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When the monster was still a belly baby and the pregnancy insomnia was at its worst I spent many early mornings trolling through the nursery tours at Apartment Therapy. I loved peeking in to the lives of real people to see how they made a special space for their little one. In planning the room, I wanted to make a space that could grow with Lachie, that wouldn’t need ‘updating’ once he was no longer a chubby newborn. The navy, red, grey and white colours will work through the next few years, at least until the monster starts asserting his preferences over mine.

What I love most about the room is that it’s so full of love; from the paintings we bought in Thailand when first engaged, to the beautiful mobile and quilt my sisters made for the monster when he was born, nearly everything has a story behind it. You’ll find a list of where everything is from at the end of the post. Enjoy peeking into the monsters love-filled space!






Source List:

  • Cot ‘Scout’ by KingParrot
  • Cot sheet by Purebaby
  • Quilt made by my sister Melinda
  • Roy Lichentstein art from Thailand
  • Surfboard signed by Joel Parkinson, Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gillmore a gift from our friend
  • Aeroplane mobile made by my sister Layla
  • Bookcase by Ikea
  • Bunting by Bannana J Creations
  • Small suitcases vintage, Troy’s dads from his schooldays
  • Red and white aeroplane ornament a gift from my mum from Japan
  • Red aeroplane ornament a gift from Layla
  • Red ‘transport’ art framed wrapping paper from Kikki-k
  • Change table by Childcare
  • Chest of drawers by Ikea
  • Rocking chair from opshop (handed down from Troy’s sister) with cushions recovered by Troy’s mum in Ikea fabric
  • Puppy painting from Thailand
  • Bus scroll print by My Sweet Prints
  • Monster print by Wendy June
  • ‘L’ painting by the monster (with some help from his mum)
  • Globe by National Geographic, a gift from my mum
  • Surfer ornaments, Troy’s grandmas from circa 1950’s
  • Bedtime books; Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd and Time for Bed by Mem Fox and Jane Dyer (a gift from my Aunty)
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