Creating beautiful spaces

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to blog, all because I have been super crazy busy with “life as we know it.” Since Ava has also decided to take “cat naps” of 15 minutes at a time throughout a day and be wide awake in between, it also means I can hardly get anything done as I love giving her all of my attention when she is awake.

Finally, I’ve caught a gap, and I can share with you what I have been wanting to for a long time.

Aside from being a wife, a mama, a business owner and a newbie to the blogging scene, I really enjoy putting a lot of effort into creating a beautiful space to live in. My hubby and I both love working on our home and making even the smallest of changes to enhance it wherever we can. Our home has a lot of modern elements to it, but at the same time, offers that warm and cosy family feeling of it being truly “lived in.” Some pieces of furniture and accessories took us some time to save up for and splurge on, however, in a lot of ways we have tried to keep it simple wherever possible. The pic below shows how we used recycled pallets to create a headboard in our bedroom.

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Creating beautiful spaces for my children has always been important to me and the minute I was able to, I got stuck in and put everything into creating something very special for each of them.

When I was pregnant, and found out I was having Jaxon, I immediately started pinning like mad and quickly got a “feel” for what I wanted to create when it came to his nursery. I wanted it to be minimalistic, modern, but with some “boyish” elements coming through. We slowly started buying things here and there for the room (all in line with the theme that I wanted for the room) and it all came together in the end.

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Hanging lamp: At Home | Airplane stickers: Stickaroo

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Teddy bear: Mr.Price Home

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A beautiful gift from a close friend

I saw an idea on Pinterest that I really loved and wanted to incorporate in Jaxon’s nursery. It involved a branch of a tree. My husband was so dedicated, one afternoon he drove around with me to find exactly what I was looking for. It couldn’t just be any branch, it had to be the perfect branch 🙂 All you pregnant mamas-to-be out there will know what I mean when I say this 🙂 After some sanding, a varnish and my husband’s handy hands to put it all together for me, it all came out exactly the way I had envisioned.

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I had a ball of a time “nesting” in Jaxon’s nursery and I loved the way the space turned out in the end.

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White cot: Ikea | White rocking feeding chair: At Home |White mat and rocking horse: Mr.Price Home | Storage basket: Coricraft

A little before we found out Ava was on the way, we took on the task of changing one of the room’s in our house into Jaxon’s new bedroom. Of course, I also had tons of fun with this project. This time around I went back to my trusted resource – Pinterest – for some ideas and compiled a combination I thought would not only look good but fit Jaxon’s personality.

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The color scheme I went for was monochrome, but with touches of grey. The yay banner and pillow are both from Zana Products and the Batman storage bag and mat from Gia Mila Bee who sourced the products.

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I love Simply Child and their furniture and incorporated a lot of their furniture in Jaxon’s room. The chalkboard and wooden shelf are two of their beautiful products.

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The beautiful birth print was done for me by the talented Miki Lehmkuhl from Just My Type Design. 

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My in-laws bought the cute big brother sign from Lusito Land held earlier in the year.

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Jaxon loves his room! When he is not in there playing up a storm, he is painting in there, hiding in his teepee with his friends, and then reading story books too.

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The time then came to change Jaxon’s nursery and first room into a nursery for his sister who was soon to arrive. I have to say it was very exciting having to take the space the way it was and try change it into something completely different and unique for Ava. We started with a fresh coat of paint – something light and fresh. I then started adding few elements here and there, the same way I did with Jaxon.

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I used this cushion from At Home and the throw from Mr.Price Home as my starting point for a color scheme.

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Some elements from Jaxon’s nursery I used again in Ava’s nursery, which I felt was special.

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I bought this beautiful mat from Mr.Price Home and the gorgeous play gym from Simply Child. 

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The banner above the change table is from Zana, the copper wire baskets and white storage boxes from Mr.Price Home and the paper storage bag from Eurobebe (I purchased it through Full of Beans Baby Boutique). 

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I was so chuffed that the tree branch we went hunting for when working on Jaxon’s nursery, fitted in so beautifully too in Ava’s nursery. This time just with all things pink hanging on it 🙂

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Beautiful print from Just My Type Design

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Love the canopy tent above her cot from Moocachoo and her stunning cot mobile came just in time from the talented Aqueela from Miniture Kids Decor.

I loved putting Ava’s nursery together, I loved it even more being able to welcome her into her new space, and we have been enjoying plenty time together in there ever since.

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My brother-in-law got Ava’s name laser cut for her nursery, which was the last element we added to her room, before she made her arrival.

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Many people might say “why do you go to so much trouble, if they can’t even really appreciate it now?” But, creating beautiful spaces is something I really enjoy doing, even more so for my children. I really love what I was able to create for both Jax and Ava and I hope you have enjoyed seeing it and reading more about it too.

xxx

 

 

 

 

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