Inspiring Spaces for Children
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Contributing Writers Celine Barnes, Dr Kathryn Bown, Bernice Campbell, Madeline McFarlane, Kate Pascoe Squires Contributing Photographers Françoise Baudet, Lisa Cohen, Carmen Yeates Contributing Designers and Stylists Nicola Brooke, Kerryann Carroll, Samantha Howkins, Madeline McFarlane, Sarah Pickersgill-Brown, Beck Simon, Nat Wheeler
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WELCOME TO OUR NEW LOOK MINTY. Are you loving our new design? I certainly am. I’m not going to lie. After the mammoth year that was 2017, this year I wanted to take some time to reflect on Minty Magazine, and exactly what it is becoming. I defined its true mission and direction (you can read all about it on page 13), concentrated on creating and sharing unique content, and took the plunge with a new look for the magazine. I couldn’t be happier with the result. It’s no surprise that taking this time to think and plan has resulted in this issue being incredibly close to my heart. I don’t think I am alone in feeling it can be a tough ride at times. 2018 has seen many well-loved businesses close their doors, national brands pivot to a new direction, and many social media accounts take on a new, more relaxed vibe. I felt compelled to share the story of Kerryann Carroll, who has made this change on social media with great success. Advice from our friend Kate Pascoe Squires on slowing down serves as a beautiful reminder that we don’t have to do it all. Perhaps we can achieve boundless success by working less and playing more?
Marmalade Lion Cockatoo Activity Mat $164.00 marmaladelion.com.au Tried and tested in my own home, the Marmalade Lion products are so durable, easy to wash and look amazing. This playmat is a favourite we use every day.
Sustainability is a priority for us here at Minty. I am so pleased to express this through our stunning cover, our Sustainable Style feature and our comprehensive Shopping Guide. I hope it inspires you try some new brands that are doing things right for our future. Finally, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for supporting Minty and purchasing this issue. Please continue to support small, support local and support sustainable Australian design. Together we can make a difference.
Goldie + Ace Kai Jersey Pants $49.95 goldieandace.com I am always on the hunt for stylish basics for my kids. These pants are unisex, so comfortable, and easy to dress up or down to suit any occasion.
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As it happens, playing more is something I am quite ok with! What fun we had shooting our Let’s Play feature, which is paired with a meaningful piece written by Dr Kathryn Bown on the benefits of play and quality resources. This is us, me and my beautiful kids on the opposite page… ‘playing more’ on set.
Willow by the Sea Baby Oil $34.00 willowbythesea.com This baby oil is DIVINE. It is 100% organic so I am happy to use it every day on my baby girl. It is a firm favourite after bath time. Oh, and the packaging… simply stunning.
ISSUE 12 S U S TA I N A B LE S T Y LE
Sustainable Style A beginners guide to designing ethical spaces for children
At Home with Kerryann Carroll A chic coastal home styled from the heart
Let’s Play How quality resources foster valuable play
Teddy Bears’ Picnic A dreamy celebration for Caspian and Quill
P30 P52 Let’s Make It Personal Our favourite personalised gifts
Feel Good Shopping Guide Our ultimate list of kids brands and stores for the modern conscious shopper
Real Room Reveals
First Look: Kidsmill The latest brand of contemporary nursery furniture to land in Australia
P72 Mayia & Piper P84 Harvey
Slow Down Mama Kate Pascoe Squires on taking it slow in motherhood P68 Oh Hello Maxwell We explore the new nursery range from Incy Interiors
P92 Poppy P100 Miller & Asher
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othing brings us more joy than inspiring people to create beautiful spaces for their children. Spaces that are thoughtfully designed to meet their children’s needs. Spaces created with care for sustainability and that support local businesses and artisans. Spaces that make their children feel safe, allowing them to play and learn for years to come. We produce a printed and digital magazine, a vibrant blog, and invaluable design resources to support our readers’ journey through design. We collaborate with local brands to create engaging and beautiful content through our Co.Lab initiative. We are a community of like-minded people who passionately support and grow the Australian design industry together.
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Our Core Team
Nicole Ray, Editor Minty is my calling. I first stumbled upon it whilst on maternity leave with my son. I knew I couldn’t return to my fast-paced role in event management with my growing family, so when the opportunity to take on Minty came up, I trusted my gut and jumped in head first. I have never looked back. I could never have imagined my project management experience from the event world would manifest like this. I have been able to draw from my experience of marketing international sporting events, extensive stakeholder management, and the endless press releases written as a publicity manager at Oxford University Press, in my role as Editor for Minty. Exacting the intricate details of group incentive travel is surprisingly similar to proofing the magazine. Who knew?!
It’s an honour and a pleasure to curate this platform to support local Australian businesses. Minty is one-of-a-kind and I feel compelled to keep it thriving. I’m always delighted to receive submissions and share the incredible rooms designed for our children. I love working with our team to create spaces that inspire our readers. I am a mother of two. Coastal walks keep me sane. Travel inspires me. Meaningful friendships ignite my soul. I practice gratitude. I embrace learning and upskill at every opportunity. My work is heart-centered. I make considered choices and take pride in my values. I love where life has taken me, I couldn’t ask for more.
Francoise Baudet, Photographer Growing up in a family of architects, I’ve always had a strong appreciation of design and how it works with nature and affects our lifestyle. I thrive on this interplay.
I particularly love to support local, small and authentic brands and designers. I have a soft spot for architects and interiors designers, as they can take a space beyond imaginable. An interior sings when it is used every day and influences those who pass through it. I hope to share that magic in my images. I have two small children and balance my work around them. I, of course, adore Minty and feel so grateful that I get to work with such a talented and inspiring team showcasing some incredible, innovative and down-right beautiful Australian designers and makers. When I’m not working or with the kids, you can find me at a yoga studio, on a bush walk or in the ocean. I am passionate about health and love hitting the local farmers’ markets or listening to a podcast or ten!
Madeline McFarlane, Stylist With a foundation in fashion design, I began my styling career working as a fashion stylist in London, collaborating with the likes of British Fashion Council, Time Magazine, Matches Fashion and a range of independent Fashion Houses for London and New York Fashion Weeks. In 2012, I followed the sunshine and relocated to Sydney, making a natural extension into styling lifestyle and interiors. I love to create. I approach all of my projects with an open and dedicated energy. I enjoy working with sustainable brands, and natural compositions. Working with Minty allows me to support smaller, Australian brands by bringing their products to life through editorial spreads. I am a greenie at heart, and find creative inspiration in the great outdoors. I am happiest travelling the world, scuba-diving, laughing with friends and belting out Whitney tunes. I am a passionate advocate for stylish living that minimises harmful impact on the environment.
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After a decade of advertising and branding work in leading agencies, I yearned to use my creative skills and get closer to my roots. I then formally trained in photography and was lucky to have worked with some of Australia’s key architecture and interiors photographers. I also interned for the brilliant stylist and entrepreneur Megan Morton.
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Did you know how easily you can make a difference?
DESIGNING ETHICAL SPACES FOR CHILDREN –
t’s now widely accepted that sustainability should be an important consideration in all aspects of our lives. But what does sustainability actually mean and how does it relate to children’s spaces and design? In a fast-paced world with an abundance of choices on offer, this starter guide will help you to make more educated choices about the products you bring into your home. Broadly, sustainable practices take into consideration how humans can live in harmony with the natural world by finding ways to protect the earth from damage as we go about drawing on its resources. For this issue of Minty, we focussed on creating a children’s bedroom that incorporated products that embraced sustainable practices, as well as being stylish additions to your home. After all, it’s our children’s future that depends on our choices in the here and now…
We want to help you to make more educated choices about the products you bring into your home.
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When furnishing a bedroom, the obvious place to start is with the super hero – the bed. Keep in mind the materials in the bed frame, mattress and manchester when making sustainable decisions. We fell in love with this bedhead from Family Love Tree. It’s made from Rattan – fast growing, easy to harvest, and incredibly durable. When dressing your bed, always look for 100% natural fibre bed sheets. There are loads of great options out there. We decided to layer up some pretty linens. Not only is linen incredibly durable (it can last up to three decades), it’s also biodegradable and there are useful by-products from the flax plant such as linseed oil. Impressively, linen uses less water to grow than its cousin, cotton. We layered linen from In Bed, a company that does its best to be transparent about where their goods are made – an important factor to weigh in to your purchase decisions.
