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It honestly takes a village to raise a family and this month in particular, I am so, so grateful for mine. It’s been unusually busy in these last four weeks – more so than you’d expect life to be with three kids and a career. Many of you probably don’t know that as well as running Minty I also have a part time job as Marketing Manager for a pretty amazing company. I started mentioning this to a few people recently and I was surprised to find that many of the artisans and advertisers featured in this very issue also juggle their creative businesses with a day job. It’s just the way life seems to be these days – we wear multiple hats – and I believe, especially for me, we’re better off for it. This issue has more amazing rooms and nurseries than we’ve ever featured before and we’ve even crossed the seas to bring you the stunning Dubai-based home of Linda Dekkers (of Live Loud Girl). Serious house goals.


So back to my village, and in particular my beautiful sister without whom you would definitely not be reading this issue right now. Yonni, thanks for taking my kids to the park today so I could get this issue finished. Thanks for offering to help me source products even though you’d have no idea where to start. Thanks for making me cups of tea, and just thanks for supporting me so I can do what I love. You are the most beautiful human on this planet, bar none. 01. Medium Juno Case $279 02. Luna Cushion $149 // 03. The Original Hobe in Yellow Gold $59 //




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FEATURES 6 SHOPPING // Three cool moodboards for your next room! 12 ONE FINE BABY // We chat to the brains behind this fab event. 16 ROSIE TURNS ONE // The cutest party you’ll see all year. 26 LIVING LOUD IN DUBAI // We cross the seas for this family home. 36 THE PRETTI’s // There was four in the bed and the little one said... 46 Baby Prideaux // Calm and inspired from an industry favourite. 56 Boy meets world // A room that packs a punch! 66 scarlett // Boho and beautiful for a little lady. 74 lola // Wait until you see this wallpaper! 82 henry // Bright is the order of the day.


out of the blue || Pip Brett






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01. Cactus Height Chart $45 // 02. Curved Mint Lamp $130 // 03. Middle of Nowhere ‘Arizona Views’ Print $395 // 04. Aeroplane Jelly Single Quilt Cover $129 // 05. Triceratops Animal Planter $29 // 06. Bobo Choses Rug $319.95 // 07. Dream Cloud Bed $1565 //

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01. Albi Buckler Fern $29.95 // 02. Patchwork Jungle Pillowcase $29 // 03. Palm Branch Decals $59 // 04. Emerald Tassel Throw $269 // 05. Racquet Chair $299 // 06. Round Eye Cushion $49 // 07. King Single Petal Bedhead $429 //

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bohemian baby || Pip Brett





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01. Crochet Jute Rug $299 // 02. Margarita Print from $25 // 03. Grey Feather Garland $59.95 // 04. Cherry Dream Baby Moses Basket $199 // 05. Recycled Timber Three Drawer in Ocean $1095 // 06. Arrow Sculpture from $65 // 07. Blush Pink Cushion $40 //

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y b a B e n i F e n O PHOTOgraphy Scott Surplice Photography

after discovering a gap in the market for creative and exciting industry events, three powerhouse businesswomen combined forces to develop one fine baby; the perfect platform to bring people & brands together.

Marissa Mills, Jessica McLeod and Nadean Richards (L-R above) were each running their own successful businesses in the wedding industry when they met. After collaborating on a number of projects, the trio made the decision to join forces, and three months later launched their first wedding fair, One Fine Day. Tell us about how One Fine Baby began: “One Fine Baby was founded in 2013 in the midst of our second wedding fair. Jess had just had her daughter and Nadean was newly pregnant with her little boy. We noticed how many businesses

were doing amazing things and thought it would be a good idea to bring them all together in the same format as One Fine Day. There is such an obvious progression from marriage to children, it just made sense to start One Fine Baby.� What was your dream for the concept? “Our dream, first and foremost, was to create a strong platform to bring people together. For families to have an awesome day out. For small business owners to get out from behind their computer/instagram accounts and meet

