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Wilson & Frency has arrived!! June 03 2016, 0 Comments

bassinet sheets and cot sheets soft cottonBeautifully soft cotton wraps, bassinet sheets and cot sheets, designed by Wilson & Frenchy, combining a crafty vibe with a smattering of nature. Produced in fair trade compliant factories. 

 


Room tour: Ellia's Room August 21 2014, 0 Comments

We read a fair few blogs here at feather the nest, and in the past have shared some of our discoveries over at Mini Style Blog.  So when we came across a feature of little Ellia's room, we knew that it was another room tour that we had to share.  Ellia's clever mama is Natalie of Glitter and the Girls fame and her styling of Ellia's room is simply beautiful.  Here is a sneak peak, but head over here to to see more.  We particularly love the gallery wall and bedding!  Thanks so much for sharing Ellia's room Natalie - you are one talented mama!  xx 
    
 
 
 
 

Inspiration board: Bunk beds July 01 2014, 0 Comments

Bunk beds have been a hot topic here at feather the nest for the past few days, as one of the team is looking at sleeping arrangements for their expanding family.  Whilst researching (read browsing Pinterest for hours) options, we discovered that bunk beds have come quite a long way since most of the team were kids and we were pretty impressed at the selection of modern and spacious bunk bed options around.  Below are a few of our faves.  Click on photos for links xx
  
  
 
 
 
 
 

Inspiration board: Slides and swings June 24 2014, 0 Comments

We've had some great feedback from some of you after our blog post on playrooms, so we thought that we'd share a few more of our feather the nest favourites.  Pinterest is full of creative and inspiring ways to decorate your kid's bedrooms, and we've noticed a recent trend where swings and slides are being brought inside and into kids bedrooms and playrooms.  We love them.  Click on images for links xx

 


Inspiration board: Playrooms June 03 2014, 0 Comments

As much as I love that our kids enjoy actively setting up imaginary shops, or building train tracks that run the length of our house, there are some afternoons where I wish that I could shut the door and hide the mess that is ensues.  I've often thought how great it would be to have a kids playroom where they could leave their imagined worlds set up, all ready to go for tomorrow's dreaming.   I'm inspired by all of the below, and hopefully one day, we'll have enough room to make a playroom a reality.  Until then, we'll continue with our 'let's just tidy up at the end of each day' mantra.

 Click on the images for links xx

 


Media: Cush & Nooks May 05 2014, 0 Comments

The lovely Vic from Cush & Nooks has included our organic Uimi cushions in her 'Cushion-mania' round up last week.  You can find our Uimi cushions under our Product page.  Make a cup of tea and click here to head on over and have a read.  Thanks so much Vic! xx

 


DIY Project: Felt Crowns May 02 2014, 0 Comments

This is a relatively easy DIY project this week.  The clever Jenny from Hello Bee posted this project a while ago, but crowns are never out of fashion and these gorgeous little numbers would make a great addition to any dress up box.  Or you could make several of them and hand them out as favours at your next child's birthday party.  For instructions and more info visit www.hellobee.com/2012/05/30/diy-felt-crown/ x
   
 
 
  
     

Inspiration board: Book storage April 08 2014, 0 Comments

Here at feather the nest, we believe that learning to read and becoming lost in a good book are vital in helping to develop kids' imagination and that books should be available and accessible in every kid's bedroom. However as any parent or grandparent knows, a love of reading and books comes a whole new storage challenge.  If books aren't easy to grab and put back, then kids are less likely to choose to read.  When looking for "easy-to-access but also easy-on-the-eye" storage inspiration, Pinterest has plenty of ideas.  Here are a few of our favourites.  All links are in images x 
 
 
 

Inspiration board: Accents of orange April 01 2014, 0 Comments

Whilst we love lots of white and neutrals here at feather the nest, there is something refreshing about accents of colour peppered in with those neutrals, particularly in kids' bedrooms.  Lately we're loving the hints of orange that are coming through.  Here are a few of our favourites (all links are in images) x
   
We LOVE this rug...
   
