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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: 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

 


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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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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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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Inspiration board: White and grey kids rooms November 30 2013, 0 Comments

There's something calming about the combination of white and grey, especially in kids rooms.  We're about to start renovation number 2, so I'm looking for ideas for our little one's new room and found loads of inspiration on Pinterest.  Interestingly enough quite a few of them also contain animals!

Check out our Pinterest board for these images and their sources - pinterest.com/feathernestnz

Are you a fan of the white and grey combination too?  Or do you prefer to push the boundaries with colour in kids rooms?

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