This room tour caught our eye today – it features our popular Leander cot/toddler bed. Jasper is one lucky little guy and it’s no wonder he has such a stylish room – his Mum writes the blog Urban Kaleidoscope which features stories and some stunning images from her travels and interior decorating endeavours.
Tour via apartment therapy
Photo: ©2011 Sofie Helsted. Styling by Filippa Asved. via lmnop
Our friends at lmnop recently published this article about Gillian Rose (who happens to supply our gorgeous Leander and Ollie & Lime furnishings) detailing some fabulous tips on how to get the popular Danish interiors look.
“The Scandinavian folk really know how to make a room look spacious, clean and charming,” says Gillian. “The key components are its clean lines and its inspiration from nature.” Here you can read Gillian’s six top tips for creating the perfect Scandinavian nursery including choosing colours, furniture, materials and de cluttering.
Photos: ©2011 Sofie Helsted. Styling by Filippa Asved. via lmnop
Door handles are a quick, cost effective way to brighten up an old piece of furniture. They come in all shapes, colours and sizes and you’ll need little more than a spanner or screwdriver to remove old handles and tighten up the new ones! These cute polka dot handles are hand painted ceramic and perfectly sized for little hands. Available from Little Living in green, blue, yellow and black with spots.
Here’s a special treat! You could win this Incy Interiors bed “James” from Little Living! Join in the Easter fun at Little Living for your chance to win this classic white “James” single bed! Valued at $799 this classic bed will see you through childhood and teens, it won’t date and is perfect for a boy or girl. All you have to do is visit our competition page and … tell us in 25 words or less who the bed would be for and why you would like to win it! It’s that simple! Enter Now! Good luck!
For those interested in colours and trends: hot off the official Pantone website, the 2012 Colour Of The Year has been announced!
In 2011 Honeysuckle gave us verve and vigour and in 2012 we apparently love Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, which continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward…
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Institute talks about the choice for 2012:
Over the past several years, orange has grown in popularity and acceptance among designers and consumers alike… Energize interior spaces with Tangerine Tango patterned home accessories. Pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue add spice to any room. Or incorporate Tangerine Tango appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen, entryway or hallway.
To read the official announcement from Pantone.
WHERE AND HOW…
If you are brave and don’t mind a splash of colour a tangerine wall (or room!) might be just the ticket… but if you are colour-commitment adverse ( like me who changes things around too often to justify painting a whole wall or room), you might just like a bold splash here and there.
Look for smaller accessories and key pieces of furniture which will give you pops of your favourite bold colours against a more neutral base. Bold colours work well with statement furniture shapes and designs like some of the chairs below.
This tangerine works well with some shades of green, blue and brown and looks completely fabulous with white and black. It’s a good colour for kids as it can work well in the rest of the house and it won’t become “daggy” as the kids get bigger like some baby blues and pinks.
a. TOLIX stool, $119.Industrial style, various colours available.
b. Playsam xbus in red $134. classic gift, beautifully crafted
c. A replica of the iconic Eames DSW chair in child’s size. $49.
d. Plush 3D Playway Rug. $159.95
e. Euro Aarnio Style – childs ball chair $449
f. Framed art for boys $89 various designs, sizes and styles available.
g. Lilo childrens chair, available in 8 colours $185
h. Allerhand mini rucksack $42
See Little Living in the latest ‘Shop 4 Kids’ magazine – on stands now!
Our Fiona Kate poster grid in blue looks fab on the wall along with the retro dog canvas and Tolix stool in silver – which were all selected for a modern, New York City feel Bedroom look – on Page 150.
Match with the Lilly & Lolly bed and beautiful Incy Egg chair – also featured and available at Little Living.
Get the modern look at Little Living!
There is no better time to purchase a Leander piece of children’s furniture or complete your nursery and child’s furniture needs in one go, with the amazing gifts on offer from 1 May to 31 July 2011.
To celebrate the launch of the stunning Leander Change Table (have you seen anything so nice!) enjoy some stunning gifts across the whole range (see below).
The Leander range is well known in Australia for its attractive design and highest quality European materials.
It is also great value for money as the furniture is not only of the highest quality and design, but lasts with the child over many years – each piece is a great investment. The Leander Bed is a perfect example which offers 4 configurations from cot to junior bed following the development from baby, to toddler, to school age child – it is also the choice for Princess Mary and Prince Frederik for the new Danish royal twins! Even the Change Table converts to use as a desk later.
The Leander range also includes the very stylish Leander Cradle, the versatile Leander Chair and *NEW* to Australia, the stunning Leander Change Table. For more detail on each item, please refer to the product listings in store.
Little Living has a great track record with shipping children’s furniture – there is no easier way, especially with brands you can trust, we will have it delivered safely to your door no matter where you are in Australia, by trusted couriers and keep you informed all along the way. If you have any queries, simply call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we are only too pleased to assist.
Buy the Leander Bed and Change Table and receive a FREE Ollie and Lime Designer Linen Set (value $249.95) AND a FREE set of Leander Change Towels (value $59.95).
Purchase the Leander Bed, Change Table and Leander Cradle and receive the above gifts AND a FREE pure cotton Cradle Canopy (value $89.95).
Set up your whole nursery furniture needs by purchasing the Leander Bed, Change Table, Cradle and Chair and receive all the above gifts AND a Chair Cushion (value $64.95)!
That’s amazing value!
Presenting a great range of children’s chairs at Little Living. Love classic design but not the price tag so much? Look at these fantastic, quality replicas available through Little Living that will give you the design look you love in your home at great prices.
This chair is a replica of the 1973 Pony chair by Eero Aarnio. This delightful child’s pony chair is extremely comfortable and quite a statement in the home – guaranteed to be appreciated by everyone who visits your house – not only the child who will love to sit, play or relax on this gorgeous pony! Available in red, blue or green.
What a gorgeous modern baby rocking chair (right) – the perfect thing to keep a small child entertained and looks beautiful in a nursery, bedroom or playroom. Recommended for children aged between 6-18 months. Available in transparent blue, purple or orange. So little! So gorgeous!
This fun chair (left) is a child sized replica of the 1963 Ball chair by Eero Aarnio. The ball chair has a fiberglass shell with a fully cushioned cashmere interior. Available in gun metal cashmere, magenta cashmere or burnt orange cashmere.
The kids mini Panton style chair (right) is produced in the style of the original adults design. This is a small child sized Panton style chair – great for little ones aged approx 6 and under.
Originally designed in 1968, the side chair was the first single-material, single-piece chair. The cantilever base and carefully considered shape ensure that it offers a high level of comfort to the user. This chair is practical, beautiful design icon that will liven up any space without breaking the bank. Kids love to sit on these!
For more children’s furniture items and to know more detail about these pieces,
visit Little Living