Tuesday 21 July 2015

Gigantic Gingham Glory

There's something about gingham, buffalo checks, call-them-what-you-will that reels me in every single time in children's bedrooms. They're eye-catching, statement-yielding but rarely seem over-bearing.

Take a look at these inspiration destinations and try and tell me you're not tempted....

My favourite designs for children's bedrooms are the bigger, bolder checks - steer clear of anything fussy for the Modern Country feel.

Papier-Mâché Stag Head | Accents | Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

There are few easier ways to add a flourish of Country to your child's bedroom than gingham bedding. You can actually go fairly bare with the rest of the scheme, if you're a fan of Modern children's bedroom schemes but add warmth with those big ol' checks.

wide board + batten panels plus chunky crown moulding on ceiling...like this warm grey paint color, too.

The rustic, coastal timber bed for Dan's room?

White ceiling, subtle grey green walls, taupe and white check bed linen, black & white photos (of the area?) - casual, lived-in look

Quiet City Bedroom  --  I am discovering I really love guest bedrooms where a twin bed is in a tiny, cozy nook with light wall color to add freshness and airy space.

Rethink space, especially in large homes!  Make those open landing spaces for spare bed setups!  Save spare bedrooms for office, gym, play or craft rooms.

fire place. antlers. buffalo check screen. masculine and beautiful.

Gigantic Gingham Glory: warming the cockles of our collective Modern Country hearts.

Housetohome, CountryHomes and Interiors, All You Need, The White Company, rh babyandchild, the inspired room, mcgee life, decopeques, houseandhome, downandoutchic, desire to inspire, Cabbages and Roses, bibelotte

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Friday 10 July 2015

Get The Look: Red and Blue Colour Scheme In Your Child's Bedroom

Last time, we talked about children's bedrooms with a blue and red colour scheme. Shall we take a look in a little more detail at how to pull this look together for your own little poppets, by taking a step by step approach to this gorgeous children's bedroom in Bazeley House?

In order to allow the room to grow with the child, I'd advise choosing a fairly neutral background. We chose to use Farrow and Ball Pale Powder (more on that shortly!), a perfect, chalkily soft Robin's Egg shade, but for the look featured here, try Farrow and Ball Lime White.

Once the bare bones are established, it's time to build layers of your dominant colour, in Bazeley House, they've chosen blue, so we see that bright seaside blue in the duvets, throws, the clock, artwork and accessories.

From there, it's time for step 3: add smaller splashes of your secondary colour, red.

Finish with a final flourish of quirky extras to add your own special twist that's unique to you and your children. Time to arrange your kiddiewinks' favourite toys, or first pair of shoes....have fun and don't forget to let me know how you get on!

Images via 1st Option

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Tuesday 7 July 2015

Blue and Red Colour Schemes In Children's Bedrooms

My all-time favourite colour scheme in children's bedrooms is red and blue. It has Modern Country Boys Bedroom written all over it.

It's the colour scheme I've gone for in our boys' bedroom and I'm loving it. But before we get to the final reveal, let's take a look at some fantabuous inspiration. 

{Tissues for mopping up drool will be supplied.}

Some of these have their emphasis very firmly on red, with snippets o' blue...

...and others reverse the trend and side with the blue and introduce touches of red...

Some are neutral with accents of red and blue. Greedy?!

Some veer deliciously to the Country edge of Modern Country...

While others teeter on the brink of Modern....

Some are for multiple children...

...whilsy others are for singletons...

Do it any which way you like: in my book of Modern Country, design a boy's bedroom around a red and blue colour scheme and you can't go far wrong!

Images via Sarah Richardson Design, Cabbages and Roses, Kate Forman, inknown, Country Living, unknown, unknown, Casa Tres Chic, Trent Derby, unknown, unknown, unknown, Yahohoic

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