RUG CULTURE DEVA JUTE RUG $197.95 ZANUI.COM.AU // FAMILY LOVE TREE PALM SPRINGS BED HEAD $429 THEFAMILYLOVETREE.COM.AU // SLOWDOWN STUDIO HOLLOWAY THROW $299 KOSKELA.COM.AU // IN BED LINEN IN WHITE, TOBACCO, MIST AND BISCUIT FROM $85 INBEDSTORE.COM // LUCA LINEN RECTANGULAR CUSHION DESSERT ROSE $89.95 DESIGNTWINS.COM // LUCA LINEN RECTANGULAR CUSHION MUSTARD $89.95 DESIGNTWINS.COM // ATOLYIA CHEVRON JACQUARD THROW/TOWEL $110 COMMUNEBONDI.COM // VINTAGE CHEST POA MITCHELLROAD.WORDPRESS.COM // VINTAGE TELEPHONE POA MITCHELLROAD.WORDPRESS.COM // HK LIVING FABRIC LANTERN – NATURAL $169 DESIGNTWINS.COM // INDIGENOUS ART BY CHARLIESHA MUNG, UNTITLED KOSKELA.COM.AU // BRIGHT STAR AND BUFFALO WALL HOOKS $45 EACH COMMUNEBONDI.COM // BACKPACK $140 NIKAUSTORE.COM // EMMA GALE HANDMADE CERAMICS FROM $180 NIKAUSTORE.COM
Linen uses less water to grow than its cousin, cotton.
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Jute grows quickly, has a high carbon dioxide absorption and is biodegradable.
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LEFT PAGE: PACIFICA SIDE TABLE $199 NATUALLYCANE.COM.AU // CHILD’S PEACE CHAIR $89 EACH NATURALLYCANE.COM.AU // VINTAGE TELEPHONE POA MITCHELLROAD.WORDPRESS.COM // EMMA GALE HANDMADE CERAMICS FROM $180 NIKAUSTORE.COM // NUMERO 74 BUNTING STYLISTS OWN THIS PAGE: CHEST POA MITCHELLROAD.WORDPRESS.COM // CHILD’S DECO ROCKING CHAIR $229 NATURALLYCANE.COM.AU // RUG CULTURE DEVA JUTE RUG $197.95 ZANUI.COM.AU // BRIGHT STAR AND BUFFALO WALL HOOKS $45 EACH COMMUNEBONDI.COM // HK LIVING FABRIC LANTERN – NATURAL $169 DESIGNTWINS.COM // VASES AND SUKHA AMSTERDAM BUNTING STYLISTS OWN
Finding the perfect rug for a children’s room can be tricky, and it’s often tempting to choose a synthetic material for ease of cleaning and enduring heavy traffic. However synthetic isn’t the only material that cleans easily and holds up against children’s intense use. We found this gem from Rug Culture that’s made of jute and recycled leather. Jute grows quickly, has a high carbon dioxide absorption and is biodegradable. And of course, recycled leather has obvious benefits including incredible durability. There are many businesses deferring to the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ philosophy, producing beautiful and unique pieces that also care for the world. Upcycling need not be left to the professionals. Why not source some second-hand pieces yourself to add some character to your children’s space? Op-shops can be a treasure trove of vintage wares that can be incorporated into contemporary design. We found some vintage cases and phones that make for a playful addition to the room. By upcycling pre-loved wares, we reduce landfill AND create unique spaces. P2 1
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Every effort helps to reduce our impact on our childrenâ€™s world.
By shopping local not only do you support local business, you reduce shipping miles and the carbon footprint.
It does take some additional time and research to make sustainable choices. But every effort helps to reduce our impact on our children’s world. Let’s ensure that sustainability and style go hand-inhand – they really are a perfect match.
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The finishing touches to a space are as important as the heroes. When looking for artwork try to shop local. Look for handmade, one-off pieces. If buying Australian Aboriginal art, ensure the purchase is ethical by checking the guide provided by the Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (http://ankaaa.org.au/ publication/purchasing-aboriginal-art-ethical-buying-guide/). We loved the artwork by Charliesha Mung and handmade ceramics by Emma Gale. Why not support our incredibly talented local artisans not only do you support local business, you reduce shipping miles and the carbon footprint.
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HOW QUALITY RESOURCES FOSTER VALUABLE PLAY – “Play is the highest form of research.” - Albert Einstein
here’s a lot to be said about the value of play and playfulness in children’s lives. Play is considered to be the most effective avenue through which children learn and grow. It has value not only in the early years but right through later childhood. In fact, many argue that playfulness is an advantageous quality for adults, particularly for those working in innovative industries.
Through play, children make connections with existing knowledge, test out theories they have about the world, move their bodies and practice skills, interact with people and learn about relationships, and grow their understandings about themselves and who they are.
In addition to large blocks of uninterrupted time, children’s play can be supported by a range of different resources. First and foremost, the key adults in children’s lives are the most valuable resource for play. Spending time with your child by actually participating in the play, will enhance your child’s play experiences and scaffold your child’s learning. By engaging in the play, you will learn about your child’s interests, the materials and resources they are drawn to, and the kinds of play they engage with the most. By playing alongside your child, you are then able to make decisions about the kinds of materials and resources that will continue to enhance and extend your child’s play, specific to their needs and interests.
Play is therefore a particularly potent way for children to learn and it is why high-quality early childhood settings will ensure children are experiencing large blocks of uninterrupted play throughout the day. In fact, new theories of play coined the phrase ‘play based learning’, which is now commonly recognised best practice.
It’s quite amazing how quickly children respond positively to adult involvement and interest in their play pursuits. By being present and attentive, listening to your child’s cues and following their lead, you are best placed to strengthen your relationship and connection with your child. Playfulness in families is well established in the literature as a powerful method through which strong attachments can be developed and fortified.
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So why is play beneficial? When children are immersed in imaginative, creative, in-depth episodes of play, they are able to generate new forms of learning. It is the most effective way to learn for young children in particular, because it is effortless and enjoyable. Children have an innate disposition to both play and learn, and often it’s actually quite difficult to separate the two.
How is play fostered? It is widely accepted that children’s deep learning often occurs when they are able to engage in play for extended blocks of time. This allows children to fully immerse themselves in a game, imaginative scenario or a more serious undertaking such as testing out theories.
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What resources and equipment enhance play? Resources made from natural materials that are sustainably and ethically sourced and made by reputable businesses are a great investment because they will stand the test of time as well as cater to young and older children, particularly if they are open ended. Open ended resources and materials have a range of different uses and purposes, encouraging children to use their imaginations and creativity to integrate them in their play. A large range of attractive indoor gross motor equipment, that has been traditionally reserved for early childhood settings, is now available to parents. Sourcing a few key pieces for a playroom or bedroom can be a great way to keep active bodies busy, especially if you live in an apartment or find it difficult to access outdoor spaces regularly. In addition to being designed to foster free self-directed movement and independent play, keep an eye out for high quality gross motor equipment that meets not just sustainability and ethical benchmarks, but has also been aesthetically designed.
Books are a staple for any childhood, as their impact is so broad and beneficial. First and foremost, books play a large role in helping children develop early literacy skills. From babyhood, parents can read to their children and know that this early exposure to pictures/images, text, narrative, spoken word and voice is the perfect context in which children begin to understand the functions of language and communication. Books can also provide the perfect springboard for children to then enact games, fairy tales and other dramatic play as they draw inspiration from the stories they are reading. Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of bringing books into your home is the opportunity to connect with your child through the act of sharing a book together. Any other considerations when purchasing resources and equipment? What often goes hand-in-hand with ethical, sustainable and natural resources and equipment for children is that they are often also designed with beauty in mind. For children’s spaces, be it their bedrooms or playrooms, to be designed with an equal consideration for beauty and aesthetics, functionality, learning, playfulness and joy, brings the final dimension of respect for children to the brief.
