Aug 132014
 

Oilo

Big Birthday Bash – Day 13

Today’s spotlight is on beautiful US label Oilo, known all around the globe for its divine bed linen. Style conscious mamas from Australia have been ordering their dream nursery pieces from the United States, simply because here in Australia there is nothing that comes even close to their stunning designs. I am so excited to share some amazing Oilo nursery looks with you, be prepared to fall in love:

Oilo Zara

Proudly designed and made in the United States Oilo is the ultimate in designer nurseries, offering a delightful range of cot linen and accessories that would make any nursery look magazine worthy. The contemporary prints, exquisite finishes, high quality materials and natural colours make Oilo a hot favourite for nursery decor.

Oilo PillowThe Oilo crib (our Australian cot) bedding collection includes patterned crib sheets, crib bumpers and crib skirts which are all sold separately so you can put together your dream baby room piece by piece. Oilo’s fitted crib sheets are made from 100% cotton 300-thread count sateen, so they are not only stylish but super soft too (perfect for your precious little bundle). All sheets are fully machine washable, we all know we’d rather cuddle our babies than spend hours washing by hand.

To compliment your Oilo nursery you can choose from a range of matching accessories like change pad covers, blankets, capsule canopies and pillows. Manufactured from 100 percent woven cotton and encased in a high-quality zippered enclosure, Oilo’s dacron-filled pillows make a lovely finishing touch your baby room, bedroom and even living room. I think they would look gorgeous in a feeding chair or reading sofa, which design is your favourite?

Oilio Striped

To find out more about Oilo, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.oilostudio.com.

For your chance to win an Oilo Crib Sheet, Oilo Crib Skirt and Oilo Pillow of your choice (styles subject to availability) enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 012014
 

Bed Toppings

Big Birthday Bash – Day 1

Australian artist and designer Sophie Farquhar puts the fun back in bedtime with her super hip Bed Toppings bedding range. Her signature Chocolate Bar bedding set has appeared on a range of top end websites and blogs and I’m not surprised, who wouldn’t want to go to sleep in a gigantic chocolate bar??

Bed Toppings Chocolate SheetsThe Chocolate Bar single bed set contains a flat sheet, fitted sheet and pillow case featuring tasty chocolate pieces as well as a gorgeous chocolate wrapper quilt cover to keep your little sleepy head toasty warm. We have had this funky design for a few years now and it’s my son’s first choice when it comes to making the beds, it looks fantastic and still looks amazing even after many washes.

Bed Toppings has new babies covered too with a range of delightful cot sheets and cushions to suit both boys and girls. If you’re on the hunt for a beautiful piece for your nursery or need a special gift for a baby shower or new arrival Bed Toppings is exactly what you are looking for.

Bed Toppings Chocolate Bar

To find out more about Bed Toppings, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.bedtoppings.com.au, delivery is FREE Australia wide.

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Feb 092013
 

Kas

After we finished the painting, completed the bedroom shuffle and miss 2 moved into her big bed I could finally start putting together the new girls’ bedroom, my favourite part of it all! I absolutely love the relaxing hunt for beautiful bedroom pieces to make my little lady her very own special palace. As you may know from previous posts we have chosen neutral colours for the walls which leaves us lots of room to play with colour and there is definitely no shortage of colours in her new Kas Kids quilt cover. I think it looks just gorgeous!

Kas Kids 'Little Trinkets' Quilt Cover

Kas Kids ‘Little Trinkets’ Quilt Cover

As much as our adorable miss 2 likes copying her big sister she is just not a pink kind of girl like our oldest daughter, the soft red colours of the Kas Kids Little Trinkets collection suit her much better. It look so cheerful and there are so many things for her to spot on this quilt cover, it keeps her entertained (and in bed) for ages so that’s a real bonus. The Kas Kids Little Trinkets Quilt Cover Set is available in Single ($109.95) and Double ($119.95) bed size with very stylish Handbag Cushion ($29.95) and square Little Trinkets Applique Cushion ($39.95) to match.

You may already know Kas from its beautiful bedlinen for adults, available at Myer, David Jones and other big retailers all over Australia, but have you checked out the Kas Kids range too? Kas Kids brings a refreshing range of bedlinen and accessories for hip boy and girls of all ages with the same fabulous quality Kas is famous for. If you could do with some inspiration for your child’s bedroom take a look at these other beautiful Kas Kids designs. There is a theme for everyone and there are many more styles available to choose from:

Kas Kids 'Treasure Hunt' range

Kas Kids ‘Treasure Hunt’ range

The nautical theme with red and blue tones is always very popular for boys, it is a very safe choice as it never goes out of fashion and it is easy to find other decorations to complete the look. The Kas Kids Treasure Hunt range has taken this true classic and made it a bit more young and fun with lighter colours and funky prints. The Kas Kids Treasure Hunt Quilt Cover Set is available in Single ($109.95) and Double ($119.95) bed size with cool Shark Toy Cushion ($29.95) and square Alphabet Embroidered Cushion ($39.95) to match.

