It seems like the never ending story around here. When you think you’re done with the kids’ rooms, then it’s almost time to start re-decorating again.
Okay, I’m partly to blame, I know. I tend to find cool new solutions, and then I want to implement some of them in their rooms.
But apart from my ideas, we haven’t found the right storage solution either. We keep trying new things, but after a while, we get tired of it. It’s either too big, too small, too (insert word), I’m sure we’ve tried it all.
The beds are another problem. It would be so practical if our daughter had a bigger bed, with storage underneath. A cool solution for our son’s room would be a bed like the one in this apartment. It would create the space he needs on the floor, and he would have a nook underneath, where he could have a TV or something similar.
Images via Planete Deco
I mentioned earlier that my little girl turns 10 years old this month. She’s starting to care more about which clothes we buy, and she likes to try out different outfits. It’s so adorable seeing her grow in size, but also as a person.
I’ve collected a few pieces of clothing from her wishlist, all of which she carefully picked out herself.
1. Blouse with lots of stars from Petit by Sofie Schnoor
2. Nitela limited slim fit jeans from Name it
3. Cloud bag from Zara
4. Cool ‘leather’ jacket from Zara
5. Misty grey Alaine jeans from Molo
6. Cool black boots with some pretty cool details from Zara
7. Peggy Knit from Soft Gallery
8. Super cute bag from Zara – I might have to get one for myself as well
Next week I’ll have an amazing 10 year old daughter. I can not believe it. Good thing I had her while I was still at university, otherwise I thing I would be feeling slightly old right about now.
Next thing I’ll know, she’ll be running around town with her friends, going to the cinema without an adult, and before I know it, she’ll be going to parties (while I lie awake all night, of course). Hopefully, she’ll still be the reasonable young lady then, who knows right from wrong (and acts accordingly). I love her to pieces.
With her birthday, another problem arises. What should we buy for her? It’s kind of a special day, so we should get her something special. I’ve collected a few things from her wishlist. I know she’ll get some of it, but we’ll have to wait and see about the rest.
1. Truly beautiful ‘Strokes’ bed linen from Sirlig
2. Tape block from Hay
3. Black Pocket Organizer from Normann Copenhagen
4. Blabla Kids Apple pillow from Lirumlarumleg
5. Party decoration via Poppytalk
6. Love quote via Danish Streets
7. Toilet purse mini pebbles from Soft Gallery
I’m all about inspiration these days. Having had a tough Christmas, I really need to focus on what I love and what inspires me. This week I’ve been returning to the beautiful pictures from IKEA Livet Hemma.
I love the styling and the use of their Hindö inside – it’s such a nice storage solution. It’s perfect for all the stuff you need close by when you’re working. It turned out to be quite a cool workspace. I almost bought a Hindö piece last year, because I needed a station for some of my garden tools and a place where I could re-plant my herbs.
Ever since I saw these pictures, I’ve been thinking about using something from the Hindö series in my boy’s room. He needs some new storage space and I need to be able to hide some of this stuff. Right now we’ve got a very open storage solution, and I can feel that it is time to move away from that in order to create a much calmer room. With bits and pieces all over the place, I need to hide something in there. I’m thinking something like this or this.
Images via Median Lind
I’m almost done buying all the presents for the kids. Every year I tell myself that this year I’ll have all the gifts ready and wrapped before December 1st. However, I never make it in time. I dislike shopping in the city when it’s full of people – lets face it, I hate standing in line – therefore I buy most of the gifts online. I love exploring new webshops and finding new things for the whole family. This time I’ve been looking at things for a tween girl. Some of the things ended up in this gift guide.
I hope some of the things in this guide will inspire you and your girl this Christmas.
1. Pink Elephant
2. Bergen No 3 cushion
3. Roaslie chair grey
4. Gaston wall mounted desk grey
5. Laurette round bed drak grey
6. Les Gambettes rosy shelf jade green
7. Hello Pillow case white
8. Muuto storage basket black
9. Miffy Lamp
My boy is growing up fast. A few months back, an older boy we know said that he could now see that my boy was getting older. It was just after my boy had turned six years old, and he started asking for more Lego among other things. Shopping for his Christmas gifts this year only made me more aware of the fact that my boy is more attuned to what is out there. He’s more specific about what he wants to add to his wishlist.
This year it’s all about Star Wars. Apart from the Lego Star Wars things, which I’ve written a post about right here, I’ve got a few other things in mind for him this Christmas.
I’ve already got the cool Empire Strikes Back poster from the Etsy shop Handz. If my boy likes it, as much as I do, I’m thinking about getting the other two as well. I’m waiting for a frame for the poster, but I’ll show you as soon as I get it framed. Keep an eye out for it on Instagram.
1. Star Wars Stormtrooper mask
2. Darth Vader bath wrap
3. Star Wars poster Empire Strikes Back by Handz
4. Darth Vader mask
5. Master Yoda