OSTHEIMER CROCODILE $54 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // OSTHEIMER BEAR $28 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // OSTHEIMER ELEPHANT $54 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // OSTHEIMER ZEBRA $45 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // BOOKS – ANY ROOM FOR ME? $20, AUTUMN $15, SPRING $15, SUMMER $15 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // GLUCKSKAFER NATURAL GROTTO $59 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // AURIS PENTATONIC GLOCKENSPIEL $165 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // NATURAL BELLY BASKET SMALL $29 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU //NEUTRAL BASKET MEDIUM $115 INMYHOOD.COM.AU // JUTE FLOOR MAT NATURAL AND BLACK $189 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // BISCAYNE BEDSITE IN WHITE $299 NATURALLYCANE.COM.AU // ART – LOST SUN $300 MANUELASTRANO.COM // ART – BALANCE $250 MANUELASTRANO.COM
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Open ended resources and materials encourage children to use their imaginations and creativity to integrate them in their play.
Resources and equipment that enhance and extend play will: – Be open ended; – Foster creative and imaginative play; – Link with the child’s interests or preferences; – Be made from sustainable natural materials; – Be ethically sourced and made; and – Be designed with beauty and aesthetics as considerations.
HYBRID PIKLER TRIANGLE $320 LITTLEBIGLEARNING.COM.AU // ROCK WALL AND SLIDE IN BIRCH $99 LITTLEBIGLEARNING.COM.AU // OSTHEIMER ELEPHANT $54 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // OSTHEIMER ZEBRA $45 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // BOOKS – ANY ROOM FOR ME? $20, AUTUMN $15, SPRING $15, SUMMER $15 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // GLUCKSKAFER NATURAL GROTTO $59 PLAYTOLEARN.COM.AU // NEUTRAL BASKET MEDIUM $115 INMYHOOD.COM.AU // // AND THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED SOFTIE LLOYD RABBIT $49.95 SHORTIES.COM.AU // LONG ARROWS WITH FLETCHING $30 THESOCIETYINC.COM.AU // MOROCCAN MUD CLOTH $240 THESOCIETYINC.COM.AU // ART - MONSOON $300 MANUELASTRANO.COM // ART - ARCHER 2 $610 DESIGNTWINS.COM // MINI CHARCOAL BUNNY $30 DESIGNTWINS.COM.AU // BILLIEBAG IN WHITE $69.95 BIVOUACKID.COM // BISCAYNE BEDSIDE IN WHITE $299 NATURALLYCANE.COM.AU//
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NOTHING BEATS A PERSONALISED GIFT. It’s a simple gesture that makes a world of difference. Here are some of our favourites that will elevate your gift to keepsake status in a flash. –
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Best Friends Necklace, Set of Two $35.00 littleconnoisseur.com.au Brand new from Little Connoisseur, the pioneers of personalisation, this Best Friends Necklace Set is the sweetest gift between friends we have seen this year.
Personalised Date of Birth Name Plaque $65.00 nocnoc.com.au Made from beautiful solid maple with a leather strap, this plaque is perfectly stylish for insta-worthy birth announcements as well as a stunning feature in your baby’s nursery.
Custom Hand Stitched Cushion Cover $69.00 littlewillowvintage.com Lovingly hand-stitched to order, Little Willow Vintage celebrate the value of less is more with their understated style. This is a piece that will last for years to come.
Tuesday the Helicopter $75.00 haveaniceday.com.au Have a Nice Day Toys are made to encourage imagination and creativity. Their recent addition of personalisation makes this the perfect gift for children of all ages.
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TDE Mini Lilac Backpack $139.95 thedailyedited.com Such fun! Everyone loves a backpack, so why not take it up a notch with a personal touch. With various colour and print options available there is something for everyone.
Cot Pom Pom Blanket $109.00 namelyco.com Namely Co have taken Australia by storm with their personalised baby blankets. With a focus on style, quality and ethical production, whatâ€™s not to love?
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With Kerryann Carroll STYLING KERRYANN CARROLL PHOTOGRAPHY FRANÇOISE BAUDET WORDS NICOLE RAY
EARLIER THIS YEAR, KERRYANN CARROLL MADE A BOLD STATEMENT ON HER POPULAR INTERIOR STYLING INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT. It was a message to her followers explaining her new calling to focus on health, wellness and family. She explained that her passion for product styling and photography had dwindled and had been replaced with a craving for nourishing family time. Kerryann concluded “I hope you can continue to follow us on this new journey, but I won’t be disheartened if you don’t. We have so much in front of us to focus on than just an app!”. This post resonated strongly. Aren’t we all guilty of spending a lot of time on social media, and often at the expense of time spent with our loved-ones?
I continued to follow Kerryann on her newly renamed account @_soulsista_ and was delighted and inspired by her resolve. The vibe changed. It was relaxed and loving. It drew me to want to know more about this new stance on social media. It was such a pleasure to visit Kerryann in her beautiful home. I met her supportive husband, Jakob and danced Baby Shark with her delightful children, Talen and Madden. Seeing her insta feed IRL, I was struck with how honest and authentic it has become. There is nothing fake on that grid. Kerryann’s home and family are exactly as they appear…relaxed, warm and welcoming. Oh, and let’s not forget, incredibly stylish!
I have such pride in our home not only for social media, but for friends and family to feel welcome and comfortable.
better! We couldn't see ourselves living anywhere else. There is just something so special about the ocean that brings us so much energy, good vibes and a happy heart. Jake works full time and is my rock through everything.
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I am delighted to share Kerryannâ€™s story with you - what drove her to change, what really matters to her now, and how she achieves her new signature style. TELL US ABOUT YOUR GORGEOUS FAMILY We are a little family of five (mama of boys) including our not so little fur baby, Flo! Talan is three years old and is such a character with a big personality but a heart of gold. Madden is one and the cheekiest little soul you will ever meet. Our two boys share such a precious bond, Jake and I call them our golden boys as they are both full of so much energy and are always beaming with life. We live seaside on the Mornington Peninsula in our little coastal abode, perfectly fit for us. Living by the ocean has literally changed our lives, for the
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO TOGETHER? We love exploring! We only recently moved to the Peninsula around one year ago so there are still so many places to discover. Sundays are usually our adventure days as a family as that's the main day Jake has off work. The boys love getting their feet sandy and collecting treasures to bring home. On raining days, we love to have a dance off in the living room. We also like to build pillow pirate ships while searching for treasure!
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YOU HAVE A LARGE SOCIAL FOLLOWING, WHAT DRIVES YOU TO SHARE YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR TRIBE? I love to inspire others with creative interiors. I have such pride in our home not only for social media, but for friends and family to feel welcome and comfortable. I have lots of support on Instagram and when I get comments or personal messages saying that they love what I do or I inspire them gives me a real boost!
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR WORK AS A PRODUCT STYLIST? I love supporting small businesses! 95% of my product styling is purely doing just that â€“ supporting. It is very rare that I actually charge for product styling because I get such a boost out of helping a business. I guess that's what makes me a bit different as a product stylist - I do a majority of it as a hobby. I love getting creative.
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YOUR HOME IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, WHAT INSPIRES YOUR STYLE? Thank you! I love walking into a home that feels like home! Coastal vibes, open, full of natural light, fresh, simple and projecting a good energy. I use lots of neutral colours to get this vibe throughout our home so nature would definitely be my main inspo! I always have a candle burning to help bring the energy into the house and a sense of calm. WHAT ARE YOUR ‘MUST-HAVES’ IN A NURSERY? Books, wooden toys, a cosy rug for their little feet and something that plays a little bit of soft music. WHAT SCARED YOU MOST ABOUT TRANSITIONING TALAN OUT OF HIS NURSERY INTO HIS TODDLER ROOM? That he would get out and come into my bed constantly! Haha! But seriously, P41
I don't think I was really ever scared, more emotional that my baby wasn't a baby anymore. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN’S GORGEOUS ROOMS? I love that they're both a natural, learning space that is going to grow with them as they get older. A place for their own individual personalities to use their imaginations. DO YOU HAVE A PHILOSOPHY AROUND TOYS FOR THE BOYS? Yes! I adore having wooden toys for both boys. Not only are they timeless pieces that are most of the time, hand made, but they allow the kids to use their imaginations and be creative. They also last longer than plastic, and we are helping the environment which is a massive tick in our books.