Kas Kids 'Beach Huts' range

Kas Kids ‘Beach Huts’ range

If your little girl is not too keen on princesses, fairies, flowers and glitter the Kas Kids Beach Huts theme is absolutely perfect for you. The sweet, colourful beach huts are sure to put anyone in a happy summer mood. Yes, there is a still a bit of pink to be seen but lots of other colours too so you can easily build on one of the other tones instead, the soft green and aquamarine are very cute options for a girls room! The Kas Kids Beach Huts Quilt Cover Set is available in Single ($109.95) and Double ($119.95) bed size with round Beach Ball Cushion ($24.95) and Ice Cream Embroidered Cushion ($39.95) to match.

Kas Kids 'On Safari' range

Kas Kids ‘On Safari’ range

We all know kids love animals so I have no doubt this Kas Kids On Safari look would get the tick of approval from most (if not all) of them. The combination of green and orange is very refreshing and a welcome change to all the dark blue you often see. How cute is the cheeky lion hanging out on the chair? The Kas Kids On Safari Quilt Cover Set is available in Single ($109.95) and Double ($119.95) bed size with a friendly Lion Cushion ($29.95) and On Safari Embroidered Cushion ($39.95) to match.

Kas Kids 'Journey' range

Kas Kids ‘Journey’ range

I often hear mums complain that there are fewer options for boys than there are for girls but that is definitely not the case with Kas. Here’s another great boys design that many boys would go crazy for: the Kas Kids Journey collection. Boats, aeroplanes, rockets, tractors and much more, pretty much everything that ‘goes’ can be found somewhere in this range and the best part is that there are no noisy sounds involved. The Kas Kids Journey Quilt Cover Set is available in Single ($109.95) and Double ($119.95) bed size with a green/blue Tractor Cushion ($29.95) and square Journey Embroidered Cushion ($39.95) to match.

To find out more about Kas Kids, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.kasaustralia.com.au.

For your chance to win a Kas Kids Prize Pack (1 Quilt Cover Set Single/Double and 1 decorative cushion, choice of the themes featured above) visit www.kasaustralia.com.au and answer the following question: Which of the 5 gorgeous Kas Kids themes featured above would you most like to see in your child’s bedroom?

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Counting down…

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Jan 202013
 

For weeks I have been wanting to get that little bed ready for our new arrival and now that miss 2 has moved into the big bed I could finally start on it, very exciting. Back in 2010 I first discovered the beautiful Anton’s Lane organic nursery bedding from Avidiva and I knew I had to have it for this baby. I already ordered it months ago and have been getting it out of the drawers every few weeks or so, impatiently waiting to see it in use. Well that moment came yesterday and it looks even better than I imagined:

Waiting... Garden Grow sheet set by Anton's Lane

Waiting… Garden Grow sheet set by Anton’s Lane

Anton's Lane Forest Play sheet setI absolutely LOVE the neutral colours of the Garden Grow collection, the only thing missing is our beautiful boy or girl to complete the picture! The 100% organic sateen cotton is extremely soft, just perfect for a tiny newborn. If you promise not to tell hubby I will let you in on a secret: I couldn’t choose between the two Anton’s Lane collections so I bought the Forest Play sheet set too, isn’t it delightful?

Natursutten Natural SootherAs you can see I also grabbed a few Natursutten Natural Soothers ($9.95) in the 0-6 months size, we used these organic dummies for miss 2 and she loved them so fingers crossed this baby will too. The Natursutten pacifiers are not only free from BPA, PVC, Parabens, Phthalates and other nasties, they are also created in one piece so that there are no tiny grooves or cracks for bacteria to hide in. They are ideal for breastfed babies as the larger shield gently touches their nose to imitate the mother’s breast.

To take a closer look at the gorgeous Anton’s Lane bedding or the eco-friendly Natursutten Soothers visit www.avidiva.com.au.

Jan 142013
 

MiniJumbuk

As you may have read we recently moved our cheeky 2-year old out of the cot and into a big bed. Now this may sound simple and quick but it actually took quite a bit of preparation. The new Bunkers bed was made to order so there was a little wait and the fabulous BedGuard mattress had to come from interstate. Getting her a new quilt was the easy part, we simply went back to our big favourite MiniJumbuk.

Jumbuk Junior Cot QuiltWe first discovered MiniJumbuk two years ago during our hunt for a high quality cot quilt and the MiniJumbuk kids range ticked all our boxes. Natural, safe, asthma-friendly, machine washable, Australian made; our list of demands was pretty long but that proved to be no problem for MiniJumbuk. We have been really happy with the Junior Jumbuk Cot Quilt so we saw no reason to change and just made the logical next step to a Jumbuk 4 Kids Single Bed Quilt.

