My dear friend Fee, who runs Mini La Mode selling the most heavenly children’s wear is utterly brilliant when it comes to interior design. Her house is immaculate and her children’s rooms are inspiring. We’ve asked her to share a few of her special children’s rooms and this is the first of a few posts that she’s doing for us. I hope you enjoy.
A little girl’s room is an instant excuse to bring out the feminine in everything, yet I wanted to keep clean and simple with specific calamine pink in mind, and loads of crisp white placed against it. It’s so easy to indulge the Beatrix Potter phase particularly with number 1, but creating a backdrop that can transition from little onwards is useful once you realize how tragically fast they grow.
In my daughter’s room, which I recently did there were three things I knew I definitely wanted to use Susie Watson fan edged curtain trim in Rose/Ivory, a magical memory balloon and the calming yet feminine colour Plaster 2 by Paint Library. I then painted hideous old brown furniture with the genius ‘Chalk Paint’ by Annie Sloane, ordered collage picture frames from Ikea for some colour and character – they are such a labour of love, but so worth it.
The fabric I used on the lamp and the window seat is Enchanted Forest from Hibou Home, and the bedding is my own Paisley & Diamond dot print by Mini-la-Mode. When we exhibit Mini-la-mode in Paris I get to peek at all the other gorgeous kids’ brands, and love Little Cloud for delicate fluro fabric accessories like the birdhouse & cloud hanging.
Lots of the little ornaments were mine when I was a child, and for things like hooks Zara Home was great for this room. The little monkey already climbs out of her cot age 22 months, so when I brave the move to a bed, this clever Ikea Ironwork extendable toddler bed will look great with the soft block colour peeking through the rungs.
Fee Drummond, founder of baby & childrenswear brand Mini-la-Mode lives in a family home in the New Forest, on the Solent shore with her property developer husband and two children, where refurbishing dated old rooms is a requirement and passion for the designer.
Photo Credit: www.stephanieosmond.com