their customers face to face. And to provide an opportunity for those in the baby and children’s industry to network with each other. We love that One Fine Baby has become a meeting place and a spring board that generates collaborations and new projects. It’s really exciting to watch.” The fair isn’t your traditional baby expo, tell us about your vendors: “Our vendors are incredible and are such a great source of inspiration for us. They are creatives who have taken a chance to go out and do their own thing. We hand pick all our vendors to ensure their offering is always unique and of top quality.” Since starting, how has OFB grown? “Now in its third year, One Fine Baby has grown in leaps and bounds. We saw 15,000 guests through the door at our last Sydney fair and have welcomed some amazing sponsors and collaborators on board with brands such as Thankyou Project, Olympus, Joolz, Dyson and Woolworths to name just a few. We are excited to launch a new concept to OFB in 2016. Friday night in both Sydney and Melbourne; hosting an exclusive VIP shopping night and speaker event. This will be an opportunity to gain access to our incredible vendors, glass of champagne in hand without children in tow! Bliss! As part of this offering we have booked an incredible panel of speakers including Emma Isaacs, Jules Sebastion and Kate Ritchie to provide some insight and inspiration on life as a busy mum. Saturday in both Melbourne and Sydney will see keynote talks from Michelle Bridges and Carrie Bickmore. Topics they will be covering reach across fitness, lifestyle, fashion, beauty and business.” What do you do when you aren’t planning fairs? “Think about planning fairs?! Haha. Seriously though, any time out of the office is family time. We are starting to realise how precious time with our children is. Such a cliche but time just is flying by way too quickly!! Jess: “Our weekends revolve around markets and coffee. Saturday you’ll find us at either Rozelle Markets, where Harriet has $5 to buy herself a treasure from the vintage stall holders or Orange Grove where she gets to go for a pony

ride on her favorite pony, Jack.” Marissa: “We love the beach so that is our second home in the summer and brisk walks in winter. We love to get away to the country when possible and enjoy a tasty breakie. If we are not out and about we will just be playing and cooking at home.” Children’s fashion and interiors have literally exploded in the last few years, what are your hot tips for businesses looking to prosper in the industry? “They sure have!! It’s so exciting to see so many new things popping up all the time. Our tips would be to stay true to why you started in the first place. Try not to follow trends or get caught up in social media hype. And finally, be unique and have a strong brand, it is the details from the logo to photography and brand presentation that are so important...after a great product of course!” _

ONE FINE BABY >>> @onefinebaby UPCOMING FAIRS >>> OFB Sydney // 13th - 14th August, 2016 OFB Melbourne // 10th - 11th September, 2016 If you can’t make it to one of the fairs visit the OFB website. Their online directory is full of amazing vendors who ship all over Australia and world wide.

" Our dream for One Fine Baby was first and foremost, to create a strong platform to bring people together." Marissa, Nadean & Jessica {OFB}






SUPPLIER LIST PHOTOGRAPHY: Hails & Shine VENUE: Lucky Penny, Chapel St Melbourne STYLING/EVENT PLANNING: Plan (a) Events DECOR: Ruby Rabbit and Poppies For Grace BALLOONS: Belle Balloons FLORIST: Lulu Bird NEON LIGHTS: Electric Confetti FURNITURE: Mini Party People CANAPES: Lucky Penny DESSERT/CAKE: Treats for Evie LOLLY POPS: Petal & Pop STATIONERY: Love JK CRAFT TABLE: Habitos TEE PEE SET UP: Skinny Wolf CAKE TOPPER POPPIES FOR GRACE

CAKE TOPPER: Poppies For Grace _



CATERING “As a key feature of the room, we used the dessert table to both highlight and showcase the garden party element of the event. Kathleen of Treats For Evie, took the theme and ran a mile with it, creating divine, not to mention, delicious floral inspired desserts. I also couldn’t go past Petal & Pops bespoke lollypops, with encapsulated editable blooms! Garden crates and planter pots were used to showcase all the desserts, but not for long! Adults needed a little floral flare at their end too, so I created custom ice blocks for the bubbles using edible rose petals and of course a little bit of glitter to boot! This was a simple idea, easy to create, and was really enjoyed by the mature guests of the day!”




DECORATIONS “As soon as I came across the ‘floral fiesta tableware range’ from Ruby Rabbit Partyware, I knew these pieces would be the basis of the colour palate, and inspiration for all the other details; from balloon tassels to flower choices by the florist. It meant sourcing colourful floral inspired products, allowing us to bring the beauty and colour of the garden inside. As the venue; Lucky Penny was a clean, white canvas, we added a subtle taste of the outdoors, with flowing foliage and dainty outdoor furniture. Finally, we enlistined the wonderful talents of Jen from Love JK to hand paint the watercolor floral stationary, which was a fabulous touch.”