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YOU RECENTLY MADE A STATEMENT ON YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT, MOVING AWAY FROM PURELY INTERIOR STYLING. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW DIRECTION? I had to learn how to take a step back on social media and focus on whatâ€™s really important in our lives. I got so caught up in social media that it was affecting my relationship with not only my family but with friends too. I think this is a pretty common thing to happen to influencers unfortunately. I really had to try and find balance with social media and also find out who I was again as well. I'm still in the learning process and I think I will continue to learn for a while yet. What I do know is that pictures are just a moment captured in a split second.
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Family is so important to me as well as helping our souls grow into better people. Teaching our children the more important things in life is a priority. Sharing what makes me happy and not worrying about followers or likes was a big step I took. Iâ€™m so much happier now. Just keeping life simple, fun and exciting. Making memories as a family and giving our children the best life.
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Insta inspiration @hannahtace @sarahs_day @the.small.folk
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WHAT DO YOU WISH FOR YOUR FUTURE? I wish for good health, wellness and pure happiness.
IF YOU COULD PASS ON ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IN LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Stay true to yourself, follow your heart and surround yourself with people who will support and uplift you every single day!
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KEEPING IT SIMPLE. Personalised cookie pops please the eye and the little bears.
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CLOTHING AND SHOES HUBBLE AND DUKE // POM POM HEADBANDS BOW BABY // BEAR EAR BONNETS THE BEAR CUB CLUB // PARTY SUPPLIES AND TABLE DECOR PARTIES MADE PRETTY // BEAR CUPS ON PICNIC TABLE THE GATHERED STORE // CAKE AND PERSONALISED COOKIES COOKIES AND CRUMBS // WOODEN CAKE TOPPER AND WOODEN TEDDY BEAR PICNIC WORD LYRICS JIMI OFFICIAL // MIRRORED CAKE TOPPER AND MIRRORED "CASPI" & "QUILL" WALL PLAQUES LITTLE ITSY // BALLOON WALL MIRRORS ELEMENTS OPTIMAL // PERSONALISED PEG DOLLS OF TEDDY BEARS LITTLE PEGG // NVISIBLE PLAYPEN FILLED WITH BALLOONS AND BALL PIT LITTLE PARTY PLAY // JUPIDUU SLIDE AND WOODEN MOUSE TOY ON TABLE HONEY TREE BABY // HANGING TULLE POMS PRETTY PETIT CO.
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â€“ A simple colour palette with a pop of colour and a flash of greenery allow the details to shine.
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Our ultimate list of kids brands and stores for the modern, conscious shopper.
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Bambo Nature bambo-nature.com.au Bambo Nature is one of the most environmentally friendly nappies on the market. They are manufactured in a production facility where 95% of all production waste is recycled. Furthermore, Bambo Nature is proud to carry the Nordic Swan Eco Label and the FSC label. Bambo Nature is also dermatologically tested. Bambooty1 bambooty.com.au Bambooty Modern Cloth Nappies are designed to make it easy to lessen the impact of nappies on the environment. The list of benefits of Bambootyâ€™s Modern Cloth Nappies is as long my arm. In short, choosing Bambooty for your baby puts you in the driver seat for controlling the impact
on the environment as well as controlling what is going on your baby's skin. Thank You2 thankyou.co A social enterprise company that commits to 100% of profits to helping people in need. Thankyou nappies are enriched with soothing aloe vera and vitamin E, are hypoallergenic and free from nasties like chlorine and latex. The best part? This box of nappies helps fund safe births or health care to empower mums and bubs in need. Tooshies by TOM3 thetomco.com TOM Organic was founded on the philosophy that women should never have to compromise their wellbeing or the health of the planet with the products they buy. Their nappies and wipes are made with plant-based materials that are sustainable while being super-soft on bottoms.
BABY PRODUCTS Bondi Wash4 bondiwash.com.au Bondi Wash combines the power and fragrance of unique Australian botanicals with a luxurious mix of other essential oils and natural ingredients to bring a range of truly distinctive products that are good for you, the planet and your home. The baby range has been developed designed carefully with oils that nurture and soothe a babyâ€™s sensitive skin. Little By TBC5 thebasecollective.com.au A beautiful range including body wash, baby balm and sleep spray. The award-winning Little range is scented with lavender essential oil and chamomile extract to aid relaxation and soothe your little person into a restful slumber. Infused with no nasties and
the goodness of magnesium for bath time fun and bedtime calm. Moo Goo moogoo.com.au Moo Goo work to a simple manifesto: to make effective products using healthy ingredients, that they are comfortable using on themselves and our loved ones. Their baby range is famous for being gentle on sensitive skin and the natural go-to for any skin issues your baby may be facing. Willow by the Sea6 willowbythesea.com Willow by the Sea is a 100% organic baby skin care collection, made in small batches by the beach in Newcastle, Australia. They use only the highest quality and cruelty-free botanicals, waxes and oils. The baby oil is a strong favourite for us!
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Bondi Beach Baby1 bondibeachbaby.com 100% organic cotton muslin swaddles made from the finest of fabrics with the coolest new prints. Super cool swaddles that keep bub snug and look great at the same time. Bright and fun, be ready to get some attention when your friends see your bub wrapped in these swaddles.
Kippins3 kippins.co Home of our favourite organic comforter, Kippins swaddles are not to be overlooked. 100% GOTS certified organic and featuring large scale imagery from the magical Kippiny world. Bursting with imagination and magic, this group of Kippins friends will share your most precious moments while making a minimal impact on the planet for future generations.
Ergo Pouch2 ergopouch.com.au Ergo Pouch are an Australian company renowned for the design and manufacture of high quality baby swaddles, sleeping bags and sleep suits made from skin-friendly natural breathable fibres and offer a diverse range of fashion forward designs and prints. Their swaddle bags are 100% organic and offer a diverse range of fashion forward designs and prints.
Mama Maya4 mamamaya.com.au Made with GOTS certified organic cotton by a fair trade accredited manufacturer and sustainable non-toxic printing the Mama Maya swaddles are ethical, stylish and chic. For every Mama Maya swaddle wrap purchased, they provide funding for at least one clean birthing kit and its journey into the hands of a birth attendant in a developing country, giving at least one other
Finch & Folk6 finchandfolk.com.au Australian made, ethically produced, organic play mats for your little loves. We love their monochrome designs and 'I spy' cards to ensure your playmat lasts longer than just the newborn days.
Pop Ya Tot5 popyatot.com.au A small Australian business with a range of stylish swaddles, all eco-friendly, made with 100% certified organic cotton and safe water-based inks. We love their muted tones and floral patterns.
Marmalade Lion marmaladelion.com.au Marmalade Lion is an Australian based brand of revolution-
ary, practical and sustainable designed children's products. Their playmats are ethically produced in a family friend's small boutique mill overseas. We love their unique ExpectA-Spillâ„˘ technology to help protect from life's little hiccups and spills. Easily washed and well wearing these are products made to last. Mikro mikroaustralia.com.au These non-toxic, squishy playmats are a game changer! Reversible contemporary designs, easy to clean and a durable water and scratch resistant outer coating make them a versatile and long lasting playmat for your whole family. Perfect for tummy time, creative learning and messy play, the foam core centre offers comfort, supports growing knees and wrists and absorbs the impact of falls and trips. We love their brand new round designs!
