Filled with an eclectic array of art, homewares, toys and trinkets, Scarlet's sweet little room is as enchanting as it is fun to be in. With piles of cuddly friends waiting for a playdate below cascading butterflies and flowers, you could get lost in this gorgeous space for hours...
When we first stumbled upon Scarlet's adorable abode we were struck by the obvious love and attention to detail that has gone into creating this lovely little space. Every corner is filled with thoughtful touches and we have no doubt Scarlet will love growing up in this magical room.
We asked Scarlet's Mum Kirsty to us more about her and her lovely room...
How would you describe Scarlet?
Scarlet is sweet and drooly, full of giggles and fun. She has a soft, easy going demeanor but also loves to fall on top of her brothers and roll around with them on the floor. Having three big bros has brought out her rough and tumble, silly side and waking to them each morning is her favourite time of day.
What are her favourite things to do?
Scarlet is a little travel bug. We’ve taken her on three out of state holidays now and always laugh at how content she seems on trips away from home. She gets giddy excited when she goes swimming and sleeping with her “duppy” (soft blanket) beats everything else. She also loves wearing pretty things in her hair and dancing on mom’s hip to loud music with the boys.
What sort of space were you trying to create when setting up Scarlet's room?
I wanted whimsy and fairytale in her space, lots of ethereal touches. The unicorn head on the wall was my first purchase. I kept much of it white to open up what is quite a small room and I was itching to add a little pink into our home, so had much fun with all sorts of pink and feminine details. I’d love for her room to encourage her imagination.
What is your favourite thing in Scarlet's room?
I love the daybed, a lucky garage sale find. It will be her big girl bed one day and it has such wonderful wrought iron details that add a lovely vintage charm.
Where did you collect most of the pieces in her room?
All the bigger pieces of furniture were used in most of the kid’s nurseries and so we’ve had them for over 10 years. Her crib bumper was recovered with the help of my mom’s fantastic sewing skills, in a fabric that I kept from my childhood, a tribal design that covered the curtains and duvet in my room growing up in South Africa. The dresser was a hand-me-down that I repainted in shades of pink.
The unicorn is from Dwell Studio and the mobile is from The Alison Show (thealisonshow.bigcartel.com). The art work is from Kelli Murray Art and The Black Apple (both Etsy). I have lots of vintage pieces in her room, items I’ve collected over years. Like the bedding on her daybed and the fabric covering her pillows, and many of the dresses hanging on display.
But she does have a stunning Tutu Du Monde dress which she wore for her first birthday and she has a beautiful Jess Brown Doll and an elephant from Cloth and Thread. Very special little pieces. The other dolls are Pottery Barn Kids. The floral cut out on the wall is a Tord Boontje piece from MOMA.
As she grows up, what things will you add to help the room grow with her?
I always look forward to changing up a space, so when she hits 2 we’ll move out the crib and glider and add a few new pieces.
I would love to add a trundle under the day bed for her to sleep on and have a sweet little clothes rack made where she can hang all her favorite dress up clothes. I’d also love to maybe freshen up her polka dot wall by turning it into a fun and whimsical wallpapered wall instead.
All images are courtesy of Kirsty from www.loveliesinmylife.com.