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Living Loud in Dubai PHOTOgraphy NATELEE COCKS STYLING Linda Dekkers - liVE LOUD GIRL

Linder Dekkers is the Dubai-based interior guru fast making a name for herself with her bold and adventurous eye for design. We caught up with her to discuss her blog; Live Loud Girl, her family, and what it’s like to be an expat living in the United Arab Emirates.





REAL ROOM || Jordan TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF: “I am a Dutchie, currently living in Dubai with my husband Roger and two boys Jack and Sam (six and four). We basically live on the beach all year until it gets too hot. We are in our element with the sand between our toes so there is no better place for us to hang out on weekends. In the winter months when it is cooler, we enjoy trips to the desert. Sometimes it will be just for a BBQ with friends, other times we will camp over night. The scenery is magical and something we couldn’t do anywhere else in the world.”

HOW WAS LIVE LOUD GIRL FOUNDED? “I am a marketer, yet interior styling was always my passion and my home is my biggest ongoing project. Previous jobs have taught me to be commercial, professional and efficient but being an entrepreneur is a totally different ball game. I think I have learned more in one year of (my blog) Live Loud Girl then in all my previous jobs combined. Moving around the globe pushed my boundaries and gave me inspiration to develop, connect and create. It gave me the courage to follow my heart. And now I am one of those lucky ones that can say that my passion is my full time job. My time living in New York gave me the inspiration and Dubai the opportunity to start Live Loud Girl. My first blog post was at the beginning of 2014 when I started to share my interior inspiration.” WHAT WAS YOUR DREAM FOR THE BLOG IN THE BEGINNING? “Blogging was a totally new concept for me but I thought it would be a great way to get my creative thoughts organised. It was a way to put my ideas on paper and share my inspiration with anyone who would be interested in reading it. It is amazing how much the business has grown over the last two and a half years. My blog with inspiration led to a first project and after that, many more followed. Now we are fully booked with installations and photo shoots. The reaction we receive from our followers around the world is overwhelming.” TELL US ABOUT INTERIOR DESIGN IN DUBAI: “It is still a growing industry in the Middle East. Compared to other places in the world, the availability of Scandi products is quite limited although I have seen that change in a good way over the last two years. With our styling, we work with products from all over the world. We have some favorites that we love working with but at the same time are always on the look out for cool products and new busineses that we can work with. Searching for the right products for a project and combining it with the

"A home should tell the story about your life so I love combining everything that I have gathered along the way."

architecture of the homes in the Middle East is challenging but fun and has grown into a Live Loud Girl signature look. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN INTERIOR STYLE? “Minimalistic Scandinavian meets Manhattan with a touch of my Dutch vintage roots. I love white. White makes me calm and is the perfect base for me to play around with. I love simplicity yet always like to add a ‘Loud’ element. A home should tell the story about your life so I love combining everything that I have gathered along the way.” WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ROOM IN THE HOUSE? “The living room is where we start and end our days as a family. The large table is such an important piece of furniture in the house as it sees meals, lego, homework, cups of tea and friends come and go throughout the day. This space is especially nice due to the lovely day light that we get in from the garden.” WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF A PERFECT DAY? “That would be any day spent with my family, my 3 boys mean the world to me.”

LIVE LOUD GIRL >>> @liveloudgirl

"I love the new wallpaper in the shared boys room... It gives this space such a cool vibe that just draws me in every time I walk by."



The Pretti's DESIGNER Petite INTERIOR CO. PHOTOgraphy vellum studios





REAL ROOM || The Pretti’s

If you’ve been wondering how to successfully and comfortably squeeze four children into a standard sized bedroom, you need look no further than this feature. Bel from Petite Interior Co (formerly Petite Vintage Interiors) has created a beautifully calm space which proves that with the right furniture, the sky is the limit when it comes to shared rooms. We chatted with Bel earlier this week to discuss the project. What was the brief for this beautiful room? “To create a gender neutral space suited to both girls and boys, and to sleep 4 kids! While there is only two full time little one’s in this room, the family wanted some extra beds for sleepovers.” What was your biggest challenge? “Striking a balance to suit both genders is always a challenge. I designed the room a number of times before I thought I’d found the right mix. The room doesn’t feel too feminine or masculine, yet there’s still clearly defined boyish and girly touches.” The bunks were custom made for the room - tell us about this process: “The children’s parents had the beds custom made to suit the room. This is actually a fantastic way to combine your own taste and surroundings- particularly if you are needing a piece of furniture which isn’t readily available off the shelf. She was able to choose her preferred finish and dimensions which works perfectly in this room.” Why do you feel it’s beneficial for kids to share a room? “I think it’s a great space saving solution for families. I have a lot of clients putting two kids in one room and turning another room into a playroom, which is really clever.”