SUMMER TIME Bondi Bandits8 bondibandits.com.au Bondi Bandits are on a mission. Actually...they are on quite a few missions. Their unisex rashies are eco-friendly and made in Australia with UPF50+ sun protective mate-
rial. They use 100% regenerated material- from discarded fishnets and other unwanted nylons meaning their rashies help in keeping the oceans clean. Their swim bags are perfect for all of your beach essentials and are also 100% recyclable. As if that’s not enough, every purchase you make supports Free to Shine, a charity fighting to put Cambodian girls into school. Cosmo Crew Kids9 cosmocrewkids.com Cosmo Crew products are designed to support fun-loving, mischievous adventures in the sun, sea and snowy climates. They are striving to minimise our environmental footprint by using recycled materials and ensuring their products are made ethically. Aside from their beach shorts, which are made from 100% organic cotton, Cosmo Crew products are created with Italian Carvico, which is a combination of Econyl
and Lycra Xtra Life. Econyl is a sustainable fabric made from recycled fibres such as ghost fishing nets and plastic bottles recovered from our oceans. Their products provide UPF 50+ sun protection and are resistant to chlorine, sand, sunscreens and oils. Musluv10 musluv.com Musluv is a portable baby sunshade, made from soft and light muslin. Unlike other muslins, Musluv provides SPF 50+ sun protection. The UV treatment follows Oeko-Tex standards, so it’s safe for your baby even if they suck on the fabric. It's so practical and versatile, with ties on each corner so you can tie it on to the pram as a sunshade, or over the baby carrier. Use it as a breastfeeding cover, a light blanket, or a playmat. We love that it is soft and light and you can simply roll up the Musluv and pop it under the pram or in your nappy bag.
Never Working Mondays11 neverworkingmondays.com Never Working Mondays celebrates a love for nature and the ocean, design and sustainable living. They dedicate themselves to finding solutions to the waste created in the world of product design. For their first range they worked with wetsuit factories to save the neoprene offcuts, roll waste and textiles, that would usually be sent to landfill, to create their Water Baby Swimwear. Using these normally wasted pieces, they created sweet swimmers for any water babe who loves Earth.
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Mister Fly7 misterfly.com.au Mister Fly is a children’s label that focuses on a stylish yet practical range of accessories that look so good in the home, you simply can't live without them. Combining a simple gender-neutral palette, with modern and playful prints, their products are functional and practical for everyday use. The Mister Fly philosophy centres around the need for a modern and stylish playmat for every new baby and mum.
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Celia Kate & celiakate.com Celia Kate & Co creates timeless pieces for children. Made from 100% linen they are made to endure all that your toddler can throw at them. Linen is known for its longevity meaning each piece can be passed on time and time again. Celia Kate & Co are passionate about their supply chain ensuring fair and ethical work conditions from start to finish. We love their relaxed styles and classic hand dyed colours. Children of the Tribe2 childrenofthetribe.com Children of the Tribe are passionate about ensuring every aspect of their production is ethical, sustainable and fair for all involved. All factories they work with meet the fair-
trade standards. They have been working closely with the family run factories in Bali, Java and China to ensure safe and fair work practices are adhered to. They use a mix of cotton, bamboo and rayon for their products, and are moving towards all of their packaging in bio-degradable, compostable packaging. Their factories adhere to strict environmental standards for all dying practices and waste. We love their boho beach vibes! Goldie + Ace3 goldieandace.com Goldie + Ace live by a philosophy of quality over quantity. Buy less, wear it more and pass it on. Made using the softest yarns and dyes to care for young skin, their clothing is manufactured by Oeko Tex certified skilled artisans. This means no harmful substances are used in the production of
the clothing. Goldie + Ace's soft, high-quality clothes are made to last, to be worn by little ones, from morning to night. The unique range has a cool whimsical vibe with the vision to let kids be kids. Huxbaby4 huxbaby.com Huxbaby is about minimalist fashions for kids with an adult level of style. Their designs blend super soft organic cotton with a clean aesthetic - clothes that allow kids to be kids without sacrificing style. The Hux philosophy centres around the idea of paring back to essentials and simple style. With sustainability a focus, their mainly gender-neutral designs allow parents the freedom to buy once and buy well. Most of their clothing is made from GOTS certified organic cotton or cotton blends that feel luxurious on the skin, whilst still ensuing awareness
for the world in which we live. Jamie Kay jamiekay.co.nz Using only the purest organic cotton and merino wool, Jamie Kay has created some of the most iconic pieces of the past few years. Each piece is designed by Jamie Kay herself and carefully considered to ensure the designs are not just exquisite, but also that the fibres and quality are outstanding. We love her spot-on colour palettes and classic rompers. Mad About Mini5 madaboutmini.com Mad About Mini believe in sustainability. They create beautiful clothing using only GOTS certified organic cotton, which not only ensures the softness your child needs for comfortable play, but also helps to protect the environment. Each season they
Millk millk.co Designed for everyday living and playing - with a focus on essentials in practical shapes and soft, natural, versatile fabrics. Millk is the newest project of two Australian mums - both who found it difficult to source thoughtful and practical clothing for their young babies. Millk believe in buying less but ensuring what you have will be well lived in, worn and adored. The range features just a handful of designs, across five neutral tones - with a play, feed, adventure, get dirty and be free in - and then pass it down philosophy.
Niovi nioviorganics.com Niovi is a designer children's wear label specializing in GOTS certified organic cotton clothes. Simple prints inspired by nature, infused with childhood play, gorgeous colour palette occasionally smattered with a bit of sparkle. Their prints aim to capture nature's view of children in a simplistic way. Designed and conceptualized in Melbourne their clothing is made in GOTS-certified factories in India. True to the innocence of childhood, Niovi are proud to follow a transparent supply chain, guaranteeing their farmers and textile workers fair and ethical work conditions. Oovy6 oovy.com.au Oovy is a hip unisex apparel brand designed in Australia. They focus on urban styles for
kids. They strive to be brand remembered for their soft cotton, design, quality and sustainability. We love their brand-new swimwear that has the whole family matchy matchy! Phoenix and the Fox phoenixandthefox.com.au Beautifully designed children's wear made in Australia. Phoenix and the Fox use 100% certified organic cotton that is soft and luxurious on little peopleâ€™s skin. All garments are made in Australia, supporting local business. We love their one of a kind designs! Wilson and Frenchy7 wilsonandfrenchy.com.au Proudly Australian owned, Wilson and Frenchy are a baby and kids clothing brand, loved around the globe for their subtle and understated colour palettes, hand-drawn
illustrations and playful graphics. They specialise in creating high quality newborn babywear, beautiful bedding for cots & bassinets and kids sleepwear in GOTS certified, organic cotton. They believe in supporting local, sustainable and ethical practices for their business.
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DECOR AND TOYS Coco Rose Interiors1 cocoroseinteriors.com.au Every Coco Rose Interiors piece is hand made from natural materials. They create gifts for your babyâ€™s nursery or childâ€™s room that will leave a lasting sentiment and endure as beloved timeless pieces within the home. Blending rattan, leather, linen and cotton products, Coco Rose Interiors aims to fill your rooms with a bohemian vibe that will speak simplicity, yet make bold statements for style and a feeling of luxury and warmth in the home. Dove and Dovelet2 doveanddovelet.com Proudly celebrating conscious, functional design, the Dove and Dovelet range covers everything from linen
cot sheets through to their famous eco wood plate range. Their hand tied teething rings and organic cotton muslin range are stunning additions to any nursery. We love their natural wooden toys. Elkie & Ark3 elkieark.com Inspired to do it differently Elkie and Ark scoured the globe to create a product that make a difference to you, our farmers, craftsmen and the environment. We love their 100% GOTS certified cotton cot sheet sets in white, spots or stripes. Feliz4 felizhome.com.au A colourful range for the family, Feliz is all about injecting a pop of colour and fun into your home whilst still being able to blend it with any style. Using GOTS certified organic cotton and sustain-
ably produced fabrics, their designs are lovingly hand screen printed using water based inks. We particularly love their vibrant, organic cot sheets. G.Nancy5 gnancy.com Known for their super soft organic pyjamas, the G.Nancy range has expanded to include their brand new decor range. The range feaures limited edition prints, a Hikari colour mobile and sheets for your nursery. G.Nancy is a truly local product from start to finish, having been designed, dyed, printed, and manufactured in Sydney. Their sheets, like the pyjamas, are made from organic cotton, coloured with the highest quality ethical dyes and printed with the softest water-based inks.