  
   
And this teepee... who wouldn't want to crawl right in there?
   
  
   
We love this mural too...
   
 
     
 These cushions add just the right amount of colour to this older kid's bedroom... 
    
 
   
And how can you go past a bright orange Eero Aarnio puppy?  
   

More stock: Gelati knit blankets from Goo March 22 2014, 0 Comments

We're pretty excited about the arrival of the new gelati knit blankets from Goo Collection this morning.  Made from 100% certified organic cotton, they are perfect for snuggling as the weather begins to get a bit colder.  Available in both pink and blue.


Inspiration: Nicolas' bedroom March 03 2014, 0 Comments

We read a fair few blogs here at feather the nest and one of our all time favourites is Mini Style Blog, a collection of beautiful products, stylish DIY ideas and photos of inspirational nurseries.  They recently featured the playful and colour laden room of Nicolas.  We particularly love how 'real' this room is, which is refreshing in a world of immaculate and very perfect Pinterest photos!  Thanks for sharing your little boy's room Katia.  We think it's gorgeous.  See the feature on Mini Style Blog here - http://www.ministyleblog.com/blog/nicolas-room-tour2722014 
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Media: Beau Monde Mama February 19 2014, 1 Comment

We featured Emma's new nursery over at Beau Monde Mama on our blog a few days ago and discovered that she stumbled across feather the nest too! See Emma's very stylish blog and lovely write up on us below.  Thanks for the support Emma xx

Inspiration: A beautiful nursery for a new arrival... February 13 2014, 0 Comments

One of the best things about social media is it's ability to introduce you to new products, people and blogs.  We came across this gorgeous nursery this morning and thought that you'd all agree that it was one of the most beautiful spaces we've seen in a long time.  Emma, at Beau Monde Mama, is based in New Zealand and has kindly provided notes on where she sourced all of the items she's used.  We love the peachy tones and we're pretty impressed with the news that Emma created the feature wall in this room herself!

 

See Emma's blog for more photos and more lifestyle, fashion and beauty, DIY and baby inspiration!  
Thanks for sharing your little girl's new room Emma - we think you've done an incredible job.
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More stock: Some of our favourite Uimi products are back in stock... February 12 2014, 0 Comments

We've got good news for your Wednesday - some of our favourite Uimi products from the Indiana range are back in stock.  These beautiful cushions and blankets are clearly your favourites too as we keep selling out!  We've had several people ask if we can order different sizes and colourways and the answer is yes.  So if there's an Uimi product that you're after that we don't currently have instore, drop us a note and we'll see what we can do.

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News: New products in store! January 31 2014, 0 Comments

We are very excited to announce that feather the nest are the exclusive NZ stockist of the beautiful new 'Oh Deer!' and 'A Whale of a Time' 100% certified organic cotton linen ranges from Goo Collection in Australia.  The ranges include fitted and flat cot sheets, duvet sets, quilt covers and cushions.
Made from 100% certified organic cotton, we think that the 'Oh Deer' and 'A Whale of a Time' ranges will make the perfect addition to any child's bedroom.  
Both ranges are available to order instore now.
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News: NYC adventures January 30 2014, 0 Comments

Some of the feather the nest team are off to New York in a few weeks, on the hunt for some new products to add to our feather the nest family of suppliers.  I hope that the weather warms up as it looks freezing over there at the moment.  

The buzz in our office around the upcoming New York trip had me searching for travel inspiration for kid's rooms on Pinterest this morning.  One trend that caught my eye was the use of large maps as art in kids' rooms.  There's something magical about the adventures that await a new life and maps are a great way to encourage little people's imaginations.  Below are a few of my favourite...

All images sourced via Pinterest
Have you got any favourite places we should visit in NYC?  
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