feather the nest: a blog

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 
    
 
 
 
 

DIY Project: Baby and Toddler Swing July 25 2014, 0 Comments

For most adults, swings seem to bring back memories of carefree childhoods, hours spent at playgrounds and the closest you've ever felt to the freedom of flying.  Most kids seem to love the sensation too and when we found this DIY project, we knew that there would be a few of you who would be clever enough to take it up.  We found this beautiful (and very easy-to-follow) DIY indoor swing for kids over on one of our favourite blogs, A Beautiful Mess.  The swing was created by the very talented Rachel from Smile & Wave.  Click here for the more photos and for the instructions.  We'd love to see your efforts if you give this one a go this weekend!  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: KiaOra - Air New Zealand's inflight magazine May 06 2014, 1 Comment

Wow - feather the nest has had a huge amount of media support these past few weeks!  We were very excited to discover our Mint Indiana blanket in the latest issue of KiaOra, Air New Zealand's inflight magazine.  Thanks so much Karen! 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

 


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?  
   

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

Media: Cush & Nooks February 18 2014, 0 Comments

The gorgeous Vic from Cush & Nooks has written a lovely write up of feather the nest over on her popular interiors blog, Cush & Nooks.  Vic is a well respected interior decorator, stylist and writer, writing for both her blog and Your Home & Garden and Homestyle magazines.  Take a look at her feature on us at the link below.  Thanks for your support Vic xx