Have a Nice Day6 haveaniceday.com.au Build and play with Have A Nice Day handmade wooden toys. Creating beautiful educational toys for unstructured play time, Have A Nice Day is a valued based business focused on strengthening the bond between parent and child. Their high-quality toys are made to be enjoyed for a lifetime and are designed to help children explore their creativity and develop their imagination through play. We canâ€™t wait for the new mini collection hitting the shelves soon! Little Willow Vintage7 littlewillowvintage.com Little Willow Vintage believe in a less is more approach. The value of handmade in a mass-produced world. They believe in creating products that are made for a generation, not just a season. Their
Make Me Iconic8 makemeiconic.com Passionate about urban education, Make Me Iconic create toys that celebrate Australia’s unsung icons. Sydney Ferries, Melbourne Trams and let’s not forget our favourite Arnott’s bickies just to name a few. Make Me Iconic use the best young, local designers to help them represent these icons and then educate their customers about the history of each icon and what makes the icons unique. The best
part, Make Me Iconic donate a percentage of their profits in toys to the Royal Children’s Hospital every year. Miann & Co9 miannandco.com.au An Australian family business with an international reputation. Miann & Co produce well designed and ethically made products for kids, and the whole family. Many of their pieces are designed as investment heirloom pieces that can take a child from birth to adulthood. We love their signature knitted toys and soft floral bedding. Olli Ella10 au.olliella.com Olli Ella design timeless products that are unlike any other. From a little wheeled trolley called the Luggy, to a house that you can hold, Olli Ella pieces bring a smile to faces and are loved through
generations for their celebration of play. They use natural materials, sourced sustainably, and focus on craftsmanship and ethical production. Founders Chloe and Olivia Brookman believe that the desire to store, tidy, transport, and explore transcends cultures and generations and this understanding is the starting point for all their designs. One Two Tree11 onetwotree.com.au One Two Tree was born through the desire to create a simple, beautiful and sustainable Christmas tree. Today their range has grown from their iconic Hoop Pine Tree to include message boards, gorgeous treasure boards for your walls and bespoke graphic design prints printed on premium cotton matt paper. We love their high-quality linen wall hangings and naturally stained Australiana wooden toys.
Play to Learn12 playtolearn.com.au Play to Learn source the best quality products made from sustainable materials that are safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly. Their huge range of toys and resources makes shopping a breeze and playtime safe, creative and fun! We love that their range extends into the home with books, food storage and décor.
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range includes skilfully crafted cushions, quilts, blankets and linen sheets. Futher more, Little Willow Vintage believes in the importance of empowering mothers to be able to care for themselves and their children. They act on this by supporting small handmade businesses through collaboration and supporting the Bali Street Mums Project.
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stock a wide range of everyday essentials.
Hello Charlie hellocharlie.com.au A large range of natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly products for the whole family and the home. Every product is researched and reviewed before it is stocked. Their famous cheat sheets make researching the best products for your family a breeze.
The Clean Collective thecleancollective.com A community with a mission. You can count on The Clean Collective to stock cleanest and greenest products on earth, in one place. More than just a store, they are a kind-hearted collective of like-minded people to connect with, and full of tips on how to make the world a healthier place for the next generation.
Nature Baby1 naturebaby.com.au Nature Baby is a family business specialising in products that nurture you, your baby and nature. It was established in 1998 and began as quest for innovative products for the founderâ€™s own family. They found that many parents wanted their children to grow up in a pure, beautiful, chemical-free world and as such, their store was born. They
TABLEWARE Love Mae lovemae.com.au Love Mae strives to bring beauty & functionality to the world of child-focused decor, dinnerware & design. Love Mae pride themselves on ethical brand values, with
the sustainable, low impact manufacturing principles to back it. All of their products and packaging are either 100% biodegradable or readily recyclable, toxin-free and manufactured with the lightest footprint possible. Wean Meister weanmeister.com.au Wean Meister create a large range of silicone products that make your babies journey with solids a breeze. Silicone is a safe, soft and modern material to use for feeding children. It is durable and very easy to clean. We love their colour palette and innovative designs. We Might be Tiny wemightbetiny.myshopify.com Finalist in the 2018 Eco Excellence Awards, We Might Be Tiny create simple, silicon products that are more than just a little bit cute. These
functional products have multiple uses and grow with your child as their needs and interests develop.
First Look: Kidsmill HAILING FROM THE NETHERLANDS, Kidsmill is the latest brand of contemporary nursery furniture to arrive in Australia.
Kidsmill products are artfully created to grow with families.
ith a stunning combination of Dutch innovation and style, Kidsmill strive to help create beautiful spaces for children. The collection offers clean minimalistic designs with soft natural touches. Kidsmill products boast timeless and considered design, and are artfully created to grow with families. The complete Kidsmill range offers a curated selection of unique complementary pieces, giving you the ability to create a personal and bespoke nursery or bedroom for your little one. The clean, minimalistic and innovative designs make for an impressive furniture collection that oozes luxury and effortless living. Versatile and timeless, the Kidsmill range is a sustainable choice, made to last throughout childhood. The furniture collection features three styles. Intense, Newport and Sixties. Each with a unique aesthetic, the range has you covered no matter what your style.
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High Chair Up! will have your baby sitting at the dining table from birth through to late childhood.
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Joining the Kidsmill family in Australia is the High Chair Up! A fully adjustable indoor house chair, that has the ability to cradle a new born, transform into a functional high chair, and eventually operate as an everyday dining chair. We love that this chair will have your baby sitting at the dining table from birth through to late childhood. With a neat and compact structure, it has been designed to use minimal space in a busy family home. Perfect for small space living. We are beyond excited to see this range land in Australia. Minimal and contemporary design paired with high quality production ticks our boxes every time. We canâ€™t wait to see the stunning rooms created with these timeless pieces. You can view the full range at kidsmill.com.au
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Mothering is a marathon, not a sprint.
Slow Down Mama BY KATE PASCOE SQUIRES
hat the…? Did I actually just use the words ‘slow down’ in conjunction with ‘mama’? Impossible. Well at least very tricky. I know even the earthiest of mothers have an issue with taking it slow. It doesn’t matter what our personal philosophy is, slow is pretty much the opposite of what our babies and children demand. Aren’t we meant to love having and doing it all whilst breastfeeding exclusively, brewing our own bone broth, saying goodbye to our baby bodies, smashing through the glass ceiling at work and enjoying a healthy social life? I don’t know about you, but I find it all exhausting. I want it all – to be the earth mother, the working mother, the fit mother, the social mother – but, in another more accurate way, I don’t want any of it. At least not all at once.
Taking all of this into account, pardon my French, how the hell do we slow it down? I know a fourday meditation retreat in Byron would be nice, but it’s probably not going to happen right now. So, we have to steal moments. This is key. A moment? Yes. A moment. This is going to sound basic, but take a long, deep breath. And another. It feels so good. Sometimes we forget to breathe properly and our body is screaming for more oxygen. You can do this any time throughout the day. And the best thing? Your kids won’t even notice. There’s a whole lot of science behind this, but all you need to know right now is that it will make you feel better.
Next? Stop comparing. A very wise friend once told me ‘comparison is the thief of joy’ and right she was. I personally find this the most difficult of all. Why is everyone achieving so much? Why does everyone have amazing careers? Why does everyone have a six pack? Truth? They don’t. Social media makes it appear so, but we all know the deal by now – at least in theory. Everyone shows exactly what they want to show, mostly the highlight reel. There is nothing wrong with a good scroll every now and then (or every feed), but if it starts to make you feel crap – put the phone down. Unfollow. Look at what you have – like, really have – and feel appreciative and appreciated. Because you are. Finally, any time that you do have outside of the kids, the house, your work – spend it connecting with people. Your friends. Real friends. Who know you. Don’t worry about the state of your house, open your door and let people in. Meet for a quick chai. Go for a walk together with the babies in their prams or kids on scooters. Share witching hour with your bestie and her kids – open that bottle of wine and don’t feel guilty about it. The slightly foggy head in the morning will be worth it. I promise. SCANDINAVIAN SQUISHY PLAYMAT $180.99 MIKROAUSTRALIA.COM.AU // HAND PAINTED PLANT POT $145 DESIGNTWINS.COM // MY LITTLE PLAY BAR & THREE TOYS PACKAGE $229.95 MYLITTLEGIGGLES.COM.AU // MILAN VELVET OTTOMAN BLUSH $350 INMYHOOD.COM.AU // BULA BABY JOURNAL $75 MOZAICMINI.BIGCARTEL.COM // SPECKLE OVERSIZE TUMBLER PINK $29 ZAKKIA.COM.AU // MUSTARD MADE SKINNY LOCKER BLUSH $299 INMYHOOD.COM.AU // ANNE BLACK PORCELAIN HOOK FROM $18 INMYHOOD.COM.AU // ALPHABET MIRROR SIGN WITH LEATHER STRAP $35 COMMUNICAKEIT.COM.AU // CIRCA SIGN WITH LEATHER STRAP $35 COMMUNICAKEIT.COM.AU
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Mothering is a marathon, not a sprint, and I think we need to be prepared for that. I honestly thought I was ‘done’ when my first started to sleep through the night. But with a now 6- and 8-year-old, things ain’t getting any easier. Sure, I’m not having to feed them through the night or shush them to sleep anymore – they can actually put their own pjs on and brush their own teeth (sometimes) – but their emotional needs are exponentially increasing. So. Many. Emotions. And my mum tells me this never stops. So how tired are we going to be when our kids are 40?