With four kids, was storage important? “These children are lucking enough to have a separate playroom so I added in some baskets, some book ledges and little shelves to hold their night lights.” What is your favourite thing about the space? “Probably the seating area. These little sofas (by Incy Interiors) are just stunning and a great solution if you’re catering to a shared bedroom. Also, all the linen by Fictional Objects is reversible to give the room a completely new look which will be important as the kids grow and develop their own tastes and styles.” _

Bel’s supplier list Handmade Kites: Unleash Creative Wallpaper: Love Mae Rug: Armadillo & Co Couch: Incy Interiors Floor Cushions: Castle & Things Linen: Fictional Objects Throws: Kate & Kate Box Shelves: H&G Designs PETITE INTERIOR CO. >>> @petiteinteriorco




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01. The Essential X Large Blanket $84.50 // 02. Michelle Carlslund Icecream Poster $49.95 // 03. Petunia Rug $528 // 04. Briki Wooden Fox Decoration $40 // 05. Jumbo Pink Velvet Floor Cushion $149 // 06. Ashford Settee $999 //

Baby Prideaux DESIGN & styling aimee tarulli PHOTOgraphy hails & shine WORDS sarah davies





REAL NURSERY || Baby Prideaux

As the owner of children’s decor store Talo Interiors, Eliza Prideaux was spoiled for choice when it came to designing and decorating a nursery for her third gorgeous baby. So with a busy schedule and the due date looming, Eliza called on the expertise of her friend and interior stylist, Aimee Tarulli to help pull the final look together. With the gender a surprise, the duo needed to create a beautiful neutral space, which would suit either a baby boy or girl, but they didn’t feel restricted by this at all. “I love colour,” says Eliza. “So even though it’s a gender neutral nursery, it was important for me that we incorporated a soft colour palette. It’s my third nursery but my first as an owner of an interiors store, so I had lots of beautiful things to choose from!” Aimee says she used an existing Ouef Sparrow Cot in birch to set the mood for the room. “We used lots of lovely natural timbers and materials like ratten in the bassinet and the hand woven pendant light from Pop and Scott. Soft pops of colour were then added to bring the space to life.”

Using key pieces from brands such Muskhane, Numero74, Cam Cam Copenhagen and Kate & Kate (all available via, Aimee created a modern and calm space ready to welcome the Prideaux’s new baby. Speaking of the experience Eliza says “It’s so easy working with Aimee - she just gets me! We have very similar taste, which always helps and she always finds little gems, which I love. It’s not about the trends, it’s about beautiful pieces that fit my style,” Undoubtedly the star of the room is the Alchemist Print (Koala) by Carla Fletcher, which was included for its timelessness and gives the space a really warming, yet sophisticated feel. Eliza says “it is breathtakingly beautiful...I fell in love with it so much, I just had to have it!” _ TALO INTERIORS >>> @talointeriors AIMEE TARULLI STYLIST >>> @aimeestylist






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01. Light Pink Rosette $130 // 02. LuckyBoySunday Blip Blob Doll $169.95 // 03. ‘The Alchemist’ Limited Edition Print from $750 // 04. Muskhane Smartie Cushion $59 // 05. IKEA PS Rug $199 // 06. Oeuf Sparrow Cot $1299 //

Boy meets World DESIGN live loud girl PHOTOgraphy NATELEE COCKS WORDS SARAH DAVIES





REAL room || Boy Meets World

You’d be forgiven for thinking three styles of wallpaper in one room might be overkill, but Linda from Live Loud Girl saw it as a challenge, and one – might we say – that has paid off in spades.

The study area was already full of fun and energy with a large wall map mural so Linda used it as inspiration to bring in the beautiful pendant lighting and Rose in April chair and stool.

