Well I've decided that while it has certainly had it's advantages, it's been a little exhausting trying to keep up with two different blogs so with the winds of change blowing in 2011 (study, travel and maybe baby) I've decided to combine them over at FIRST HOUSE ON THE RIGHT where I've been writing for pleasure since July last year. Would love if you my loyal 22 followers would join me over there and thanks so much to those of you who already have! Many bloggers I admire have successfully combined their business and personal writing so I feel optimistic that I can do the same - wish me luck!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Well it's taken a bit but I've finally found my way back to Bloggington after the loveliest of lovely Christmas holidays. Crack out the champs we're already eleven days into this new year of ours. Really, where does the time go?!
Just before Christmas we added some new Lelbys bean furniture to our collection but I haven't had a chance to tell you about it. These stylish bean chairs are made from 100% cotton canvas and are designed to predominantly in tones of brown, taupe and navy to complement the colours of adult furnishings. As well as these, for the pink and blue traditionalists there is a chirpy damask collection.
The chairs come with an inner no spill calico bag for safety and ease of cleaning. The outer cover has a childproof zip which requires a paper clip to release and unlock. Priced at $95, an affordable option for children's seating in your home. Have a look here.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
If you're not quite ready to part with $95 for the gorgeous Cocoon Couture bean bags, I think their new ottomans are a fantastic option at $48. We've only had them in store for a few days and already we've sold out of a couple of colour options (don't worry, we'll get more in). Like the bean bag covers, each ottoman cover is made from 100% cotton pinwale cord and features CC exclusive fabrics in each applique.
So many options.
Green (my favourite).
All images from Cocoon Couture.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
In case you haven't noticed our Season Tree wall stickers have arrived and are in store now. Unlike many wall stickers these can really be applied and reapplied without any damage to your walls. Each kit is $90 and contains tree parts for two 115cm trees or one 165cm trees, 28 leaves, 2 butterflies, 2 birds and 4 flowers. A vibrant way to decorate a wall in the bedroom or playroom.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
These are four of the delightful doll's house are now up on our shelves and available in store. We think they make lovely presents for little girls everywhere and are an excellent group gift from a number of family members. A few of us have bought dolls houses a couple of times for the little misses in our family. It really is hard to pick a favourite,
Tutti Frutti Cottage
Pop over here for their dimensions and of course prices.
Monday, November 8, 2010
We have so many new things hitting our cyber-shelves this week. Here's a preview of a few of them.
Cow Wheely Bug
Tutti Frutti Dolls House
Posted by First House on the Right at Monday, November 08, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Because today is the first Tuesday of November let me share our lovely cowboy lamp with you. Made entirely of porcelain, it's a little bit different and a little bit special. The bright artwork on the ceramic makes it quite a sophisticated touch for any boys room, and I've even had some customers purchase them for girls rooms that don't want to be too girly. They are 33cm tall, 28cm wide and enclosed on both sides. A really lovely piece that you don't see every day.
They are $64 in store now.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
It seems many of us in blogging land agree that Monday is a great day for a giveaway, so here you are...
To win a box of our New York magnets from Cavallini & Co simply leave a comment here telling us where in New York you'd most like to visit! You can also gain an extra entry by popping over to my other blog and leaving a comment there telling me which photo finish you like the most and why :) Our winner will be chosen by random.org this coming Friday. Good luck!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
A few months ago we were delighted to be asked to send down some of our products to be photographed for Cosmopolitan Pregnancy's first Ultimate Baby Checklist - a glossy entirely devoted to absolutely everything you might need to know about the nursery, wardrobe, playtime, nappies, being out and about, bath time, first aid, feeding and hospital. You get the idea.
In recreating the look of this fabulous room...
I want that cuckoo clock!
...they suggested our pink apple storage baskets.
You can buy a set of 4 for $79 here
They also included our fabulous My Sweet Prints Bedtime Routine Bus Roll print.
You can buy one for $35 here
Thursday, October 14, 2010
We have just got a new colour in of our little Birdhouse Alarm Clocks. They are not only a sweet way to add a pop of colour to a bedroom, they almost make it a pleasure to wake up. Instead of the bleeping of a regular alarm calling you be summoned out of slumber land by the chirping of forest birds. I'm serious. Mind you can switch it to the bleep if you are worried the little forest birds won't wake you up.
Monday, October 11, 2010
I finally got to sit down and enjoy one of our new books, Room for Children, and what a treat it turned out to be! Susanna Salk has brought together a group of well respected interior designers, architects and photographers resulting in 235 pages of visual sumptuousness (too much, I don't think so).
Sit back and prepare to be inspired by my favourite rooms:
When designing her sons' rooms it was important to Kelly Wearstler "to create spaces they could grow into, rather than designing for their ages at that exact moment". I like that because it means an investment into a room can be really worthwhile because the vision has longevity. This space is certainly a beautiful room to grow into.
Kelly's son Oliver's room.
I just love the variety (I refuse to use the ubiquitous 'eclectic') in the mix of frames of artwork on this nursery wall by Jennifer DeLonge.
This cluster of art on p24.
There's something very sweet about this simple room. Allison Tick says that painting shelves two different but compatible colours is an easy way to transform a wall.
This sweet room on p51.
Now you know this shared bedroom has been done to perfection because it doesn't scream "boy's room" but it doesn't scream "girl's room".
The perfect balance on p53.
The dark navy day bed along with the framed map and monogrammed pillows set a very classic mood in this Katie Ridder bedroom.
Classic combination on p71.
Four children share this bedroom when they visit their family base in New York City. Inspired by the Orient Express, each 'compartment' has its own bookshelf and curtain. The Manhattan skyline is painted along the walls of each compartment.
Never mind New York, I heart this room.