Many of you may already know that we have a baby girl on the way and so we’re finally starting to think about how we might have to re-arrange our current guest bedroom for her arrival. We were definitely in denial for the first half of the pregnancy but now time seems to be running away at full speed and so some form of planning has to happen before the due date is upon us! My first step in the right direction was to create a little feeding corner, geared up for comfort as well as a healthy dollop of ‘cute’ to boot. When Cult Furniture got in touch about their stylish Moda Collection, I was immediately drawn to the Moda Rocker model and desperately wanted to style a corner of the baby’s bedroom around it. I loved how wide and comfortable it looked when I spotted it online and thought that rocking motion was 100% likely to soothe and calm our little miss, that’s the novel idea anyway. The Moda Collection has such a huge selection of colours for the shell, as well as various different metal and wood combinations for the legs so you can get the exact chair your heart desires or even mix and match if you wan’t more of an electric vibe.
I’ve been gradually revealing our new flat to you guys as we’ve conquered each room one by one. The last room to the party is our guest bedroom which is still a huge novelty. We’ve never had a guest room since being married, always living in one bed flats. This meant we couldn’t really offer people somewhere to stay unless they were keen to embrace the blow up mattress on the living room floor and those more open minded of our friends and family certainly did.
It’s been such a treat thinking through how to make this space welcoming to our potential guests and I even went a bit wild and added some colour into the space. By colour, we’re still only talking muted green and a dusty pink but that’s about my threshold in my own home. We’ve already had three lots of people to stay and make use of this room and it’s been so nice for them to have their own space and somewhere comfortable to rest their head, particularly for our friends visiting from Texas who were with us for a whole week.
I actually prefer this room to ours in terms of the windows, light and views but we decided to keep our bedroom on the ground floor, away from our studio workspace. That way we can keep that work / life separation we were after and an added joy is the bathroom is opposite our bedroom, perfect for my pregnant bladder and all those pesky trips to the toilet in the night. Anyway, bladders aside it’s been nice for guests to have a space to themselves upstairs, so we’re not all on top of each other. In fact my 4 month old nephew slept peacefully up in our guest bedroom while my brother and sister in law partied away downstairs at Nick’s 30th last Friday.
You may have seen me keenly instagramming this a week or so ago and if you didn’t make it along then you missed out, but perhaps a blog post will suffice. Etsy became a bricks and mortar pop up for 3 days in central London and it was a sight to behold. There were so many good looking pieces under one roof, all merrily mixed in with each other and styled like a real shop. Thankfully I got to have a peak with the press before the shop actually opened to the public because I hear it got super busy with manic Christmas present shoppers.
Today I’m bringing you the delights of an up and coming online shop dedicated to showcasing independent designer makers. The South African duo behind this fab shop are, you’ve guessed it…Victoria and Abigail have been friends for years and are passionate about what they do and all round lovely (I met them last Friday, kind of by accident).
I fell in love with their bold and interesting choice of products from designers such as Moko, Chandler House, Indigi, Skinny Laminx, Paper Tales and Jesse Breytenbach among others. Above are some of my absolute faves and if I had some spare pennies right now I’d be headed straight to their online checkout with these in my basket. These lovely ladies ship globally so go take a look at their shop, there’s all sorts of colours and shapes bouncing around over there. They’ve also very kindly given Lovely Drawer readers a special discount code for 15% off, whoop! Just enter LOVELYDRAWER15 at checkout to claim your discount and it’s valid until the end of September. Tomorrow I’m excited to say I’ll be running a giveaway with the chance to win an assortment of Victoria & Abigail products. Excited? I am!
This was a sponsored post, however I never post material or products on The Lovely Drawer that I don’t agree with or absolutely love. This is a space that will always be governed by my passions and personal style.