Now, you know that little voice that runs in your head all day, every day? If it’s telling you anything other than ‘you’re wonderful’, turn it off. For the new mamas, you’ve literally just grown a human in your belly. Even if you don’t manage anything productive today, you’re done. For the others, did you manage to get your kids to school in clothes? Congratulations. You’re done too. Anything else achieved is the cream on top. You are amazing.
Oh Hello Maxwell Incy Interiors welcome the handsome Maxwell Collection to the family.
PHOTOGRAPHY FRANÃ‡OISE BAUDET STYLING MADELINE MCFARL ANE
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The Maxwell Collection emanates a bold but gender-neutral impression.
MAXWELL CHANGE TABLE $999 MAXWELL COT $999 MAXWELL BASSINET $399 MAXWELL PACKAGE $2196.95 AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW AT INCYINTERIORS.COM.AU
The brand new Maxwell Collection provides a generous nod to the mid-century design movement with a luxe twist that makes it perfect for the nurseries of today. Individually handcrafted from sustainably sourced New Zealand Pine, the Maxwell radiates a warm and welcoming ambiance with its non-toxic, water based, deep walnut coloured stain, free of VOCâ€™s. Handwoven rattan side panels contrast the clean lines of the collection and allow the range to fit seamlessly into a variety of nursery styles from classic to boho.
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While oozing luxe, the Maxwell still maintains the practicality, affordability and safety that is fashioned throughout all Incy ranges. Solid in design, the Maxwell Collection emanates a bold but gender-neutral impression on the nursery world. Manufactured to stand the test of time both aesthetically and fundamentally the understated finish of the Maxwell Collection will make it the perfect addition to your little one's first room now and for years to come.
MAIYA & PIPER – Styling / Nicola Greenaway, Concrete and Honey Photography / Françoise Baudet Words / Nicole Ray
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icola Greenaway is no stranger to creating magical spaces for children. As a stylist and photographer, Nicola has worked with many businesses to create beautiful content featuring their products. Her business, Concrete and Honey is renowned for producing fresh and concise imagery for local businesses, as well as photographing interiors, creating window displays and designing beautiful spaces that little and big people alike love to be in. Mother of two beautiful girls, Maiya and Piper, Nicolaâ€™s passion to create has naturally extended to her own home, and her girlsâ€™ beautiful rooms. What strikes me about Nicola is her incredible resourcefulness. Nicola is able to create magazine worthy rooms on a budget by thinking outside of the box. Her willingness to repurpose existing pieces and search the second-hand shops for vintage treasures is inspirational. Throw in a drill and paint brush, and Nicola is able to create truly unique spaces for her daughters to enjoy. P 76
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MAIYA'S ROOM Maiya is a bright, loving, strong willed little person who loves eating and sleeping. Nicola wanted to give Maiya a room that was all her own. A room that reflected her personality and allowed her space to play. After hearing of a flood affected home in Brisbane that cunningly painted the walls to the flood line, Nicola was inspired to do the same. Conscious to avoid pink, Nicola chose Taubmans Windy Willow to go from the ground up around the entire room including the skirting and the door. The Anthropologie Meadowfield wallpaper was always a must after first seeing it used by Kelli Murray (@ kelli_murray) on Instagram. Nicola renovated the existing built-in wardrobe, adding HK Living Button Wall Hooks as handles – a pure stroke of genius. From there, Nicola introduced the Bloomingville Mini rectangular desk and stool for colouring. The Bekan Spice Racks from Ikea were painted and installed as shelves. Nicola moved the Pottery Barn
Kids kitchen from Piper’s room into Maiya’s room, giving it a second life. The trusty Sundvik cot from Ikea proved a perfectly neutral base for the Konges Sloejd Etoile Junior Bedding. The Ilka Ethellyn Fawn by Vanessa Byrne was the first thing Nicola ever bought Maiya and hangs proudly on the wall. Nicola’s biggest challenges came from, and were resolved by, the play kitchen. “Initially I was worried about how much room the kitchen takes up, but it actually stores a lot of Maiya’s toys.” It also covers a small area of the wall missing wallpaper due to a slight under-order. The room is a light-filled, uplifting place to be. It’s no surprise Maiya can spend hours in there playing with her kitchen and enjoying her toys.
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MAIYA’S FAVOURITE TOYS ~ CEEDA CAVITY TOBY TRUCK WITH TRAILER OLLIE ELLA HOLDIE HOUSE MAILEG BIG BROTHER MOUSE MAKE ME ICONIC TEA SET
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The fact that the ballet zone was installed on Christmas Eve as Piper slept just adds to the romance.
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Resourceful as ever, Nicola painted the Ikea Tarva single bed grey and added the Numero 74 Canopy in Powder Pink to add a touch of luxury. The bedding, a Liewood Dot Sweet Rose Single Bed Set and a CAM CAM Signature Junior Bed Quilt in Rose, are beautifully finished with a Collette Bream Star Cushion. Dulux Pianissimo half strength was used on the wall beside the bed, and Dulux Pianissimo to create the desk area. Speaking of the desk area, this DIY project by Nicola is an absolute winner. It houses all of Piper’s craft and nik naks in one perfectly styled nook. I mean, the washi tape rack… do we really need to say any more? The Micke Desk and Skadis Peg Board were both sourced from IKEA. Storage can be an issue in this room, with just the one freestanding wardrobe. However, as Nicola explains “I like that it makes me strict about keeping down the clutter”.
The wardrobe is a vintage piece from The Salvos, lovingly restored by Nicola. The suitcase was found on the side of the road and repainted. The mini blue cane pram was another second-hand vintage piece. This room is such an incredible example of how you don’t need a huge budget to create a magazine-worthy space. Just a vision, a little patience and a little elbow grease. It would be amiss of me not to mention the ballet zone. The barre from Harlequin Floors adorned with Tutu Du Monde ballet slippers backed by a full-length mirror is jaw-dropping. The fact that this was installed on Christmas Eve as Piper slept just adds to the romance. This room is so jam-packed with unique and personal features it’s hard to pick a favourite. When we asked Nicola, her reply truly summed up the essence of this space. Simply, “Piper’s room is filled with all the things she loves, lots of books and her favourite colours and a few little zones to keep her busy drawing, dancing, reading or playing on the floor”.
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Piper’s room has evolved over time. Since moving from the nursery (now her sister’s room) Nicola has tweaked the space as required to suit her creative, passionate and bubbly five-year-old.
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HAR VEY â€“ Design / Nat Wheeler, Norsu Interiors Styling / Beck Simon Photography / Lisa Cohen Words / Bernice Campbell
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HARVEY IS YOUR TYPICAL FOUR -YEAROLD FUN - LOVING PRE - SCHOOLER with a love for music, cars and nerf guns, but his bedroom is far from typical.
he designer behind the bedroom is Harveyâ€™s mum, Nat Wheeler, co-founder of norsu interiors. Norsu Interiors is a boutique that brings a wide variety of unique and affordable art prints and wares to Australian homes, supported by the newly established norsuHOME, a home styling service.
