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17.04.14 Mini Rodini Children’s bedding range

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mini rodini home

Thankfully we can trust Mini Rodini to bring us a new bedding range to offer us stylish parents a little more choice when it comes to picking anything more than plain white for the kids.
These organic and eco-friendly beddings and blankets will colour your home with a good conscience. I love the patchwork bunny/ski/bird prints. So adorable for a cool but eclectic interior for anyone wanting something that is as good for the environment and our children, as it is for their design kudos.

The collection is now available in Mini Rodini’s stores and on www.minirodini.com. Prices from €55.

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23.12.13 Christmas Family House Tour: Laura Green works her Christmas Magic

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I first met Interior designer and mum of two, Laura when we shot her gorgeous 1930’s renovation for a house tour with her family last year. When she invited me back to see her house with a sprinkle of Christmas magic, I couldn’t resist.  That and she make the most amazing cakes.

Laura green's christmas house

Laura green's christmas house

Laura has a keen eye for styling and a distinct style which shows throughout each room of her home. Walking through the door give you goosebumps. It’s a beautiful house which feels loved and experiencing it in full Christmas glory was a magical treat.

Laura green's christmas house

laura green's christmas house

Laura green's christmas house

TO VIEW THE FULL TOUR CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.

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29.01.13 OUR HOUSE: Charlotte, Nicky & Lorelai and their light & bright colourful renovation.

Charlotte, an acupuncturist, her husband Nicky and baby Lorelai  have lived in this 1960’s renovated bungalow for 6 years.  After extensively renovating the whole house, extended the ground floor and re-designed the upstairs they are looking forward to kicking back and enjoying the fruits of their labour and they certainly deserve it. A passion for the bold and the bright and a love of bathroom design has transformed this home into an oasis. A light breeze floats through the house the day we shot these images and the bi fold doors to the outside space capture perfectly the essence of the house. It’s fresh, it’s bright and it’s full of love.

Our house is modern, with a homely, practical feel. Originally it was built in the 1960’s as a bungalow, and a dorma added in the 80’s.  Now we have totally renovated it, we love how it feels fresh and bright, even when it’s cold and grey outside!

Our favourite room has to be the kitchen as we are in here all the time. We wanted it to be sunny and bright and we like having people over so it was important that it was a social space too.

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03.12.12 My Room : Ella age 5

Ella is 5 and lives with her Interior designer mum, dad, big brother Joseph and Lottie the dog. If you’ve been paying attention, she’s the final part of our Green family house tour and as they say ‘last but not least’.  It’s a dreamy space with the emphasis on a lot of off white to combat the pink bits, some pretty fairy lights and interesting ornaments and of course when you have a beautiful fireplace with tall ceilings and windows it finishes off any room perfectly. If only we could all live in a room like Ella’s the world might be a lovelier place to hang out.

I love purple, pink and red like my favourite toys, bunny and Minnie. I have lots of bunny rabbits in my room. The one by the tea set is a light and the mask i made with my friend when I went to the Lollibop festival.

To read more and see the rest of Ella’s bedroom click on the link below.

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26.11.12 My Room: Joseph age 7

Meet Joseph aged 7.  He’s a boy with a love of… well stuff that boys often like. Cartoons, cars and karate. He lives with his sister Ella, dog Lottie and his parents in this beautiful 1930’s renovation. While his room offers everything a 7 year old may need, really he just can’t wait until he gets to take over the playroom den on the top floor! (That’s when his mum plans to create a boys den dreams are made of!) Who’s his mum? The talented and stylish Interior designer Laura Green.

I like my room and all my stuff but my favourite things at the moment are playing on my mum’s ipad and on my DS. I don’t always play in here because we have the den on the top floor. I usually go there in the morning before school to play when i wake up (about 6.30am). Up there we have all the rest of our toys and a football table and our TV. It’s where we go to hang out and watch films together.

I made this dinosaur at home. I enjoy making things like this.

I’m a yellow belt in Karate and I like superhero’s especially Spiderman.

And my drums are my favourite too!

I’ve got a lot of books. I love Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl and my second favourite is probably The Story House by Vivian French.

Photography by Vicky Holmes

Check out the rest of his house and the den here.

NEXT MONDAY: Ella’s room! A room that dreams are really made of. Don’t miss it!
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29.10.12 My Room: Nancy, 9 & Hattie, 6

Last week we showed you this beautiful modernised Victorian house. Now we’re showing you the kids colourful rooms!

When you are growing towards those tween/ teen years it’s lovely to be able to have your own room to express your personality and display your own favourite toys and style. The only thing that can beat it is having your sister right next door! Being next door to a sister you love to play with is the best of both worlds. They never feel alone but they have their own space. Both Nancy and Hattie’s rooms are a wonderful expression of their own passions.

When Gill bought the bedroom furniture in the girls rooms it was built to fit into their old house but they have managed to adapt it for this house.

“I like children’s furniture to have a childlike feel but not too twee. I like solid and well made.”

For this creative family it is wonderful to see how the children have had a creative mark on their rooms.

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10.09.12 Some girls like pink: My Room – Jess

Jess is 8. Apart from being polite, caring and very beautiful, she’s a girl with a love a pink! She lives with her mum, dad and two younger brothers. At some point in the near future her room is due for a revamp but at this moment in time she’s living the pink dream. A bright pink dream!

My mum got this ‘Jessie J’ picture made for me with all my favourite colours. Someone she works with designed it. I’m Jessie J and so is my favourite pop star!

This make up box was a present for my birthday . I’m allowed to wear it on weekends and when I go dancing. My favourite colours are pink, blue and purple.

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04.09.12 Some girls like pink: Barbie or Sindy?

Some girls like pink. Me? Well I like it in small doses but I’m not sure I could cope with a whole room of pink in the house but some girls LOVE it. This is a little series on the pink stuff.

When i was little we had a Sindy bed and wardrobe, a horse and some other bits. We loved Sindy because well she was like Barbie but a bit more …shall we say ‘real’. These days i look at some of the current Barbie paraphernalia out there and it just doesn’t seem as well made as the old stuff. Their legs aren’t always made of that soft rubbery material and some of the furniture looks more monstrosity than sweet. That’s just me though. In my house we have a small collection of vintage Barbies’ and their clothes! Plus a horse and a few newer additions but that’s about it. If your kids LOVE all that stuff but you don’t want a large plastic kingdom with a zillion breakable doors what do you buy? Well a vintage Sindy house of course!

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18.07.12 rock my world: Slamp Lui Pendant light

Have you ever seen a more perfect pendant for a kids room or playroom?

A Slamp laser cut bird and tree effect, designed by Adriano Rachele. They are made to order in Italy and if you are super quick you can get a massively discounted one from Achica. You’ve got approximately 1 day and 7 hours left to take advantage of the offer…quick, go!

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