Presented with quite a large and dark space, the Live Loud Girl team worked to lighten the room by painting the existing floors white and spraypainting cabinetry a light grey, which Linda says “created warmer base which would suit the furniture.”

“For his toys we added two custom made trollies and could not resist adding our old time favourite mountain design,” says Linda.

One of this little owner’s biggest passions is reading, and with a book collection that would give a small library a run for it’s money, book storage was essential. “We needed lots of shelving so we used both clear bookshelves and large cube storage unit to safely store the books but also put them out on display as a design feature.” With the world map mural and wave wallpaper already existing, Linda chose the green cactus wallpaper from Anewall Décor to set the tone for a cool reading and ‘chill-out’ zone and because she was “dying to work with this gorgeous wall art.” Linda says “this little boy loves to start his day going through his books, so the big Armadillo & Co rug and soft woollen bean bag from April and May are the perfect place for him to cuddle up.”

Because the room was so big, Linda’s used a larger version of her favourite products. A bed was custom created to go with the existing Oeuf bunk and grid bedding from Cats and Boys as well as monochrome cushions keeps the space clean and fresh. Upon seeing his new room, Linda says “The little owner was absolutely mesmerised by the cactus wallpaper and loved the new pillows on the bed. He started looking at the walvis posters right away and naming them all. Super sweet!” _

LIVE LOUD GIRL @liveloudgirl


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DESIGN hide & sleep PHOTOgraphy danielle trovato WORDS sarah davies


REAL room || Scarlett

A true hippy at heart; Scarlett’s mum Amber wanted to carry the bright eclectic theme from the rest of their Melbourne home through to Scarlett’s bedroom. So she called on the expertise of Jacinda from Hide & Sleep to help bring her ideas to life. “I wanted to make sure Scarlett’s room worked with the rest of the home but would still incorporate a fun, girly vibe,” says Jacinda. “During the consultation I could see Scarlett was a free spirit, so I wanted to incorporate these personality traits into her new room.” The unique Kaleidoscope wallpaper from Mr Perswall, which had been on Jacinda’s wish list for years, was used to set the tone for the room. “This wallpaper is so bold but thankfully Amber fell it love with it and with pink, mint and yellow colour tones, it quickly got the approval of young Scarlett too,” “Because it is so busy, the only thing needed to finish the wall was a cute box shelf which houses a few of Scarlett’s cute ornaments.” The dollhouse from Little Lola Boutique was an integral part of the final design as it is a toy both Scarlett and her brother Ashton play with a lot. “We wanted to sit it off the ground so baskets could be store under it for all the extra doll house pieces,” says Jacinda. An Ikea bench was the perfect height and width for the dollhouse and Scarlett also has a gorgeous floor cushion that she can sit and play on with the dollhouse if she chooses. Another favourite purchase was the beautiful rattan Byron Bay Hanging Chair that seemed

fitting for a home just by the sea. It has turned a previously unused corner of the room into a special reading nook for Scarlett. “To make this space more comfortable, a faux fur rug, oversized cushion and pom-pom garland was added as well as a side table and small basket of books, it works perfectly.” _

HIDE & SLEEP >>> @hidesleep










01. Pom Pom Basket $55 // 02. ‘Le Toy Van’ Doll House $359.95 // 03. Round Floor Cushion with Star Adornment $180 // 04. Rose In April Alice Stool $125 // 05. Sprinkles Felt Ball Rug from $399 // 06. Hand Picked Lemons Quilt Set from $92.50 //


DESIGNER maria angus PHOTOgraphy claudio raschella


After spotting this fabulous little space on Instagram we asked mum and owner of My Mini Abode, Maria, to share some details on how she created a calm but creative space for daughter Lola. I designed the room for my daugther, Lola. She was born September last year, and is 9 months now. She is a real joy – such a happy and chilled out baby, which is quite a contrast to my eldest son who never stands still! I wanted to create a beautiful but whimsical space for the nursery. The wallpaper was my first inspiration and something I really wanted to work with so when I saw this print by Swedish designers Majvillan from Just Kids Wallpaper, I fell in love and knew it would work well. It has such lovely blush, mustard and grey tones which I used as the basis for other items in the room. Using white and blonde tones complements the wallpaper without making the room too busy. My husband made the Tasmanian Oak top for the dresser and the birch cot and side table are from IKEA. I also wanted a chair that we would sit well anywhere in my home long after the baby years have gone. A chair I could nurse Lola

