. We love the colours and patterns used in this set up. So pretty!
Here’s a sneak peek of one of the gorgeous entries to this months Decorate & Win competition! This room belongs to Sage in Tasmania and she is one lucky little girl! You can read more about Sage and her family on their new blog here and remember to get your entries in for our competition soon! You can get more info here.
Paint sample cards are fabulously easy to turn into fun and colourful projects. This tutorial from Ohcrafts is super quick and could easily be cut into whatever shape you choose. If you have a sewing machine, thread it up and simply sew the pieces together. Great for parties or a dull corner and especially perfect for a school holiday project. Check this project and more craft ideas on our Pinterest board here.
A fab toy and an DIY activity in one! Created by UK designer Oscar Diaz, the Tube Toys smart design features convertible packaging that transforms into the toy, reducing the waste to a single piece of recyclable paper. Each tube has pre-cut slots and holes to place the wheels axes and other components. Kids can build and then play! Made from recyclable and earth-friendly materials, Tube Toys let little roadies assemble and decorate their own new wheels! Available now at Little Living. $19.95.
I love that my kids love to collect things; rocks, interesting sticks, shells – you name it and we probably have a small collection. The nice ones even have jars with labels. Feathers, however, are at the top of the Desirable Finds list for them; and I will admit that I struggle with feathers.
Feathers are amazing. A treasure trove of interesting facts and fascinating to look at and when I am having a Montessori moment I also marvel at their patterns, colours and design… but after that I can’t get past the germ factor, and as much as I try and rationalise it, I find myself putting the feathers back where we found them and reaching for the wipes to clean every available surface and then some! I’d wash the feathers and let the kids keep them but I suspect they might not survive in all their natural glory, and if you put them in a jar – it’s kind of yuck after a little while… so you can see the dilemma.
Low and behold, look what I have come across at Handmade Charlotte. A Feather Holder. This might be the answer to my feather- dilemma. What a simple storage idea. This one is a lovely product designed by L’Atelier and you can buy it complete with a bits and bobs drawer (not big enough for our collections) or maybe just a DIY version would suffice. Maybe I could even make up for my Feather-Germ Phobia and help the kids make a feather holder on the weekend… and they can keep it in the cubby house outside!
We spotted this beautiful, very calm room tour over at little.lovely blog by super mum Khali Whatley. The room is designed by Sissy + Marley, a New York City-based boutique baby planner. Khali details that Sissy + Marley were engaged to produce a nursery that was modern, fresh, eco-friendly and polished for Gabriel, who was in his mother’s tummy when the nursery was designed. Some of our favourite things are the wall paper and ceiling finishes, the selection of classic toys and furniture which will last well beyond the baby and toddler years. You can find all the details of this room tour here.