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For Nat, the design of Harvey’s room began with the stunning Spanish Olive paint colour by Dulux. Dulcet sage green tones are the absolute inspiration and foundation of Harvey’s bedroom. The colour worked well to meet Nat’s own brief of not creating a ‘typical’ boy’s room. Her focus was to create a calm space for a young boy, where the atmosphere allows him to spend time relaxing and playing.
Whilst sunlight may have been one of the key elements in creating the restful mood of the room, it also proved to be one of the biggest headaches during the design phase. Harvey’s room was blessed with a huge window spanning along almost the entire length of the exterior wall, however its size made it difficult to arrange the placement of critical large furniture pieces, such as a desk and wardrobe. In the end, the decision was made to reposition the entire window to ensure the room was functional and practical. With the room foundations sorted, Nat shifted focus to her favourite (and more fun) part of the room - the wall furnishings. An eclectic mix of different furnishings for the wall were chosen that managed to challenge the traditional formula for children’s rooms but connect with Harvey’s interests and creativity.
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Building upon the wall colour, pale greys and subtle blues were incorporated into the room to create a cohesive and calming colour palette. To enhance the zen, beautiful natural timber elements were added along with different textures and loads of sunlight. The ‘genuinely calming feel’ is one of Nat’s favourite parts of the room.
The focus was to create a calm space for a young boy, where the atmosphere allows him to spend time relaxing and playing.
"Design a room that will have longevity and stand the test of time."
Insta inspiration @chloeuberkids @annamalmbergphoto Product inspiration @babynoise_ @haveanicedaytoys @lionandlamb_kids @seasonsandsage
The walls feature quirky art prints from Norsu, a fun neon light from Electric Confetti, and a Honey Honey wall hanging. When these elements are teamed with the VJ panelling on the opposing wall, the space is filled with so much character and personality. Carrying on the calming yet distinctive design aesthetic, the rest of Harvey’s room was treated to all sorts of unexpected fun wares from the Amigos de Hoy Joanie Tambourine, to the Livly Luna Pop Star Light, to the downright practical, such as the Cullin Design Bench Seat, perfect
for snuggling up with a book (or putting you centre stage of your own rock concert – sorry mum), to the HK living Single Door Cabinet, perfect for stowing away the not-so-calming little boy treasures! When it comes to designing children’s spaces, Nat’s number one tip is “don’t assume you need to design a room that feels completely childlike. Design a room that will have longevity and stand the test of time.”
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As a sassy and energetic four-year-old, Poppyâ€™s room had to be full of character.
POPPY WHAT A DELIGHT IT WAS TO VISIT THIS STUNNING ROOM. Bursting with happiness and bright energy, we were instantly drawn into Poppy’s world. A joyful world of play and laughter.
PHOTOGRAPHY FRANÇOISE BAUDET DESIGN SAMANTHA HOWKINS STYLING MADELINE MCFARL ANE
oppy’s mum, Samantha Howkins, was inspired to create this room to be just like Poppy herself – vibrant and fun-loving. As a sassy and energetic four-yearold, Poppy’s room had to be full of character. Sam achieved this with bright pops of colour throughout, personal touches such as Poppy’s own art work on display, and a bold, personalised keepsake on the wall.
“The Incy Interiors Sybella Ottoman is perfect for Poppy’s toys and the chest of drawers (Malm by Ikea) for everything else” says Sam. The use of layered Rachel Castles linen on the bed and art on the walls brings a consistency to the colour palette that calms the room down, keeping it in-line with the rest of the home. The Artek Alvar Aalto stool in orange was an inspired choice. Its classic, minimalist design brings an unexpected elegance to the room without sacrificing character.
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Sam’s natural style is modern and minimal. It is a theme that runs through the entire home and may be considered contrary to bright and characterful. Sam was able to balance this with considered storage and sophisticated patterns in complementary tones.
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Functionality was key to creating this space. It is stylish, of course, but also practical and low maintenance. “Poppy loves to take herself off to corners of her room to immerse herself in play” explains Sam. It was essential that the room catered for this with dedicated, clutter-free play spaces for Poppy and her friends to enjoy. “One of my favourite things about the space is the fact that the room can become a play space with things everywhere, and quickly contract back into a tidy room – it’s a functional space that Poppy loves playing in” says Sam.
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The period features in this space are breathtaking. The stunning fireplace, high ceilings and stain glass windows are classic features of the era. However, working with such beauty was not without its challenges. Nailing the floor plan was tricky. Sam carefully resolved this by keeping the furniture minimal and neutral. P 98
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Insta inspiration @poppiesforgrace @rachelcastleandthings @lovestarloves
Poppy’s bed was lovingly crafted by her grandfather and is one of Poppy’s favourite features. It feels right at home centrally located in the room, nestled in the original arches reminiscent of the original home. With its layers and textures, it is a welcome sight on entry to the room. Poppy’s dolls’ house is a stand out. It was custom made by Whimsy Woods and the attention to detail is phenomenal. The open front is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Located in its own little nook, Sam has created a well-loved play space that could not be more fitting for the home. Its neutral design makes a statement yet it does not overwhelm in the slightest. This room so gracefully balances the practicalities with style. The considered design is a gift that Poppy and her friends will enjoy for years to come.
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DESIGN CHRISTINE ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY FRANÇOISE BAUDET WORDS CELINE BARNES
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Christine was inspired by the rest of the house which she describes as “having a relaxed resort feel – something that I wanted to bring through to the kids’ zone while ensuring the rooms were practical and functional.” The two rooms are connected by a white, lightfilled, walk-through bathroom which, according to Christine, “Should make bath time a breeze and provide a fun shared space for the kids.” Ironically, it was the connected bathroom which caused the most headaches. Christine clarifies, “Having three doorways and two windows in each room meant that the positioning of the furniture had to be meticulously considered.” The rooms also needed to feature storage, storage and more storage as Christine explains, “I wanted the rooms to feel restful and not overcrowded with belongings.” Christine worked on the joinery with the cabinet maker she used for the house. The walk-in-robe is truly every girl’s dream and Christine states, “We executed the cabinetry perfectly, it tells a story between the room and the wardrobe.” P 103
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ince the 2016 inaugural Minty printed edition which featured Asher Rose’s nursery, the Rose family has taken on the challenge of a new house build. Powerhouse Mum, Christine , has project managed the build while on maternity leave and was thrilled to tackle the interiors. Christine says, “I spent 13 years in creative roles, such as visual merchandising, event and property styling and interior design, so designing these two rooms came naturally to me.”
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MILLER'S ROOM For baby number two, Miller, Christine sought to transcend expectations. “I wanted a little girl’s space that was full of pieces that were not in your traditional nursery,” confirms Christine. Her style choices also needed to be relevant for a big girl’s bedroom which the space would need to morph into in a few years’ time. Christine has assured longevity of the room by keeping the canvas blank and adding colour through linen, books and toys, which can be taken away once outgrown. Christine declares, “I knew I was having a girl and the Coco
Doll by Little Peach and Pip was the first girly thing I bought. I still wanted the nursery to be girly but in a neutral and calm manner.” Remaining consistent with the chilled vibe in the rest of the home, décor like the Piper Shelf from Jesse Cleay and the Shibui Nursery Mobile from Beton Studios is natural, earthy and textured. The twined wall art is a uniquely beautiful piece found in a coastal store years ago and one Christine says she, “Never gets tired of looking at.”
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"I wanted a little girlâ€™s space that was full of pieces that were not in your traditional nursery."
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Insta inspiration @_boefboef_ @betonstudios @gatherstudio_
The owner of the other room is of course Asher, who is now three. His room also needed to factor in longevity, and not be too precious for its super active inhabitant. Christine notes, “I chose clean white walls to showcase the things that we love with just a few different shades of blue and grey to make the room feel a little masculine.” The brief has been met with subtle flair using elements like the bedside table from MCM House and linen bedding from In Bed Store. While visitors to Asher’s
room might be captured by the large Koala Print from Temple and Webster, Christine confirms, “The focal point for me is the custom wooden name piece by Louie Lux on the wall, which he has had since birth and goes perfectly with the palm leaf underneath it.” Christine has set the scene brilliantly for her two children to enjoy their linked rooms both now, and into the future.
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"I chose clean white walls with just a few different shades of blue and grey to make the room feel a little masculine."
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