in as a newborn, but also use as a reading chair as she grew older (and for myself one day). The Middle of Nowhere Boden chair fits the bill for being stylish and its woolblend makes it super comfortable. It has definitely come into its own for those middle of the night feeds! The IKEA side table makes the perfect spot for the Adairs bedside lamp and books and blankets are stored in seagrass baskets. The Jones and Co hanging timber vases holding baby’s breath flowers give it a special touch. My hubby and I have collected (not necessarily expensive) art over the years and I’m a big fan of supporting local artists. I wanted a painting for Lola’s room for her to keep, and one day take with her when she has her own home. I found the painting, by local artist Tania Aliis and snapped it up as it was actually on sale. Hope Lola likes pink! It’s so funny because I’ve never been into pink much but there’s something about having a girl that drew me to it! _

MY MINI ABODE >>> @myminiabode


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DESIGNER LITTLE nook interiors PHOTOgraphy danielle trovato

REAL ROOM || Henry

When Henry made the transition from cot to ‘big-boy-bed’, Mum and interior designer Nicole from Little Nook Interiors thought it would be the perfect time to give the space an entirely new look. With an Incy iron bed, the foundation was set for a fun and colourful room to match the personality of its little owner. Who lives here? “This is Henry’s room, he is nearly 3! He is a very kind, funny and loving little boy....super creative and loves rockets, reading, drawing, cooking and most of all nature; being outside, just roaming.” What was your inspiration for the room? “The inspiration really came from the bed…I loved the chocolate colour and the vintage vibe that it gave. This then inspired me to purchase the PAC-MAN lights, which work perfectly. I also wanted something cozy and comfortable that could handle two boys playing in it and had enough space for us all to sit on the floor and play freely – he has a younger brother, Freddie who is 1 and we tend to play between the two bed rooms.” We love the neon PAC-MAN sign - where did you source this? “I came across Electric Confetti through none other than Instagram! I’m not even sure what I was searching for at the time but was instantly in love with everything Nat was creating.”

Tell us about the reading nook you created: “I love this reading nook, it makes great use of what was quite an awkward corner. Henry loves books, so that was the inspiration, and he now calls this his library, which is very sweet. The bookshelves themselves are an Ikea hack – they are the Mosslanda picture ledges. The Baud and Co bean bag really finishes it off, and provides a great source of comfort at story time.” How did you personalise the room for Henry? “There are quite a few special little things including the illustration on his dresser which is of him and our dog Milly (his best friend) which we had designed for his first birthday invitation. The pickle pillow case I just had to get because the day before he had been eating pickles out of the jar in the fridge which I thought was really odd for a two year old, so it was a bit of a joke but he loves it. The green really livens up the bedlinen too.” _

LITTLE NOOK INTERIORS >>> @littlenook_interiors

"I love Incy Interiors -–the beds are beautiful quality and they also have two height settings, making the transition to big bed more accessible as you can have them quite low to the ground."





With another precious baby girl on the way, Mel Plambeck meticulously planned a beautiful nursery for her arrival. She talked to us about the planning process and how it all came together. Tell us about how you prepared for the arrival of Lulu: “We were a little surprised when we found out we were expecting Lulu, she was another ‘surprise’ miracle baby. After trying for 3 years with our first baby and having to go through IVF, we then conceived our second naturally. We thought we would only ever have two children so when we found out we were able to naturally conceive again, and was pregnant with Lulu, we were so over the moon.” What was your inspiration for Lulu’s nursery? “I love everything very natural, organic and neutral, and Scandinavian... so I spent hours on Pinterest and Instagram researching ideas that would fit into this style, and was surprised at how much was out there like this!” Did you find anything particularly challenging? “I didn’t want an overly ‘girly’ or ‘pink’ room this time, so the challenge was to make it neutral and organic, yet still pretty and girly without being frilly or pink.” What is your favourite part of the room? “I love that it’s a calming space. Sometimes I just love to go and sit in the rocker with Lulu when she’s unsettled, and we cuddle. It instantly feels calm and peaceful in there and

we both love it. Even her two older siblings Ivie and Hudson love being in there, reading books to her and playing with her toys.” How do you find life with three gorgeous kids? “It’s made life crazy, hectic and overwhelming, but we wouldn’t change a thing. It’s so beautiful to see the two big kids interact with Lulu, be amazing siblings, and grow as a family together. I’m loving being at home with my children as a stay at home Mum, whilst also slowly starting to build my business of product styling and photography. It’s the best of both worlds right now and I love it.” _