Jumbuk 4 Kids Quilt (RRP $219.95)

Jumbuk 4 Kids Quilt (RRP $219.95)

MiniJumbuk uses only the highest quality materials and their products are made right here in South Australia, so they can keep a close eye on the production process to guarantee an end product that meets the strictest criteria. The Jumbuk 4 Kids Quilt is made with 80% wool and 20% polyester, this means it is comfortable and warm yet light weight so perfect for children. And even though it is made with mainly wool it is still machine washable, no need to visit an expensive dry cleaner to get your quilt clean and fresh again.

Just like its little sibling the Jumbuk 4 Kids Quilt proudly carries the Sensitive Choice seal of approval from Asthma Council Australia, in fact MiniJumbuk wool bedding is the only wool bedding in Australia that carries the big OK stamp. A perfect choice for our little miss 2 who has very sensitive skin and airways and it gives me peace of mind too knowing she can sleep safely and breathe easily.

The Jumbuk 4 Kids Quilt is available in sizes Single, Double and Queen and can be purchased on the MiniJumbuk website as well as at Adairs stores nationwide.

To find out more about MiniJumbuk, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.minijumbuk.com.au.

For your chance to win a Jumbuk 4 Kids Single Bed Quilt (RRP $219.95) visit www.minijumbuk.com.au and answer the following question: Which feature of the Jumbuk 4 Kids Quilt do you like most and why?

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Petit, a little luxury for the young ones

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Nov 272012
 

Most parents love spoiling their little ones and we all know that if there is one time of the year for some extra spoiling it would have to be Christmas. With many stores offering similar products it can be hard to find something unique and beautiful so you’ll no doubt be very thrilled when you spot the little gems I found at Petit Australia.

Petit is all about little and big luxuries for the precious people in our lives so this gorgeous store is well worth a visit on your hunt for the perfect Christmas gift. In store you’ll find everything you need to give your kids bedroom or nursery the WOW factor (from bedding to furniture and from decor to lighting) as well stylish toys, gifts and accessories. I think you’ll have a hard time leaving this website with just one or two pieces in your shopping basket!

I love pretty much everything in store but I keep coming back to the divine Petit Playhouses and Playtents. No matter how old you are these beautiful designs are you sure to get you daydreaming, they make you think of tea parties and picnics, reading books until you fall asleep and sleepovers with your best friend. There are lots of lovely styles to choose from in different sizes, themes, genders and budget. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift that will be treasured for years to come this is it!

For a really personal present take a look at these fabulous personalised cushions, such a great idea and I think they make a fantastic gift for both babies and children. The cushions are available in multiple colours and shapes to suit your child’s bedroom or playroom perfectly. Like most kids my twins absolutely love seeing their name on things so they would definitely like one of these on their beds.

New to the store and already very popular are the World Maps, what a wonderful and educational way to decorate a wall. The concept of distance, countries and the world can be hard to understand for little minds so these maps make for a lovely early introduction and they look amazing too. Personally I adore the Places We Love design as it can be personalised with ‘places you love’ (location of overseas family, holiday destinations) but the World to Wander range is equally delightful.

To find out more about Petit, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit www.petit.com.au.

New on the block, Haveli

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Sep 142012
 

This week the beautiful Haveli range arrived in store at Little Boo-Teek and I am so excited about it. I have been admiring this label for quite some time and can’t get enough of the beautiful prints and colours, I wish I could have it all.

Australian brand Haveli uses the traditional technique of block printing to create a unique, stylish range of children’s clothing, accessories and bedding. Each pattern is carved into a block of wood and then stamped by hand onto the cotton fabric. As you can imagine the end result is amazing and as with all handmade products every item turns out slightly different. This Haveli Smock Dress ($35) is probably my favourite, the aqua and pink block print is just gorgeous and perfect for the summer season.

Warm weather means time for cute summer dresses. Make sure you don’t ruin the perfect picture with the not-so-stylish sight of a nappy underneath! Cover that little bottom in style with one of these cute Haveli Bloomers ($22), available in three delightful prints. To be honest I think they are too beautiful to cover up, just wear them with a simple white singlet or top to show them off in all their glory.

No matter what time of the year, with a baby around it is always good to have a blanket on hand. You’ll be surprised how often you use it: in the cot, in the pram, in the car, when visiting friends and family or even to create a quick and clean spot to put baby down on the ground. The Havali Baby Blankets ($68) are nothing less than stunning, and if only I knew if our new baby will be a girl I would be picking up this adorable pink design for sure. The elephant print is just divine, available in green too.

To find out more about Little Boo-Teek, to browse the Haveli range and to order online visit www.littlebooteek.com.au.