After spending all day working on my book-keeping and the boring paperwork that goes with starting your own business, I have the perfect lift for my Monday afternoon, and I’m sure it will put a smile on your face too! You may recall the Circular Quay project by my lovely friend Kate of Kate Abdou Design, which I blogged about here. Well today I’d like to share with you a nursery project Kate recently completed for a client in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and yet again the end result is gorgeous!
The brief for the project was to create a calm, relaxing and safe space that represents childhood and will grow with little ‘M’. The vision for the project was to use retro and vintage styling to give the space a lived in personal feel, while avoiding the cliché baby boys room look.
As always, Kate’s attention to detail is impeccable, from the sourcing of the pre-loved items, the layout of the furniture and the additional personal touches that make this space look so homely. The bold red and white striped rug is from Armadillo & Co. The bookshelf below the window has been custom-made and runs the entire length of the large window, a simple and beautiful way of displaying books for little M to choose from at night. Can’t you just imagine the stories being read and the lullaby’s being sung while mummy or daddy sit on the vintage stool, soothing little M to sleep?
I love the custom-made wall decal with bubby’s first initial and his date of birth, not to mention the fun pendant light and strings of felt balls. The blue picture rail is a little reminiscent of racing car stripes without dominating the room.
By keeping the room a crisp white, all the cute little gifts, toys and accessories can be changed around at any time, allowing the room to grow with little M. I really like that nothing looks over-styled or precious, as if you wouldn’t want to remove a book or toy from the shelf.
I love this cute idea filling a glass dome with matchbox cars!
These bright coloured ‘Gum Hooks’ are from Top 3 by Design and are a great way to keep clothes up off the ground.
And the happy little client!
To see more of this project click here, or to see more projects by Kate Abdou Design click here, and if you want to get sneak peeks at upcoming projects by Kate Abdou Design you can follow her on Facebook here, where she posts beautiful daily inspiration boards, and project photos for you to drool over.