Mel’s supplier list Unicorn Doll: These Little Treasures Shoes: My Little Munchkin Book Shelves: Ikea Moroccan Pouf: Cush & Co Throw: The Gather Collective Linen: Jack & Willow Teethers: Naturebubz Bow Headbands: Mae & Rae MEL PLAMBECK >>> @melplambeck








01. Blush Moroccan Pouf $179 // 02. Neva 1 Light Table Lamp in Blush $69.95 // 03. Hello Deer Print from $25 // 04. London Rocking Chair $995 // 05. OYOY Wooden Penguin $58 // 06. Cam Cam Sashiko Blush Quilt Cover $129.90 //


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Sweet Apple Hand Pies INGREDIENTS 1 sheet sweet shortcrust pastry, thawed 4 cooking apples 1/3 cup caster sugar Juice of one lemon Egg wash 1 egg yolk 2 tbsp pouring cream 2 tbsp caster sugar METHOD 1. Peel the apples and finely slice. Place in a small saucepan with the sugar, lemon and a couple of tablespoons of water and cook on low until the apples are just soft but not falling apart. 2. Roll out the pastry until about 4mm thick and cut into rounds about 10cm diameter. Spoon a little of the apple mixture in the middle of each round and bring the pastry edges together, pressing to seal in the filling. Crimp the edges with a fork to close together tightly

then transfer to a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Repeat with remaining pastry rounds until you have used up all of the pastry (re-roll and cut the scraps). Place the tray of uncooked hand pies in the fridge for 20 minutes to rest. You could also freeze them at this point then cook straight from frozen when you fancy. Preheat oven to 180C. Make an eggwash by whisking together the cream and egg. Brush this over the hand pies and sprinkle with the caster sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm on some cute Penny Scallan Bamboo plates. Yum!

PENNY SCALLAN >>> @pennyscallandesign



AHEAD OF THEIR POP UP MARKETPLACE ON THE 6TH AND 7TH AUGUST, Tinitrader - Australia’s favourite online destination for babies and kids products - TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES TO VIEW some of THE ROOMS, AND PRODUCTS THEY WILL BE SHOWCASING.

supplier list Wallpaper Pickawall Bed: The White Edition Bedside Tables: The White Edition Linen: In The Sac Rug: Olli Ella Prints: Lumiere Art & Co Accessories: Design Stuff & The Gathered Store.

supplier list Wallpaper Pickawall Bed/Trundle/Rug: Super Amart Bedside Tables: Super Amart Linen: In The Sac Accessories: Design Stuff, The Gathered Store, The Toy Workshop.

supplier list Cot: Cots and More Wallpaper Pickawall Accessories: Muffin & Mate


Don’t miss the Tinitrader Pop Up Marketplace in Abbotsford on the 6th-7th August 2016. Sponsored by Bugaboo, the event will be a beautifully curated shopping experience with a selection of the best independent children’s boutiques and brands. There will be loads of acticities for the kids and coffee for parents with discounts and prizes to be won across the weekend! TINITRADER POP-UP 245 Johnston Street Abbotsford @tinitrader

supplier list Wallpaper Pickawall Bed/Shelving: Fantastic Furniture Linen: Feliz Home Lamp/Ottoman: Fantastic Furniture Accessories: The Toy Workshop, The Gathered Store, Mailing Road Toy Shop.





Wonderland Interiors is an interior design service specialising in children’s bedrooms and playrooms, also producing their own range of pillowcases.

Dare to be different by shopping our unique selection of colourful, fun and on-trend items for little ones from the best in independent design!

Australian designed and manufactured, these stylish, safe and affordable cardboard cubbies are available for children around the world. @wonderlandinteriors @wigglespiggles @emymeetslulu




NZ based designer of unique skinny prints, wooden art hangers, baby milestone cards and modern typography art prints created with love.

This Australian owned company creates a range of modern kids timepieces using stunning leather and faces.

Home of the Pray4Trax necklace; handmade in Australia, designed to help support the medical treatments of a little boy with Cystic Fibrosis. @marlee_watch_co @mrs_paulie_

Stylish and safe dummy clips, accessories & toys.


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